Tag Archives: Crafts

Play dough Recipe

When my children were little we used to love making this recipe. The best part is watching the mixture change from a goo to a solid ball of play dough. The kids played with it right out of the pot and enjoyed the warmth on their hands as they kneaded it out. Give them some […]

Game of Observation

As a nanny fun does not have to cost money. This a great game that can be played anywhere, costs nothing and can be played with little preparation. It helps to develop children’s observation skills and their ability to recall information. The children will never know you have created a teachable moment.

Kool-Aid Lip Gloss

Kool-Aid Lip Gloss

Halloween: The Fall Season to Trick or Treat

We are on the verge of the fall season with the leaves changing color, a crisp chill in the air, the sun starting to set earlier….and of course the bulk candy and treats we see being set up in your local grocery store! Here are some fun and different crafts and recipes to celebrate the fall season and Halloween!

Toddler crafts that require no setup!

My little guy is such a typical toddler – oodles and oodles of energy and a cute little attention span that lasts no more than a few minutes per activity!

Kid Friendly Science Project

Science projects are a great way for kids to learn through having fun; this lava lamp project is both educational and fun to try! Lava Lamp project What you’ll need: Clear bottle(s) Water Oil Food color Alka Seltzer Funnel   Using the funnel, pour oil into the clear bottle, about 2/3 full. Pour water into […]

Making Yummy Fruit Leather

Remember Fruit Roll Ups? Did you ever think of making them at home?
If it’s summer or fall, you might enjoy beginning this activity a day or so early by getting the kids to help pick berries or other fruit. In the off season, have some fruits ready to go in the freezer.
As yet another activity, you can first make a healthy, delicious juice before making fruit leather! Using a fruit press or common kitchen tools such as a sieve and a wooden spatula, kids can have some messy fun squishing fruit to make juice. This works well with blackberries, grapes, and many more. Be sure to refrigerate unused juice and consume within a few days to avoid fermentation.

DYI Idea: Make Your Own Goop

This DYI idea comes courtesy of nanny Kirstin from Calgary. It’s called goop (no relation to Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog) and a has texture similar to nutty-putty. It’s soft and squishy, bounces and when left on a table, will melt into a puddle. You can colour on it with markers and make designs or play with […]

What’s in your nanny bag – Part 2

Previously we shared that part of what makes a Nannies On Call nanny extraordinary is that she (or he) always arrives at bookings prepared. When it comes to keeping our little ones entertained, a little magic helps, along with a well-stocked nanny bag.

What’s in your nanny bag – Part 1

We enlisted the help of our extraordinary On Call nannies and did a little digging in their nanny bags. We discovered a world of creativity and preparation! If you are a new nanny with Nannies On Call or a current nanny looking for new ideas to refresh your nanny bag, have a look at some of the things your fellow nannies carry in their amazing nanny bags.