Stuck for a new art idea? Try WAX! Draw a pattern, picture or your little charge’s name on a blank piece of paper with a candle. They won’t be able to see what you have drawn until they start colouring in the paper with crayons – magic! I chose to draw a monster (that looks more like a teddy bear) because I had just watched … Continue reading Craft Activties for Kids at home: Wax Monsters
My little charges and I chose to paint the Pine Cones we brought back home with us from our City Outing the other day. We grabbed a muffin tray to section off the many coloured paints we wanted and set out different paintbrushes for some sensory and fine motor skill opportunities. One at a time each of my little charges picked up a paintbrush with their … Continue reading Craft Activity: Painted Pine Cones
In the middle of our City excursion, we ate morning tea with the birds and discovered some fallen pine cones in the park. Game time! Nanny Ju Ju led the way marching to each pine cone we could see and counting them all the while. In the distance, the Clock Tower chimed… let’s count again. What else can we count? Happy Counting! Continue reading What can you Count?
“1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive 6,7,8,9,10 Then I let them go again. Why did you let them go? Because they bit my finger so Which little finger did they bite? This little finger on my right.” The Art and Craft activity today was an interpretation of this song. We drew some fish, cut them out, made an ocean, fishing rod and stuck … Continue reading Once I caught a Fish Alive: Song Interpretation
One of my favourite parts of my Nanny Day is when my little charges wake up. Along with my wake up call that rest time is over, I get cuddles and laughter and lots of snuggles. Some other rest time wake up antics are lost toy searching; jumping and climbing over Nanny Ju Ju; under the bed seeking and of course deciding who gets their … Continue reading Wake Up!