Found a great recipe for baby wipes. I ask my parents to furnish their own wipes for daycare but there are occasions I need extras and after making these I will never use the store bought wipes again. Wanted to share with you.
Make Your Own Baby Wipes
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Friday, June 15, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Today is Flag Day which is celebrated on June 14th. Aside from the traditional July 4th activities, Flag Day is a day set aside to commemorate the adoption of the United States flag. If you celebrate Flag Day with your kids you might want to include a Patriotic Fruit Pizza for dessert.
For a simple craft you could include this easy craft that represents the U.S. Flag but is easy enough for the preschoolers to put together. A craft stick,some red, white and blue paint, a white chenille stem, and a stick on star is all you will need.
How do you celebrate Flag Day?
Posted by Karen's Granite City Home Daycare at Thursday, June 14, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Most people are spending Memorial Day with friends and family and having cookouts. If you are celebrating Memorial Day with kids whether they be your daycare kids or family here are some fun Memorial Day food creations that the kids will love making with you.
Start off breakfast with patriotic pancakes. Make some mini pancakes and layer with strawberries and whipped topping. Top off with whipped cream and blueberries.
Patriotic pudding is easy to make by using vanilla pudding and adding food coloring for the red and blue OR you can make use low fat whipped cream for the white and fruit such as strawberries and blueberries for the red and blue. Either way the kids will have fun putting together this yummy treat!
Pretty simple just use cookie dough and spread with a cream cheese frosting. Then line up the stripes with strawberries and bananas or whipped cream. Use blueberries for the blue part of the flag and dot with low fat canned whipped topping for the stars. Another Memorial day dessert the kids will have fun helping with.
Have a great Memorial Weekend and don't forget to remember our soldiers who have given their lives defending our country and right to freedom.
Posted by Karen's Granite City Home Daycare at Sunday, May 27, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I'm late getting this post out but wanted to share our Mother's Day project. I have a mixed group of infants to 5 year old so I decided to do a Time Capsule for Mother's Day. I created a document that included their
- Daycare (me :))
I decorated empty cardboard paper towel rolls for the capsule. When they were finished I glued the poems on to construction paper. I rolled everything up and placed into the Capsule. This was their Mother's Day Time Capsule project.
Now what to do about Father's Day. Any ideas?
- Ideas for Mother's Day kids projects (childcaredays.com)
Posted by Karen's Granite City Home Daycare at Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Today is the last day of daycare before Easter break. Today we are doing a few activities including decorating a Paper Easter Egg. I printed an egg template out for each of the kids and handed them paints, crayons, pencils, markers, etc. and let them decorate their eggs. I made one of my own for an example. I used a pencil to draw my design on the egg an then I colored it in with markers. After that I glued Easter grass underneath the egg. Their are so many ways to decorate these eggs. You could use glitter for the eggs or make a tissue paper egg. Another idea is cutting up pieces of of colored paper and letting them glue the pieces onto their egg. Just hand them the supplies and let them get creative.
Posted by Karen's Granite City Home Daycare at Thursday, April 05, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
How many of you know that Today is Dr. Suess' birthday? To honor this day read a Dr. Suess book to the kids for story time? If you go to EnergyStar.gov. They are offering a free Dr. Suess Lorax activity book mailed to you free of charge or you can download it electronically. It is available in Spanish also. They have an email or phone number if you want to request multiple copies.You might be able to get one for each of your kids free of charge!What a great way to celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday.
Posted by Karen's Granite City Home Daycare at Friday, March 02, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Today we made paper heart cookies for a Valentines Day craft. These paper cookies also make great Valentine exchanges that the kids can trade off. It was interesting to see the many different toppings they created on the paper cookies. To make these paper heart cookies you can either print out the cookie or use a stencil or cookie cutter to draw them yourself onto pink paper. Then on another sheet of paper you will print out or draw smaller hearts for the icing. Use homemade confetti, glitter and puffy paint for cookie toppings or come up with your own. For detailed instructions visit Child Care Days/Make paper heart cookies for a Valentine's Day craft.
Posted by Karen's Granite City Home Daycare at Thursday, February 09, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
I've been trying out different breakfast ideas as the kids seem to get bored with the same ole', same ole'. So today I decided to make Pumpkin Spice french toast. All I did was add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to my french toast mixture and use whole wheat bread. I'm pretty sure it went over well as the kids seem to eat most of their plate. I served it with maple syrup and a side of bananas. This would be great around October and November when the pumpkin season is in but the great thing about this recipe is you don't need pumpkin at all.
Posted by Karen's Granite City Home Daycare at Monday, February 06, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
This week one of my daycare kids came in with permanent marker written all over her face and hands. Her mom said she got a sharpie and used it for her make-up (oh my). She said she tried to wash it off with soap and water but it would not come off and that she didn't know what else to do. She hoped it would come off soon because she was suppose to get her pictures taken in a couple of days. The irony of this situation is that earlier this morning before the kids started to arrive I spilled a little bit of coffee on my shirt and took a baby wipe to the spot as I have done in the past whenever I spill something on myself. I was talking to my family about how great they are for quick clean up on spots and they really work. So I thought to myself a baby wipe just might work on the permanent marker and wahla it did! I didn't even have to scrub hard it came off with ease.
- Baby wipes, the miracle stain removal (childcaredays.com)
Posted by Karen's Granite City Home Daycare at Saturday, February 04, 2012