October Week 1

Theme: Caramel Apples


Caramel Apple Nachos


  1. Granny Smith (green) Apples
  2. Caramel squares (can also use caramel sauce)
  3. Melting chocolate (any flavor)
  4. Mini Marshmallows
  5. Sprinkles


  1. Slice one half apple per person and arrange on plates or on one big plate.
  2. Melt caramel according to package s
  3. Top with Marshmallows and sprinkles

Caramel Apples Cider


  1. Apple cider
  2. Caramel syrup
  3. Cinnamon sticks


  1. Heat two cups of Apple cider with 2 tablespoons of caramel syrup(more or less to taste) and a cinnamon stick
  2. Simmer on low heat for at least half an hour.
  3. Allow to cool before serving


Caramel Apples


  1.  Red, green, and brown foam
  2. Popsicle sticks
  3. Foam Glue
  4. Pipe cleaners


  1. Cut red and green foam into apple shapes and brown foam smaller to resemble caramel.
  2. Cut pipe cleaners to resemble sprinkles.
  3. Glue the apple shapes to the Popsicle sticks.
  4. Glue the caramel shapes on the apples
  5. Glue pipe cleaner sprinkles on the foam caramel

Tissue Paper Apples


  1. Colored tissue paper
  2. Glue stick
  3. Brown, red,  and Green Construction paper


  1. Cut green paper into leaves and brown paper into stems and red paper into the sape of an apple.
  2. Glue 1 or 2  leaves on the stem and set aside
  3. Tear or cut tissue paper into small pieces
  4. Glue tissue paper all over apple shape
  5. Glue stem with leaves to apple.




  1. Baking Soda
  2. Vinegar
  3. Apples


  1. Use a knife to remove the top and the core about halfway down the apple.
  2. Pour 1 table spoon of baking soda in the apple.
  3. Pour vinegar on top of  the baking soda and watch the apple erupt.





Halloween is my favorite holiday! I am so so excited to relaunch with my favorite holiday as a theme. Each month I will be posting a big project for the month, a sensory bin, and a book of the month. The big project is something that you can work on all month long if you desire. I no longer do sensory bins because my charges are out of that stage, but I will post one each month. The book of the month will be a book I personally like that goes with each months theme. This main post will have links for those three things and links for each week of planning ideas blog posts. I will update each week until all weeks are posted, so that everything will be easily accessible

For this Months project, we are making Halloween garland. Our plan is to work on our garland all month long by adding to it little by little. My charges are school age so we will be using yarn to make Halloween figure. If your charges are younger, you could use paper.

Halloween Garland

Halloween themed sensory bin.

Sensory Bin

The book of the month for October.

The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin

October week 1

October week 2 (coming October 5th)

October week 3 (coming October 12th)

October week 4 (coming October 19th)


I have been planning like crazy the last couple of so days so that I can re-launch The Planned Nanny! I cannot wait to start sharing my planning ideas with every one soon!

I will post planning for the first two weeks of October on October 1st! The next week, I will post planning for week three. I will post each Monday for the next week so that everyone has a full week to look over my planning ideas and plan accordingly.


My pumpkins from 5 years ago.

February 3-7

Theme: Groundhog’s Dayground-hog-hole

What is Groundhog’s Day?

Groundhog Day is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks”

Groundhog Pancakes

Groundhog Lunch

Groundhog seeing his shadow craft

Groundhog hand-print and footprint

Groundhog coloring page

Leaping Groundhogs Game

Book Of The Week: Grumpy Groundhog

January 27-31

Theme: Footballsuperbowl

What is Football?

“a form of team game played in North America with an oval ball on a field marked out as a gridiron.”

Football Pizza

Football snack mix

Football lacing activity

Football Jersey noise maker

Football Player

Football Coloring Page

Book of the Week: Little Football

Go Seahawks!