Holidays With Kids

Thanksgiving Nutrition Tips

Here are a few simple ways to make your favorite Thanksgiving dishes healthier! Green Bean Casserole Use fresh or frozen green beans, or rinse canned green beans to remove any excess salt from water. Use crushed whole wheat crackers as topping (the USDA recommends “making half your grains whole.”) Use lower sodium cream of mushroom

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Family Holiday Travel Tips

Traveling with children can be easy and fun! The key is simply being prepared. We have lots of experienced parents here at KinderCare headquarters. This year, as the holiday season approaches, we wanted to share some of our favorite family travel tips. Wear kids out before traveling. Hit a playground before you leave town or

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A Mom’s Point of View: Memories of My Grandmother

Grandparents’ Day is this Sunday and it’s important to reflect and thank the grandparents in our life. I think of my own grandmother who was my entire world. She was my best friend, my confidant, my strength and the origin of my laugh throughout my first 30 years on this planet. It’s been 10 years

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Enjoy this “Lucky” & Healthy Snack

From Carly, KinderCare’s Registered Dietitian Ingredients: English muffin Cream cheese Bell pepper, green, sliced Directions: Toast english muffins Spread on cream cheese Add sliced green bell peppers (aka clovers!) Enjoy your “lucky” St. Patrick’s Day Treat!

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Marion KinderCare Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

The Marion KinderCare offered a fun sensory activity for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The children were excited to dig through a rainbow of spaghetti. It was very easy to make: the teacher cooked spaghetti and while it was boiling they added food coloring to the water. They added a little oil throughout the day

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A Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activity in the Kitchen

From Carly, KinderCare’s Registered Dietitian For a fun St. Patrick’s Day activity, make the “pot of gold.” Ingredients: -Bell Peppers (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green) -Hummus -Cauliflower Directions: -Cut bell peppers into strips. -Add a couple scoops of hummus to the bottom of a bowl. -Place 2 cauliflower bunches (clouds) on the hummus. -Place strips of

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