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Activities & Things to Do

Our au pairs and host families work together to plan daily schedules and activities for their children. Caring for children is a full time job requiring full attention, so this section aims to make it easy for parents and au pairs to get creative and try new things throughout the au pair placement. The activities discussed here are a great opportunity for host parents, host kids and au pairs to bond and make lasting memories.

Super Bowl Crafts for Kids

Super Bowl Crafts for Kids

Football season is coming to an end, and that means one thing: the Super Bowl is near! To get ready for the big celebration, be the ultimate fan by making some Super Bowl crafts to share with everyone. Here are some of our favorites:

Thursday, January 31st
Au Pair Travel: St Paul and Minneapolis Minnesota

Au Pair Travel: The Twin Cities, Minnesota

Why visit one city when you can visit the Twin Cities? A great example of the friendly Midwestern attitude, the "Twin Cities" nickname lovingly refers to the two cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul - two big cities only a few miles apart!

Wednesday, January 23rd
5 Ways to Help Those in Need This Winter

5 Ways to Help Those in Need This Winter

Winter time can be great for many of us as we get to spend time with family and friends, enjoying the comforts of our warm homes and plentiful kitchens. However, that is not the case for everybody. Many are left in the cold without food, warm clothes, and shelter. If you can spare your time and a helping hand, it will make a world of difference to those in need. 

Wednesday, January 16th
Fun activities to add to your New Years Bucket list

Family Bucket List for the New Year

As 2018 has come to an end, discussions of new year’s resolutions and goals have arrived. In America, New Year’s Resolutions are promises we make to ourselves to change, eliminate, or better our habits or actions in the coming year. So, we’re putting a new spin on things with a family bucket list for 2019!

Wednesday, January 2nd
Winter Craft Ideas

3 Fun & Simple Winter Crafts for Kids

Winter has come and is here to stay for a bit! Depending on where you live, it isn’t always easy to head outside to keep your kids entertained. Luckily, we’re here to help you out with these 3 adorable winter crafts your kids will love this season.

Wednesday, December 19th
Fun ways to keep your host children engaged during the wintertime

Keeping Your Kids Entertained This Winter

With temperatures dropping and winter almost here, you're likely to be inside with your family and kids! Check out our fun guide to keeping the kids entertained at home during the long winter months!

Wednesday, December 5th
Travel during your au pair year to Charleston, South Carolina!

Au Pair Travel: Charleston, South Carolina

If you find yourself searching for one of America’s hidden gems, then look no further and plan your trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Between the rich history, breathtaking views, and amazing southern cuisine, Charleston will dazzle you from the start.

Wednesday, November 7th
Denver, Colorado is a great city to visit during your au pair year.

Au Pair Travel: Denver, Colorado

Otherwise known as the "Mile High City", Denver offers a slice of city life plus astounding nature! Au pairs can expect to have a wonderful time visiting Denver! 

Wednesday, October 31st
3 Ways to Get Involved in Halloween

3 Ways to Get Involved in Halloween

Soon you’ll dress in your spookiest attire and hit the neighborhood to do some trick or treating, but there are plenty of other ways to get involved in the Halloween festivities all month long. From scary to just plain fun, there’s something for the whole family. Check out three ideas to celebrate this bewitching holiday.

Wednesday, October 24th
Easy and Nutritious Snacks for School

Easy and Nutritious Snacks for School

The days of prepping school snacks are here! Read up on some fun, easy, and healthy recipes your children will love either before, during, or after the school day! 

Wednesday, September 19th

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