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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.


Valentines Day Crafts For Kids

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you know what that means; delicious treats, adorable handmade cards, and a great opportunity for kids to show their au pairs and families how much they love them!

Wednesday, February 14th

Guide to American Holidays and Traditions

To help au pairs and their host families connect with one another, we’ve put together some of our favorite blogs celebrating holidays and traditions!

Monday, January 1st

Fun Fall Activities for Families

Temperatures are changing and the days are getting shorter but there are still tons of fun outdoor activities for families and au pairs that foster cultural change. Check out five uniquely American ways to celebrate the Fall season.

Thursday, September 21st

Au Pair Travel: Austin, Texas

Spend some time in Austin, Texas! Whether it's your 30 day grace period, or your annual two week vacation, there are lots of ways to experience the United States during your au pair year in America.

Sunday, August 13th

Three New Ways to Make Summer Reading Fun!

Find out how host families and au pairs can keep children engaged with reading during the summer months with three easily accessible reading programs!

Thursday, May 18th

Gametime Treats for Au Pairs

Au pairs are you gathering for the big game? One of the most fun elements of the event is the food, so whether you’re hanging out with friends, your host family, or your host kids – here are some delicious treats you can makes, straight from the AuPairCare staff.  

Tuesday, January 31st

Au Pair Travel: Chicago, Illinois

The third largest city in the United States, Chicago is a hub for culture and activity and a blend of Eastern European influence and Midwestern charm. Au pairs can expect to have a wonderful time visiting Chicago! 

Wednesday, November 16th

Au Pair Recipes: Kid Friendly Halloween Treats

We know how much kids love playing with their food, so why not make some extra cute (not too scary) treats with your children this Halloween! Here are three au pair and kid friendly recipes to enjoy this October.

Friday, October 7th

Au Pair Travel: Seattle, Washington

Seattle is known as the Evergreen State, and in recent years its food, coffee and music scene have made it a mecca. Seattleites love coffee, the outdoors and are always looking for a good time - its a great place to visit during your 30 day grace period!

Monday, September 12th
Au Pair and Child Activity

Tips and Tricks: Fun Activities with Kids

Whether spending time one-on-one with your child or doing something as a family with your au pair, sometimes coming up with activities can be a challenge. We’re here to help with some fun ideas!

Friday, September 2nd