Activity Ideas

Looking to entertain babies, elementary-age kids, pre-teens, or teens? Join our mailing list for family-fun ideas or check back regularly as we will be updating this list.


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Local Kid-Friendly Venues

Are you interested in becomming a nanny, tutor or babysitter? If you love children, are 16+, and can pass a background check we'd love to hear from you.

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Stay-at-Home and Have Fun

Covid-19 doesn't have to mean coup-ed up with nothing to do. Here are a few ideas to entertain you while we wait-out the pandemic (or even after... these ideas are timeless).

  • Sidewalk chalk art

  • Board games

  • Cardboard box castle

  • Puzzle

  • Read a book

  • Learn a new language

  • Educational Minecraft Video Game

  • Walk

  • Bike

  • Paint rocks

  • Sledding

  • Painting

  • Dance party (just add music)

  • Make lunch (and clean up together)

  • Organize books by color (practice colors)

  • Sensory play for babies (lay different blankets, paper, or cardboard on the floor for them to feel)

  • Ball pit

  • Fill water bottles full of different items

  • Fill ziplock bags full of different items

  • Flash cards

  • Library books

  • Colorful items (even clothing)

  • Gingerbread house

  • Butterfly art

  • Mosaics

  • Leaf prints

  • Create a sun dial

  • Origami

  • Homemade play-dough

  • Pop-sickle stick crafts

  • Self portraits

  • Seed bombs

  • Coffee filter art

  • Wood rings

  • Pick up trash

  • Workout

Heartland Nanny Agency will guarantee our placement for the first two months (60 days). We will work with both family and nanny to try to solve the problem. If that doesn't work we will match you with a new nanny with no placement fee. After 60 days up to 365 days, if the placement does not work out and you would like to replace the nanny we will help you find a new fit for one half of the original placement fee. Please understand that it may take time to replace your nanny, approximately 2-8 weeks.

Start your journey with Heartland Nanny Agency, call us at 515-577-2336 or fill out an application.


If you are looking for a babysitter, nanny or tutor and want help with your search, contact us.


We're always looking to add qualified babysitters, nannies, personal assistants and tutors.



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