Advent is the Catholic Christian season leading up to Christmas. For four weeks, prior to Christmas, Catholics practice Advent values prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Each week focuses on hope, expectation and joy. Here are free printable advent calendars for kids to make, to guide advent to Christmas devotions.Free printable Advent calendars for Christmas countdown | Examiner.com
Hindus, Sikhs and Jains began celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights. In 2014, it began with Dhanteras on October 20 and moves to the official Diwali on October 23 and 24. Diwali, also spelled Deepavali, is the Hindu calendar new year. There's lots of feasting, decorating, worship, lighting of diya (lamps) and fireworks. Rangoli are special Hindu designs used in crafts and decorating. Here are free printable rangoli patterns for Diwali.Free printable Diwali rangoli patterns and Festival of Lights crafts | Examiner.com
Great Scott! It's Back to the Future Day! You remember how Doc Brown sent Marty McFly to Oct. 21, 2015 in the DeLorean time machine in Back to the Future 2? Well, now 10/21/2015 is a sort of official B2TF holiday which begins at 4:28 pm (the time McFly set). So, here are free printable Back to the Future coloring pages to celebrate. Start your time travel journey at Free Colouring Pages in the UK for images of warriors McFly and Doc encounter in the future world. Here's a website with a nice collection of the sooo-very cool DeLorean time machine from the Back to the Future trilogy. Here's a free printable B2tF coloring page featuring Doc Brown, Marty McFly and his skateboard, Einstein and the clock tower. Free printable Back to the Future Day coloring pages for Oct. 21, 2015
Dia de los Muertos is the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration. The Latino holiday is near Halloween, but is celebrated on November 1 and 2. Dia de los Muertos is similar to Halloween in that participants dress in skeleton and death-themed costumes. But the resemblance ends there. Day of the Dead is a Catholic ethno-religious festival that celebrates life after death in heaven. Here are free printable Dia de los Muertos coloring pages and skull themed patterns and crafts. Free printable Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos coloring pages | Examiner.com
Trick-or-treat is all about dressing up in Halloween costumes, right? So how about free printable Halloween masks for kids to color, cut and paste? These Halloween coloring pages are perfect for preschool, special education, homeschool and school classroom Halloween parties. For families who don't do Halloween, I included links for generic masks so kids can still enjoy cFree printable Halloween masks for kids to color and make | Examiner.com
raft fun. Masks are grouped by theme.
raft fun. Masks are grouped by theme.
Free printable Curious George coloring, worksheets, crafts, games, party kit - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com
September is National Literacy Month. And who better to represent it that mischievous monkey Curious George. Curious George has been around many incarnations since WWII when he was "born." His creators, Jews Margaret and H.A. Rey, escaped Nazi occupied France on homemade bikes with the manuscript for Curious George hidden. That adventure was the perfect introduction to nosy, lovable monkey. Here are free printable Curious George coloring pages, worksheets, lessons, activities, crafts, games and even a Curious George birthday party theme.Free printable Curious George coloring, worksheets, crafts, games, party kit - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com
Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday in September in the US. It remembers the social and economic contributions of organized labor, unions and workers. Here are free printable Labor Day coloring pages of workers, jobs, occupations, careers and community helpers. Use these coloring activities for preschool lesson plans or Labor Day parties. Teachers and homeschoolers, start your school year off with a social studies unit on career awareness that explores community helpers, workers, occupations. Teach the history and importance of Labor Day.Free printable Labor Day coloring pages of workers, jobs, occupations, careers - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com
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