Christian Christmas coloring pages, printable Bible and nativity of Jesus crafts

 For Catholic and Orthodox Christians, Christmas isn't about Santa Claus. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus. If you celebrate a Bible Christmas. Here are free printable religious coloring pages to help you share the story of the birth of Jesus with children. These are perfect for homeschool, Christian, Catholic and parochial schools, Sunday School and religious education. Christian Christmas coloring pages, printable Bible and nativity of Jesus crafts

Free printable Saint Nicholas Day coloring pages, crafts, games

Dec, 6 marks the Catholic feast day of St. Nicholas, said the Manila Bulletin Dec. 5. He was a fourth century bishop and patron saint of Orthodox Christians, Russia, Holland and children around the world. Dec. 6 is Saint Nicholas Day in many countries. He is the Christmas gift-giving figure and basis for the Santa Claus legend, St.Nick's acts of charity weren't myth, however. If you want to celebrate a more Christ-centered Advent and Christmas, here are free printable St. Nicholas activities.  Saint Nicholas Day printables, crafts, games, recipes and activities

Free printable Veterans Day coloring pages, American history military, patriotic and GI Joe

Veterans Day is celebrated November 11. It's also called Armistice Day and Remembrance Day. We honor veterans, military and those who've died. We remember World War One, which truce was called on November 11, 1918. Here are free printable Veterans Day coloring pages. Images include American military, patriotic themes and WWI history.  Free printable Veterans Day coloring pages, American history military, patriotic

Free printable Diwali rangoli patterns and Festival of Lights crafts

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 - Grand Rapids Holidays

Free Printable Kids Calendars to Color

 I write from several decades of teaching and homeschooling. I've found that one of the most challenging concepts for students to master is calendar skills. Reading a calendar is vital skills for personal organization and time management. Here are free printable children's calendars to help. Have students record events on their personal calendars. This provides a visual aid, frame of reference and content-to-life connections to teach calendar concepts. Besides marking time, calendars provide valuable math lessons too: counting, counting backwards, skip counting (by 2, 5 or 10), base ten concepts and place value, adding and subtracting Free Printable Children's Calendars to Color

Free Printable SVG Patterns for Crafts and Coloring Pages

Do you like scrapbooking, making homemade greeting cards or 3D crafts? Whether you use a paper die cutting machine like Cricut or make patterns free hand, you'll want these free printable SVG (scalable vector graphics) patterns. There are free printable patterns for Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Jewish holidays, Hanukkah, Dia de los Muertos, Valentine's Day, Easter, birthday, new baby, wedding and more. There are children's themes: pirates, flowers, princess, outer space and again, lots more. Use for coloring pages, crafts, homemade greeting cards, pumpkin carving patterns, invitations, party supplies, posters, preschool lesson plans, game-making and yet again, gobs of other uses. Heck, just click the dang link already to see what you're missing! You'll be glad you did! Free Printable SVG Patterns for Scrapbooking and Cricut Machines

Free Printable Postman Pat Coloring Pages for Kids

Are you a fan of the cartoon Postman Pat? Perhaps you enjoyed the UK's 3D Postman Pat: the Movie that aired in June, 2014? Postman Pat is charming story of a friendly neighborhood Royal Mail carrier and his sidekick cat Jess. It's similar to Wallace and Gromit in animation.  Free Printable Postman Pat Coloring Pages

Free Printable Disney Princess Coloring Pages and Crafts

Here are free printable Disney princess coloring pages, crafts, party supplies, greeting cards, invitations. Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel the Little Mermaid, Belle, Mulan, Tiana (Princess and the Frog), Jasmine, Pocahontas, Merida (Brave), Rapunzel (Tangled), the sisters from Frozen Princess Anna and Elsa. There are printable Disney Tinkerbell and fairy crafts, too.  Free Printable Disney Princess Coloring Pages, Crafts, Party Supplies

Free Printable Star Charts and Constellation Maps Earth Science Coloring Pages

Astronomy is one of the most fascinating sciences to teach kids. Children can enjoy stargazing each night most anywhere and it costs nothing. Looking for free printable star charts and constellation patterns to teach kids about space science? Here's a galaxy of printables that are free for educators, homeschoolers and families to use. Use for coloring pages.Free Printable Star Charts and Constellation Maps for Astronomy and Earth Science Lesson Plans

Free Printable Human Body Coloring Pages Science Color and Label Diagrams

Coloring and labeling diagrams is a great activity combo to help children learn how things work. Teaching anatomy and science, I had students color and labeled diagrams and of body parts. Here are free printable human body coloring and label diagrams. Explore body parts and how they work together as body systems. Here are printable coloring pages of the respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system and reproductive system. These are the eight major systems of the body. The links on this article aren't clickable. So copy and paste them in your browser to get to the websites. Read on for Free Printable Human Body Coloring Pages Anatomy Color and Label Diagrams for Science Lesson Plans

Free Printable Narnia Coloring Pages

Are you a Chronicles of Narnia fan? I loved the books as a kid. Then I watched the PBS Wonderworks movie versions. The new movies The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) were awesome too! Here are free printable Chronicles of Narnia coloring pages and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader activities and games. Start your Narnia quest here




  

Free Printable Smurfs Coloring Pages Retro 80s Cartoon Fun

The Smurfs, those funny little cartoon people that were so popular in the 80s, are making a comeback with their own movies--The Smurfs (2011), The Smurfs 2 (2013) and another in 2017 called Smurfs the Lost Village. Smurfs cartoon characters began life in Belgium and Holland in 1958 where they were called Les Schtroumfs. In 1981, Hanna-Barbara created a television cartoon series based upon the Smurfs. These blue little "three-apple-high" gnome-like characters are adorable and kindly. The cast includes Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Baby Smurf and others with adjective names: Jokey Smurf, Greedy Smurf etc. The bad guy villain is sorcerer, Gargamel and his cat Azrael. How about free printable Smurf coloring pages. Enjoy your coloring pages and have a Smurfy day!

Free Printable 4th of July Cut and Paste Paper Crafts and Activities

Celebrate 4th of July or Independence Day with these free printable paper crafts and activities. You'll want to have crafts on hand if the weather is too hot, cold or rainy. Kids will love creating these fun patriotic crafts. Use them to decorate the house for 4th of July. Here are websites with loads of free printable activities for cut and paste, coloring fun.  Free Printable 4th of July Cut and Paste Paper Crafts and Activities

Free Printable Outline Maps to Color and Label

Homeschooling and teaching are easier than ever, with all the free printable lesson plans available on the online. Now you can print activities, crafts, worksheets, puzzles, games. Here are free printable outline maps of world countries, states, provinces to color and label. There are terrain, geography, political and topography maps and 3D globes made into 2D maps. Use for social studies and earth science. Free Printable Outline Maps for Classroom Lesson Plans

Free Printable Free Birds, Angry Birds, Chicken Run Movie Coloring Pages

"Free Birds"--an avian cartoon of epic fun--is garnering fans of all ages. My 22-year-old son and his girlfriend loved it! Do your nestlings like Reggie, Jenny, Jake and the chicks? Then flap on over for free printable Free Birds movie coloring pages, online games and crafts and other bird-themed goodies. What's not to love about a movie voiced by Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler, Woody Harrelson and George Takei?  Free Printable Free Birds Movie Coloring Pages, Games, Kids Activities



Free Printable Color-Your-Own Father's Day Greeting Cards and Crafts

Kids, do you need Father's Day gift ideas. I know most of you probably don't have a lot of spending money. Don't worry. Parents understand. Why not make dad a card or craft? You can print free Father's Day cards from these websites. Print in black and white, so the card becomes a coloring page. Then personalize for dad. Print enough for grandfathers, uncles, stepdad, teacher, minister--any special man in your life. Print humorous, serious, religious and cartoon cards.  Free Printable Father's Day Greeting Cards and Craft Activities

Free Printable Educational Board Games For Kids to Color and Make

Card games and board games are an excellent teaching tool. They're interactive and hands-on. Children learn many skills when playing: math, counting, adding, subtracting, organizing, sorting matching, reading and more. Card games can be created to teach content area and subject matter also. Here are free printable card game and board games for kids to make. Have them color the templates, then cut paste and assemble. Craft activity plus game extends the learning and fun (and entertains kids longer!) Free Printable Educational Card Games and Board Games

Free Printable Memorial Day Coloring Pages, Educational Patriotic Crafts

Memorial Day, celebrated the last Monday in May--May 26 for 2014, isn't just the first summer holiday. Though goodness knows we in Michigan are ready for summer! It's also called Remembrance Day and we honor veterans and those lost in U.S. wars. Memorial Days is referred to as Decoration Day, when we remember loved ones we've lost by putting flowers on their graves. Teachers and homeschoolers and parents, here are free printable Memorial Day coloring pages and patriotic crafts. Use for parties and picnics or as lesson plans to teach kids about this national holiday.  Free Printable Memorial Day Worksheets, Crafts, Games

Free printable boat, pirate ship, nautical, maritime Boy Birthday Party Activities

Here's pirate themed boy's birthday party guide, cheap and homemade. It includes free printable pirate crafts, coloring pages, costumes, skull and crossbones, Jolly Roger, pirate ship crafts, treasure maps, games, puzzles and more. No gender-stereotype intended--girls can enjoy pirate crafts too. Pirate ship, boat, nautical, maritime, navy themed Boy Birthday Party Activities, Homemade and Cheap

Free Printable Spider-Man Coloring Pages

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opened May 2, 2014. It was anticipated by fans young and old. In honor of the movie release, I'm sharing this article on free printable Spiderman coloring pages. It's about Wonder Woman coloring pages, but all the links listed contain Spider-Man and other superhero coloring pages. Some have updated coloring pages for Spider-Man 2. Some are DC Justice League, Avengers Super Friends and others are Marvel like Spider-Man. There are Superman, Batman, Hulk, Thor, Fantastic Four and more. Read on Free Printable Spider-Man Coloring Pages 

Free Printable Mother's Day Coloring Pages and Crafts

Mother's Day is a perfect holiday for children to make crafts. Here's a whole list of free printable crafts, greeting cards, decorations, activities, games and presents to make for mom. Grandmothers, aunts, God-mothers, teachers, day care providers will appreciate a  homemade card or gift. Plus, you get child-minder crafts to keep kids happily busy and out from under feet. Now if only there were crafts for cats as my pet is being a pest today! :) Free Printable Mother's Day Craft Activities

Free Earth Day Printables to Color

April 22 celebrates Earth Day, formerly called Arbor Day. Looking for free printable Earth Day coloring pages, lessons and activities? You found them. Here are worksheets and colorables for science classes, homeschool, 4H club or scout troop. Use them to explore ecology, biodiversity, habitat, biomes, environmental science. Free Printable Earth Day Coloring Activities 


Free Printable Easter Baskets to Color, Cut and Paste

Why buy a ready-made Easter basket? Instead use these free printable Easter basket templates. Print in black and white and let children color their own. Then help them cut out and assemble. Kids will love getting to make a craft. And you'll save money. Here are links for free printable templates, plus money-saving Easter basket filler suggestions. Free Printable Easter Baskets and Homemade Gift Baskets

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Free Earth Day Coloring Pages, Worksheets, Activities to Print

April 22 celebrates Earth Day, formerly called Arbor Day. Hey, teachers and home school parents, need free printable Earth Day activities? Here are science themed coloring pages for classroom, homeschool. Perfect for 4H club or scout troop, too.  Here are links for "green" environmental science worksheets. Subjects include nature, animals, bugs, biodiversity, biology, ecology and more. Free Printable Earth Day Coloring Activities 

Free printable Disney Frozen, Star Wars, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur activities

Family Fun used to host Disney printable crafts. I want to alert all readers looking for Disney printables that Family Fun has a new redirect. If you want holiday activities, games, puzzles and lesson plans that used to be at FF, go now to Disney Family. Here are free printable Disney Frozen, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur activities, plus old favorite Disney printables.  Free Disney Printables 

Free Printable Stencils for Spring Crafts and Coloring

I found a site with free printable stencils and templates. Use them for greeting card-making (send one to the grouchy old lady next door and brighten her day). Cut felt board pieces for story telling with kids. Make sewing patterns. and applique templates. Or just enjoy the coloring pages! Easter, spring and preschool patterns galore! Free Printable Craft Stencils, Holiday Patterns and Templates

Free Printable Mardi Gras Masks for Children to Color

Looking for a cute activity for kids? Here are printable masks to cut and paste. Then kids can color masks and enjoy playing dress up. Perfect for learning centers, dress up, Halloween, birthday parties and social studies lessons. free printable Mardi Gras Masks for Children to Color, Free

Free Printable Easter Coloring Pages Bible clipart, Easter Bunny

Here's an article sharing free animated clipart, gifs and graphics. The website also has free printable Bible graphics and coloring pages. Read the article here to get links for personalized graphics.  Click the links then scroll around for holiday coloring pages. There are Bible and religious Easter coloring pages. Type "bible" in search to find them. The non-religious secular ones with Easter bunny, baskets, ducklings, candy and flowers, are linked in the sidebar.Free printable Easter coloring pages, greeting cards Clipart, Sparkle Graphics, Animated Gifs.

Free printable Harry the Dirty Dog, No Roses for Harry Coloring Pages and Crafts

One of my husband's favorite children's literature characters is Harry the Dog, created by Gene Zion and drawn by Margaret Bloy Graham. Harry is naughty, outspoken and given to Asperger like behavior. That's why we love him. My mom described a yarn bush she made for the birds and it reminded me of Harry. Here are activities based on "No Roses for Harry" and free printable lesson plans, coloring pages, puzzles and games for "Harry the Dirty Dog."No Roses for Harry Recycled Yarn Craft, Snack, Printables

Ancient Greece Coloring Pages for Olympic Games

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are the XXII (22nd) games. The Olympics have a long and interesting history, beginning with the original games in ancient Greece. The name comes from Mt. Olympus, where Greeks believed their gods dwelt. The games were played in honor of various deities: Zeus, Hera, Hermes, Ares, Apollo, Athena and other Olympians. Here are free printable ancient Greece coloring pages. Ancient Greece Lesson Plans for Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

Free Printable Winter Coloring Pages for Children

Here's a huge array of winter-themed coloring pages. Winter sports for 2014 Sochi Olympics. Snowflakes and snowmen, winter holidays, valentines, glitter crafts. Something for everyone to make this interminable cold and snow more bearable. Printable Winter Crafts and Activities for Kids

Free printable Winter Olympics Coloring Pages

Gearing up for the XXII Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, Russia? February 7-23 is going to be an exciting time! As a teacher, mom and former homeschooler, I always look for ways to teach any world event in the classroom. Here are free printable winter Olympics lesson s plans. Games, crafts, coloring pages, puzzles, sports-themed worksheets--all you need to explore. There are activities about Russia and the city of Sochi, too.  Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics XXII Printables, Lessons on Russia

Free printable Chinese New Year of the Monkey Coloring Pages

I've always loved Chinese culture. Chinese New Year 2014 is January 31. It's Year of the Horse. Here are free printable crafts, coloring and activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year. These websites have Chinese zodiac crafts, animal crafts, party decorations, Kung Fu Panda activities, Lantern Festival crafts, Chinese New Year greeting cards and coloring crafts galore.  Free Printable Chinese New Year Coloring Pages, Crafts and Activities

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