Free printable Catholic Christian Advent calendars, Advent wreaths, Christmas crafts

Looking for activities for kids to do a religious Christmas? If you want to avoid commercialism and teach children the real meaning of the holiday, why not use Bible coloring pages and Christian Christmas crafts? Click this link for tons of websites that offer free printable Advent calendar and Advent wreath crafts, spiritual Christmas activities and more. Catholic, Orthodox or Protestant Christians will love these holiday crafts. Free printable Catholic Christian Advent calendars, Advent wreaths, Christmas crafts

Free printable Catholic Christian Advent calendars, Advent wreaths, Christmas crafts

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 Christmas devotions. Free printable Catholic Christian Advent calendars, Advent wreaths, Christmas crafts

Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages, crafts, games, worksheets for trick-or-treat

Halloween is creeping up and children of all ages, even the young at heart are getting ready for the fun. In many schools, activities are planned around Halloween. Educators know that when children enjoy something and have fun with a lesson, they learn better. Here are free printable Halloween activities for school classrooms, homeschool or scout troop. Use with old folks in nursing homes or anyone who needs some Halloween printable coloring pages, crafts and lesson plans. 

Count down the days to Trick or Treat with dozens of free printable Halloween activities, coloring pages and crafts from Making Friends.com. Print free craft projects for all sorts themes. Making Friends has a really holiday activities, coloring pages, cut and paste, paper dolls, Trick or treat wrappers, worksheets, Halloween puzzles and mazes. Print word searches, crossword puzzles and word games, perfect for Halloween language arts lessons. Print Halloween card games, flash cards, dioramas, masks and pumpkin carving patterns and stencils.

Here free printable Halloween lesson plans, worksheets, games, coloring pages, activities and puzzles. Use for Trick or Treat themed math, reading, writing, literature, science, language, social studies and crafts. All Free Printables has free Halloween crafts, greeting cards, party invitations, decorations, cut-outs, coloring pages, masks, party invitations, name tags, treat bags, pumpkin cut-outs, book marks, picture frames and lots more. 

Puzzlemaker lets you create templates for printable Halloween worksheets, puzzles, mazes, jigsaws, dot to dot, Soduku, crosswords and activities galore.
Print Activities is another mega site for all your school and family activity printing needs. Look for units, printable worksheets and lessons focused around Halloween and trick-or-treat. Disney Family offers a plethora of free printable Halloween Disney activities, crafts and coloring pages. Coolest Holiday Parties has free printable Halloween party supplies. You'll find cards, invitations, treat and punch bowl printables, banners, place cards, name tags, wall hangings for a ghoulish party.


Free printable geography landforms coloring pages, topography maps, diagrams

What in the world are landforms? A better question is where in the world are landforms. Landforms are geographic features that define the terrain and topography of an area. Terms for geographical landforms include: mountain, mesa, butte, plateau, dune, hill, bluff, cliff, promontory, valley, canyon,
strait, peninsula, cape, delta, river, tributary, lake, bay, sea, ocean, key, island, isthmus, archipelago and atoll, Geographical landforms, also called terrain or topography, are formed by weather and climate factors. Landforms affect and are affected by biome or natural habitat of the region--desert, savanna, rainforest, forest, polar or arctic tundra. eastern woodland, swamp, meadow. To some extent, the plant and animal life affect and are affected by geographical landforms.
Discovery Education free social studies lesson plans, including free printable geography worksheets, landforms coloring pages, terrain and topography maps. worksheets, diagrams, labeling pages, coloring pages, puzzles, maps, quizzes and activities. Teacher Planet has free printable geography worksheets with matching activities to teach geography and landforms vocabulary. There are geography worksheets for different regions, states in the United States, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome and as well as some Jewish terms are included. Here are more landforms worksheets and coloring pages from Printable Worksheets. Super Teacher Resources has some free printable geography worksheets.
Eduplace is Houghton-Mifflin's resource center for learning printables, including free printable geography worksheets and outline maps. There are free printable maps from every continent and country around the globe. Eduplace has free printable labeled and blank maps to use for answer key and tests. ABC Teach has lots of free printable geography worksheets, landforms lesson plans, topography maps, political maps and social studies lesson plans. Students can use maps to draw in landforms. Assign special needs and younger students to color code labeled maps to help them learn about geography. You might also laminate the map and assign students to cut out the countries and states in the map to make a map puzzle.
ESL Tower has many free printable geography worksheets, landforms coloring pages, diagrams, puzzles and topography maps.
Edupics has free printable social studies coloring pages, world maps, landforms coloring pages, biomes, habitats, nature scenes, political maps, topography maps to use as geography worksheets. Edupics boasts the largest, most comprehensive collection of detailed educational diagrams and coloring pages.

Free printable Care Bears coloring pages for Teddy Bear Picnic Day

September 9 celebrates Teddy Bear Day! A beloved teddy bear cartoon from the 1980s was Care Bears. Care Bears made a comeback about 10 years ago and were just as popular. These lovable little bears live in Care-a-Lot. At first, there were ten bears, each with a different tummy symbol and color. They were: Cheer Bear, Funshine Bear, Good Luck Bear, Wish Bear, Bedtime Bear, Grumpy Bear, Tenderheart Bear, Love-a-lot Bear, Birthday Bear and Friendship Bear. Original Care Bears had a heart sewn upon the right foot. Here are retro free printable Care Bears coloring pages for Teddy Bear Day!
American Greetings created the Care Bears has many free printable Care Bear coloring pages. There are games, puzzles and activities to print also. Printables 4 Kids has 10 free printable retro Care Bear coloring pages with some good free printables. Pictures resemble the Care Bears as they did in the cartoons of 1983. Disney Coloring Pages has more free Care Bears printables with older pictures of the original Care Bears to color.

Next, visit Hello Kids for pages of free printable coloring pages of the Care Bears on two different pages. 

Free printable pirate crafts, pirate ship models, paper boats, nautical crafts

 If your children ask to wear a peg leg and carry a bottle of rum to school, don't be alarmed. It's just International Talk Like a Pirate Day. But wait that's not till September 19! Why would kids be celebrating now? Well, it could be they're getting ready for the Michigan Pirate Festival in August. Or it could just be that with school ending, they're looking for fun, pirate style. So why wait till August or September for some pirate fun? Here are free printable pirate crafts, pirate ship models, paper boats and pirate activities to kick off summer.  Free printable pirate crafts, pirate ship models, paper boats, nautical crafts

Free printable royal birthday party crafts for Queen's Birthday: QE2 90th birthday

 The Royal Wedding, on April 29, of Prince William and Kate Middleton was the event of the decade. But as the Queen's Birthday approaches, the royal birthday party may eclipse even the royal wedding! People in every country are hosting Queen's Birthday party events to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II--or QE2--turning a venerable 90 years young! QE2 turned 90 on April 21 and the official royal birthday party will be held in May. Here are free printable royal birthday party crafts and activities to celebrate the Queen's birthday.  Free printable royal birthday party crafts for Queen's Birthday: QE2 90th | Examiner.com

Free printable SpongeBob Squarepants, Bikini Bottom coloring pages, activities

'Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob Squarepants! Absorbent and yellow and porous is he, SpongeBob Squarepants!' This little ditty begins one of the funniest, most original cartoons on television. And now SpongeBob the Musical comes to Broadway. All the Bikini Bottom denizens, SpongeBob Squarepants, Patrick Starfish (the best customer at the Krusty Krab), Gary the Snail, Sandy Cheeks, tight-fisted Mr. Krabs, proprietor of the Krusty Krab and Squidward Tentacles (a disgruntled Krusty Krab employee and clarinetist not-so-extraordinaire) will surface from the deep sea to delight land dwellers!  Free printable SpongeBob Squarepants, Bikini Bottom coloring pages, activities | Examiner.com

Free printable oceanography, marine biology, oceans aquatic life science lesson plans

Animal habitats and earth biomes are popular subjects to study for Earth Month in April. Depending on your school's science program, kids will study different habitats in various grades of their school career. In high school, environmental science and wildlife biology classes look in-depth at earth biomes. Oceans are a favorite biome with kids. If you're studying oceanography, aquatic life science or marine biology in school, here are free printable activities on oceans. Use these for World Oceans Day on June 8. Homeschool parents, you can use these too.  Free printable oceanography, marine biology, oceans aquatic life science lessons | Examiner.com

Free printable Jewish holy day coloring pages, Purim printables, Queen Esther activities, lessons for Hebrew holiday

The Jewish celebration of Purim begins at sundown on 14th day of Adar in the Hebrew calendar. That's March 23, 2016. Purim celebrates the bravery and wisdom of a Jewish girl, Esther. Esther became queen of Ahasuerus, King of Persia. Here are free printable Purim activities and Jewish lesson plans to help children learn about Queen Esther.  Jewish Purim printables, Queen Esther activities, lessons for Hebrew holiday | Examiner.com

Free printable Spider-Man, Avengers Captain America Civil War, Iron Man coloring

The epic Marvel Comics "Captain America Civil War" opens May 6 and features a clash between Marvel Avengers Captain America and Iron Man. But word is the most exciting part Captain America Civil War is the introduction of Spider-Man to the cast. Spider-Man (Tom Holland) is attracting fans like flies! So now Avengers fans can see Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, Venom and all their superheroes in Captain America Civil War. Sounds like some pretty "Marvel" ous fun! Captain America v Iron Man, Batman v Superman--2016 promises to be a summer of brotherly brawling! How about free printable Spider-Man coloring pages to keep you tied up till Captain America Civil War opens?   Free printable Spider-Man, Avengers Captain America Civil War, Iron Man coloring | Examiner.com

Free printable Charlie and the Chocolate Factory coloring pages, Willie Wonka activities for Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl has the distinction of giving children some of the best-loved characters, like Willie Wonka, the BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox and others, but also of writing books that grownups frequently ban and challenge! So he is honored on Roald Dahl day for being able to delight children and annoy adults :D How fun! Here are free printable Roald Dahl coloring pages from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willie Wonka, the new BFG movie, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, The Witches and other hilarious kid's classics. Adults mayn't like so much hilarity, or noise. Or maybe their shoes are on too tight. At any rate, here are activities to keep you busy till the BFG movie and Roald Dahl Day arrive! And we can only hope for The Twits to come out soon!  Free printable BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, Willie Wonka, Roald Dahl Day activities

Free printable BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, Willie Wonka, Roald Dahl Day activities

Children's author Roald Dahl would be 100 this year, so Roald Dahl Day, September 13, will be extra special. Do you love Roald Dahl books? A better question might be which are your favorites? If you said The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) then give three cheers because Disney brings out The BFG movie (with uber talented Mark Rylance) July, 2016! To celebrate, here are free printable BFG coloring pages and also free printable coloring pages from other Roald Dahl books to movies. Many Roald Dahl books have made it big as movies: Danny the Champion of the World, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox and, of course, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, twice over! Did you like Johnny Depp or Gene Wilder better as Willie Wonka?   Free printable BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, Willie Wonka, Roald Dahl Day activities

Free printable Disney Zootopia coloring pages, zoology lesson plans, printables

So are you looking forward to seeing Disney Zootopia? Zootopia is an anthropomorphic city, peopled by animals. The hero is an eager beaver--erm bunny--rookie cop named Judy Hopps. All the characters have Dickensian names that reflect animal attributes and personality traits. Officer Hopps, in her pokey Little Tikes style squad car, teams up with oily con man Nick Wilde (a fox, why are foxes always portrayed as sly?) And a lady cop and a confidence trickster? It's complicated--don't judge. So showtime for Zootopia is March 4. But if that seems an unconscionably long time to wait, here are free printable Disney Zootopia coloring pages from Super Coloring Pages and zoology lesson extensions.   Free printable Disney Zootopia coloring pages, zoology lesson plans, printables

Free printable Deadpool coloring pages: Ryan Reynolds is Marvel Comics X-Men superhero villain

 So did you see "Deadpool" which opened Feb. 12, 2016? So, what did you think of Ryan Reynolds as Marvel Comics X Men superhero turned villain? The R-rated superhero movie is getting mixed reviews, but critics are mostly pleased with Ryan Reynolds as secret agent Wade Williams and his mutant alterego Deadpool. Shame on nasty Ajax for disfiguring poor Wade Williams (and him a cancer patient at that!) But ya gotta love R-squared in tight red Kevlar. So enough schmoozing about Ryan Reynolds, superhero villains and men in tights. How about some free printable adult coloring pages of Deadpool?  Free printable Deadpool coloring pages: Ryan Reynolds Marvel X Men superhero

Free printable Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren coloring pages

 The Star Wars saga might be the most popular movie series in history. The new 2015 Star Wars Episode VII "The Force Awakens" toppled box office records when it opened. The Force Awakens which came out almost 40 years after the first Star Wars IV A New Hope, continues in off-the-charts popularity! So all this is academic for little kids--their biggest question isn't how much Star Wars grossed. They want to know when will the new Star Wars VII coloring pages be out? And the answer is--now! Here are free printable Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens coloring pages!    Free printable Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren coloring pages | Examiner.com

Free printable Avengers Age of Ultron coloring pages, Captain America Civil War, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk coloring sheets

Have the Avengers made a hit in your home? Are your team Marvel Comics? Who's your favorite? Iron Man (Tony Stark), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Black Widow, Thor, the Hulk (Bruce Banner), Hawkeye or Quicksilver? Maybe you like one of the bad guys, like Loki or Ultron? Did you like Avengers Age of Ultron? Are you looking forward to Captain America Civil War? If so, maybe you need something to keep you occupied until it comes out in 2016. So here are free printable Avengers Age of Ultron coloring pages. Print coloring pages of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and other Marvel Comics favorites while you wait Captain America Civil War on May 6.  Free printable Avengers Age of Ultron coloring pages: Captain America, Iron Man | Examiner.com

Free printable Groundhog Day lesson plans, groundhogs worksheets, coloring pages

 Okay, who's sick of winter? Hopefully Punxatawney Phil or one of his groundhog cousins is as well. Don't know who those guys are? They're the official Groundhog Day rodents whose shadows determine how much winter is left. Groundhog Day is Feb. 2 and you know people must be desperate for a holiday if they'll celebrate an animal getting out of his den for a stroll. Here are free printable Groundhog Day lesson plans, crafts, games, activities and worksheets with groundhogs.  Free printable Groundhog Day lesson plans, groundhogs worksheets, coloring pages | Examiner.com

Free printable Catholic Lenten worksheets, lesson plans, Bible activities

 The Catholic Lenten season begins each year with the Imposition of the Ashes on Ash Wednesday, which in the 2016 calendar will kick off very early on February 10. Lent starts a 40 day journey of fasting, corporal spiritual acts of mercy, spiritual pilgrimage and prayer. A Catholic tries to live, in a humble human way, in solidarity with the Lord Jesus, as he fasted in the desert for 40 days and made his final pilgrimage to Jerusalem. A Roman cross, torture and crucifixion awaited Him. But so did the glory of Easter, the Resurrection. Lent is a season for intense and deep personal and spiritual reflection.  Free printable Catholic Lenten worksheets, lesson plans, Bible activities

Free printable Chinese New Year of the Monkey activities, Spring Festival crafts

February 8 celebrates Chinese New Year of the Monkey 2016. Each year in the 12-year Chinese zodiac, a different spirit animal is honored as are people born under that animal sign (in 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956 and on back through the multiples of 12). Greet each other on February 8 with the traditional Chinese New Year blessing "Gung Hay Fat Choy!" Chinese New Year is part of the Spring Festival and ends with the Lantern Festival. Looking for free printable Chinese New Year of the Monkey activities? Here are CNY crafts, coloring pages, greeting cards, Spring Festival lesson plans, Lantern Festival crafts and more. Print Chinese zodiac crafts, animal crafts, party decorations, CNY games and puzzles and lots more.   Free printable Chinese New Year of the Monkey activities, Spring Festival crafts | Examiner.com

Free printable Catholic Christian activities, Lenten lesson plans, Bible crafts

The Catholic Christian faith is rich in Biblical teaching, prayer, sacraments and oral tradition. The Catholic liturgical calendar is full of other specials holy days. Catholics commemorate patron saints feast days. To help children learn about Catholic faith, here are free printable coloring pages for Bible stories, holidays and holy days, Lent, Advent, life of Jesus, Catholic saints, feast days, rosary and stations of the cross.   Free printable Catholic Christian activities, Lenten lesson plans, Bible crafts | Examiner.com

Free printable Chinese New Year of the Monkey activities, Spring Festival crafts

February 8 celebrates Chinese New Year of the Monkey 2016. Each year in the 12-year Chinese zodiac, a different spirit animal is honored as are people born under that animal sign (in 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956 and on back through the multiples of 12). Greet each other on February 8 with the traditional Chinese New Year blessing "Gung Hay Fat Choy!" Chinese New Year is part of the Spring Festival and ends with the Lantern Festival. Looking for free printable Chinese New Year of the Monkey activities? Here are CNY crafts, coloring pages, greeting cards, Spring Festival lesson plans, Lantern Festival crafts and more. Print Chinese zodiac crafts, animal crafts, party decorations, CNY games and puzzles and lots more.  Free printable Chinese New Year of the Monkey activities, Spring Festival crafts | Examiner.com

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