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

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