Frogs make the perfect character as a base for all Leap Year activities or party supplies. Below are some of our favorite frog themed party supplies, toys and games for your Leap Year party or classroom activities. Click on the images for ordering details.
Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights celebration, is celebrated for eight consecutive nights – this year beginning at sunset on the evening of December 1, 2010. The official start date is December 2, however, the Jewish day begins at sunset which means for most of us, it will feel like the first.
More creative and free Chanukah printables for kids of all ages:
Honor your heroes on Veteran’s Day with one of our Veteran’s Day printables! Print, color and share the Veteran’s Day coloring page and word scramble as a way of showing your thanks to someone who has sacrificed and helped to defend our freedoms!
Use this fun coloring page to help your kids, students, friends and family remember to “Fall Back” with the time change on November 6, 2011. You need to turn all the clocks back one hour (if your area had been observing Daylight Savings Time) to go back to Standard Time.
Click on the time change picture above to view and print it full size.
Ready for fall? Use our A is for Apple coloring page to help early readers such as preschoolers and Kindergarteners learn that “A” is for apple with a fun fall rhyme. Don’t forget to color in the cheerful candy apple, too.
My kids have always loved watching fish and they would love a big saltwater fish tank, so we have created some sea friends coloring pages so your children can give their fishy favorites a creative spin. Use these with younger students to help with letter recognition – encouraging them to color specific letters specific colors. Cut the fish out, laminate, add string and make your own mobile. Or use them for bulletin boards, party decorations or flash cards.
Click on the images below to view and print each fish coloring page full size.
Looking for more sea-inspired printables? Check out:
Got girls who love dolls, getting creative and lots of color? Then you will love these fun Lalaloopsy doll coloring pages from the Lalaloopsy Facebook page.
Print and color the Lalaloopsy coloring pages by clicking on the images above. Print two sets for a fun matching game, use them as party favors or party activities for little girls, or just let your inner fashion designer go by giving Lalaloopsy your special creative touch!
More Lalaloopsy fun can be found at the Lalaloopsy website which includes games, downloads and the catalog. Here are some of our Lalaloopsy items, too:
Zoobles are the latest little collectible phase my daughter and her friends are going through. These cute little balls of fun spring into action when opened and come in a myriad of cute little characters and have an entire virtual world of fun that goes with them. They are currently the McDonalds Happy Meal toy and I found some cute Zoobles coloring pages at the Happy Meal site. Click on the images below to view and do a quick print of the Zoobles coloring pages or visit the Happy Meal site to print them from their original PDF files.
Below are some of the cute Zoobles animals and sets that are hot right now:
Boys have a tendency to like things that go – and have wheels or jet power! We have some new coloring pages just for boys – and they were even created by a boy – featuring the things almost every little boys likes – trains, planes, cars and trucks. Click on the images to view and print full size.
Here are a few more fun printables that boys will like:
Our transportation printables are perfect for parties and if you are looking for some transportation themed birthday ideas, click on the images below – we have found quite a few we know the boys will love.
Chess is a great game for kids of all ages to learn – it teaches patience, strategy skills, critical thinking and good sportsmanship. Here is a fun coloring page of our almost famous pups playing a game of chess.
Get ready for the Fiesta! Print out our original coloring page for your Cinco de Mayo (Mexican Independence Day is actually in September) celebration and color the Mexican flag, a sombrero, maracas, a pinata and more!
Winnie the Pooh and all his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood are returning to theaters this summer – July 15th to be exact! What a great opportunity to introduce this classic set of friends to yet another generation! In celebration, Disney has provided us with exclusive Winnie the Pooh and friends Easter Coloring Pages for you to print and enjoy! Then scroll down below for even more Pooh and Friends fun with ways to decorate your Easter Eggs in Winnie the Pooh style. Click on images below to view and print full size:
Winnie the Pooh and Friends Easter Egg decorating ideas (courtesy of Disney):
WINNIE THE POOH is our beloved ‘hunny’-loving bear, so why not choose one of his favorite things – a honey jar – to create as an Easter egg? You want it to look like a real honey jar so use tape to cover the top of the egg where the lid will be and also a wide strip of tape around the middle for the ‘HUNNY’ label. Boil half a cup of water, mix in 30-40 drops of blue food dye, and one tablespoon of white vinegar. When it cools, gently lower the egg into the pot. The longer the egg remains in the pot, the darker the color gets! Once you are happy with the color, take it out with a spoon, dry it and remove the tape. Then stick the word ‘HUNNY’ in tape to the egg, and pop it back in the pot, just for a few seconds to make the ‘label’ pale blue. Finally, you can use acrylic paint for a blob of honey and leave the word ‘HUNNY’ in the egg’s natural color. If Pooh could see your Easter egg, he might think it looked so much like a honey jar that he would keep it in his personal collection!
TIGGER would be ecstatically happy about painting Easter eggs. You could have a go at painting an egg that looks like Tigger! First, use an orange watercolor crayon to paint the entire egg orange. While it dries, bounce around a bit – Tigger – style! Then draw in the tiger stripes with a steady hand and a black marker and fill them in with a black watercolor crayon. You can use a pink button for the nose and draw on eyebrows, eyes, mouth and whiskers with the black marker. Tigger-tastic!
EEYORE we all know would probably be less excited about painting Easter Eggs, so why not create one of his favorite food — thistles, of course! All you need are some crayons, a little spinach and also purple and green acrylic paints. Draw the thistle with a crayon, to prevent the area from being dyed. Boil the spinach, letting it simmer for 45 minutes. Put the egg into the water to color it green. The crayon colored thistle won’t dye (due to the wax in the crayon), so you can use acrylic paints to finish your egg. Even Eeyore would have to admit it looks pretty sweet.
PIGLET loves his friends, and his motto is “Even if you are rather small you can still have a very big heart.” Why not paint a Piglet style Easter egg, with huge hearts on it? First, draw seven hearts with a marker, and then use small pieces of sponge with different colors to paint the egg. You can paint the whole egg pale blue like the sky and then paint each of the hearts with one of the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Piglet would love this Easter egg because it’s small and cute, just like him!
To have more adventures with Pooh and friends go and see WINNIE THE POOH, the brand new film by Disney, in theatres July 15th!
Have you ever wanted to create your own version of an eye chart? VSP Vision Care, the nation’s largest provider of eye health benefits has created an eye care education website that features an activity that will let you create your own Print-and-Color Eye Chart.
It lets you create a custom eye chart with any message you like! It’s a spin on the classic eye chart (the one a giant ‘E’ at the top). Below is an example of one for the holidays! This is something the whole family can really enjoy – kids can put their name in the chart, or something like ‘Happy Birthday’, then color it in and hang it on their wall. Parents can even make a chart with a special message, stand 20 feet away, and test their kids’ vision!
Attention grown ups – be sure to get out and vote this week! And kids, use our Election Day printable worksheet to learn a little bit about the political system too. How many words can you make from Democrat? How about Republican? Have fun making words from the two political party names and color in their donkey and elephant mascots, too.
Click on the image to view and print the Election Day Worksheet full size.
More Election Day printables and classroom activities:
Recently I discovered Frecklebox – site specializing the cutest personalized gifts for kids. From personalized coloring books, to personalized notebooks, lunch boxes, storybooks, puzzles, placemats and more, Frecklebox is perfect for gifts or as a way to get kids excited about reading.
I really like the Frecklebox personalized coloring books! Each book has your child’s name on each of its 20 pages, is saddle-stitched, has a finish size of 8.5″ x 11′ and each book comes with a set of four crayons. Available in 10 different designs, each book is $6.95 and ships in 2-3 days.
The kids will go absolutely bananas over this monkey coloring page! This would be the perfect companion to a monkey themed party. This original monkey design was created especially for us by the very talented Jen at JGoodeDesigns.com.
Get ready for the parade, the floats and all the Mardi Gras beads! Our friendly crawfish is ready to get some beads from the celebration and would make a great activity for your Mardi Gras party or as a supplemental activity in the classroom. The colors for Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold (yellow).
My daughter loves to color her favorite Littlest Pet Shop characters. The online coloring activity for Littlest Pet Shop is no longer online so we have made a Littlest Pet Shop maze for you to print, solve and color instead.
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Did you know that Littlest Pet Shop is one of the most popular birthday party themes for girls?
One of our favorite family outings is to the zoo since my kids love animals! I have created a new zoo animal coloring page plus I found a whole bunch of additional zoo animal coloring pages for you to enjoy.
We have teamed up with Allstate Insurance and their VehicleVibes.com website to help promote safety. Our first activity, Buckle Up for Safety, with the popular Printables4Kids pups is a cute coloring page that can be used for a classroom activity for kids of all ages.
There is something magical about fish and the sea – and movies like Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid Trilogy, and Disney’s latest movie Ponyo, help bring some of that magic to life. Fans of the movie and the sea will love these cute cartoon-like fish coloring pages! Click on the images below to view and print full size.
I can’t think of a child who doesn’t get excited about the anticipation of a visit from the Tooth Fairy! Click the image above to view and print our very own Tooth Fairy coloring page. Use the activity to help celebrate that wiggly tooth, introduce the Tooth Fairy to your child or just for fun!
Pokemon continues to be a hot topic for boys and a very popular boys birthday party theme. I remember when all my son and his friends talked about was Pikachu, Raichu and the rest of the Pokemon characters. Now it’s my nephew who is Pokemon crazy (check out the awesome Pokemon cake he had for his birthday). I have created a set of Pokemon coloring pages that can be used as party activities, decorations or print out two of each and make a quick memory game. If you are hosting a Pokemon birthday party, be sure to check out all the great Pokemon party ideas at Celebrate It.
Click on the Pokemon images below to view and print each one full size:
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Dinosaurs don’t always have to be serious! We have made 12 fun loving dinosaur coloring pages for the kids to print and color. Actually, these dinosaur coloring pages can be used for a variety activities: print 2 sets and make a memory game, use as party name cards, or use them as the inspiration for a dinosaur story book.
Use these alphabet coloring pages to help early readers learn their letters and the sounds associated with the letters. Print and color the individual letters, then assemble into an alphabet book or print on cardstock for use as flashcards. Or print two sets and use for a memory game.
Butterflies are some of my daughter’s favorite things to color or draw herself. At her request I have made a whole set of butterfly coloring pages for you to print and color. All of the images are the same size – print and color the whole set and make a butterfly booklet.
Happy May! Our nearly famous pups can’t help but have fun celebrating May Day with their dance around the Maypole. Print and color then check out some of our related crafts for May Day and Mother’s Day. How many daisies are in the picture?
These versatile daisies can be used for so many crafts and games. Color and cut to use as extras for our Spring Daisy Headband craft or the May Day Basket craft.
They can also be used to make a bouquet of 3-D flowers for May Day or Mother’s Day by attaching them to pipe cleaners. Or make May Day Flashcards by adding Math problems or Capital/Lowercase letters and play “Memory”.
Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Not these three little pigs!! Kids will have fun coloring the 3 Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf in our latest free worksheet. There is also a color-by-number version of this printable available.
Our new Zoo Animal coloring cards activity is perfect for educational fun. Color the animal pictures then cut out to make a mini-book. Print two copies and make a memory game. Do some research and have the kids sort them by weight (heaviest to lightest or tallest to shortest), organize them by class–mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians (none), or by some other characteristic. Use as zoo birthday party placemats, or have kids find five interesting facts about each animal and record them in a notebook. Be creative and have fun!
I am happy to share with you our first kid submitted coloring page!! Seven year old Abby loves gymnastics and her adorable monkey gymnastics coloring page is just too much fun. The monkeys are doing their best on vault, bars, beam and floor!
Have fun creating fun message cards, invitations or signs with this cute monkey hanging by his tail coloring page! Cut, color, and paste it on to colorful card stock or construction paper, glue on some artsy extras and this monkey will be a swinging hit!
Well Shiver me Timbers! The pirates are here. Pick your pirate activity – download the pirate as a color by number activity or print the plain pirate coloring page depending on the interests of your kids.
Gung Hay Fat Choy! is a common Chinese New Year greeting. Help us celebrate the Chinese New Year by coloring the Chinese New Year coloring page and then make a lantern of your own with our Chinese New Year lantern craft.
This might be the cutest coloring page we have created yet! Print and color these curious mice playing in a pair of ice skates. I used this as an activity for the kids at my daughter’s ice skating themed birthday party last year.
Click on the image above to view an print full size.
Veteran’s Day is November 11. Take time to remember those who have served in the military and have sacrificed for our freedoms. Print and color our Veteran’s Day worksheet and use it as a card or way of saying thank you to a veteran you know. (click on image to view and print full size)
Print and color this cute seal bearing birthday gifts for your next birthday occasion. It would make a perfect gift tag or card, or print out one for each party guest and use it as an activity while waiting for all your party guests arrive.
This may be one of our cutest coloring pages ever! The little chick is ready to go trick or treating or to the Halloween costume party wearing its Pumpkin costume – just too cute! Click on the image below to view and print full size.
It’s just about that time again – time to go back to school! Our very own turtle is ready to go – he has his backpack on and his lunch box in his hand. He is ready to learn! Print and color the turtle for some back to school fun.