Free printable gingerbread house patterns and Christmas craft stencils

Dec. 12 is National Gingerbread House Day. Making holiday gingerbread houses is a favorite family traditions. Not being very artistic, I'd cheat and get the gingerbread house kit. But I've found a better way: free printable gingerbread house patterns, recipes and templates. People approach gingerbread house making in two ways. The first is to painstakingly design a work of art--not to be eaten, let alone touched. Then there's our youngest son's method: slap together a ramshackle gingerbread shed, lather in two inches of frosting, cover every inch in candy and devour immediately. Whichever school you subscribe to, you'll want these free printable gingerbread recipes, templates and patterns. Free printable gingerbread house patterns, Christmas craft stencils

Free printable Catholic Advent calendars for a Christian Bible Christmas

The Catholic Christian season of Advent began November 30, 2014 and goes for four weeks till Christmas. Many families follow Advent calendars. Some contain candy or prizes to countdown to Christmas. The Daily Mail, on November 24, listed even more lavish commercial Advent calendars prizes: nail polish, gifts, toys, jewelry, cosmetics, even beer!

While there's nothing wrong with a little treat, materialism defeats the Advent purpose: to focus on God. Constantly receiving teaches children (and adults) to be even more aquisitory than they already are at Christmas. If they're getting all season long, where's the magic of Christmas morning? Advent is about preparing for the coming of Christ with acts of charity.  Free printable Catholic Advent calendars for a Christian Bible Christmas

Free printable Day of the Dead skeleton crafts

 Dia de los Muertos is the Spanish name for the holiday Day of the Dead. Observed on November 1 and 2, it the Latino version of Catholic All Saints Day and All Souls Day. On Dia de los Muertos, people dress in skull masks and skeleton costumes with colorful flower garlands. Here are free printable Day of the Dead crafts for children and adults. Use these for classroom and homeschool lesson plans.Free printable Day of the Dead skeleton crafts - Grand Rapids Holidays |

Free Printable Monster Trucks, Cars, Trains, Boats, Motorcycles, Construction and Emergency Vehicle Coloring Pages - Bubblews

Do your kids love monster trucks? How about NASCAR, race cars, or vehicles? Here are free printable coloring pages of cars, trucks, airplanes, boats, ships, lunar vehicles, motorcycles, emergency and construction vehicles and (my favorite) trains! Free Printable Monster Trucks, Cars, Trains, Boats, Motorcycles, Construction and Emergency Vehicle Coloring Pages

Day of the Dead Lesson Plans and Printable Activities to Celebrate Dia de los Muertos - Bubblews

Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve, originated as a pagan celebration preceding the Catholic church's observance of All Saints Day (a holy day honoring canonized saints) on November 1. It is followed by All Souls Day on November 2 which remembers the beloved dead. In Latino cultures, this celebration is called Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Here areDay of the Dead Lesson Plans and Printable Activities to Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Free Printable File Folder Games for Lesson Plans

 File folder games are popular educational activities. I've found a plethora of free printable file folders games online. Subjects include all school content areas:  math, reading, writing, spelling, ELA, phonics, social studies, science. Print games for all ages and ability levels: preschool, kindergarten, elementary, special needs, middle school. Use for homeschool and Montessori, too. Free Printable File Folder Games

Free Printable Human Body Coloring Pages Anatomy Diagrams to Color and Label

Here are free printable human body coloring pages and anatomy diagrams to label and color.
Printable diagrams include 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.

Edupics (click here)  100+ pages of free printable human body coloring pages, diagrams and charts for all parts of the body. Free printable diagrams of the eye, ear, teeth, brain, nose and mouth.

HSLaunch (click here) has a free printable booklet with a small nicely detailed diagram of the different systems of the human body.

National Institute of Health has a page of free health and human body printables.

Crayola (click here) offers a free printable coloring and labeling human body activity booklet. Pages include an eye, skeletal systems, body chart, heart and cell diagrams. The image shown in this post comes from Crayola.

Activity Village (click here) has five free printable color and label human body charts.

TSL Books (click here) I'm linking to the homepage of this website-- organized by grade levels--scroll through to find grade level activities you need.

Enchanted Learning (click here) has free printable lesson plans, charts, label diagrams, maps and educational resources. All are print free, but to print without ads and banners you must pay a $20 yearly site fee. As a homeschooler, I used Enchanted Learning and it paid for itself. each year. This link takes you to the Enchanted Learning free printable human body and anatomy book Each page features a body system to label and color. Labels are listed and defined. Use for a study guide or homework activity.

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