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Free printable 4th of July cards and patriotic crafts

For a special Memorial Day activity, why not make cards for veterans, active military and senior citizens? Memorial Day is a bittersweet holiday for them. Seniors love patriotic holidays like the 4th of July and Memorial Day. They recall with nostalgia military personnel coming home from overseas, the parades, those loved and lost. Plus older folks love getting cards. Memorial Day is also called Decoration Day or Remembrance Day.  Free printable Memorial Day greeting cards, Remembrance Day cards and crafts - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Free printable Memorial Day cards for kids to color, Remembrance Day crafts

For a special Memorial Day activity, why not make cards for veterans, active military and senior citizens? Memorial Day is a bittersweet holiday for them. Seniors love patriotic holidays like the 4th of July and Memorial Day. They recall with nostalgia military personnel coming home from overseas, the parades, those loved and lost. Plus older folks love getting cards. Memorial Day is also called Decoration Day or Remembrance Day.Free printable Memorial Day greeting cards, Remembrance Day cards and crafts

 

Free printable poetry writing prompts, poem patterns, poetry frames - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

April is National Poetry Month and NaPoWriMo (an online poetry slam project). Poetry is one of the most satisfying creative writing forms. But writing poems can be daunting for beginners. That's why teaching poetry writing, is such a joy. I love helping students get past fears and unlock that inner poet. Poetry templates can help break the creative ice. Here are free printable poem patterns, poetry frames and writing prompts. Poem patterns are adjustable by age to provide more or less structure. For young emergent writers, a frame poem may resemble a fill-in-the-blank activity. For seasoned readers-writers, the template is just an idea springboard from which to launch poems. Reluctant or special needs students gain writing confidence.Free printable poetry writing prompts, poem patterns, poetry frames

 

Free printable math activities, math manipulatives, crafts, games for Pi Day

March 14 celebrates Pi Day and math! (3.14 is pi, a Greek symbol and commonly used math quantity). The best way to teach math is with real-life applications. The best way to explain math concepts is with hands-on materials that are multi-sensory. These tools are called math manipulatives because kids can touch and interact with them. They're not just paper and pencil activities or textbook lessons. Math manipulatives include real or play money (for market math), clocks for telling time, fraction bars, pattern blocks, parquetry blocks, peg boards, base ten blocks, Unifix cubes and Cuisinaire Rods. Here are websites with free printable math manipulatives for homemade materials.  Free printable math activities, math manipulatives, crafts, games for Pi Day 

Free printable Despicable Me Minions crafts, masks and games

Despicable Me continues to be a hit cartoon, thanks in large part to the yellow (and sometimes purple, yikes!) Minions. Gru's capsule-shaped assistants are cray-cray popular! We're going to see a lot of Minions trick-or-treating as they're a top 10 Halloween costumes of 2014. Here's a DIY Minion Halloween costume. How about some free printable Minion masks and crafts?  Free printable Despicable Me Minions crafts, masks and games 

Free printable Valentine's Day games, coloring pages, crafts, worksheets, activities

 Valentine's Day, celebrate Feb. 14, usually represents a party, candy and cards for children, So how about some free printable Valentine's Day coloring pages, cut and paste, games, lessons, puzzles and activities? Here are some websites to check out for free Valentine's Day printables. Use in school or homeschool. Tie in with your regular curriculum.Free printable Valentine's Day coloring pages, crafts, worksheets, activities - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com



Free printable Mardi Gras masks, homemade mask crafts for parties

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday or Carnivale, is a Catholic Christian celebration. Fat Tuesday is only one day, before Ash Wednesday, In New Orleans it one long party starting in January after Epiphany. There are costumes, parades and feasting before the Lenten fast. Mardi Gras parade troupes, called krewes, spend months making masks and costumes. Looking to dress up for Mardi Gras? Here are free printable Mardi Gras masks, great for kids.Free printable Mardi Gras masks, homemade mask crafts for kids parties

 

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