Stained Glass Window Christmas Card Crafts with Free Printable Holiday Stencils

I'm always looking for good Christmas and holiday crafts that work with senior citizens, preschoolers and special needs students. Here's a no-fail stenciled holiday card making craft with free printable stencils included that's great for all ages. Gobs of patterns and templates for all your favorite Christmas symbols.Easy Stained Glass Window Christmas Card Crafts with Free Printable Holiday Stencils

Stained Glass Window Christmas Card Crafts with Free Printable Holiday Stencils

I'm always looking for good Christmas and holiday crafts that work with senior citizens, preschoolers and special needs students. Here's a no-fail stenciled holiday card making craft with free printable stencils included that's great for all ages. Gobs of patterns and templates for all your favorite Christmas symbols.Easy Stained Glass Window Christmas Card Crafts with Free Printable Holiday Stencils

Free Printable Christmas Manger Scenes, Nativity Sets

 During Advent we prepare our hearts for the Advent (coming) of Jesus. We set out Advent wreaths, calendars and Nativity sets, also called the creche or manger. Here are free printable nativity scenes. In our house, we begin with a stable full of animals on the first Sunday of advent. Each day we move the figures a little closer toward the stable. When the children were young, they loved 'helping' Mary and Joseph and the Magi travel to Bethlehem. We would place an unbreakable nativity set on a shelf at child level and they were free to rearrange the characters as they chose. Free Printable Advent and Christmas Nativity Scenes
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Free Hanukkah Printables

Very soon, the lovely Hebrew celebration of Light, Hanukkah or Chanukah, will begin. Whether Jewish, Christian, Muslim or whatever your creed, Hanukkah is a lovely holiday to explore and enjoy. Here are some free lesson plans, coloring pages, puzzles, games and activities to help celebrate and understand this winter holiday.
I'm new to the Bitsela but I really like the free clip art, graphics and even free card making function you can use free on your computer. You can print entire Hebrew alphabet, numbers and other uniquely Jewish items for your class. This website is maintained by Hebrew people and has a nice layout. It's nice to see activities specifically for inter-faith families on this site as well.  Free Hanukkah / Chanukah Printables

Free Printable Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar

 Thanksgiving in the US will soon be upon us. If your kids are anything like mine, they get geeked about holidays. As a homeschool family, we spent lots of time making holiday gifts, treats and crafts. Here's a free printable countdown calendar to occupy them till Thanksgiving. Free Printable Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar for Kids

Free Rangoli Printables for Kids

Shubh Diwali, my Hindu, Sikh and Jain friends, a little belated. Diwali or Deepavali was celebrated Sunday, November 3,2013. It's the five-day festival of lights, ending with Bhai Dooj on November 5. I have a Sikh friend who has explained some to me. Here are printable rangoli crafts for Diwali and afterwords. Free Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Rangoli Printables for Kids

Free Doctor Who Masks for Halloween Costumes--Creepy! - News - Bubblews

Hey Doctor Who lovers, have I got a treat for you. Searching out Doctor Who coloring pages for my daughter (who got addicted at seven!) I found free printable Doctor Who villain masks. Perfect for Halloween! Print Silurian, Ood, Ganger, The Silence, Peg doll and the Weeping Angels (probably the creepiest episode ever made). Links to free printable Doctor Who crafts, games, coloring pages and TARDIS models, too.  Free Doctor Who Masks for Halloween Costumes

Free Printable Paper Halloween Masks, Decorations, Crafts, Toys

They're baack! Halloween ghouls, ghosts, zombies and witches will soon be roaming our streets in search of candy! It's that time of year again. Time to scare and be scared. This Halloween, here are free printable paper crafts, toys, masks, costumes and trick or treat fun. There are decorations for a haunted house or Halloween party. More excitement than decent folk really need! Free Printable Halloween Paper Toys, Masks, Party Decorations and Craft Activities

Apple Activities to Print, Games, Crafts, Coloring, Recipes

 Apples are the perfect theme for fall lessons. Here's an interactive, cross-curricular apple unit with crafts, recipes, science, art, creative writing, math, social studies, practical life, field trips and community-builders. I've added free printable apple-themed lesson plans and worksheets for activity extenders.Preschool Apple Unit, Cross-Curricular Hands-on Crafts, Activities, Recipes

Anti-Bullying, Affective Object Lessons for Kids

Bullying is a social blight that can cause deep, never-healing emotional scars. From 25 years teaching and a degree in psychology, I've written lesson plans to raise awareness on bullying. From my Montessori/ special education background, I've learned to make lessons interactive. Here's an anti-bullying object lesson I picked up 26 years ago. It's appropriate for preschool to upper elementary school age childrenAnti-Bullying Object Lessons for Kids: Warm Fuzzies, Cold Pricklies 

Free Printable Labor Day, Union Organizing Lesson Plans

Spring is poignant for labor. March 25, 1911 lost 146 workers in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, honoring fallen in workplace accidents or in organizing struggles. May 1 is May Day, International Worker's Day. May 4 commemorates casualties at Chicago's Haymarket riot in a 1886 labor rally. On May 19, 1920 saw the Matewan massacre of coal miners. On May 26, 1937 union organizers were beaten at Ford's River Rouge plant "Battle of the Overpass."

Labor Day is celebrated in September in the US, but May Day is the true world Labor Day. Labor history is American (and world) history: it impacts every industry, occupation and person. Teachers and homeschoolers, why not educate students about unions with these free printable labor history lesson plans? I've listed websites, activities, worksheets, movies and books.  Free Printable May Day, Labor History, Union Organizing Lesson Plans

Free Printable Nick Jr. Cut-and-Paste Activities

Nick Jr. is the Nickelodeon Channel's children's TV shows and cartoons. Many children's favorites like Olivia the Pig and Holly Hobbie appear on Nick Jr. Nick Jr. publishes a magazine for children and offers a wonderful, kid-friendly website with all your Nick Jr. favorite shows. Each Nick Jr. cartoon show has its own page online and free printable activities. The free printable activities are beautifully colored. The printables also print clearly on 'fast, economical', which is a printer setting that saves you big bucks on printing costs. Free Printable Nick Jr. Cut-and-Paste Activities

Free Printable Science Games, Activities and Puzzles

Chemistry, physics and biology--in the hands-on (mess-making, get-dirty) sense, kids love these sciences.  As  high school classes, they're intimidating. These disciplines use big words, present complicated information and worst of all, are boring. So if you teach science, biology, life science, earth science, physics or chemistry you want interactive science lessons and expiriments. You need these free printable activities to help students learn and understand science in a fun, hands-on way. These sites offer you free printable science games, activities, vocabulary cards and puzzles.  Free Printable Science Games, Activities and Puzzles

Free Printable Father's Day Coloring Cards

Father's Day can get costly if you buy gifts and cards for dads, grandpas, step-dads, etc. I had two dads, one father-in-law, two grandpas and one husband to buy for. Why not save yourself big money on cards by printing Father's Day cards? Children can color these free printable cards and personalize them for daddy, grampa, uncle, teacher, minister, priest, rabbi, any special man in their life. Free printable coloring page Father's Day cards do double duty as a craft for kids and a greeting card. Free Printable Father's Day Cards to Color

Free Printable Patriotic Crafts, Memorial Day Activities

I've published several articles featuring free printable activities for different holidays, including the patriotic holidays--Memorial Day (also called Decoration Day and Remembrance Day), 4th of July, Labor Day and Veteran's Day. Since publishing these articles, I've found more free printable patriotic crafts, activities and projects. These worksheets and art projects might easily be used as lesson plans for school or homeschool. A hands-on activity livens up any lesson in school. Use these crafts and activities for American history, Government, Civics, Social Studies, Geography and other similar classes. I've included lessons for many different age groups. You don't need to be a teacher to print the activities. There is no code or user ID required. I do recommend as I have before that you subscribe to the email list if the website has one available. You will be kept up-to-date on new free printable materials as they become available. Read more Free Printable Patriotic Projects and Activities

Free Printable Mother's Day Craft Activities

 Mother's Day, celebrated the second Sunday of May, is a perfect holiday for children to enjoy making crafts, cards and presents for mom. Here's a whole list of free printable crafts, greeting cards, decorations, activities, games and presents for Mother's Day. Make cute crafts for moms, grandmothers, aunts, Godmothers, teachers, day care providers, any woman that you want to remember this Mother's Day. Moms will love the homemade, kid-created gifts of love. Free Printable Mother's Day Craft Activities

Free Mother's Day Crafts for Kids to Print

 Mother's Day is just around the corner and children are thinking about what to give mom. Kids, do you find yourself short of cash this Mother's Day? No worries; if you have a computer with a printer, you've got it made. Here are a bunch of free printable Mother's Day crafts and cards. I'll link you to websites with free printable greeting cards that you can color, 3-D crafts, paper crafts, games, decorations and goodies. Some are cut and paste and may require some help and simple supplies, scissors, glue. Others only need to be folded and colored. Free Mother's Day Printables, Crafts

Free Poetry Writing Prompts, Poem Games, Activities

April is National Poetry Month. For online writers, it's NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writer Month). And what better month to celebrate than April with spring awakening, nature busting out all over and Earth Day nestled in? Want to join the poem-penning but don't know where to begin? Here are poem writing prompts, story starters and word games to call forth your inner bard! Perfect for homeschooler parents, English and creative writing teachers.   Free Poetry Writing Prompts, Poem Games, Activities

Free Spring Coloring Pages and Lesson Plans

March 20-23 marks the first day of spring in many countries. For those of us locked in ice and snow and cold, this date can't come too early. Many of us in the US have had a long, cold snowy winter; we are pretty happy to hear those cheery little birds singing and see tiny crocuses bravely trying to poke their lavender heads up from beneath the ice and snow. How about some free spring coloring pages to occupy those children who are getting tired of winter and students who have had enough of a school year with still many weeks to go? Fill your classrooms and homes with the colors of spring.  Free Spring Coloring Pages and Lesson Plans

Free Printable Holi Festival of Colors Crafts, Worksheets

Holi is the Indian Festival of Colors. It's celebrated on the full moon, called Phalgun Purnima or Pooranmash. It comes in the Hindu calendar month of Phalgun. Holi falls in late March to early April in the western calendar. Indians celebrate by tossing colored powder or spraying each other with colored liquid. Here are free printable Holi crafts, greeting cards and worksheets to help kids understand Holi. Teachers, use these for social studies. Homeschool parents, why not explore Holi with kids? Free Printable Holi Festival of Colors Crafts, Worksheets

Free Printable Easter Egg Decorations, Crafts, Patterns, Cards

Easter is the highest season in the Christian church and the second largest national holiday. It has a secular side, too. If you celebrate Easter with eggs, bunnies and Easter baskets here free printable crafts and activities. Here are websites with Easter egg stencils, decorations, greeting cards, party games, cut and fold crafts, Easter baskets, Easter bunny coloring pages, puzzles, mazes, plus a whole lot more. You can print crafts with baby animals and spring Free Printable Easter Crafts, Egg Decorations, Games, Puzzles, 3D Crafts

Free Printable Oceanography, Sea Creatures Worksheets

Animal habitats and earth biomes are popular subjects in school curriculum. Depending on your school's science program, kids will study different habitats in various grades of their school career. In high school, wildlife biology classes look in-depth at earth biomes. Oceans are a favorite biome with kids. If you're studying oceanography or marine biology in school, here are free printable lesson plans and science worksheets. Homeschool parents, you can use these too.  Free Printable Oceanography, Sea Creatures Worksheets

Free Printable Lent Activities

For Catholics and Orthodox, Ash Wednesday begins the season known as Lent. Lent is a penitential liturgical season of the church calendar. As in Advent, we prepare our minds and hearts for the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. With the imposition of the ashes, we are reminded to 'turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel'. We think of ways that we can follow this. Here are printable worksheets, games and crafts to help  Free Printable Lent Activities

Free Printable Purim Activities to Celebrate Hebrew Queen Esther, Jewish Purim

Mazel Tov! February 24-25, 2013 celebrates Jewish Purim. That's 14-15 Adar in the Hebrew calendar. On Purim, Hebrews celebrate Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai's courage defending their people from decimation in Persia by King Ahasuerus (acting under his advisor Haman). This story comes from the Book of Esther in the Bible and the Megillah in the Jewish Torah. Here are resources for Jews and gentiles to explore Purim and embrace the holiday more deeply. Kids will love making paper graggers! Mazel Tov! Activities to Celebrate Queen Esther and Purim 

Free Printable Purim Crafts, Activities

The Hebrew celebration of Purim begins at sundown on February 24, 2023. Each year Jewish observances fall on different days, because our Hebrew brother and sisters do not follow our western Gregorian calendar. Purim celebrates the bravery and wisdom of a simple Jewish girl, Esther who became queen to Ahasuerus, King of Persia. King Ahasuerus's first wife Queen Vashti was very beautiful. One night the King demanded that Vashti parade naked in front of all his guests. She refused and was excecuted.  Free Printable Jewish Purim Activities

Free Printable Winter Sports Coloring Pages and Activities

The Winter Olympics aren't the only winter sports. But Olympic-themed activities make excellent lesson plans. Explore the Olympics with these free printable lesson plans. (click here) The official website of the Olympics is the perfect place to find educational and classroom resources for lesson plans and units on the Olympics. has complete information on Olympic events and sports, history, medal winners, an Olympic virtual museum and so much more.  Free Printable Winter Olympics Sports Coloring Activities

Free Printable Chinese New Year 2013 Crafts for Year of the Snake

The Chinese New Year is celebrated on the Gregorian (western) calendar on February 10, 2013. 2013 is the Year of the Snake in the 12 year Chinese Zodiac rotation. Here are free printable crafts to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Free Kids Crafts has many free printable Chinese New Year crafts, including paper lanterns, 3D paper cut and paste animal crafts featuring Chinese zodiac animals, party decorations, party hats, toys, greeting cards and Chinese symbols.  Chinese New Year Activities

Free Printable One Direction Coloring Pages, Online Games

"One Direction" is an uber-hot new boy band from the United Kingdom. The group consists of five young men: Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Harry Styles. One Direction is best known for their songs: "One Thing","Live While We're Young" and "What Makes You Beautiful." Their dance-pop music and trendy, gangnam dress style makes them very popular with tweens and teens. Looking for free printable activities based on One Direction? Here are coloring pages, games, crafts and puzzles featuring the lads. One Direction Printables

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