Free printable New Year's greeting cards, New Years Eve party invitations

 Planning a New Year's bash? Then you will need party invitations. Here are links for free printable New Year's Eve party invitations plus New Year's Day greeting cards to send. If you entertain a lot at the holidays, you may want to bookmark these links as good sources for other free printable greeting cards and party invitations. Free printable New Year's greeting cards, New Year's Eve party invitations | Examiner.com

Free Christmas activities, holiday printables, crafts, games, worksheets for children

 Need some fun, interactive secular Christmas printables for holiday lesson plans? How about Christmas games, crafts, puzzles and activities to keep anxious children occupied until the Big Day? Or maybe you have a sick child at home who needs quiet activities to enjoy while recuperating? Here are websites loaded with free printable Christmas activities, crafts, and free stuff. Printables are non-religious Christmas and include Santa Claus, Christmas trees, elves, snowmen, etc. You can use these in public schools and venues where non-religious, generic winter holiday activities are preferred. Free kids' Christmas activities, holiday printables, crafts, games, worksheets | Examiner.com

Free printable Bible Christmas nativity scenes, Advent manger scene

Are you looking for religious Bible Christmas crafts for children to make during Advent? You'll want these free printable nativity scenes. Children can color Bible characters and assemble an Advent manger scene. Here's a free printable Bible Christmas manger scene with cut and paste coloring pages to put on paper towel tubes. Catholic Icing has eight coloring pages that you can click and print directly from her blog. Each page features Mary and Joseph, donkey, angel, wisemen, shepherds, Baby Jesus, camels. Download the set from the website.  Free printable Bible Christmas nativity scenes, Advent manger scene | Examiner.com

Christmas stories, kids holiday books: Have yourself a Tomie DePaola Christmas!

Looking for the best Christmas stories and holiday books for children? Then have yourself a Tomie DePaola Christmas! Tomie DePaola is a one of the world's best-loved illustrator-authors in children's literature. Tomie DePaola admits that he loves Christmas and it shows in the holiday magic he imbues in his stories and art. Here's the definitive Tomie DePaola Christmas stories collection. Included are Advent books, too: Advent is the Catholic season of preparation leading up to Christmas and Tomie DePaola books indulge that spirit of anticipation. He's done a nice series on saints' feast day that fall in Advent.   Christmas stories, kids holiday books: Have yourself a Tomie DePaola Christmas! | Examiner.com

Homemade Christmas cards, stained glass crafts, pop-up cards, holiday stencils

 Looking for no-fail homemade Christmas cards that are pretty and easy to make? Here are tutorials for snowflake cards. stained glass crafts and cards and pop-up cards. Free printable holiday stencils are included for card-making. These homemade Christmas cards and crafts work well for senior citizens, preschoolers and special needs students with limited abilities. Kids love pop-up cards and 3D crafts. Homemade Christmas cards, stained glass crafts, pop-up cards, holiday stencils | Examiner.com

Free printable color your own greeting cards, holiday coloring pages

Thanksgiving is a great holiday for sending greeting cards. It's a season to let people know you appreciate them. Here are free printable color your own greeting cards for Thanksgiving. But don't stop with the Thanksgiving holiday. Use these free printable all occasion coloring pages and greeting cards for every holiday! Children can enjoy the coloring pages and them make them into greeting cards to share with friends and loved ones. Don't forget the elderly at the holiday--senior citizens love receiving greeting cards.Free printable color your own greeting cards, holiday coloring pages | Examiner.com

 

Free printable sewing patterns, stencils, templates for Halloween costumes | Examiner.com

Halloween costumes are expensive to buy or rent. Why not make your Halloween costume this year? Here are websites with free printable sewing patterns for Halloween costumes and templates. Start at About Sewing for patterns for all sorts of Halloween costumes. Print Halloween costume patterns, templates and stencils for all ages of costume wearers: babies, children, teens and adults. Some of these patterns require some sewing and others are no-sew costumes. Each of the sewing patterns is free to print and has complete, accurate instructions. Use these free printable Halloween costume patterns and templates costume parties, the school play, theater productions, masquerade balls, history festivals, library activities, educational venues, museum activities and moreFree printable sewing patterns, stencils, templates for Halloween costumes | Examiner.com

 

Free printable alphabet coloring pages: Preschool letter and number printables

Looking for fun summer reading activities for emergent readers? Fisher-Price offers hundreds of free printable alphabet coloring pages based on Fisher-Price and Mattel toys: Imaginext, Little People, Rescue Heroes, Power Wheels, Thomas and Friends. Here are free printable coloring pages of letters, numbers and shapes to use for preschool lessons. There are also free printable holiday greeting cards for kids to color.  Free printable alphabet coloring pages: Preschool letter and number printables | Examiner.com

Free printable Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos coloring pages | Examiner.com

 Dia de los Muertos is the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration. The Latino holiday is near Halloween, but is celebrated on November 1 and 2. Dia de los Muertos is similar to Halloween in that participants dress in skeleton and death-themed costumes. But the resemblance ends there. Day of the Dead is a Catholic ethno-religious festival that celebrates life after death in heaven. Here are free printable Dia de los Muertos coloring pages and skull themed patterns and crafts.Free printable Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos coloring pages | Examiner.com

Free printable American history documents for US Constitution Day, citizenship - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

September 17 is American Constitution Day, also called Citizenship Day. To promote understanding of core U.S. documents and key American principles, a National Constitutional Literacy Campaign was established, reported the Washington Times on September 10. Its goal is to educate Americans of all ages on the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and other core documents. Here are free printable American history documents for U.S. Constitution Day and citizenship activities. Teachers and homeschool parents can use these for civics, government and social studies lesson plans.  Free printable American history documents for US Constitution Day, citizenship - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Free printable lighthouse activities, maritime lesson plans, ship coloring pages - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Happy National Lighthouse Day! Philly.com says August 7 is "hug a beacon" day! It commemorates the day, in 1789, when Congress took responsibility for building and upkeep of a system of lighthouses to keep America's waters and extensive coastline safe. Here are free printable National Lighthouse Day activities, maritime lesson plans, coloring pages, crafts, games and toys. Side-stepping the less savory aspects of pirate lore, I've included navigation, maritime and marine lesson plans and printable boats and ships.   Free printable lighthouse activities, maritime lesson plans, ship coloring pages - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Free printable lighthouse activities, maritime lesson plans, ship coloring pages - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Happy National Lighthouse Day! Philly.com says August 7 is "hug a beacon" day! It commemorates the day, in 1789, when Congress took responsibility for building and upkeep of a system of lighthouses to keep America's waters and extensive coastline safe. Here are free printable National Lighthouse Day activities, maritime lesson plans, coloring pages, crafts, games and toys. Side-stepping the less savory aspects of pirate lore, I've included navigation, maritime and marine lesson plans and printable boats and ships.   Free printable lighthouse activities, maritime lesson plans, ship coloring pages - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Free printable holiday coloring pages, lesson plans

This article originally was written for Canada Day. But links contain printables for 4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day and other U.S. patriotic holidays. In fact you can print greeting cards, coloring pages, crafts, games, puzzles and activities for all holidays. Perfect for school.  Free printable Canada Day crafts, coloring pages, lesson plans - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

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

 

Free printable Epiphany Magi, Three Kings Day, La Befana coloring pages - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Jan. 7 is the Orthodox Christian Christmas. It's Dec. 25 on the Julian calendar used by eastern Orthodox. Jan. 6 celebrates Epiphany (called Twelfth Night or Three Kings Day), another Catholic and Orthodox Christian feast. Epiphany, in Christmastide, marks the visit of the Magi to Baby Jesus in Bethlehem, explains L'Osservatore Romano. These holidays are celebrated differently around the world. In some countries, Epiphany is the major gift-giving holiday over Christmas. Gift-bringer traditions vary, too. Here are free printable Epiphany coloring pages for children. Links are included for printouts to color of La Befana (also called Babouska) a popular gift-bearer figure who's believed to come at Epiphany. Free printable Epiphany Magi, Three Kings Day, La Befana coloring pages

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