Free printable Advent calendars, Advent wreaths, Christmas crafts

Advent is the Catholic Christian season leading up to Christmas. For four weeks, prior to Christmas, Catholics practice Advent values prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Each week focuses on hope, expectation and joy. Here are free printable advent calendars for kids to make, to guide Christmas devotions. Free printable Catholic Christian Advent calendars, Advent wreaths, Christmas crafts

Free printable pumpkin carving patterns, templates, stencils for Halloween pumpkins

Do you ever wonder how people carve Halloween pumpkins in such intricate designs? You can too, with a few basic tools, this tutorial and free printable pumpkin carving stencils.  Free printable pumpkin carving patterns from Pumpkin Pile--hundreds of designs: animals, vehicles, classic jack-o-lantern, logos, sports, celebrities, cartoons, superheroes, designs, spooky and more. More free printable pumpkin carving stencils from Family Fresh Meals (click listed links to get printables). 

Sesame Street boots Bob McGrath, Luis, Gordon--how about printable coloring pages of Sesame Street to honor them?

Three of its most popular Sesame Street neighbors--"Bob" (Bob McGrath), "Luis" (Emilio Delgado) and "Gordon" (Roscoe Orman)--were dumped by HBO recently. Bob McGrath had been with the show for 45 years almost since in began in 1969. Delgado and Orman started in 1979 and 1974 respectively. You can read more about that here. Sesame Street trashcans Bob McGrath, Luis, Gordon, it's a sad day in the HBO neighborhood. In memory of those good old days on the show, here are free printable Sesame Street coloring pages.

Print Abby Cadabby, Baby Bear, Bert, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Elmo, Ernie, Grover, Oscar the Grouch and Prairie Dawn and more from PBSKids. Get free printable Sesame Street coloring sheets of Muppet characters with letters and numbers up to 20. Use these free printable Sesame Street coloring pages to create your own educational preschool coloring book.

Coloring Book has 90 free Sesame Street coloring page printables with Elmo, Telly, Grover, Bert and
Ernie, Big Bird, Grover, Abby Cadabby, Rosita, Happy Monsters and more. Many show Sesame Street Muppets playing games and sports. These coloring pages might be useful for a preschool unit on games or sports.


Parenting has close to 200 free printable Sesame Street coloring pages, games, mazes, puzzles,
crafts, lessons and activities. There are 23 different printable preschool Sesame Street themes, each
with 5-8 free printable activities. Themes like: winter, spring, summer, fall, Halloween, Holidays,
Valentine's Day, numbers and letters. All the great educational fun you've come to expect from
Sesame Street, in free printables.

Free printable origami, kirigami paper crafts, popup cards, patterns, stencils

Summer is here-time to explore cool crafts! Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding and kirigami is cut paper crafts that create 3D stand up or popup cards and art. Here are free printable origami and kirigami patterns and template for you to cut, fold and create.



Pinterest has links for loads of free printable kirigami cut paper crafts and origami with patterns and folding lines printed on the paper. There are is a free printable origami frog, fish, turtle, pond scene and origami boat. Oh My! Handmade has free printable kirigami snowflakes. Crafts Crazy has more free printable kirigami patterns. This link takes you to more free printable kirigami patterns.   Free printable origami, kirigami paper crafts, popup cards, patterns, stencils | Examiner.com

Free printable Disney princesses coloring pages, crafts for your little princess | Examiner.com

Disney princesses have been loved by little girls for generations and probably always will be. The first of the Disney princesses was Snow White, Snow White was the first full-length Disney feature film cartoon aired in 1937. Soon to follow was a long line or Disney princesses and characters. Every little girl has her favorite princess. Disney princess Sleeping Beauty, Aurora aka Briar Rose was classic high medieval. Then there was the Oriental mystique of Jasmine in Aladdin. No one can forget the French Imperial Disney princess Cinderella or the gothic drama in Snow White.So here are free printable Disney princesses coloring pages and princess crafts. And now there's a beautiful new Princess and the Frog Tiana, from down in American's jazz heart of New Orleans!   Free printable Disney princesses coloring pages, crafts for your little princess | Examiner.com

Free printable oceanography, marine biology, oceans aquatic life science lessons

Animal habitats and earth biomes are popular subjects to study for Earth Month in April. Depending on your school's science program, kids will study different habitats in various grades of their school career. In high school, environmental science and wildlife biology classes look in-depth at earth biomes. Oceans are a favorite biome with kids. If you're studying oceanography, aquatic life science or marine biology in school, here are free printable activities on oceans. Use these for World Oceans Day on June 8. Homeschool parents, you can use these too.  Free printable oceanography, marine biology, oceans aquatic life science lessons | Examiner.com

Free printable Blessed Virgin Mary coloring pages for Catholic feast days

Mary, the mother of Jesus, is honored on several different Catholic and Orthodox Christian holidays. Some are holy days of obligation. December 8 is the Feast Immaculate Conception, January 1 is Solemnity of Mary and August 15 is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Advent and Christmas honor Our Lady. She is revered in the Sorrowful, Joyful, Glorious and Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, too.   Free printable Blessed Virgin Mary coloring pages for Catholic feast days | Examiner.com

Free printable St. Patrick's Day activities: Saint Patrick lessons, crafts

Erin Go Braugh! Luck 'o the Irish! Always after me Lucky Charms! Sure an' the St. Paddy's Day holiday--March 17--has taken on a pot 'o blarney! That rascally leprechaun has done his bit to turn attention from the real story of Saint Patrick! Green beer, "Kiss me, I'm Irish"even corned beef and boxties have nothing to do with the man behind St. Patricks Day. St. Patrick's Day celebrates the life of the Catholic saint



Patrick (Patricus) a wealthy young Roman living in Briton, who was kidnapped by pagan Irish slavers. In Ireland, Patrick suffered much but escaped and became a bishop. Saint Patrick asked the Pope to return to Ireland to bring the gospel. Patrick's mission brought peace and safety to beleaguered Irish and Ireland became the center of learning and culture in the Dark Ages. Ireland instituted the exemplary Brehon court system, a model for legal justice. Here are free printable Saint Patrick lessons to teach the real meaning. Granted some activities do hit the silly aspects of St. Patrick's Day, but they are at least educational.  Free printable St. Patrick's Day activities: Saint Patrick lessons, crafts | Examiner.com

Free printable Spider-Man, Avengers Captain America Civil War, Iron Man coloring

 The epic Marvel Comics "Captain America Civil War" opens May 6 and features a clash between Marvel Avengers Captain America and Iron Man. But word is the most exciting part Captain America Civil War is the introduction of Spider-Man to the cast. Spider-Man (Tom Holland) is attracting fans like flies! So now Avengers fans can see Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, Venom and all their superheroes in Captain America Civil War. Sounds like some pretty "Marvel" ous fun! Captain America v Iron Man, Batman v Superman--2016 promises to be a summer of brotherly brawling! How about free printable Spider-Man coloring pages to keep you tied up till Captain America Civil War opens?  Free printable Spider-Man, Avengers Captain America Civil War, Iron Man coloring

Free printable Deadpool coloring pages: Ryan Reynolds Marvel X Men superhero

So did you see "Deadpool" which opened Feb. 12, 2016? So, what did you think of Ryan Reynolds as Marvel Comics X Men superhero turned villain? The R-rated superhero movie is getting mixed reviews, but critics are mostly pleased with Ryan Reynolds as secret agent Wade Williams and his mutant alterego Deadpool. Shame on nasty Ajax for disfiguring poor Wade Williams (and him a cancer patient at that!) But ya gotta love R-squared in tight red Kevlar. So enough schmoozing about Ryan Reynolds, superhero villains and men in tights. How about some free printable adult coloring pages of Deadpool?   Free printable Deadpool coloring pages: Ryan Reynolds Marvel X Men superhero | Examiner.com

Free printable valentines, children's Valentine's Day crafts

Valentines Day is fast approaching. Children's valentine exchanges are popular school party activities. How about saving money with free printable valentines and Valentine's Day greeting cards? You like free, right? I sure do! And kids will love this free valentines, promise!    Free printable valentines, children's Valentine's Day crafts | Examiner.com

Shrove Tuesday activities to prepare for Ash Wednesday and Lenten season

Mardi Gras--also called Fat Tuesday, Pancake Day and Shrove Tuesday--anticipates Ash Wednesday and Lent in the Catholic, Orthodox and some protestant Christian churches. These observances count down to holy week and the Easter Triduum. Shrove Tuesday falls at a different day each year with the movable Easter feast. In 2015, it's Tuesday, Feb. 17. Although the term Mardi Gras is used synonymously with the Carnival ("farewell to the flesh") celebration, it's actually one day. Here are activities children can do to learn more about Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent.   Shrove Tuesday activities to prepare for Ash Wednesday and Lenten season | Examiner.com

Free printable Chinese New Year Lantern Festival crafts, patterns, activities

Chinese New Year begins late January to late February in the western calendar. It's also called Spring Festival. CNY ends with a lantern festival. Each year, a different animal of the 12-year Chinese zodiac is featured. In 2015, it's Year of the Sheep (also referred to as Year of the Goat). CNY 2015 began Feb. 19. Lantern Festival is March 5. Here are free printable lantern festival craft activities to celebrate.  Free printable Chinese New Year Lantern Festival crafts, patterns, activities | Examiner.com

Geometry printables, free printable math games, math worksheets for Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! Pi is a Greek symbol that represents a math quantity of about 3.14 used to solve equations and find circle measurements. Pi Day celebrates geometry. Now geometry is a fascinating subject but gets a bad rap because it seems boring and complicated. So teach it in hands-on ways. Here are free printable math and geometry worksheets and lesson plans. Print interactive math games, flash cards, matching activities, diagrams and and activities.   Geometry printables, free printable math games, math worksheets for Pi Day | Examiner.com

Free printable Chinese New Year of the Monkey activities, Spring Festival crafts

February 8 celebrates Chinese New Year of the Monkey 2016. Each year in the 12-year Chinese zodiac, a different spirit animal is honored as are people born under that animal sign (in 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956 and on back through the multiples of 12). Greet each other on February 8 with the traditional Chinese New Year blessing "Gung Hay Fat Choy!" Chinese New Year is part of the Spring Festival and ends with the Lantern Festival. Looking for free printable Chinese New Year of the Monkey activities? Here are CNY crafts, coloring pages, greeting cards, Spring Festival lesson plans, Lantern Festival crafts and more. Print Chinese zodiac crafts, animal crafts, party decorations, CNY games and puzzles and lots more.   Free printable Chinese New Year of the Monkey activities, Spring Festival crafts | Examiner.com

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