Free Printable Paper Chain Crafts--Christmas Countdown Craft

Free Printable Paper Chain Crafts--Christmas Countdown Activities  Remember the fun of the Christmas holidays in school? I hope you have as many fond memories as I have. One of my favorite things to do was to make paper chains (okay, so I was born before cable TV and video games). Here is a Christmas craft that keeps kids busy, productive plus practices many different skills from tracing, measuring, cutting, writing, reading and inventing. This is great for a family bonding activity, winter holiday boredom-buster or preschool child occupier. Using one sheet of red and one of green colored construction paper. Measure and mark off each half inch along the length of both edges of both papers Cut strips. Read on

Free Printable Snowflake Templates to Cut

Free Printable Snowflake Patterns and Templates Paper snowflakes make a great educational tool for science. Cutting paper snowflakes is a form of kirigami. They're great fun to make! Children learn math skills by exploring the symmetry and geometric patterns in a six-sided snowflakes. Students explore art concepts by cutting snowflakes. They learn pattern, line, shape and design. Children learn about earth science by creating snowflake patterns that simulate ice crystal formations. Students improve motor skills by cutting paper snowflake patterns. They improve perceptual skills by folding the paper to create the six-sided snowflake patterns. Use these free printables for winter solstice parties on December 22, 2012. Read on

Free Printable Pilgrim Crafts for Thanksgiving

Free Printable Pilgrim Crafts for Thanksgiving Thanksgiving in the US celebrates the survival of the pilgrims who came on the Mayflower. We remember the difficulties faced by the pilgrims, or more accurately, the Puritans, and the help they received from local native American Indians. Here are free printable pilgrim crafts. Read on

Free Printable Native American Indian Crafts for Thanksgiving

Recycle Bin Native American Indian Paper Bag Crafts for Thanksgiving Many schools teach Native American Indian history; around Thanksgiving in the autumn is a popular time to explore native themes. Here is a cross-curricular lesson plan and craft to make Native American costume from a paper bag. Perfect for Halloween and American History units. Students in grades preschool through second or third grade will loves these crafts: works great for social studies projects as well. Read more

Homemade Cardboard Knight Suit of Armor Halloween, All Saints Eve Costume

Homemade Cardboard Knight Suit of Armor Halloween, All Saints Eve Costume A knight is a popular costume both for Halloween and Catholic All Saints Eve parties. For Halloween, the knight may be a character from Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft, Beowulf or King Arthur. At an All Saints party a knight may be St. George or St. Martin of Tours. He might also be the Roman Centurion who helped Jesus and His Mother. Here's a DIY guide to make a suit of armor out of cardboard from your recycle bin. Perfect for any adult or child dragon-slayer. Read more

Free Printable Diwali, Rangoli Crafts, Decorations

Free Printable Diwali and Rangoli Crafts and Activities Diwali, also called Deepavali and Divali, is a five-day festival celebrated by Hindus and followers of Jainism and Sikhism. Diwali 2010 is celebrated from November 5-9 in the western calendar. Here are free printable Diwali crafts and activities. Diwali means 'row' or 'garland of lights' in Sanskrit and is referred to as the 'festival of lights'. In the Indian calendar, Diwali is celebrated in late Ashwin (September-October) and ends in early Kartika (October-November). Here are rangoli crafts, greeting cards, paper crafts, decorations and more. Click here

Free Printable Rosh HaShanah Activities

Free Printable Rosh HaShanah Activities Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish New Year and is usually celebrated in September-October on the western calendar. Rosh HaShanah precedes Yom Kippur in the Jewish Tishri. Here are printable activities for Rosh HaShanah. Rosh HaShanah is the first of the two Jewish high holy day. It falls on the approximate date when Moses led the Hebrews out of bondage from Egypt. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement is the second high holy day in the Jewish calendar. Read on

Free Printable Harvest Crafts, Plant Science Activities

This article is part of a series of six articles comprising six lessons in a science unit on plants. It has applications and adaptations for grades K-10 and addresses biology, math, social studies, writing (research and creative writing), literature, art, music and physical activities. The lessons are interactive and multisensory. You'll find lessons, printables, games, projects, web resources and literature connections. This article covers lesson one in our science unit; we will explore overall plant structure of the plant. Each section might take a week or two depending upon how much of the lesson you use. I've listed the content area that each lesson addresses. As always I'll begin with unit scope and sequence. Lots of "green" crafts! Read more...Gardening, Plant Science Unit - Plant Structure

Free Printable Harry Potter Coloring Pages

Free Printable Harry Potter Coloring Pages Harry Potter is the biggest book and movie sensation to hit the literary scene since Little House on the Prarie. I don't have statistics, but I am sure that the Harry Potter series is in the top best selling children's book series if not at the very top. With the recent release of the newest and last Harry Potter movie, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" kids (and maybe grown-ups) will want these Harry Potter coloring pages even more. Read on

Free Printable Fathers Day Greeting Cards and Craft Activities

Free Printable Fathers Day Greeting Cards and Craft Activities When Father's Day rolls around, it's sometimes hard to know what to get dad, isn't it? Children may find themselves with little cash to buy something. Here are free printable Father's Day crafts and greeting cards that you can make at home. Dad will love your creativity and thoughtfulness. Read more

Free Printable American Patriotic Memorial Day Summer Crafts

Free Printable American Patriotic Summer Crafts Just in Time for Memorial Day Family Fun is a well-named magazine. Cover to cover each issue of family fun is loaded with recipes, games, crafts, activities and free printable fun. Here is a list of free printable patriotic and all-American themed craft activities just in time for Memorial Day. Read more

Free Printable Cut and Paste Preschool Themes, Crafts, Lessons and Activities



Looking for free printable preschool and elementary cut and paste paper crafts for holidays, patriotic celebrations, religious themes, school themes, math activities, social studies and science crafts and lesson plans? Check out Making Learning Fun.free printable preschool crafts

Free Printable Preschool Felt Board Stories, Patterns, Templates and Stencils


Felt boards are a teaching tool used in preschool classes to teach lessons and tell stories by illustrating with felt pieces. When I was a kid, we called them Flannel-Graph boards. My mom taught Sunday School and had a board with several backgrounds and lots of flannel-backed paper pictures. But you don't need to buy them. Make your own with free printable felt board patterns, templates, stencils and stories. Click here

Green, Recycled Crafts Supplies Organization

When I homeschooled our four children, we lived on one income in a mobile home. Space and money was limited. Here is my diy, budget homeschooling materials list. I've included organization and storage tips, using  shoe boxes, plastic laundry bins and plastic bins with drawers. Read on for how to

Science Recipes--Oobleck, Goop, Silly Putty and Other Dr. Seuss Crafts

Dr. Seuss celebrates his birthday on March 2. We celebrate Dr. Seuss legacy of literature. Dr. Seuss's charming fable Bartholomew and the Oobleck is pure Seuss fun. Here are recipes to make oobleck with your children, homeschool or students. Read more

Free Printable Kirigami, Origami, Mosaics, 3D Pop-up Cards

One of my favorite children's illustrators is Robert Sabuda, creator of the beautiful mosaic art in his book Saint Valentine. This book makes a nice Valentine's Day lesson. Robert Sabuda has also designed beautiful free printable pop up designs and cut and paste kirigami for greeting cards and scrapbooks. These free printable crafts are available on his website. Click here

Mosaic Crafts and Lessons for Valentine's Day

Cross Curriculum Valentine's Day Craft project. Use for Social Studies, Math, Art and Literature. Create mosaics and patterns based on Robert Sabuda's book Saint Valentine. Perfect for homeschool, Catholic school, Christian school and art classes. Read more

Free Printable Winter Crafts

As the winter holidays wind to a close and the New Year approaches, kids will be going back to school. Now is the time that winter can get long. Why not celebrate the season with free printable winter crafts, snowflake patterns, coloring pages, party decorations, greeting cards and cut and paste? Click here

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