Free printable Christmas party games, puzzles for kids and adult work parties

There's a lot of politics and protocol about holiday work parties. Yahoo Finance UK listed five faux pas to avoid at the office Christmas party, Dec. 15. So note to self: don't get drunk, ask for a raise or hit on co-workers. Check. But then what can you do for fun, to keep Christmas parties from getting boring? Well, how about print some holiday party games, puzzles and word games?Free printable Christmas party games, puzzles for kids and adult work parties


Homemade children's recycle bin crafts, games and toys

Happy America Recycles Day. On November 15, folks the U.S. celebrates the earth by recycling, reducing, reusing things we'd normally pitch, says Holiday Insights. November is a perfect time explore new uses for old stuff. It's getting cold and inclement. Children may be housebound in snow and bored. Right before the holidays, here are homemade toys and crafts from the recycle bin. Kids can keep and play with them or give as Christmas gifts.  Homemade children's recycle bin crafts and toys for America Recycles Day

Halloween pumpkin carving tips and free printable pumpkin patterns

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.  Halloween pumpkin carving tips and free printable pumpkin patterns - Grand Rapids Holidays |

Free Printable Fall Crafts and Games for Kids

Fall. My favorite time of year. Along with spring, summer and yes, even winter (shh don't tell!). I love the changing leaves, the smoky apple fall smells, the crisp winds and cloudy skies. I love the the promise of fall holidays--Halloween, All Saints Day, Dia de los Muertos, Thanksgiving, Diwali, Winter Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, Samhain, And what does Teacher Mama love best about seasons and holidays? Making cools crafts and recipes and playing seasonal games with children. Here are free printable fall themed crafts for kids.

First, clear a spot on the table. Or better yet set up a separate craft table. Bust out glue, scissors, markers, glitter, your nifty scrapbook edging scissors, stickers, pom poms, fake gems all your crafty goodies.Next, go to these websites   Printable Winter Crafts and Activities for Kids

Free Printable Star Wars and Clone Wars Coloring Pages

Are you a Star Wars geek? Did you love the new Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens? Many of the original cast returned including Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Kenny Baker (R2D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca--and my favorite Star Wars character) and Anthony Daniels (C3PO). We got some new friends Po Damaren, Finn and Ray and BB-8 and some new villains in Kylo Ren! Here are Free Printable Star Wars Coloring Pages

Free Printable Apple Themed Lesson Plans

Apples are a common theme for preschool and elementary school students. Teachers and homeschoolers, are you teaching a unit on apples? Have I got a great sweet treat for you: 166 pages of free printable apple themed lesson plans. Games, crafts and activities. Free Printable Apple Themed Lesson Plans for Preschool and Elementary School

Free Printable Murder Mystery Games and Downloads

Do you love reading murder mysteries and detective novels? Do you love to play murder mystery games? I do. I love the thrill of the chase-- gathering clues, analyzing data, questioning suspects. If you're a fellow mysterati and like playing detective, check out these links for free murder mystery downloads.  Free Online Murder Mystery Game Printables and Downloads

Free Pritnable Ramadan Activities, Islamic Instruction for Children

 For Muslims, Ramadan is holy season marked by prayer, fasting and abstinence. Ramadan, in the Islamic calendar is a month-long observance, falling roughly in the month of August, but earlier in 2014. Ramadan ends with Lesser Eid, or Eid al Fitr, on July 28, 2014. Here are free printable activities, including games, puzzles, crafts, worksheets, duas (prayers)Free Ramadan Activities and Islamic Faith Instruction for Children

Free Printable Educational Card Games and Board Games

Card games and board games are an excellent teaching tool. They're are interactive and hands-on. Children practice many skills when playing card or board games. They learn to count, add, subtract, prioritize, plan, organize, sort, coordinate and evaluate. Card games can be created to teach content area and subject matter and help students memorize information. I remember teaching and homeschooling before Internet and computers. I made dozens of card games for students. That's pretty labor intensive, With the Internet we have access to free printable activities to use as lesson plans. This saves time and money. Simply print, laminate and cut apart. Here are links for free printable card games.

The Kidz Page There are free printable word games, math games, sudoku games and lots of other educational learning games. They are brightly colored, cheerful games.
Planet Pals has a free printable animal matching card game. You can play this game as a regular card game also, finding pairs and sets.
Print Games has several cute card games. Some are styled on vintage card games. There are board games to print also. These make excellent family games and party games.
Mom's Minivan has a great assortment of free printable travel and car games. There are bingo games, Battleships games, matching games, cootie catchers, connect the dot games and more.
Mom's View has a nice assortment of educational games, math, geometry matching and more. There are free printable game tokens, playing pieces and dice.

Altogether there are 100+  free printable games for classroom, homeschool or family fun. Follow instructions carefully to be sure you print the right number of game sheets. Making printable games has the added benefit of being a craft project for kids. I recommend you print a paper copy of the cards, game pieces and game boards. Then use copier to print the game onto card stock. Laminate the entire sheet before you cut out the pieces. Save printing ink by setting printer preferences to economy and black and white setting. Have kids color games--now you have cut and paste craft, coloring activity and game! Better and better!
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Free Printable 4th of July Games, Puzzles, Crafts

Kids, do you want free printable 4th of July games and puzzles? I know sometimes adults parties get boring and you need some fun stuff to do. Or maybe it's rainy and cold and you have to stay inside. Boring! So color these American themed coloring pages, make some patriotic crafts, like paper flags. Or play history word searches or crossword puzzles. It'll give you something to do till the fireworks. Free Printable 4th of July Cut and Paste Paper Crafts and Activities

Free Printable Educational Cut and Paste Crafts and Games

Summer is an excellent time to explore the wonderful world of free printable projects and activities. Cut and paste activities are perfect for day care, kids at home, road trips, rainy day fun and summer craft camps. During the summer, teachers and homeschoolers have an opportunity to make educational games and activities for their classrooms. Free printable activities are the perfect resource for educational games. Free Printable Educational Cut and Paste Projects and Activities

Free Father's Day Activities, Games Kids and Dad Can Do Together

Father's Day is about dads and their children spending quality (and hopefully quantity) together. It's not about fancy gifts or spending a lot of money or throwing the perfect bash. Kids should help out with planning. Keep kids productively busy, actively learning by involving them in holiday planning. Here are free or cheap activities, crafts and games the littlest of children can do with daddy.  Free Father's Day Activities, Games Children Can Do With Daddy

Free Kid Concoctions Science Recipes, Experiments

Kid Concoctions is a children's TV show that show kids how to make neat science recipes and concoctions using household ingredients. Kids love to muck about doing experiments from the kitchen cupboard? If you visit the website you can sign up for a free membership with access to printable chemistry experiments and special pricing on recipes and science equipment. I got a book and supplies set for $10!  It shows how to make putty, dough, glue, edible concoctions, paint, sidewalk chalk, flubber, gak splat (from the early Nickelodeon days), Oobleck, chemistry compounds, science goodies with everyday stuff.  Kid Concoctions: TV Show, Website, Books and Activities

Free Printable Travel Games and Puzzles for Children

"When are we going to get there, Mommy? Daddy, I'm bored!" What kiddos start that, you know it's going to be a long car ride. Well, parents, sigh no more. Your travel woes are over. I've got a kids' boredom buster first aid kit right here--free printable travel games and puzzles for children. Make road trips fun with these car game printables. Free Printable Travel Games and Puzzles for Kids

Patriotic, Educational Outdoor Party Games for Memorial Day

Memorial Day means family picnics, backyard BBQs and parties. Here's a complete DIY patriotic water fun park with 10 activities that you can set up in your backyard. Games are educational, with history and social studies connections. All the guests, young and old can enjoy the fun! This guide includes printables and complete game tutorials. If Memorial Day is too cold for outdoor water play, save for 4th of July.Red, White, Blue and 'Green'! 4th of July Backyard Water Park

Make Free Printable Spider-Man Coloring Pages into Learning Games

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opened May 2, 2014 in U.S. movie theaters. Are you a fan of Spider-Man? Then you'll want these free printable Spidey coloring pages. Actually, you can print any DC or Marvel superhero coloring pages from this link. You can find Barbie, Disney, PBS, Looney Tunes characters too! Make coloring pages into learning games. Print small images. Color. Attach to index cards and label. Use them to help kids learn to read. Write lists of associated words on the back For Spider-Man, you might use: spider, arachnid, insect, bug, super, hero, fly, web, city, save. Free Printable Spider-Man Coloring Pages

Free Printable Cinco de Mayo Games, Puzzles, Coloring Pages and Craft Activities

Cinco de Mayo may not be the Mexican Independence Day. It may be celebrated less in the country of origin and  more in the U.S. Regardless, after a long, cold winter many of us need some hot and spicy south-of-the-border fiesta-ing right now! Look no further for free printable Cinco de Mayo party games, crafts, activities, puzzles, coloring pages! You found it and bienvenidos! So shake those maracas and fire up the Mariachi! Free Printable Cinco de Mayo Coloring Pages and Crafts

DIY Educational Games from Recycled Materials for Earth Day

Want to encourage cooperative learning among students? Want to develop hands-on games and teaching materials? Need fast, easy, cheap homeschool materials? Need active learning games to help students learn content? Want to use recycled materials to make teaching tools? Whew, that's a long order. But no worries--I've got you covered. Here are homemade game ideas using recycled materials--perfect for Earth Day! DIY Educational Games: Easy and Cheap to Make from Recycled Materials

Free Printable Easter Egg Dyeing Patterns and Safe Homemade Dye Recipes

Waited till the last minute to buy Easter egg dyeing kits for the kids? Now the store is out and you have to pull a rabbit out of a hat (pun intended) and come up with your own egg decorations. Never fear--super DIY mom is here with tips on homemade Easter egg decorations using recycled and on-hand materials. I've included free printable Easter egg patterns, too. And best of all, homemade is cheaper and safer than store-bought egg coloring kits! Cheap, Homemade, Safe Easter Egg Dyeing, Recycled Decorations

Free Printable Story Starters, Picture Cue Writing Games and Prompts for Preschool NaPoWriMo

April is National Poetry Month in the U.S. Teachers, why not celebrate in school by hosting creative writer workshops with students? Parents, you can do with kids at home or make activities part of a homeschool lessons. Here are free printable preschool story starters, writing games and picture cue writing prompts to get the ideas flowing. Free Printable Preschool Story Starters, Picture Cue Writing Prompts

Snowtastic Winter Party, Snow Games and Sports Printables

Raise your hand if you've had it with winter. I know I have!Here's a winter blues buster: throw a snowtastic party. Celebrate the closing of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and extend the fun with your own game variations. Here are safe, easy snow activities requiring no fancy equipment. I've included literature-based activities, lesson plans and crafts.  Extend Winter Olympics: Easy Snow Games and Sports 

Homemade Story Dice for Writing Prompts Games

Here's a creative writing game I designed with students. Story Prompts dice. It's a mashup of Magnetic Poetry and a Chicken Soup for the Soul Game. Make 6 paper cubes (basic box pattern). Draw a cross of six equal sized squares, four long and one on each side, second down. Fold four long into a box. Fold in the two side flaps as top and bottom. Tape. Here's a printable template if you need it.  Homemade Story Dice to Encourage Outside the Box Thinking

Parents, Don't Like Adult, PG-13 Ads? Keep Kids on Kids-Only Sites

I'm reading gripes about "adult" ads on Bubblews. Well, let me ask you this. Do you like getting paid? Because sharing ad revenue is how Bubblews does it. Google and other search providers partner with advertisers and place ads on our articles. Bubblews is paid when readers click. Then we get a cut.

Google doesn't allow porn. But it's a little foggy what constitutes porn. I got my Adsense ads pulled on a blog because I used the word "testicle" in a health article. But Google does partner with PG-13 to R sites. What constitutes PG-13 or R is also little nebulous. Usually it includes adult-themed video games like "Evony", dating sites, maybe or sexual enhancement ads.   Why Hate Bubblews Adult Ads? This is Not a Kid Site and Ads Pay Our Earnings

Harry the Dirty Dog Game, Craft, Snack, Printables

Are your kids going winter stir-crazy? Too cold to play outside long. Snow too deep for little one. Well, you need a craft afternoon. I learned as a teacher/homeschool mom to make lesson plans hands-on. So my craft parties include an interactive story and snack and lots of free printable book-based activities.
One of my husband's favorite children's literature characters is Harry the Dog, created by Gene Zion and drawn by Margaret Bloy Graham. My mom described a yarn bush she made for the birds and it reminded me of Harry. Here are activities based on "No Roses for Harry."   No Roses for Harry Recycled Yarn Craft, Snack, Printables

Catholic Lenten Devotional Games for Children

 The Catholic Lenten season of Lent is fast approaching. In lent, we practice gospel virtues: prayer, fasting, almsgiving. We seek to draw near God, by imitating Christ's suffering. Those acts in turn help us grow stronger. Here are lenten sacrifice games and activities for kids. Lenten Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving Activities for Children 

Free Printable Puzzles, Worksheets for Black History Month

 Black History Month is observed in February, in the US. Schools usually offer special programming and lessons on issues and events that are significant to African Americans. Students explore biographies and contributions of famous black Americans. They read books written specifically about or by African Americans. Here are printable puzzles and worksheets to learn Black History.  Free Black History Month Literature Guides, Lesson Plans, Worksheets 

Games for Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics XXII Party

Sochi night, Sochi night, Sochi night fever, sing with me! I'm sorry, I'm pretty excited for the Sochi 2014 winter Olympics. The XXII winter games are the first time the winter sports have been held in Russia. And I say that calls for a celebration! Here are printable games and puzzles to explore this ancient and wonderful world event. Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics XXII Printables, Lessons on Russia 

Games, Puzzles on Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics to Print

February 7-23 is going to be an exciting time in Sochi, Russia! The XXII 2014 Winter Olympics happen! As a teacher, mom and former homeschooler, I always look for ways to teach any world event in the classroom. Here are free printable winter Olympics lessons plans. Games, crafts, coloring pages, puzzles, sports-themed worksheets--all you need to explore. There are activities about Russia and the city of Sochi, too. Games on the games!  Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics XXII Printables, Lessons on Russia

Bubblews is Like Facebook But You Get Paid

When I heard Bubblews likened to Facebook, I thought, no, totally dissimilar. Bubblews is a content site, Facebook is a social site. Bubblews earns money and Facebook time. I was wrong. Bubblews is more social networking than content. And you get paid for it. And kids can use it I Was Wrong! Bubblews Really is Like Facebook Only I Get Paid - News

Free Printable Epiphany Party Crafts and Games

Epiphany celebrates the Twelfth Night after Christmas. On Epiphany, or Three Kings' Day, January 6, the Magi or Wisemen visited the Holy Family in Bethlehem. Here are free printable Epiphany games and crafts to celebrate Three Kings Day. Epiphany is the gift-giving holiday in many countries. Many cultures and traditions have parties to celebrate the coming of the Wisemen to visit and honor baby Jesus. Print and enjoy these holiday crafts for Epiphany.  Free Printable Epiphany and Three Kings Day Party Crafts and Game Activities

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Freelance writer, Top 100 Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! News, Shine, Michigan, Detroit), blogger, teacher, mom of 4, happily married 25 years. Graduated GVSU 1986, psychology/general education and special education. continuing ed up to present. Certified MI teacher. Writing Michigan history mystery, children's Gothic fantasy. Areas of expertise: education, relationships, mental health, nutrition, history, world cultures. Passions: faith, Catholic church, sustainable living, interfaith initiatives, living simply that others might simply live. Working on MA in EI education.