The internet is a wonderful thing! If you have a printer at home, and a wifi connection there is a massive range of colouring and activity sheets available online if you don’t have anything to hand at home. A lot of them allow you to download for free for personal use. This blog is about my favourite websites that I have found to download interesting and fun activities; particularly for themed activities like Christmas. Some are free colouring pages, worksheets for kids but all are printable at home.
The Twinkl website gives education-inspired resources. Twinkle resources are free or you can subscribe from £2.50 a month as an individual for the full range. It is free to join as a parent, but not every activity is available to you, some do require the subscription, but there are still a lot of excellent ones available. Twinkl produce resources for teachers so you know that the educational quality is there.
Not all of the activity sheets are free but there is a good selection of free ones offered and you can choose sheets based on your child’s educational year or ability. Activity Village produce a lot of creative activities for kids. I like the printables section. Particularly the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day printable rosettes – a lovely (and free) home made gift for a parent. A lot of sheets have been made members only so it takes some navigating to find what you want. Or you can become a member for £12 a year. Pretty good value if you intend using a lot of these ideas.
Some excellent colouring sheets and printable activities for kids here, including Disney. There is a search function as well so you can narrow it down to the themes your child is interested in. Some sheets are mosaic or puzzle/maze activities as well. We did this birthday party invite sheet one year for the family to come to a birthday party at home.
I recently discovered this website. It has puzzles also aimed at older children. My 8 year old isn’t often that bothered on colouring but he loves these crosswords.
LeapFrog have some nice printable worksheets, with guidance on the key stage it is suitable for. They cover maths, science, english, problem solving – a whole range of activities and interests. Excellent for a rainy day when you can’t take them out to burn off energy so you try and get their brain working in the hope that will do it.
What do you think of these printable activity sheet suggestions?
I hope you like these suggestions of mine. I’ve used them all over the years to provide activities for my children. I print off loads to take away in the caravan because they are easily transportable and cheap! Unlike buying a regular puzzle or colouring book you can pick and choose your children’s favourites. How about printing some off for a party bag? Or even a party activity in the home? None of these websites are endorsing me or this blog I’ve written about them because I like them and the activity printables they produce.
If you have any favourite sites – mention them in the comments so that other parents can discover them for themselves.