Monday, August 31, 2009

Coloring Pages: Moto GP

moto gp coloring pagesHigh Speed Moto GP

Me and My Pet Free Coloring Pages

Me and My Pet Free Coloring PagesIts My Pet's Birthday

Tarzan Save Jane Coloring Pages

I love you Tarzan...

Disney Princesses Coloring Pages

disney coloring pages
Disney princesses coloring pages


This Pokemon coloring page shows Onix - grab your crayons, print it up and color it in!

Pokemon Twist and Flip Watch (1)


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hercules Coloring Pages

I wish..

come on.. its just a..

Herc and his... ehm..ehm



Friday, August 28, 2009

Disney Princess Coloring Pages - Cinderella

Happy Cinderella coloring pages


It's time to go.



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Finding Nemo Coloring Pages

up.. up.. and away!

Look! my fin is bigger!


face expression



Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Grandparent's Day Coloring Pages

We've added 4 fun coloring pages for Grandparent's Day. Perhaps the children could color them in and send them to Grandma and Grandpa, to let them know they are special! Grandparent's Day will be celebrated on 13th September 2009 in the US and on 4th October 2009 in the UK.

Back To School Coloring Pages

We've added 6 gorgeous new "Back To School" coloring pages today, including a school bus, children eating school lunch, a lollipop lady, a playground scene, an old-fashioned schoolhouse, and children walking to school. We think kids will love them, and hope they'll enjoy them year round, not just at the start of a new school year!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Underwater Coloring Pages - Mr. Octopus

Just wanna make love symbol with my tentacles



Saturday, August 22, 2009

Funny Scenery Coloring Pages

Morning walking...

The great snow castle coloring pages



Friday, August 21, 2009

Back To School Coloring Pages

We've added 7 new Back to School coloring pages today - just simple "objects" (we've got more detailed coloring pages coming early next week) but they are great for getting nervous used to the idea of starting a new school year. They can also be used as posters for the classroom.
Back To School Coloring Pages
Just to let everyone know that we've had a mighty revamp of our Coloring Pages entry page. We think what we've done will make it much easier to find what you want out of the 961 coloring pages (and counting) which we think there are on the site today!
Coloring Pages

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Abstract Coloring Pages

Can you imagine this coloring pages?



Haunted House Coloring Pages

Welcome everyone to the free gallery of halloween theme printables focussing on excellent coloring book pages for little kids and children who can color them by downloading from here. These exclusive haunted house coloring pages will make your wardrobe look like a real haunted house for evil spirits and creatures to get in and enjoy their festival.
Haunted House Printable Coloring Pages Haunted House Coloring Pages
Halloween Haunted House

Snowflake Coloring Pages

Snowflakes are the beauty of winter season and specially during the christmas holidays when people keep them as decoratives for the christmas. These snowflake coloring pages will give your little kids an idea about how they look like and through colors they will fill the printables. Keep the colored snowflake crystals to decor your child's room, wardrobe and his/her school bag.
Printable Snowflake Coloring Pages Christmas Snowflake Ornaments Coloring Pages
Snowflake Coloring Pages

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Alphabet Matching Game

Print these gorgeous Alphabet Matching Game cards and use them in many ways in classroom or home - as a file folder game, memory game or as ABC flashcards.

Ideas for using the alphabet matching game cards:

* As mini alphabet flashcards
* As a file folder game. Cut out and glue one set of cards randomly on the inside spread of a file folder. Cut the other cards out, and store each set separately. Can your child match up the cards?
* As a memory game. Shuffle two sets together (or a matching selection from two sets). Place them all face down on the table and take turns turning two cards over. If they match, remove them from the display. If they don't, try to memorise where they are and turn them back over again. Turning another two cards over.
More alphabet game ideas

Picture Alphabet Posters - Bright And Cheerful!

These bright and appealing posters make a cheerful display around the classroom or home, cut and pasted, or viewed on a computer screen...
Picture Alphabet Posters

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Funny Animal Coloring Pages

Old Gecko-gecko

Oops! You missed!

Fatty Frog



Balloon Modelling Tricks - New Video

Watch this short video of balloon modelling tricks and learn how to make some really cool balloon animals and object! Make a dog, a sword, a flower and a monkey up a tree!

More Learn A New Skill Videos

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Finger Tracing Alphabet To Print

This Finger Tracing Alphabet is and a good way to start your child learning the ABCs, upper and lower case. Trace over the letters as if you were writing with a pencil, making sure that your child starts and stop in the right places. If you are printing them for the classroom or expect a lot of use, you might want to laminate first. You could also make them into a ring bound flip book. And of course, because they are outline letters, you could ask your child to color them in, too!

Another idea is to use the pdf file of the complete set on your computer (full screen) or white board in the classroom.

7 Back To School Lunch Tips

Don't look now, but school's here! Are you ready for one of the biggest challenges for Moms of school-age kids - preparing school lunches day after day?

There's hope and help for you yet. Here are 7 back-to-school lunch tips. Hey, I can't come over and make your kids' lunches for you, but these tips will surely make it much easier:

1. Make dinner do double-duty

You're already in the kitchen preparing your family's dinner, why not use that time to get a head-start on the next day's brown bag lunches?

Make a double batch of meals that taste just as good "the morning after," you know, like fried chicken. Or cook dishes that can be transformed into something "new", such as pasta sauce that's just as yummy as pizza topping (on ready-made crust of course).

To make meal planning easier, take a look at Dine Without Whine. It's a monthly service for planning your family's meals and grocery shopping.

2. Include lunches when meal planning

To do tip #1, you need to be more organized. This means including your kids' lunches when planning your family dinners.

3. Let the kids participate

Lighten your load and teach your children some important life skills at the same time. Even small children can help prepare their lunches.

If morning is too stressful, then make this an after-dinner activity - which brings us to...

4. Make advance preparations

Do whatever you can do ahead of time. For example, cook in batches on the weekend, or put leftovers in packable containers the night before.

5. DIY fast food

Commercial packed lunches are attractive but unhealthy. But who says you can't make your own? Buy your own colorful and attractive lunch boxes, such as a bento-style lunchbox.

Fill it up with a variety of healthy food. Think of mixing up foods with different textures and colors. And cut them up into small pieces so they're easy and fast to eat.

6. Soup it Up

Soup makes a quick and healthy lunch. You can cook a large pot in the weekend and pack it in a thermos for a warm and satisfying lunch. Serve with whole wheat bread and some fresh fruit and you've got a complete meal!

7. Sprinkle in some fun

Sneak a little surprise into your child's lunchbox once in a while. It could be a little chocolate treat, stickers, or a sweet note from you. Getting something unexpected makes lunch fun.

With planning and creativity, your children can have healthy, delicious lunches without too much work for you.

For meal planning help, go to Dine Without Whine. It makes meal planning a breeze, while helping you save time and money.

Then you'll have time and energy for those school lunches.

For a limited time, you can try Dine Without Whine for a penny. Click here to find out how.

More Back To School at Activity Village

Back To School Dinner Tips

Is school really just around the corner? You know what that means - early morning scrambles, after-school tizzies and ragged nerves at dinnertime.

It's still possible to have pleasant family mealtimes even after school has begun. Check out these back-to-school dinner tips for busy Moms:

1. Have a meal plan

The most important key to having relaxed family dinners even on school nights is having a meal plan. This will simplify both food shopping and meal preparation, and help you save money to boot.

If you need help, check out Dine Without Whine's meal and grocery planning service.

2. Try freezer meals

Cut down on cooking time by cooking large batches and then freezing them for future use.

3. Simplify your schedule

With school comes extracurricular activities that could have you running - or driving around - like a headless chicken. Keep things to a minimum. Overloading children with too many after-school activities is not good for them. They need downtime too.

4. Get the kids involved in cooking

Get some help by mobilizing your own troops - your husband and children - as your kitchen helpers. Cooking is an important life skill and now it's bonding time as well.

5. Have an emergency plan

No matter how well you plan in advance, something always comes up. Plan for that as well. Always have emergency supplies in the pantry so you can throw together a home-cooked meal at a moment's notice.

It could be a frozen dinner you prepared during the weekend. Mine is pasta, a can of tomato sauce and whatever vegetables are in the refrigerator.

6. Post your family schedule

Keep a large calendar on the wall where you can see every family member's schedule at a glance. It will also help you plan activities around your family dinner times.

7. Set a routine

Decide on an earlier dinner time, bedtime and wake up time and start following them a few days before school officially begins. This way, everybody's adjusted when the real thing comes.

8. Stay flexible

Sometimes you just can't afford disruptions to your meal times. An occasional missed family dinner is no big deal - when you know you'll have more throughout the week.

9. Consider school schedules

Take note of school events and other activities in your family calendar - so you can plan your family dinners with them in mind.

10. Cook once, eat twice

Every so often, cook a double batch of meals that can easily be transformed into another entree or side dish. For example, roast 2 chickens. Have one for tonight's dinner. Chop up the other for chicken salad for later in the week.

11. Organize your kitchen

If you haven't done so yet, now's the time to take stock of your kitchen. Make sure the items you use most often are accessible from your food prep area. Replace the tools that are broken, and get those gadgets that will help you get dinner ready faster.

12. Have a special meal

Make Friday night Teen's night - which means they plan and prepare the meal. That is, if you have teens or any child old enough to prepare meals. They'll learn how to cook, you get the night off (from cooking), and everybody has fun. The only condition is: everybody has to eat what's prepared.

13. Make it educational

This idea is for preschool-age kids. Make or buy a special placemat with letter or numbers. Laminate it with Con-Tact paper so it becomes a wipe-off board. Use it only for dinnertimes.

14. More mealtime learning opportunities

Plan some meals to coincide with specific topics your child is studying in school. For example, on the night after a field trip to a pioneer town, have a pioneer-style meal.

15. Celebrate school successes at dinner

Celebrate school successes with a special family meal. Prepare the child's favorite meal and prepare a nice dessert. It's more important to have a meal that's relaxed and delicious, than one that tool hours to prepare.

16. Nurture school relationships

Get to know your children's closest school friends by inviting them to dinner once in a while.

Follow these tips to make family mealtimes simpler, easier and more fun. For meal planning and grocery shopping help, go to Dine Without Whine.

Your monthly subscription includes a weekly meal plan with recipes for main dishes, side dishes, 2 desserts and 2 brunches.

You'll also get a weekly grocery shopping list of everything you need to create the recipes. The list is categorized according to grocery sections, so your shopping will be easier and faster.

For a limited time, you can try Dine Without Whine for a penny. Click here to find out how.

More Back To School at Activity Village

Alphabet Coloring Pages - New Set Added

We've just added a new set of alphabet coloring pages (capital letters only for the moment) - they are simple, bright and cheerful and we think they will make learning ABCs fun!
Alphabet Coloring Pages

Handwriting Alphabet Worksheets

We have a new set of handwriting alphabet worksheets today, giving plenty of tracing practice for each letter, both capitals and lower case, as well as room for drawing or cutting and pasting. Download separately or as a set.
Handwriting Alphabet Worksheets

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Spiderman Coloring Page

Spiderman Coloring Page
Spiderman in action coloring page

see more Batman coloring pages.

Tracing Alphabet Worksheets To Print

We've just added a set of fun tracing alphabet worksheets for little ones. Trace the letters, trace and colour in the picture (great pencil contro practise) and learn the letter sound! You can download the whole set of 26 together, or each letter individually.
Tracing Alphabet Worksheets

Wild Animal Coloring Pages - Tiger

Gimme a minute

Back off!

Hi there..



Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back To School Crafts - Even More NEW!

Here's another seven fabulous ideas for Back to School crafts:

Pipecleaner and bead bagtags

Sheep bagtag

Ladybug pencil topper

Bumblebee pencil topper

Bead figure pencil topper

Portfolio craft

Spiral pencil topper

More Back To School