Free printable Alice in Wonderland Valentines, Mad Hatter tea party activities

Doesn't February seem just the right time for a Mad Hatter tea party? Why not use these these free printable Alice in Wonderland crafts, birthday party decorations. There are free printable valentines to use as party invitations, thank you notes, greeting cards and party supplies. Or have an Alice in Wonderland Valentine's Day party. 

Have guests dress as the Red Queen, White Queen, Mad Hatter, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Alice, the Cheshire Cat or Blue Caterpillar. Use free printable Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland coloring pages for vintage images, clipart and crafts. Here are Alice in Wonderland movie activities and lesson plans,  free printable tea party crafts and Disney Alice in Wonderland tea party invitations. 

Free printable Chinese New Year greeting cards

Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival, begins late January or early February on the western calendar. CNY 2015 starts Feb. 19. It's Year of the Sheep or Goat. Here are easy, inexpensive ideas to throw a Chinese New Year festival in a school classroom or at homeschool or with your family. Sheep (goat) themed activities are included.
"Travel" to China. Start at the DL-TK website's for free printable Chinese New Year activities. Read books on China. Here's an article I wrote on best children's literature from China for kids in grades pre-K to grades two.
Decorate. Use free printable Chinese crafts., symbols, clipart and graphics to use for decorations. Children can use to make banners, desk decor. Create greeting cards and give to elderly.
Make crafts. Use the free printable CNY activities from the link above. Make Chinese zodiac calendars, lantern crafts (for Lantern Festival), hats, paper dolls, booklets, and a Chinese zodiac wreath. Print CNY recipes, coloring pages, crafts, games with lots of printables.
Learn about animals of the zodiac. The link above has pages of activities devoted to each animal: horse, dog, rat, rooster, dragon, pig, sheep, rabbit, monkey, ox, tiger and snake. There coloring pages, booklets and more.
Host a pageant. Help children create animal costumes from the dress up bin and recycled materials. Got more than 12 students? Do male, female and baby animals (ram-ewe-lamb). This teaches science vocabulary.
Sample Chinese foods. The Chinese New Year theme is luck. Simple kid-friendly treats would be animals crackers (horses), iced tea, fortune cookies, dumplings, spring rolls (egg rolls), cherries, Mandarin oranges and fish crackers.
Play games. Links above have printable puzzles and games. DL-TK link has a printable quilt with a square for each animal. That could be used as a bingo or memory game. In China, children are given lucky gold coins. Get some foil-wrapped gold coins and hide them for kids to find.
Host a Lantern Festival. Use links for ideas, activities and printables. Lantern Festival rounds out the new year activities and is celebrated about two weeks later.

Say "Gong Xi Fa Cai" (Gong Hey Fat Choy") to wish Happy New Year!

Free Thanksgiving holiday printables, greeting cards, crafts and decorations

Planning the perfect Thanksgiving dinner and party doesn't need to be costly. You can throw a great Thanksgiving celebration that's green and cheap. Here's one tip: send free printable Thanksgiving greeting cards and invitations and make decorations using online printables.
Got Free Cards has over 30 free Thanksgiving greeting cards. There are several different styles and themes: cartoon, children's, fall nature scenes and contemporary. Some are color-your-own. Make the greeting cards into Thanksgiving dinner invitations by writing party information inside. For greeting cards kids can make, set your printer to "grayscale" or "black ink cartridge" from the properties menu. Then kids can color it themselves.
MES Cards has free funny cartoon Thanksgiving cards to print. There are Native American Indians and pilgrims and quirky turkeys.American Greetings card creator helps you design and print your own holiday greeting cards. Use as party invitations as well. Choose from contemporary, classic and retro theme. Cards feature pilgrims, turkeys, Native American Indians, autumn harvest and religious Christian cards.
Lee Hansen has printable online Thanksgiving patterns for place cards, greeting cards or party invitations. There are free printable pumpkin and fall leaves greeting cards. Artists Helping Children offer free children's Thanksgiving card-making crafts and printouts. DL-TK has a free DIY card-making activity. Start at this page, select holiday or occasion, clipart, verse and style. Or write your own. Then personalize and print.

Making free printable Thanksgiving cards and invitations serves several purposes. Cards great way to remember loved ones far away, especially senior citizens who can't get out. Printing on recycled paper, with printer preferences set to 'fast economical" saves paper and ink and the environment. Print in black and white so children can color cards and party invitations. This keeps children happily occupied and gives them a positive sense of helping with Thanksgiving preparations.

Free printable Halloween greeting cards, party supplies, invitations

Halloween party season is creeping up and children of all ages, even the young at heart are getting ready for the fun. Here are free printable Halloween activities for school classrooms, homeschool or scout troop Halloween party. There are free printable Halloween themed greeting cards too. 
Count down the days to Trick or Treat with dozens of free printable Halloween activities, coloring pages and crafts from Making Print free craft projects for all sorts themes. Making Friends has a really holiday activities, coloring pages, cut and paste, paper dolls, Trick or treat wrappers, worksheets, Halloween puzzles and mazes. Print word searches, crossword puzzles and word games, perfect for Halloween language arts lessons. Print Halloween card games, flash cards, dioramas, masks and pumpkin carving patterns and stencils.
Here free printable Halloween lesson plans, worksheets, games, coloring pages, activities and puzzles. Use for Trick or Treat themed math, reading, writing, literature, science, language, social studies and crafts. All Free Printables has free Halloween crafts, greeting cards, party invitations, decorations, cut-outs, coloring pages, masks, party invitations, name tags, treat bags, pumpkin cut-outs, book marks, picture frames and lots more. Puzzlemaker lets you create templates for printable Halloween worksheets, puzzles, mazes, jigsaws, dot to dot, Soduku, crosswords and activities galore.

Print Activities is another mega site for all your school and family activity printing needs. Look for units, printable worksheets and lessons focused around Halloween and trick-or-treat. Disney Family offers a plethora of free printable Halloween Disney activities, crafts and coloring pages. Coolest Holiday Parties has free printable Halloween party supplies. You'll find cards, invitations, treat and punch bowl printables, banners, place cards, name tags, wall hangings for a ghoulish party.

Free Printable holiday and birthday cards for kids: color your own cartoon, TV show, toy and movie cards

Giving birthday cards along with other greetings cards is a time-honored tradition. Children love receiving birthday cards. But with greeting cards a $4 cards now, it's too expensive. So that's why free printable greeting cards from internet websites are so awesome. Here's a list of free printable color your own cartoon greeting cards and kids birthday cards for kids
Family Shopping Bag is great resource for free printable color your own cartoon greeting cards, kids birthday cards, invitations, party stationery, thank-you notes, coloring pages, party favors and more. Family Shopping Bag has bright beautiful images and pictures. You can print many invitations as postcards. Get free printable color your own cartoon kids birthday cards, holiday cards and invitations featuring favorite cartoon characters:

Alice in Wonderland
Ben 10
Big Hero 6
Blues Clues
Bubble Guppies
Candy Party
Care Bears
Clash of Clans
Clown & Circus
Despicable Me
Doc McStuffins
Donut Theme
Dora and Diego
Dr. Seuss
Finding Nemo
Hello Kitty Center
Hotel Transylvania
How to Train Your Dragon 2
John Deere
Little Mermaid
Little Red Riding Hood
Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Monster High
Monsters Inc
My Little Pony
Nutri Ventures
Pink Poodle
Pirate Ahoy
Plants Vs Zombies
Power Rangers
Princess & Frog
Scooby Doo
Sesame Street
Sofia the First
Spongebob Printables
Star Wars
Strawberry Shortcake
Super Mario
TMNT Ninja Turtles
Tinker Bell & Peter Pan
Thomas the Tank Engine
Winnie The Pooh
Zoo Animals

DL-TK has free printable color your own kids birthday cards, party invitations and thank you cards for children in many of your kids' favorite themes! You can print in black and white so that your children can enjoy coloring the cards and invitations too. Get favorite PBS cartoon coloring pages that you can make into holiday cards, cartoon kids birthday cards and invitations. Arthur, Caillou, Blues Clues, Dragon Tales, Sesame Street, Bear in the Blue House, Thomas the Tank Engine, Teletubbies, Anime and Manga Invitation and Greeting Cards include Digimon, Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Other favorite color your own birthday cards and greeting cards include Dora the Explorer, Powerpuff Girls, Scooby Doo, Batman, Peanuts, Madeline, The Wizard of Oz, Raggedy Ann and Andy. General Children's color your own cartoon kids birthday cards include Ballerina, butterflies, cats, dogs, flowers, football, boats, firetrucks, fish, mermaids, penguins, pets, nature and sports.
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, Pinterest, email, and blogs overflow with valentine crafts. Alas, many are also costly. So, don't pay. Here are free printable preschool valentine worksheets, games, crafts, learning activities and lesson plans. Fru-gals and fru-guys, use these for Valentine's Day fun.

Over the Big Moon is a mom-blog with 31 pages of free printable preschool Valentine's Day worksheets. They've added an extension pack with even more free printable preschool Valentine lesson plans for children. These kits are perfect for little ones ages 30 months to six. The activities are mostly for pre-readers and emergent readers. All the activities have a valentine theme.

To practice literacy and writing skills, there are letter tracing sheets focusing on the letter "V", vocabulary cards, phonics activities, word and sound matching and shadow letter tracing activities.

For early math skills reinforcement, there are valentine-themed counting worksheets, sorting activities, pattern extensions and sequencing games. There are several activities to develop visual acuity and eye hand coordination, including spot-the-difference games, coloring pages and four-piece puzzles. There are also several pages of cutting lines in different patterns to help children practice scissor skills.

The packets are free to print from the Over the Big Moon website. Or here's an alternate website with the same valentine printables. Directions are available. Valentine graphics could be reused as DIY valentines. Have children cut out pictures and glue on construction paper hearts.

For preschool classroom use, print activities in the craft center. Or put printed activities in a folder. Use as homework or vacation activities. Give as Valentine's Day gifts. Roll in recycled paper towel tube. Add a cute valentine pencil, a few crayons, scissors and glue stick. Wrap in recycled paper that children have decorated and tie the ends. Use for Valentine party favors. Senior citizens may enjoy these activities too,

Free printable Advent wreath crafts, Catholic activities, Bible Christmas art projects

Psst, hey you, are you looking for some awesome free printables for Christmas? Here are links for religious holiday crafts and activities, including Bible based Christmas cards, coloring pages, Christian crafts and Catholic Advent activities. Seriously tons of cool stuff to print and use with kids. You might make Christmas cards out of coloring pages and share them with those who are lonely or shutin. Free printable Advent wreath crafts, Catholic activities, Bible Christmas art projects

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