One of the great things about the internet is the amount of free stuff available for kids. In addition to the myriad of articles that inspire parents regarding potential activities and outings to do with their children, there is also the wonderful world of printables, where with just a few clicks of your mouse, you'll have an easy activity for your child for free. The selection of printables on the internet is wide to say the least. In it's most basic form, you can download colouring in sheets featuring your kids favourite characters (great for parties), or you can download fun educational activities, flashcards, puzzles and crafts. There's a limitless selection of printables, but finding the best ones out there can be overwhelming. To take some of the hard work away for you, here's the lowdown, on 5 really cool sites:
1) Activity Village
Jam packed full of inspiration for crafts and activities, you'll literally never run out of things to do with Activity Village by your side. There's a great selection of learning printables, which will greatly assist parents helping children with their ABC's, counting and all manner of things. Check our full review of Activity Village here.
Flash cards to help with learning the alphabet Image Source: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/oak-leaf-alphabet
Great Easter handwriting practice, Image source: http://www.jumpstart.com/common/easter-handwriting-practice-view
Jump start offer a range of printables sorted by school grade (American), subject and topic. The wide selection encompasses learning areas from preschool and beyond, so is ideal if you have kids of multiple ages. You can visit the website here.
3) ABC for Kids
Sometimes children will get particularly fixated on certain TV characters, and you can make their day quickly and easily by grabbing them a printable featuring their favourite cartoon figure. ABC for Kids offer a wide range of printables including colouring in and activity sheets in addition to craft ideas. This is a great site for finding character crafts for kids parties without having to spend a fortune; all you need is access to a printer and some blank paper. You can visit the website here.
Kids will love colouring in their own Peppa Pig, Image Source: http://www.abc.net.au/abcforkids/makeanddo/
4) Marvel Kids
Ironman needs your help. Image Source: http://marvelkids.marvel.com/activities/ds
Sometimes only a superhero will do, and thankfully Marvel Kids has you covered. Download colouring in pages and fabulous puzzles that will keep your child thoroughly entertained. This is a great place to download activities for a 'craft table' if you've got a superhero themed party coming up. Whilst your online, comic lovers will love creating their very own comic strip or cartoon book. You can visit the website here.
5) Nick Jnr
If your child loves some of the shows offered by Nick Jnr, then they'll really enjoy the character themed printables available for free from this website. Popular characters include Dora, Peter Rabbit, Mike the Knight and the Paw Patrol. Printables include some great educational activities perfect for preschool learning. There are also some great craft based activities, with full instructions and free downloads. You can visit the website here.
Make your own Dora pinwheel, with this free printable, Image Source: http://www.nickjr.com/printables/index.jhtml
What's your favourite website for free kids printables?