Paw Patrol is so popular these days. If your kids are loving this show, then why not print out some of these colouring pages and activity sheets to keep them busy on a rainy day this summer, or to offer some value down time. I have a set of four printables to share with you today, including colouring and spot the difference sheets.
Are you busy planning trips for the summer holidays? We will be staying in the UK for the whole 6 weeks holiday this year, but will be travelling around within the UK. Travelling by train can be a great option for domestic travel, and means that we don’t need to think about parking. I just make sure to always bag the seats with the table so that the kids can be more easily entertained!
If you are travelling by train this summer, it’s worth looking at TransPennineExpress for booking train tickets as they don’t charge booking fees and you can collect nectar points on your purchase. (Visit the TransPennine Express website for train tickets)
If you do have a train journey planned, I have five different free printable games to share with you today to keep the kids amused while travelling. I find that these kind of activities keep my boys entertained well, and I love to see them engaged in these traditional puzzles and games.
Printable Travel Games for Kids
Home was definitely one of our favourite family movies this year, and if you missed it at the cinema, or are keen to watch again, the Digital HD version is available to download NOW.
We’re looking forward hosting a Home viewing party in our garden this weekend. If the weather is good we’ll set up our projector and screen the movie outdoors which should be a lot of fun! I’ll share a post about our outdoor Home screening party soon, but for now I wanted to share some of these free printable activity sheets and colouring pages featuring our favourite Home characters.
Mehndi designs are so fun to draw and colour, and Eid time is a perfect time to have fun with this. Whether you’re a Muslim family getting your children excited about the celebrations, or you want to introduce your kids to different traditions from around the world, these free mehndi hand colouring pages will be a fun way to keep the kids entertained.
You can also use these printables to link in with other topics such as weddings.
Whether your kids are off to camp this summer, or would like to play pretend at home, these free personalised summer camp printables from Tiny Me are pretty cool.
These printable books allow you to add your child’s name and gives spaces for them to fill in what they learned in camp, along with their best and funniest moments, and what they missed while they were away. There is space to stick in a photo from camp too, to keep those camp memories for years to come.
Ramadan is nearly gone, and Eid is just around the corner but there is still time to share with you a couple more activity sheets for the children to enjoy. Actually these Islamic themed activity sheets will work well for Eid too, and all year round.
Grown up colouring pages are a huge craze right now. I love to colour these detailed pages to unwind and relax. Since the other grown up colouring page printables that we shared here on In The Playroom have been so popular, I knew I had to offer some more : starting with these zentangle inspired colouring pages.
These are not only great for adults, but appeal to kids too and are a great way to practise focus and concentration. You can colour them collaboratively with the kids too, which is what you see in the picture below (jointly coloured by me and T, age 5)
To celebrate the release of Disney’s Cinderella on DVD and Blu-Ray this summer, we’re sharing some free printable activity sheets to get you and your children in the mood for the movie. If you haven’t yet seen the new version of Cinderella, check out the trailer at the end of this post. We really enjoyed it, and look forward to watching it again once the DVD is released!
Help Cinderella find her way to the ball with Prince Charming in this fun maze
If you’re fasting this Ramadan, I hope your fasts are going smoothly. Here on In The Playroom, we have been sharing some fun Ramadan printables along with Ramadan activities and crafts for kids, to help the little ones feel involved and excited during this special month.
Today I have a simple Ramadan word search for you to download and print,
Maths gets a bad reputation in some circles, with children labelling it “boring” and even parents feeling intimidated by maths, and not emphasising it’s importance as much as reading or other key skills.
To challenge this and show plenty of ways that maths can be fun, the Cool Maths for Cool Kids series, hosted at Peakle Pie, is gathering together a group of bloggers to share maths activities all month. We’re happy to be joining in and sharing this number codes activity with you today.
Using number codes is a fun way to get children enthusiastic about numbers, as they use them to write and send secret messages and you can make this activity as simple or as complex as you like – according to your child’s ability.
We’re sharing some free printables to help you get started. Once your kids get going with it, they might like to take it further and make up lots of different codes of their own.