I have been working on some new lovely space themed digital backgrounds for our Etsy Store, and to celebrate I have decided to create some more free address labels and a new printable coloring page!
I like using these to label the boxes of clothes and toys in my son’s room, but they would work well also for a classroom environment.
Get the free printable pdf for the labels here. It is compatible with most standard address labels. Remember it is for personal use only and not for commercial reuse.
And here is my new coloring page!
Click here to download the pdf of the free coloring page. I like it because my son loves anything space related but also because it is useful to practice sizes ( small, medium, big) as well as location words (above, in the middle, left, right, etc.)
All the kids in the world love treasure hunts! Click on the image to download the jpg file of this amazing coloring page.
Print it in Letter format,
and have Fun!
I wanted to create a printable solar system model, something that I could print and put together easily to show my son what planets are in the solar system, which ones are closer or further from the sun and from us and which one is the biggest or the smallest. I chose not to use an actual scale, otherwise it would have been hard to make it printable, but I still tried to give an idea of the different sizes. I also tried to replicate as much as possible the actual colors of the planets as we see them from the earth, to create a realistic effect without using the actual pictures. Here is the result:
Here is how to recreate this simple solar system model:
1) print the free hi-res jpg on cardstock with a color printer (click here for the planets and the arms);
2) cut out the planets and the arms;
3) with a pointy knife or the tip of the scissors make a hole in the center of the sun and on one end of the arms; if you want you can also make a hole on the other hand of the arms and in the center of every single planet, but this is optional;
4) place a metal brad in the middle of the sun and connect all the arms to it before opening it;
5) place the planets at the end of every arm with tape, or with their own brad if you made the holes for it in step 3;
Here is a fun little game for your little ones: create your own cute monsters!
Monster 1 preview
Monster 2 preview
Monster 3 preview
All you have to do is print the three monsters (monster1, monster2,monster3) let your little one color them, cut along the dotted lines and then have fun recombining the heads, bodies and legs to create different and funny monsters. Enjoy!
With all the weekly activities kids do during the week, I thought it would be nice to create a weekly planner to help them remember what they have to do during their busy weeks!
As you can see it is a colorful chart that is designed for those activities that repeat through the season or the year like sports, music, boy scouts etc.
All you need to do is get your free pdf by clicking here, print it on cardstock, cut out the activity stickers and have your child paste them on the correct days of the week. You can then hang it next to your family calendar or in their bedroom so they can always review it and remember what they are going to do depending on the day of the week.
I love cute little robots, I like drawing them and imagining what they could do, so I am trying to get my son to love them too of course. I made these little ones out of paper, but I recommend using cardstock instead. They are made of a few, easy to cut, parts and held together by little brads. I happened to have brads at home because of a previous scrapbooking project. You can find colorful ones in any scrapbooking/hobby store and they really add to the look of your robots.
Two of my cute little paper robots
Another pair of cute little paper robots
These are just four of many combinations you can create whit the parts that I designed!
All you need to create your own cute little paper robots is a printer,some cardstock, scissors and brads.
I have created two templates for you: one in black and white ( download the pdf here) so you can let your kid color it anyway he likes and one pre-colored ( download the pdf here) in case you want to skip the coloring.
If you do create your own robots please post a comment below! And don’t forget to send us a picture of your little creations at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’ll make sure to post it!