HISTORY

General Activities

Women’s History Timeline Game

Women’s History Timeline Game

Use our Women's History Timeline Game and dive into the lives and achievements of remarkable women who shaped our world, from ancient trailblazers to modern heroines! History is not just about events and battles; it's also about the people who shaped our world. This...

Ancient History Game for Kids

Ancient History Game for Kids

Embark on an epic journey through the past, from the Big Bang to the first human civilizations, with this ancient history game for kids - Ancient History Timeline! In the beginning, there was the Big Bang. According to the science's best estimate, it happened 13.8...

Medieval Shadow Puppets with Moving Parts

Medieval Shadow Puppets with Moving Parts

Learn how to make shadow puppets with moving parts and have playful shadow puppet duels with these articulated knight puppets! We love shadow puppets! Over the years, we have created many different shadow puppet templates. Some have been fairy-tales, others have...

The History of Space Suits with Astronaut Paper Dolls

The History of Space Suits with Astronaut Paper Dolls

Make astronaut paper dolls and introduce the history of space exploration to kids with these printable paper dolls! Space is full of wonders that we feel compelled to explore! Yet, space is also full of dangers that our bodies cannot survive unaided. Scientists and...

How to Make a Castle from Cardboard

How to Make a Castle from Cardboard

Learn how to make a castle from cardboard, paper rolls and other recyclables!  Chances are, you have a lot of packing tubes, paper towel and wrapping paper rolls, potato chip or nut containers in your recycling bin. We sure did. At least, until we decided to make...

DIY Peg Doll Kings, Queens and Knights

DIY Peg Doll Kings, Queens and Knights

When our latest project, a cardboard castle, was nearing completion, we realized that we didn't have anyone to settle it. That would never do, so out came the wooden peg dolls, paints and felt. In no time, we had wooden peg doll knights, kings and queens in the...

Cave Art for Kids

Cave Art for Kids

While drawing on the walls is normally not allowed, this cardboard cave is an invitation to do just that. Become a caveman and make cave art! It all started with a book. I can recite Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson from memory, and truth to tell, I often do. There were a...

How to Make a Viking Play Tent

How to Make a Viking Play Tent

Camping under the stars is still a distant prospect for our son, but for now a tent offers him infinite possibilities for adventure. It can become a traveller's camp or a bear's den, an Inuit's igloo or a Viking's tent. It can also provide shade for sunny outdoors and...

Women’s History

Women’s History Timeline Game

Women’s History Timeline Game

Use our Women's History Timeline Game and dive into the lives and achievements of remarkable women who shaped our world, from ancient trailblazers to modern heroines! History is not just about events and battles; it's also about the people who shaped our world. This...

25 Activities to Learn about Famous Women in History for Kids

25 Activities to Learn about Famous Women in History for Kids

March is Women's History Month. Explore the topic of famous women in history for kids through engaging games, crafts, and activities! Do you know who wrote the first novel? Murasaki Shikibu, a lady-in-waiting who lived in Japan between the 10th and 11th centuries, is...

Women in History Books for Kids

Women in History Books for Kids

To celebrate Women's History Month, we have selected 25 of the best picture books about inspiring women for kids! Do you read books with children? If you're on this page, you're probably a dedicated book lover, just like me. Personally, I have always preferred...

Famous Women in History: Printable Paper Dolls

Famous Women in History: Printable Paper Dolls

Famous Women in History Dress-Up Dolls feature printable costumes of twenty women who have changed the world. Print, cut, and learn about twenty inspiring heroines. One of the many reasons I like using paper dolls for teaching is because they make it easy for kids to...

20 Famous Women Colouring Pages

20 Famous Women Colouring Pages

Print these free famous women colouring pages and posters and learn about women's history! Throughout history and across the globe, whenever women wanted to do something daring, they always had to face two kinds of challenges. One challenge was naturally associated...

Famous Women in History: Guess Who Game for Kids

Famous Women in History: Guess Who Game for Kids

Using this educational game, dedicated to famous women in history for kids, you will learn about twenty amazing heroines who changed the world. Includes Marie Curie, Frida Kahlo, Florence Nightingale, Rosa Parks, and many more!   Do you know who wrote the first...

Black History

Printable Black History Game for Kids

Printable Black History Game for Kids

Using this Black history game, kids will learn about twenty inspiring people who changed the world and celebrate their achievements. Including Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Jesse Owen, Mae Jemison, and many more. Looking to celebrate Black History...

15 Black History Paper Dolls

15 Black History Paper Dolls

Celebrate Black history with kids while making a set of printable paper dolls of fifteen Black people who changed the world! Children like dolls. There is good reason for it - they are relatable and fun to play with! My preference for educational settings is for paper...

Free Black History Month Posters

Free Black History Month Posters

In celebration of Black History month, I’d like to share a free Black History Month poster and a colouring page, featuring twelve famous Black people and their inspiring quotes. Looking to celebrate Black History month with kids? This free printable poster can be a...

GEOGRAPHY

30 Architecture Magnetic Tile Ideas

30 Architecture Magnetic Tile Ideas

Explore civic, domestic, and vernacular structures with these architecture magnetic tile ideas! Over the years, our kids have tried to push the envelope on what they could make with their magnetic tiles. Some tiles are badly scuffed from having been shoes, some rusted...

144 Printable Travel Trivia Questions and Answers

144 Printable Travel Trivia Questions and Answers

Discover the ultimate collection of 144 travel trivia questions and answers that will challenge and entertain both young and old; avid adventurers and armchair travellers! Going on a family trip can be a lot of fun, at least as long as no one is too bored while...

Magnetic Tile Earth Puzzle for Kids

Magnetic Tile Earth Puzzle for Kids

Explore our globe in greater detail by making a magnetic tile Earth with printable stickers. A great activity for Earth Day - or any time you want to study geography with kids! Magnetic tiles have surprising versatility as an educational toy. We've used them for so...

Earth Science Trivia: Printable Game with 144 Questions

Earth Science Trivia: Printable Game with 144 Questions

Use the Earth Science Trivia game and learn more about our amazing planet, while playing this printable educational game for kids! Earth is a truly unique and wonderful place. Billions of animals, plants, and other living organisms co-exist together on our planet,...

Draw the Missing Half: Landmarks

Draw the Missing Half: Landmarks

Use architectural landmarks to explain symmetry to children, then create simple symmetrical drawings with these printable draw-the-missing-half art prompts! Why is architectural symmetry so satisfying? One possible reason is that it reflects the human body, which has...

Diverse Paper Dolls

Diverse Paper Dolls

Select a free printable paper doll that looks like you, from a new big pack of diverse paper dolls! You can also colour your very own. When reading books, watching cartoons, and playing with toys, children naturally gravitate towards characters they can relate to....

Canada: Provinces, Capitals and Flags – Printable Learning Game

Canada: Provinces, Capitals and Flags – Printable Learning Game

This printable game is designed to encourage learning about the Canadian provinces, their flags and capital cities. What is the capital of Nunavut? Which province has a ship on its flag? Find out while playing this game! From talking to people around the world, I've...

School Uniforms Around the World: Printable Dress-Up Paper Dolls

School Uniforms Around the World: Printable Dress-Up Paper Dolls

Explore cultural diversity with kids by getting our printable paper dolls ready for school and dressing them up in a variety of school uniforms around the world! It is always fascinating to learn what is different about life in other parts of the world. Ever since I...

Map Study Watercolour Painting with Children

Map Study Watercolour Painting with Children

Are you doing a map unit study with kids this year? Make your own map with different types of landscapes, using a simple watercolour technique! I love maps. Actually, everyone in our family does. If there is a map in a book, it automatically gets a bonus point from...

Countries & Capitals of the World: Memory Matching Game

Countries & Capitals of the World: Memory Matching Game

Countries & Capitals of the World is a printable memory game designed to help children and adults with learning the countries of the world, their capitals and their flags.  Every country in the world has a flag as a symbol of their nation, and every country also...

Flags of the World Bingo: Printable Game for Kids

Flags of the World Bingo: Printable Game for Kids

Flag Bingo is a printable educational game that challenges children to learn and identify the flags of the world. Featuring the flags of 120 countries and with several ways to play, Flag Bingo is a fun supplement to teaching geography in preschool, kindergarten and...

Moon Chinese Legend Shadow Puppet Show for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Moon Chinese Legend Shadow Puppet Show for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival by staging a shadow puppet show based on the Chinese Moon legend that explains the origins and traditions of the festival. Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival happens in...

Canadian Dress-Up Paper Doll with a Printable Template

Canadian Dress-Up Paper Doll with a Printable Template

Get an introduction to Canada for kids with these printable dress-up dolls! Four Canadian costumes include Anne of Green Gables, a hockey player, an Inuk and a Mountie. Since realizing that this year celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canada, I wanted to do something...

HOLIDAY STUDIES

Valentine’s Day Lesson Plan

Valentine’s Day Lesson Plan

Use this Valentine's Day lesson plan to teach about the history of the holiday, discuss unique traditions associated with love festivals around the world, and create a giant poster illustrating them! Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that sometimes have a bad...

Valentine’s Day Colouring Pages for Kids

Valentine’s Day Colouring Pages for Kids

Learn about unique holidays and traditions from around the world with these Valentine’s Day colouring pages for kids that turn into a giant Valentine poster! As I was making our study plan for February, I stumbled over Valentine's Day. Over the years, we have made a...

Free Christmas Trivia Conversation Starters for Kids

Free Christmas Trivia Conversation Starters for Kids

This free set of Christmas trivia conversation starters for kids teaches interesting facts about winter holidays around the world while inspiring a personal discussion! Even though, as a family, we spend a lot of time together, we are often quite busy. Between...

Christmas Trivia for Kids: Printable Game

Christmas Trivia for Kids: Printable Game

Christmas Trivia for kids is a fun printable game that challenges players to a battle of wits with 144 questions and answers. Enjoy the season and learn together! Where did the trend of decorating Christmas trees originate? Why were candy canes invented?  Which...

10 Christmas Writing Prompts for Kids

10 Christmas Writing Prompts for Kids

Engage in festive writing while using one of 10 free Christmas writing prompts for kids. Use a Santa letter writing template, play a Christmas would-you-rather game on paper, write a holiday acrostic, and more! The month before Christmas is filled with the smell...

20 Christmas Around the World Colouring Pages

20 Christmas Around the World Colouring Pages

Celebrate the winter holidays with a free poster of Christmas characters and Christmas around the world colouring pages! The closer it gets to the winter vacation, the more challenging it becomes to get any schoolwork done. Cue holiday-inspired (but secretly, quite...

Christmas Paper Dolls

Christmas Paper Dolls

Learn about Christmas traditions around the world with Christmas paper dolls, featuring nineteen gift-bringing characters from different cultures! From the famed Santa Claus to the mysterious Olentzero, from the sweet Christkind to the horrifying Krampus—the world is...

Christmas Guess Who Game

Christmas Guess Who Game

Have fun playing our printable Christmas Guess Who Game while learning about twenty regional Christmas characters and Christmas traditions around the world! In places where the seasons are well defined and the winter months are cold, December often brings a...

PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY

Proverb Matching Game

Proverb Matching Game

Introduce children to proverbs by playing a free printable game of matching proverbs with their meanings! Let sleeping dogs lie. Beggars can't be choosers. Strike while the iron is hot. Now and again, I would share one of these traditional wisdoms with my son, and he...

Finish the Proverb Writing Prompts

Finish the Proverb Writing Prompts

Finish the proverbs with these free printable worksheets. Both a great creative writing prompt for children and a memory exercise for adults! As you sow, so shall you reap. Very wise. As old proverbs tend to be. But... Doesn't actually say much to modern children,...

Social Stories with Puppets

Social Stories with Puppets

Prepare children for new social experiences by making social stories and acting them out with shadow puppets! Getting ready for a birthday party, talking about what to do when you get lost, or outlining the rules of behaviour on the playground? I bet that as a parent...

Free Printable Emotion Wheel for Kids

Free Printable Emotion Wheel for Kids

Use this free printable emotion wheel for kids to help them learn about emotions and track their moods! I distinctly remember studying trigonometric functions at school - knowledge that I acquired through hours of repetitive exercises and never once used in my adult...

Printable Board Game for Kids to Learn about Emotions

Printable Board Game for Kids to Learn about Emotions

EMOTIONS is a fun printable board game for kids and adults to play together! Players will be challenged to act, discuss and imagine, while learning all about emotions and each other. Now that my kids are of the board game playing age, and we have begun our collection...

Emotion Paper Dolls for Teaching Kids about Emotions: Boy Edition

Emotion Paper Dolls for Teaching Kids about Emotions: Boy Edition

Make a printable dress-up paper doll that will teach children about emotions and the way they're expressed through body language. Instead of costumes, this paper doll changes faces.  This version features a boy doll, specially designed for boys, who would look for a...