A Colouring and Crafty Morning – All from Free Kids Printables

We had a lovely, laid-back morning here the other day, and I managed to keep the kids happy and thoroughly entertained, thanks to a couple of great websites and free activities.

With no plans in place, I popped over to my Fun Kids Stuff board on PinterestΒ for some inspiration to do something different. I wasn’t in the mood for activities with lots of setting up, or with lots of mess (though we did that the following day – I will share soon..!), I was just looking for something simple and fun, as it was still pretty early, the kids still contentedly running about in their PJ’s.

I found the brilliant The Gruffalo website, as Boo loves her Julia Donaldson books, and the World of Pip and Posy for Little Man as he adores them. I printed them off some colouring sheets, spot the difference, animal sounds match ups, make a mouse mask and a few other bits and bobs that I thought they’d like. And they did like!

boo and little man colouring

They were absorbed for considerably longer than I expected them to be, well, longer than I expected Little Man to be! Inevitably, he lost interest first, and raided the CDs (clearly it was an activity that required music, an oversight on my behalf!), but Boo carried on and loved completing every sheet and activity….

free printables fun

When Little Man napped later on, Boo wanted to read a pile of Julia Donaldson books, which is always welcome, as I do enjoy them, too, and it rounded off a lovely morning.

Such a simple, off the cuff morning, but we all loved it. It also happened to be World Book Day, which I hadn’t thought about when I did this, but how fitting!

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41 thoughts on “A Colouring and Crafty Morning – All from Free Kids Printables”

  1. Ahh… I am sure they enjoyed coloring. My little girl never gets tired of this. Thanks for sharing that link. I will head over there and print some of my girlie.


  2. Sounds like a really lovely morning, kids entertained and happy, free, lots of learning and reading…..fantastic! Love the mask.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  3. What a lovely morning, my 4yo often asks me to print out pictures for him to colour, he loves it! The wee girl gets distracted rather easily though πŸ™‚ I love that Little Man needed tunes! #LetKidsBeKids

  4. They look like they really enjoyed themselves! There is nothing like a few free printables. Pinning this right now for a rainy day! x Mel

  5. The boys loves ALL of Julia Donaldson’s books and I can still recite large chunks of The Gruffalo from heart. And colouring is such a wonderful and timeless activity isn’t it. When asked as a child what I wanted for a birthday I always said a colouring book and crayons!

  6. Wow, I had no idea about those websites. Brilliant. Am now following your board too. Thanks so much for sharing with the Monday #pinitparty. Have pinned πŸ™‚

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