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101 FREE Printables for Kids to Enjoy

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Printables for kids like coloring pages and activity sheets are perfect for keeping busy kids busy. Plus, they save your sanity while you’re traveling, out to eat or just need a break. Printables are “a great alternative to screen time and fun for kids of all ages,” says Abigail Peterson, a kindergarten teacher and Lovin’ Our Chaos blogger. She adds that printables give you a chance to see your child’s strengths along with skills you may want to work on.

As a former teacher who now homeschools her kids, blogger Brandi Jordan of Mama Teaches agrees. “While doodling and coloring are great activities for fine motor-skill development and creativity,” she says, “sometimes having a printable that adds another level of educational value is really important.” Thankfully, plenty of printables “sneak learning in while still keeping kids engaged,” she says.

 

Here are 101 printables for kids to try:

  1. Learn ABCs with letter-tracing and coloring pages.
  2. Learn to recognize letters with this ABC letter find.
  3. Color some airplanes.
  4. Toddlers will love these alphabet coloring pages.
  5. Find things that start with each letter while going on an alphabet scavenger hunt.
  6. Learn letters and animal names.
  7. Connect the dots to reveal animal friends.
  8. Color a number plus a corresponding number of animals in these animals numbercoloring pages.
  9. Help Batman get to his Batmobile in a Batman maze.
  10. “Be Kind” coloring pages with whimsical doodles.
  11. Help the bee find the flower in this maze.
  12. Practice handwriting with big shape tracing.
  13. Kids will enjoy filling in blank faces.
  14. Color some bugs.
  15. Build an adorable monster.
  16. Focus on simple activities with a busy bee activity pack.
  17. Review number and color words with a butterfly color-by-number.
  18. Color in your favorite Care Bears.
  19. Eleven knight-themed coloring sheets.
  20. A Cinderella activity sheet.
  21. Three color by number pages.
  22. Super fun preschool pages.
  23. Forty-five coloring pages for girls.
  24. Make your own comic book pages.
  25. Community helper coloring sheets.
  26. A football helmet your sports fan can decorate.
  27. A dinosaur dot-to-dot.
  28. Do word search and crossword puzzles with Disney Princesses.
  29. Dolphin coloring pages.
  30. Use sticker dot pages to practice letters.
  31. More than 30 dot to dot pages.
  32. Dr. Seuss coloring pages.
  33. Draw your favorite superhero.
  34. Open-ended drawing prompts.
  35. Dry erase activity books fit in a purse and can be used over and over.
  36. Laminate these dry erase placemats when you’re done!
  37. Connect the dots.
  38. More than 50 printable books of easy dinosaur mazes.
  39. Easy dot to dots.
  40. Easy-level mazes are mildly challenging for young ones.
  41. Eric Carle printables go along with your child’s favorite books.
  42. Fairy coloring pages.
  43. Fill in a template to make your own comic strip.
  44. Learn about firefighters.
  45. Color-by-number flower.
  46. Disney’s Frozen coloring pages and activities.
  47. Get thinking about your favorite fruits and veggies with this I Spy.
  48. Mini-coloring books about fruit.
  49. Three fruit match-up games.
  50. Have fun coloring these faces while going over facial expressions.
  51. Geo patterns are fun for a wide range of ages.
  52. Easy and hard hidden pictures puzzles.
  53. Kids love searching for hidden pictures.
  54. Step-by-step drawing instructions.
  55. Hungry Caterpillar tracing and coloring.
  56. Learn colors with these colorful cut-out scoops and Popsicles.
  57. Eight sheets of ice cream cones and Popsicles.
  58. Insects Printable Pack teaches shapes, sizes, colors, puzzles, mazes and literacy.
  59. Color in jungle friends.
  60. A sweet little love bug makes little ones smile.
  61. Draw Big Hero 6 characters with a free art lesson.
  62. LEGO fans will love these LEGO coloring pages.
  63. Eight LEGO Town Mini-Figure coloring pages.
  64. Some little bugs to color.
  65. Witness the meditative power of mandalas.
  66. Get crafty with mason jar patterns.
  67. Color some not-scary monsters.
  68. Enjoy two ocean animal activity books with puzzles, word searches and coloring.
  69. Four ocean animal mazes.
  70. Octonauts fans will flip over these 108 free coloring pages.
  71. Color in a parliament of owls.
  72. Color Peppa Pig.
  73. Color the shapes correctly to reveal your picture!
  74. Free rough and tough pirates coloring pages.
  75. Build vocabulary and find words with these pirate printables.
  76. Paper dolls are great for imaginative play!
  77. Quick and easy printable alphabet cards with sound pictures.
  78. Castle-themed coloring pages double as toys.
  79. Mad Libs are tons of fun and a great language arts activity.
  80. Color an extra-large U.S. map.
  81. More than 45 mazes keep the kids entertained.
  82. Learn about the rainforest with this art-themed pack.
  83. Twelve robots to color.
  84. Apple-themed activities and coloring.
  85. Learn shapes with coloring and tracing sheets.
  86. Shape Quiet Book shows shapes found in real life.
  87. Have fun practicing coloring and word recognition skills with sharks.
  88. Six out-of-this-world space mazes.
  89. Connect the dots to reveal a special bouquet.
  90. Color your favorite Star Wars characters.
  91. Star Wars Rebel coloring and activity sheets, which include word search puzzles.
  92. Superhero word search.
  93. Four coloring pages and one word search all about Tinkerbell!
  94. Toy Story coloring pages.
  95. Train activity pack teaches counting, ABCs, name writing, colors and shapes.
  96. Color plenty of cars, trains and trucks in these transportation pages.
  97. Learn vegetables with a mini coloring book.
  98. Talk about the weather with your little one.
  99. Wedding-themed pages will keep kids busy at a wedding.
  100. Color a winter wonderland.
  101. You Are My Sunshine coloring pages make you smile.

Print out these free printables today and enjoy!

For more ideas, check out these 17 Easy Construction Paper Crafts.

Stephanie Glover is a freelance writer who lives outside of Philadelphia.

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