Creative Kids

Grab these free printable Mandala colouring pages from Coloring Mates. Great for anyone who likes to colour, yourself or your children. You can think about mandala coloring pages as letting your inner child emerge and also have a fun time, or you might think about this activity as a kind of meditation. […]

29 Free Printable Mandala Colouring Pages

A Halloween Scare in Canada
Calgary zombies! Montreal ogres! From “Windsor, Toronto, Québec, and Grande Prairie, / The big, strong, and hairy, and terribly scary” A Halloween Scare in Canada (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) by Eric James (author), Marina La Ray (illustrator) contains a silly group of scary monsters in this “humorous, creative story” and “Halloween adventure.” It’s Halloween night, and creatures and […]

A Halloween Scare in Canada: A Silly Spooky Story with ...

Enjoy some spooky and silly literary fun with your little ones with these Halloween acrostic poem printables from Activity Village. Just click on each title or image to grab them for yourself. Halloween Acrostic Poem Printable Alien Acrostic Poem Printable Mummy Acrostic Poem Printable Monster Acrostic Poem Printable

Halloween Acrostic Poem Printables

Halloween Finger Puppets
It’s time for ghosts and goblins, skeletons and spookiness! It’s also a great time for some creepy art and craft projects and I have you covered. Check out these Halloween-themed art and craft activities for kids: Halloween shadow makers Create spooky silhouettes with these fun Halloween shadow makers from   […]

Halloween Art and Crafts for Kids

Exposing your children to art by taking them to galleries and genuinely engaging them is a great way to spend time with your little ones while sharing your love of creativity and helping to encourage an active relationship with art. Here are 15 questions you can ask to get your little […]

15 Questions to Ask Children at an Art Gallery

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Brighten up your holiday by having your little ones add some colour to these Thanksgiving-themed colouring pages. From Turkeys and pies to cornucopia and autumn leaves, check out this range of free printable pages for anyone who enjoys some colouring fun.   * Source: multiply Delicious   * Source: Crayola   * Source: Teachers […]

Shades of Turkeys and Pumpkin Pie: Thanksgiving Colouring Pages

Kidffiti is sidewalk chalk taken up a notch! It’s called “spray chalk” and looks and acts like spray paint. So, here’s the question: Is it fun family-friendly street-art? Or is it encouraging future vandals…and even drug dealers?! Seriously, this is being suggested… Taking the “broken windows” law enforcement theory to […]

Kidffiti: Harmless Kiddie Street-Art or Fueling Future Vandals?

Do you remember the Barbapapas? I loved them as a kid and still enjoy reading the books I kept to my own little ones. So I was thrilled when I came across a Barbapapa music-themed colouring page which, of course, sent me on a search for more. Check out the […]

Barbapapas Art & Music-themed Colouring Pages

Do you have a child that’s interested in acting or performing? Then you need to get yourself some trustworthy information to be sure that your child or children will be treated fairly and ACTRA National has what you need in the Stage Parent Survival Guide by Robyne Baruchel, mother of Canadian actor […]

Stage Parent Survival Guide: A Must-Have for Parents of Canadian ...

If your mini-musician also likes to colour, check out the range of music-related colouring pages from Free Coloring Page Site. * Click images below for larger versions to print. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21) […]

22 Musical-themed Colouring Pages for Kids

Are your children budding artists and designers? Or do they like to colour, draw, or doodle? Then check out Wendy Tsao at Child’s Own Studio, an incredible artist who will create custom toys based on your children’s art. Creating plush toys that copy the original drawings amazingly accurately, each toy ends […]

Child’s Own Studio: Creating Custom Toys from Your Children’s Art

If you’re looking for another way to make art playful for your children (or perhaps you just like a little creative fun yourself), then check out the Roll A Picasso Art Game. This game is played individually with a dice. …[R]oll the dice and draw the appropriate part to create portraits […]

Roll A Picasso Art Game: Pablo-Styled Faces Create Fun for ...

Are you getting your garden ready for summer? Are your little ones eager to get involved? I’ve gathered some ways for your children to be creative while digging into the dirt at the same time. Here are 5 gardening crafts for kids: 1. DIY Garden Markers Source: ready-set-read! 2. Garden Treasure Jars Source: Empress of […]

5 Gardening Crafts for Kids

If you know a little one who likes word searches – or if you like word searches yourself – then check out this Group of Seven Word Search which will have searchers looking for original members, later members, associated artists, and more. Download it here: Group of Seven Word Search

Group of Seven Word Search

Introduce your children to poetry and Canadian geography at the same time with our downloadable printouts of Canada’s provinces and territories acrostic poem templates. Alberta British Columbia Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Prince Edward Island New Brunswick Newfoundland Nova Scotia Nunavut Northwest Territories Yukon

Canadian Provinces and Territories Acrostic Poem Downloads

Spring is in the air and it’s time to head outside for awesome outdoor (or outdoor-inspired) art activities and we have you covered! Here are 10 art & craft activities for kids that are perfect for spring: * Click on the titles or pics for instructions. 1. Fingerprint Bugs Source: wikiHow 2. Accordion […]

10 Kids’ Art & Craft Activities for Spring

Are you looking for some online poetry-based fun, games, and learning opportunities for your kids? Check out Giggle Poetry! The website for children has… Poetry Fun – “Learn everything you need to know to become a “Giggle Poet!” The easy-to-follow instructions on this page will have you up and writing funny poems […]

Giggle Poetry: A Website of Poetry Fun for Kids

Easter is a great opportunity for some eggs-ellent art activities and creative crafts with your kids! Here are 10 Easter art and craft activities for kids: 1. Hatching Chick Craft Using Popsicle Sticks (Easter Egg) Source: Sassy Dealz 2. Chick Craft Using a Fork Source: Sassy Dealz 3. Egg Carton Bunny Craft Source: Sassy […]

10 Easter Art & Craft Activities for Kids

Do you or your kids love Shel Silverstein and his poems? Or perhaps you’re looking for a way to introduce your little literature lovers to Silverstein. Either way, together you can watch animated versions of some of Shel Silverstein’s poem with the poetperforming them himself ShelSilversteinBook‘s Youtube channel. The channel includes […]

Introduce Your Kids to Shel Silverstein’s Poetry with Animated Videos ...

Celebrate spring with your little ones with these fun (and free) printables full of flowers, birds, butterflies, rain, and sunshine. There are printables for acrostic poems, story pages, colouring pages, banners, and more. Here are 25 spring printables for kids that you should try: Spring Story Paper Printables 1. Spring […]

25 Kids’ Art Printables for Spring

Endless hours of fun, for parents and children to do together or for little ones to keep busy on their own, Art Pocket Activity Fun and Games: Games and Puzzles, Fold-out Scenes, Patterned Paper, Stickers! by Ruth Thomson (Carlton Publishing Group) is an awesome little – but packed full – book for creative kids. […]

CAC Kids Checks Out Art Pocket Activity Fun and Games: ...