Use this printable worksheet to plot the co-ordinates of the Titanic's short maiden voyage.
I'm sure a real Marauder's Map would come in very useful - but if you can't have a magic one, why not make this one and pretend?
Making the "board" will keep the kids occupied for a while; and so will playing the game. Siblings of different ages can play this with each other quite happily.
Real marbling takes quite a bit of effort and requires oil paints, tray, water and mess! Here is an easier version for younger children which still produces a very pretty effect.
Marbled Eggs are fun for kids to make - and pretty to display at Easter, too. You will need marbling inks, which are available in most craft stores. We've used bright colours but pastel colours would make pretty Easter eggs.
No Mardi Gras parade could be complete without a marching drum! Here is how your children can make their own.
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This fun Mardi Gras crown is great for kids of all ages - just decorate according to age and ability. The kids will be proud to wear them in their Mardi Gras parade!
These Mardi Gras cup shakers are fun to make and produce a satisfyingly loud noise for your Mardi Gras parade!
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Masks are what Mardi Gras parades are all about, and if you are going to have your own Mardi Gras celebration at home you will need to give the kids free reign in designing their own!
This Mardi Gras necklace is fun to make for all ages, but especially younger kids. Depending on how patient your kids are, you might want to prepare the "beads" in advance!
To make these Mardi Gras shakers you will need to raid the junk cupboard for supplies. Kids can use them in a very noisy Mardi Gras parade!
Fun colouring page of American Mark Spitz, winner of 7 Olympic Gold Medals in 1972 in swimming events.
Printable poster of great American swimming champion, Mark Spitz, who set a record for winning gold medals in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich which wasn't beaten until 2008.
Here's a fun printable worksheet on Mark Spitz, the great American swimming champion of the 1970s. Get kids to do some research then fill in the blanks!
These are great fun to make, and delicious to eat! They make a good activity for a Halloween party too - just provide a bowl or two of melted chocolate and the necessary decorations and let the kids loose on their own treats. Read online or watch our video below...
Print this fun poster with a simple illustration of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, designed for younger children. The poster also makes an excellent cover for a book or folder on Martin Luther King.
Here's a simple primary / elementary worksheet asking children to fill in some facts about Dr Martin Luther King Jr, his life and his achievements, and to think about whether they would like to meet him and what they would talk about if they did.
Here's are some fun printable Martin Luther King writing pages (in colour and black and white) to use in your writing projects.
Here's a Christmas colour by numbers page featuring Mary, part of our set of Nativity printables for younger children. UK and US versions are available.
Print this Nativity colouring page of Mary, mother of baby Jesus, designed for younger children to enjoy.
Part of a set of Nativity printables, here's a poster of Mary designed to appeal to younger children.
Here is a charmingly illustrated Christmas story word poster to print, part of a full Nativity set of printable posters.
This Masquerade Mask is fun for kids to make for Mardi Gras or a "masked ball" themed party! It is quick and simple to make, but very effective.
This is a silly game and it doesn't last long, but it makes for a funny few minutes and kids seem to love it!
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Here's a challenging Thanksgiving acrostic poem printable using the letters from MAYFLOWER. Available in four versions.
We have two printable notebooking pages for that most famous of pilgrim ships, the Mayflower. Choose your version by clicking on the links below.
Print out this Halloween maze featuring some tangled spider webs and see if you can work out which web the spider is hanging from!
Also known as Concentration, this card game is an old stand-by which can be adapted for all ages and abilities of children and is great for improving concentration and memory skills.
Make a memory box at the beginning of a New Year. It is a great way for children to think about what they have done and achieved over the previous year, and makes a super memory to pull out once a year and enjoy as a family.
Be prepared for a lot of noise with this card game, which is also known as "Animals". Great fun!
Number of Players: 4+
You can't light the candles on this Menorah, but it is a pretty design to make with fuse beads! You will need to be a little careful with the candles, which can break off easily. If you need a more sturdy design, fill in the background with white beads.
Here's a pretty Christmas colouring page with a lovely Merry Christmas word design for the kids to print and colour.
These cards couldn't be simpler: all you need is a gold and silver pen, and some imagination! Make sure you work in a well ventilated room and remind children not to work too closely to the pens.