Posts Tagged ‘coloring’

Explore the World of Insects

February 22nd, 2022

Orkin: Science Education


Grades K-6, with parental supervision

Orkin Pest Control Company provides lessons plans and activities about the world of insects.

When you get to the site, scroll down to find out about the Orkin Insect Zoo, the Games & Activities available, Pest Control Videos, and Lesson Plans.

The lesson plans include:

  • Are You One of Us? – insect classification
  • The Art of Flying – how wings work
  • Is Seeing Believing? – compare images and drawings
  • Feeding Frenzy – how insects eat
  • Feeling Buggy – creative writing exercise
  • The Activities & Coloring section includes worksheets, coloring pages, and interactive games all about bugs!

And check out this site: CockroachFacts. You’ll find not only easy-to-digest scientific fun facts, but also deeper information about life cycles, habitats, and other topics important to K-12 education.

Have fun!

Online Coloring Fun!

February 19th, 2022

The Color: Free Online Coloring Pages – Amazing Assortment

( is a unique site for online coloring. They have over 1,000 images to color online without having to print. This is more online coloring pages than any other online coloring site. helps kids learn color concepts, the names of 192 colors, eye-hand coordination, picture comprehension – these skills form the foundation for early learning success. Everyone can use the site as no java, flash or applet is necessary to load the pages. Kids can email the pictures they colored or save them or print them.

When you get to the site you will see some features in the center of the screen and a menu of coloring page topics on the left that includes:

  • Aesops Fables
  • Arabian Nights Tales
  • Dinosaur
  • Endangered Animals
  • Fall
  • Famous Faces
  • Farm Animal
  • Greek Mythology
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • Holidays
  • Insect
  • Movies
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Occupations
  • Sports
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Super Villains
  • Superheroes
  • Thanksgiving
  • US President
  • Winter
  • and much, much more!

I really have never seen this much variety on a coloring page website. Click on any one and a new page opens with the picture outline in black and white. You can color it online with the tools on the site, or print it out and color the “old-fashioned” way.

The website also contains this message:

“Feel free to contact us if there are any coloring pages you would like us to add to our site. If you want to email us the gif files of free coloring pages you have drawn we will add them to our online coloring site. …Our goal is to constantly build our pictures to color online and we will be adding new pictures to color every week.”

That’s quite an invitation for young artists! Bookmark this one so you can check out the new content weekly.

Valentine Fun with Language Arts!

February 9th, 2022

Various Free Valentine Language Arts Worksheets

Grades: Various, with adult supervision

Valentine’s Day is February 14th. Here are some sites that provide free Language Arts worksheets themed around Valentine’s Day.


You will not believe the massive selection of free Valentine-themed worksheets and printables for grades K-6 that are offered on this website. Get free crosswords, mazes, word searches, Valentine card templates, matching games, word challenges, coloring pages, and more. You’ll also find Valentine math worksheets.


Get a printable Valentine-themed crossword puzzle, word scramble, word search, rhyme activity, and more.


Enjoy printable Valentine’s Day Mad Libs to practice parts of speech.

New Year Language Arts Activities

January 5th, 2022

Activity Village: New Year’s Story and Activities


Grades K-12, with parental supervision

This ad-supported website offers a selection of fun Language Arts activities and free printables to celebrate the New Year. There are a few “for a fee” activities sprinkled among the freebies.

So when you get to the site, to get right to the free Language Arts activities just scroll down the center of the page and look for the links to:

  • New Year Worksheets – Includes printable pages of New Year story starters.

  • New Year Puzzles & Mazes – Includes New Year themed word search puzzles and word games

  • New Year Stories – Make your own booklet of Hans Christian Andersen’s Christmas and New Year story, The Little Match Girl. Includes the printable story and coloring pages.

You’ll also find links to New Year crafts, coloring pages, and jigsaw puzzles.

Explore the History of Saint Nicholas!

December 16th, 2021

Saint Nicholas Center


All grades, with parental supervision

St. Nicholas Day falls on December 6th, but anytime during the season is a great time to investigate this website that reveals the history and cultural implications — not to mention the fun and meaning — of St. Nicholas.

An explanation of this website will simply not do it justice. You will have to visit the site to see the breadth and depth of the material here that includes three main categories:

  • Around The World — Read the biography of St. Nicholas. Find out about worldwide customs surrounding St. Nicholas from Australia to the Ukraine. Discover the meaning of the figures in the St. Nicholas story and the symbolism of icons associated with him.

  • How To Celebrate — Get ideas and resources for celebrating St. Nicholas Day along with curricular connections to use at school or home. This section also offers more specific information about the religious and spiritual aspects of the St. Nicholas Day festival.

  • For Kids — Designed especially for children, this section of the website offers three main topics:

  1. The Real Santa — a biography of St. Nicholas and how his story evolved into the Santa Claus story
  2. Games To Play! Things To Do! – Coloring, memory, games & more!
  3. Activities To Print – Crossword puzzle, word searches, coloring & more!

This site could provide all the curriculum activities one might need for the entire holiday season.

Kids’ Science Questions Answered!

December 14th, 2021

Washington State University: Ask Dr. Universe


Grades 1-12, with parental supervision

Do you have any questions that you just can’t get answered to your satisfaction no matter how hard you try? Ask Dr. Universe! This friendly feline philosopher devotes her time to answering all the questions kids come up with. Most of the questions are science-related, but all topics are welcomed.

Dr. Universe takes kids’ questions as her opportunity to contact many interesting people around the university involved in researching various fields. Here is what you will find:

  • ABOUT – Meet Dr. Universe – There are many questions on this site which are bigger than “Who is Dr. Universe?”, but this is perhaps the first one a visitor might have. This page gives that question the attention it deserves.

  • EXPLORE – Click on a category or just put a word or two in the Search field. Some of the tough questions children ask are:

  1. Why do bees have stuff that looks like hair?
  2. If there were a black hole between the Earth and the moon, what would we see?
  3. Why do we age?
  4. Will electricity ever run out?
  5. Why is Pi 3.1415…? What if it was just 3?
  6. What are boogers?
  7. Why don’t plants get sunburns?

  • ASK ME! – Here is the place to ask Dr. Universe a question your child might have.
  • VIDEOS – View videos on many different topics.
  • ACTIVITIES – Print a field guide, coloring pages, or update your virtual backgrounds.
  • PODCASTS – Scroll through Podcasts!

The diversity of the topics covered here is phenomenal. Just explore the questions your kids are interested in — the answers may springboard you into a whole new area of scientific study.