Free Maleficent printable activities

free printable Maleficent activity

Use the button below to get your free Maleficent printables. Learn how to make the infamous horn and wings and more!

For even more Maleficent fun enjoy:

Maleficent Bonus Features Sneak Peek 

Review of Maleficent on DVD/BluRay 

Download Maleficent Activity Pages

Meet Baymax! Free Big Hero 6 printable activities

Big Hero 6 free printables

I recently got a sneak peek at Big Hero 6 at Disneyland! It was so exciting and I can’t wait to see the whole movie. If you haven’t heard about it yet here’s some information on this brand new movie from Disney.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014. 

To get the fun started we bring to you these fun filled free printable activities and video trailer!

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Free Star Wars Rebels printables

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Join the rebellion with the brand new  “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion,” FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel – perfect for a family movie night!  But before you watch the movie spend some time this evening with these fun and free printables! The half-hour series will premiere on Disney XD on MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT).

Chopper Maze

Count the Stormtroopers

Draw Sabine

Draw The Stormtrooper

Ezra Activity Sheet

Ezra and Sabine Coloring Page

Imperial Force Word Search

Inquisitor Coloring Page

Rebel Word Search

Spot The Difference with Zeb

Enjoy this interview with Freddie Prinze, Jr. the voice talent behind Kanan and Executive Producer, Dave Filoni on some behind the scenes action on the creation and development of Star Wars Rebels. 

Brief synopis of Star Wars Rebels 

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope captivated an entire generation in 1977, launching a saga that has been embraced by generations as a timeless epic. Now, the Star Wars saga continues with Star Wars Rebels, a new half-hour animated action series on Disney XD that introduces a thrilling cast of characters that are new to the Star Wars universe.

The adventures focus on Ezra, a street-smart teenage boy who has joined a small band of rebels that engage in daring missions of sabotage and resistance against the Empire. Members of this rag-tag group  of rebels include Kanan, a cowboy Jedi; Hera, an ace Twi’lek pilot; Sabine, a Mandalorian street artist who happens to be an explosives expert; Zeb, an agile fighter and the “muscle” of the group; and Chopper, the grumpy but good-hearted droid. Together this motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost face threatening villains, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

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The Boxtrolls trailer: Winnie takes Charge

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Elle Fanning (as Winnie) takes charge in this latest clip from The Boxtrolls! The kids can’t wait for this movie to come out and I have to admit I get more excited every time a new clip comes out.

If you haven’t heard of The Boxtrolls are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge.

Of course there is an evil villain Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), who wants to get rid of the Boxtrolls. Why? Because he’s evil! Can Winnie and Eggs stop his evil plot?

The Boxtrolls is based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. Look for the voice talents of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan.

It’s rated PG and to be released in theaters Sept. 26, 2014.

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Betta Fish is great for beginner pet owners

National Geographic Fish Tank

We have had our pet Jack long before the kids were born. They love him, but they wanted a pet of their own. We will take care of him mommy we promise! They love animals and love learning about this so I thought why not start off small, with say low maintenance pet like a fish. But a fish requires a tank and all sorts of other tools and accessories. National Geographic Kids introduced us to the new line of National Geographic products available at PetSmart and it made getting our daughter’s pet ownership experience started.

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links  which are used to support my family and this site. All opinions expressed are 100% my own and my families. 

We found that Betta fish are a great fish for first time fish owners because they can be housed in an aquarium or a bowl. Bettas gulp air from the water’s surface to help them breath which allows them to live in either a fish tank or in a fish bowl. There are some guidelines to follow with keeping Bettas that will allow them to live and thrive longer.

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Lesson Plan Book: A must have for more than just teachers

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Teachers need to be organized in a classroom of 20-plus students. The best way for teachers to be as prepared as their students are expected to be is to consistently use a lesson plan book. Teachers can keep track of students, grades, parent-teacher conferences, and so much more. It is an essential school supply for teachers. But is a lesson plan book just for teachers? If you are anything like me it is also for parents and homeschooling parents too.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation between UI School Supply and myself. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

Luckily, teachers and homeschooling parents have options when it comes to choosing a lesson plan book. Nobody says teachers have to be boring. UI School Supply has various lesson plan books that can match the personality of any teacher.  Some options include the plaid lesson plan book, the complete plan book, the lesson plan and records book and the green lesson plan book.

The green lesson plan book is a favorite among elementary school and middle school teachers since it makes an earth-friendly statement. It is a spiral bound book with pages printed on FSC-certified recycled paper and it offers 42 planning pages. Teachers can mark seating arrangements, student birthdays, conference information and a daily schedule.

Teachers won’t have to worry about forgetting where Johnny is sitting, when Suzie’s parents are coming in for a conference, or when their next continuing education class is going to be. A lesson plan book will keep them organized and prepared.

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My personal favorite is the Paw Prints Lesson Plan book. Why would a parent use this you ask? Sure I have a calendar but I find that it quickly become full as I keep track of all the children’s activities, the husband’s scheduled and my schedule, both for work and play. Where would I write all the things like their homework assignments, projects, fundraisers, book sales and picture days in my calendar? With a lesson plan book we can keep our eye on the prize of their education without trying to squeeze it into our regular every day calendar.

Muppets Most Wanted free printables and activities

muppets most wanted free printables

One of the movies on our “most wanted” list is headed to Blu-Ray and DVD combo pack! Look for Muppets Most Wanted on August 12, 2014 to come to instant video, Blu-Ray, and DVDs near you.

To celebrate we just printed off these Muppets Most Wanted Free Printables and wanted to share them with you too! Join us as we help Kermit escape from the Siberian Gulag (maze), test your Muppet trivia knowledge, spot the differences and color your favorite characters with these 8 fun filled activities!

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Interview with the creator of Creative Galaxy, Super Why and Blues Clues

Creative Galaxy
My older children where HUGE and I mean HUGE Blues Clues fans. Don’t show them this post, because of course two of them are all grown up now and saying that is like showing off baby pictures of them in the bathtub to their boyfriend and/or girlfriend. That’s the fun part about starting all over! My two younger children enjoyed Blues Clues, Super Why (a personal favorite of mine) and now they have been able to check out the brand new show Creative Galaxy, all of which come from creator Angela Santomero.

Angela Santomero has been changing the way kids watch TV for 15 years. She’s the creator and executive producer of the landmark Nickelodeon series Blue’s Clues and the popular PBS Kids series Super Why as well as the Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood spin-off series Daniel the Tiger’s Neighborhood. On June 27, Angela’s newest brainchild, Creative Galaxy starring Jason Priestley, becomes the first original children’s series to launch on Amazon. She’s an Emmy nominee and recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award for Outstanding Children’s Programming.

She also has her popular blog, AngelasClues.com, where she offers a variety of unique insights for parents. And like AtoZ Learning Tree she tries to help parents with many unique ideas and resources as boredom busters for the summer and throughout the year.

After or talk my kids and I headed to Amazon to check out Creative Galaxy. I think one of the things we like best were the ideas or “take aways” with things we can do, build and create at home.

Find out more about Creative Galaxy and ideas for boredom busting in our interview. (It’s audio only – but enjoy!)

Guardians of the Galaxy free printable activities

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Need a summer boredom buster?  Why not try these free printables featuring favorite characters from Guardians of the Galaxy!

Choose from coloring pages, door hangers, memory card game or maze or print them all!

Guardians of the Galaxy free printable activities

Like GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY on Facebook: www.facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy

Follow GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Guardians

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is now playing in theatres everywhere!

A few thoughts from a mom on the movie Guardians of the Galaxy

 

I might need a few things . . .but surprisingly duct tape wasn’t one of them!

Fire and camping safety free printables featuring Planes Fire and Rescue

planes fire and rescue free printable bookWith just a few weeks left before school starts a lot of people I know are taking advantage of the last days of summer to squeeze in some family fun camping – whether it’s in the backyard or out and about. Keep the kids from saying “Are we there yet?” or “Is it ready yet?” with these fun filled and educational activities featuring all your favorite characters from Planes Fire and Rescue!

Smoky the Bear, National Parks, and the heroes from Disney’ PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE have teamed up to help your kids have fun with fire safety this summer. Download your Planes: Fire and Rescue Educational Activity Book! 

 

“Like” Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DisneyPlanes

 ”Follow” Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyPictures

 Visit the website: www.disney.com/Planes