Printable paint palette for students to use to make their own colors that describe them.

Back to School Idea: Get to Know Your Students with Color Mixing Fun

Paper Crafts

This paint palette is a fun back to school idea to explore mixing colors and to share information about you that is associated with the colors you created. The finished palettes make for a bulletin board welcome back to school idea that demonstrates the community of learners in your classroom. It is a great 5 […]

Printable school bus coloring page that lifts up to reveal writing or a drawing. The front of the bus doors open too.

Back to School Colouring Sheets: Inspire Writing and Adventure in Kids

Paper Crafts

These back to school colouring sheets are hand drawn. I designed this paper craft bus to be a fun back to school coloring page or to be used as 1st grade printable writing paper. The school bus printable is perfect for a field trip report too!  Once completed, these school bus printables make great door […]

Printable cat coloring page with a cat pun saying con-cat-ulations. The french one says felici-chatons.

Cute Kitten Coloring Page to Celebrate a Special Graduation

Coloring Pages

It is important to celebrate educational milestones, and what better way than with this cute kitten coloring page! This coloring page of a cat is perfect for those of you looking fun graduation puns. These coloring pages are hand drawn. I drew this coloring page of a cat several years ago, now it is time […]

Coloring Page of butterfly life cycle craft. Printable monarch butterfly craft made of 2 pieces of paper, designed by draw calm.

Printable Butterfly Colouring Pages: Cute Paper Craft: Get Kids Crafting

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Not your Average Worksheet on Butterfly Life Cycle These printable butterfly colouring pages become a stunning butterfly paper craft. If you are looking for a simple butterfly art activity for preschoolers, you’re in the right place! This butterfly craft with paper is printable, easy to assemble, and beautiful! Printable Butterfly Colouring Pages: A Butterfly Life […]

Cute bumble bee coloring pages that become a kindness craft.

Adorable Bumble Bee Coloring Pages that will Spread Joy

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Printable Bee Craft Template for Valentine’s Day Bee kind, and just bee yourself, a couple of the bee puns from these bumble bee coloring pages to make others smile! Spread kindness around your neighborhood or elementary school this Valentine’s Day with this cute printable bee craft template. This craft could be used as a simple […]

Teacher showing 8 fun images for drawing day of the dead. Drawing instructions made by draw calm.

Drawing Day of the Dead: Learn Mexican Traditions through Fun Art Projects


Drawing Day of the Dead to learn about Mexican Culture I love celebrating Dia de Los Muertos; I love drawing the Day of the Dead as a way to celebrate and learn about this tradition. There are so many beautiful things to draw from Papel Picado to La Catrina and Sugar Skulls. Students love learning […]

Directed drawings of a penguin, a snowman, a gingerbread house, and a Christmas tree are each paired with writing prompt for Christmas.

Writing Prompt for Christmas: 10 Fun Winter Ideas for 2nd Grade

Directed Drawings

Using a fun writing prompt for Christmas inspires great stories from your students! Students are excited to celebrate and talk about the things that they see around them and to build new vocabulary. It is fun using seasonal writing prompts with my 2nd and 1st graders. I love reading all their winter stories. In this […]

Teacher showing simple memorial day art and craft of a poppy.

Memorial Day Art and Craft Activity for Elementary Students

Directed Drawings

Memorial Day Art and Craft A Memorial Day art and craft is a great activity to do leading up to Memorial Day, or up here in Canada, Remembrance Day. It is an important time for students to learn about peace and history.  Doing a simple art activity enables students some time to reflect about stories […]

Simple turkey directed draw for kids that comes with a starter shape for students.

Step by Step Turkey Directed Draw: Delightful Thanksgiving Drawing Activity


Turkey Directed Draw Turkey Directed Draw is a fun easy art activity to do during fall festivities. I love all the festivities in the fall. I love seeing all the crazy types of chickens at fall fairs with their fancy feathers. Seeing all the massive pumpkins and amazing skills of local crafters is a so […]

Directed drawing for kids of a bat.

5 Engaging Writing Prompts for Halloween: Fun in 2nd Grade!


Writing Prompts for Halloween Writing Prompts for Halloween are a fun way to engage young learners in building vocabulary. They can write about fun fall topics. For young students, Halloween can be scary but there are lots of fun and not so scary things to draw as well.  Introducing Vocabulary with Writing Prompts for Halloween […]

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