Free Halloween Printable Activity Sheets

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Kids love Halloween printables. They’re great to for fun in co-ops, part of a lesson plan or just to get the youngsters in the Halloween spirit.

These free Halloween printable activity sheets for kids can help them learn and develop critical thinking skills as well as hand-eye coordination. It contains a cryptogram puzzle, a maze and a word search and loads of fun!

Simply click on one of the images below to get your free Halloween printable activity sheets!




For more free printable Halloween activity sheets and ideas, check these out:

DIY Spooky Spoons


Preschool Printable Candy Sorting Activity

Candy drops

9 Spooky Halloween Activities

9 Spooky Halloween Activities

Printable Halloween Picture Match for Beginning Readers

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3 Fun and Easy Duct Tape Projects {Giveaway!}

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Finding crafts that are fun to do, don’t take up a lot of time and don’t cost a lot of money isn’t an easy task. Duct tape to the rescue! (Actually, duct tape solves a lot of problems, doesn’t it!).

Here are 3 fun and easy crafts using duct tape from the book Tape It & Make It, Tape It & Make More, Tape It & Wear It – and a chance to win a copy of the book for yourself!

Duct Tape Notebook/Binder Decoration

Material: duct tape, notebook

Tools: parchment paper, pencil, scissors

Additional tool: bubble letter stencil (the one used in photo is a free printable from Woo! Jr.


Cover front of notebook with vertical strips of duct tape.


Fold the duct tape strips over the top, bottom, and right edges of the cover.


Trace letters onto the parchment paper.


Cover the traced letters with a strip of duct tape.


Flip over the parchment paper. You should be able to see the traced letters.


Using a pair of well-oiled scissors, cut out the letters.


Move around the cut letters on the notebook cover until you find an acceptable position.


One by one, remove the parchment paper on the back of each letter and adhere it onto the notebook cover.


Duct Tape Pencil Case

Materials: white, blue, yellow, light blue, gold, orange, green, red, and fuchsia duct tape; 2 round neodyne magnets, key chain ring

Tools: self-healing cutting matt, corked back metal ruler, craft knife, parchment paper, 1/8″ hole puncher


Place a parchment paper measuring 10″ wide x 15″ high on top of your worktable.


Starting from the bottom, place 9 strips of white duct tape across the parchment paper. Be sure the strips overlap along the long edges by at least 1/8″. Flip over and place the duct tape/parchment paper on your worktable in the landscape position. Peel off parchment paper.


Starting at the bottom of the half-made fabric, place 6 strips of blue duct tape across it. Be sure the strips overlap along the long edges by at least 1/8″. Trim down the fabric to 10″ x 15″. (See my instructional video.)


Place the fabric on your worktable in the portrait position, white side facing up.


Cut two strips of 6″ white duct tape. Measure and mark 6″ from the bottom left and right corners of the fabric. Starting at the two marks, vertically place each strip along the left and right edges. Be sure the strips are halfway on the fabric.


Fold back the vertical tape strips and pull up the bottom portion of the fabric. Push down along the outer edges to form the main pocket.


Trim the corners of the flap in a curved line.


Cut 12″ strips of various colored tape. Trim the width of each trip to 1/4″. Use these strips to decorate the front of the pencil case. Trim edges of strips that extend past the edges of the pencil case.


Flip bag over so the opening is face up. Place a magnet on the inside of the flap, centered and approximately 1/2″ from the top edge. Cover with a piece of white duct tape.


Place a magnet inside the pocket, centered and approximately 1/2″ from the bottom edge. Push it against the top fabric of the pocket and cover from the inside with a piece of white duct tape.


Using the hole puncher, make a hole on the upper left corner of the pencil case near the top of the pocket.


Loop the key ring through the hole.


Close the flap and flip the bag over.


Duct Tape Cell Phone Case

Materials: fuchsia and multi-colored chevron duct tape, bubble wrap, cell phone

Tools: self-healing cutting mat, ruler, scissors, ball point pen, pencil


Cut 2 rectangles from the bubble wrap that are 1/2 wider than your phone.



Fold strips of fuchsia duct tape over the top edges of the bubble wrap rectangles. Trim down the left and right edges.


Place one rectangle on top of the other and line up the edges.


Starting from the top edge, horizontally place 10″ strips of fuchsia duct tape on the bubble wrap rectangles, overlapping the strips along the long edges by approximately 1/8″.


Flip over the bubble wrap rectangles. Fold the left and right edges of the strips over the rectangles, creating a pocket.


Horizontally place a strip of fuchsia tape halfway along the bottom edge of the pocket. Fold the strip under the pocket to close up the bottom.


Draw 8 flower petals on the parchment paper.


Cover drawn petals with chevron duct tape.

Flip the parchment paper so the drawn petals are visible. Using a pair of well-oiled scissors, cut out the petals.


Move around the cut petals on the cell phone case until you find an acceptable position.


One by one, remove the parchment paper on the back of each petal and adhere it onto the cell phone case.


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3 Fun and Easy Duct Tape Projects {Giveaway!}

Richela Fabian Morgan began her duct tape odyssey 8 years ago with a simple bi-fold wallet, before writing the best-selling crafting books Tape It & Make It, Tape It & Make More, and Tape It & Wear It. She is an indie crafter specializing in paper, adhesives, and found materials. Her newest duct tape crafting book, Duct Tape Bags, is available nationwide. For more information, please visit, and connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. For more fun duct tape projects, make sure to check out Fabian Morgan’s YouTube Channel.

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3 Easy Dump Cake Recipes

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Making a cake usually takes a lot of time and effort. But not all are really difficult to make and time consuming. These 3 simple recipes is proof of that! Keep reading if you’re looking for delicious dump cake recipes that are just as enjoyable to make as they are to eat!

Raspberry Dump Cake

Servings: 12 to 16


  • 1 package Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe White Cake mix (18.25 ounces)
  • 4 cups fresh raspberries, drained
  • 1 box raspberry Jell-O (3 ounces)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • ½ cup pecans


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Pour the raspberries into a 9” x 13” baking dish and spread out evenly.
  3. Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the raspberries.
  4. Sprinkle the JELL-O evenly over the raspberries.
  5. Pour the cake mix over the raspberries.
  6. Use a spatula or spoon to even out the cake mix.
  7. Do not stir.
  8. Cut the butter into very thin slices.
  9. Cover the entire top of the cake mix with the slices of butter.
  10. Sprinkle the nuts on top.
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Group Fun Idea: Lil’ Lockitz Best Friend Party Pack

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Disclosure: I am an affiliate blogger and received compensation for this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Are you looking for a fun and easy group craft idea? Look no further than the Lil’ Lockitz Best Friend Party Pack! Lockitz are adorable charms that your child can personalize by filling it with charms, photos and gems to make it uniquely hers. Think of it as a “wearable collage.”


Create something truly personal, for yourself or a loved one. Lil’ Lockitz supplies you with gems, backgrounds and charms of your favorite things to float in a wearable collage that tells a story.

Recommended for children 5 years of age and older, it comes complete with everything you need to make 18 reusable Lockitz including:

  • Design Studio with Storage Compartments
  • Display Stand
  • 18 Locket Tops and Backs
  • 6 Necklaces
  • 6 Bracelets
  • 6 Keychains
  • 72 Charms
  • 54 Gems
  • 32 Backgrounds
  • 1 Pack of Sequin Letters
  • Photo Stencil
  • Locket Crimper
  • Photo Puncher
  • Storage Tray & Instructions


Great for rainy afternoons, scouts or sleepovers – get a group of friends together and let the fun begin.  Children can make one for themselves and one as a gift. What a fun way to tell your story!


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Kitchen Club Kids Review & Coupon Code

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I’m one of those moms who, when she asks her kids “What would you guys like to eat for breakfast?” is really asking “Would you like some cheerios again or should I warm up some pop tarts?” So most cooking (and even reading about cooking) is a little out of my comfort zone.


However, my kids have shown a lot of interest in cooking lately and when I saw the books ‘End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad’ and ‘Garden Safari Vegetable Soup’ that were geared for the preschool years, I was excited to introduce them to cooking in a fun way.

We read ‘End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad’ the same day we got it in the mail. The book was great and the illustrations were beautiful. My kids (3 and 4 years old) loved the colorful rhyming story and how fun and easy it made cooking sound.



Of course, the kids wanted to try “cooking” right away. I let them slice bananas, peaches and strawberries for the fruit salad. They loved it!




They were able to follow the recipe easily, practiced measuring the blueberries and counting out the strawberries. They stayed engaged, had fun and learned some new skills. I was happy the recipe was so healthy and colorful. The kids enjoyed eating their fruit salad for snack.

We read the “Garden Safari Vegetable Soup” book the next day and again I was impressed with the engaging fun story line and how easy and fun it made cooking sound. I also liked how it included counting, measuring and cooking healthy with many different colors of vegetables. Again after reading the story my kids ran to the kitchen to try it out!




I was happy about their enthusiasm and I was glad I had most of the ingredients on hand. I had to help the kids chop the celery, carrots and onions, but they loved chopping the potatoes, measuring and pouring the chicken broth, rice and spices. And of course, mixing and stirring was pretty exciting for them. They were really cooking! I was surprised at how much fun we had! The kids ate their bowls of soup for dinner. My son even asked for seconds! I am now looking for other ways to involve my kids in our daily food preparation.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to get their preschooler excited about preparing food, eating healthy and learning a little math (measuring and counting), in the kitchen. The fact that cooking together can be a great one on one or family activity is just another great advantage. Who says learning can’t be a lot of fun?!


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Keep Your Sanity While Working from Home and Homeschooling

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A homeschool mom’s most important job is raising her children, overseeing their education, getting dinner on the table and administering an ample dose of hugs and kisses at bedtime. Homeschool moms pull off minor miracles to get this done. Add in earning money from home and it can get overwhelming! A work-at-home mom really is working two jobs at once and the biggest challenge for a mother is learning to do both in harmony.

There are some tips and tricks every work-at-home homeschool mom could utilize. It is important to understand that each person is unique and in a work-at-home setting what may work for others may not be what works best for everyone. Yu should feel free to experiment and discover what works for you and your family.

Home Business Setup Tips

When operating a business from home it is important to do so from a designated area. Making sure this area is clean, well-organized and well stocked with essentials will alleviate frustrations, which may be caused by trying to find the phonebook or stapler in a hurry. This should be carried over to the lives of the children in the home as well, after all if Johnny can find his crayons easily he will be less likely to bug mom during work hours.

An office area should include any tools necessary to complete daily work such as a computer, Internet access, a telephone, cell phone and fax machine if applicable for the particular job being done. Along with all of these things perhaps the most important tool needed is privacy and freedom from distraction.

Tips for a Successful Work-At-Home Day

There are some simple steps that can be taken in order to enjoy a productive work-at-home day. The first is to set a schedule and stick to it. In order to have a stress-free day the work day should begin at the same time every day, focus on objectives, schedule breaks and plan ahead for any foreseeable variations to that schedule.

It is important to understand that children will be more accepting of schedule changes if they know they are coming and they know the game plan for the day. If breaks are normally taken at 2PM for homeschool or story time, be sure to discuss any changes in advance. For example, Jenna will be less agitated if she knows in the morning story time will have to wait until 2:30 and then is reminded of this again at lunch. By keeping them apprised of the situation children realize they are a priority and their special time has not been forgotten.

What Every Work-At-Home Mom Must Remember

Above all else, a work-at-home mother must make time for her own well-being and her own personal life as this will help to keep the stress factors to a minimum. Parents must remember to get a good night’s sleep each night, exercise each day, make time for themselves, say no to clients in unrealistic situations, and network. There are many groups designed specifically with networking for work-at-home moms in mind, they are a great resource for advice, support and even clientele.


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Cookie Dough Monkey Bread Recipe

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This delicious cookie dough monkey bread recipe is not only easy to make but it’s delicious too! It uses only 6 ingredients that you probably already have on hand!

Little helpers will have fun rolling the dough, adding the sugar and, of course, eating it. Prepare it for breakfast, dessert or a tasty snack!

Cookie Dough Monkey Bread Recipe


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  • 2 (16 oz) cans of homestyle biscuits
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar for the dry mix
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar for the glaze
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1 package of Chocolate chip cookie dough
  • Pam spray
  • Bundt Pan


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a bundt pan with non-stick spray.

Set aside.

Open the cans of biscuits.

Cut each individual biscuit in quarters.

Set aside.

Open your package of cookie dough and cut each square into halves.

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Lightly flatten one of your biscuit quarters and add your piece of cookie dough in the center.

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Pinch all edges to close and roll in your hands to form a ball.

Set to the side each one as you do them until all are completed.

Using a ziplock bag add the sugar and brown sugar, mix to combine.

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Add 5-7 of the rolled biscuits into the ziplock bag and shake to coat each ball in the sugar mix.

Begin to add the dough balls into prepared pan.

Repeat until you’ve added them all in the pan.

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In a small sauce pan add your butter and brown sugar heat on medium heat until melted- stirring often.

Pour your melted glaze all over your dough balls evenly.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and set.

Let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes then flip out onto a plate and enjoy!


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Easy Learn-to-Crochet Pattern for Kids: Coin Pouch

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Learning to crochet is a fairly easy craft project that kids as young as five years old can try. This easy crochet pattern for kids is a great way to help little hands practice fine motor skills and following directions. It’s cute enough to give as a gift too!

Easy Learn-To-Crochet Pattern for Kids: Coin Pouch

Materials Needed:


  • Size “G” Crochet Hook
  • Scraps of Cotton Yarn (such as Sugar & Cream brand)
  • Darning Needle
  • Button
  • Scissors

Crochet Skills Needed:


Make a chain of 4, join to create a ring


Work 8 single crochet and join


Using the darning needle, weave the end of the yarn into the work and trim


Grab a new color of yarn, attach using a single crochet and work into each stitch of the previous row using 2 single crochet (sc) stitches


Using the same color, continue working 2 single crochet stiches in the previous row all the way around. By the time you are done, you’ll have 2 rows of the same color


Grab a different color and chain 1 stitch, then 2 single crochet into the next stitch and then 1 single crochet. Repeat the 2 sc, 1 sc pattern all the way around

easy-crochet-pattern-for-kids-step-6Now, get a another color, attach it using a single crochet and follow this pattern: 2 single crochet in the first stitch, 1 single crochet in the next, 1 single crochet in the next, another single crochet in the next and then 2 single crochet. The pattern is:

2 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, … repeat this until you get all the way around


Now, get a another color, attach it using a single crochet and follow this pattern: 2 single crochet in the first stitch, 1 single crochet in the next, 1 single crochet in the next, another single crochet in the next and then 2 single crochet. The pattern is:

2 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, … repeat this until you get all the way around


Using the same color, this time, single crochet all the way around. Weave in all the loose ends and your first side is done!

Make the back side. You can use a single color like in the picture or use more scrap yarn


Now it’s time to sew the front and back together. You’ll use a simple whip stitch to do this. Just remember to keep an opening so your coins and fit!




Next, sew a button to the front and then chain a few stitches leaving a long tail at the front and back.


How many stitches you need to chain will depend on how big your button is.  Sew your chain to the inside of the coin purse.




If you want, you can glue a decoration on the front or leave it the way it is.


And there you have a fun coin purse to use for yourself or give as a gift.



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Delicious Strawberry Tart Recipe

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A wonderful dessert that is fancy and yet simple. The delicious blend of chocolate, strawberries and citrus make this a light after meal delight.

Delicious Strawberry Tart Recipe

Serves: 8

Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Strawberry Tart Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons warm water
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Strawberry Tart Recipe Instructions:

Process almonds in food processor until finely ground.

Add butter, sugar and egg yolk. Mix until dough is  a ball.

Chill dough for 1 hour.

Spray bottom and sides of the tart pan (make sure the bottom is removable)

Press dough into pan and up the sides.  (The dough should be sticky)

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until crust is golden.

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

In small bowl mix together honey, cocoa, orange zest, and water.

Assemble tart:

Spread honey mixture in bottom of cooled tart shell.

Arrange Strawberries, in overlapping rings, to cover chocolate.

Melt Chocolate chips in microwave (about 1 min) .

Drizzle chocolate over strawberries.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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Mediterranean Penne Pasta Slow Cooker Recipe

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A slow cooker is any busy family’s best friend in the kitchen. I especially like to use mine in the summer to keep the temperature in the kitchen nice and cool. The flavors and distinct look of this dish make it seem exotic and special. So easy to prepare in your slow-cooker that it makes a wonderful meal for a busy day. What I really love about this recipe is that it doesn’t call for a lot of “pre-cooking” food, like so many other slow cooker recipes do.

Mediterranean Penne Pasta Slow Cooker Recipe

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 6 hours
Total time: 6 hours 15 minutes


• 1 medium sized eggplant, peeled and cubed
• 1 medium zucchini, sliced thin
• 1 medium red or green pepper, diced
• 1 large white onion, sliced thin
• 1 (10 ounce) can tomato soup
• 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
• 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
• 16 ounces uncooked, Penne pasta


1. Mix all ingredients, except pasta, in slow cooker.
2. Cover and cook on low 5 1/2 to 6 hours. (On high cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.)
3. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
4. Serve vegetables over hot pasta.


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