16 Crafts, Activities & Printables for Shark Week!

I absolutely get excited every year for Shark Week. It is thrilling to watch the videos of all the sharks, learn facts about some of the coolest underwater creatures, and of course, sneak in some great Shark films like Jaws and Sharknado! This year Shark Week starts Sunday July 5th and I just can’t wait!

Getting the kids involved in something so cool is also fun. They get mesmerized by the animals in the deep as they learn about how sharks feed, move, and which sharks are actually dangerous. Include these 16 crafts to help with the learning. Be careful though, you may end up with a household of Shark Week freaks. I should know…I have one.

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Shark Week Crafts activities and printables

1. Color by Numbers with this great coloring page printable found on www.homemade-preschool.com

2. Print out an adorable shark mask for the kids here

3. Grab several free Shark Coloring Pages and Posters from www.kidzone.ws

4. Get some great Printables for use with children’s books.from www.kidzone.ws

5. More shark coloring pages can be found on printactivities.com

6. Make Delicious Jawsome Shark Fin Cupcakes for shark week events OM NOM OM skgaleana.com

7. Create adorable Footprint Sharks with little feet gluedtomycraftsblog.com

8. let the kids play in a Shark Water-Bead Number and Letter Sensory Bin and learn numbers and counting. Found on livingmontessorinow.com

9. Grab a free Slugterra Printable Coloring Page of MakoBreaker The Shark Slug
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11. Perfect for preschoolers, make a Shark Suncatcher. Follow the instructions found on buggyandbuddy.com

12. Make some Awesomely scary Paper Plate Shark Jaws. Simple and fun! skgaleana.com

13. Shark and Water Themed Fun can be found on toddlerapproved.com

14. Have the kids make a Paper Plate Shark and display them around the house for Shark Week gluedtomycraftsblog.com

15. These delicious Ice Cream Sandwich Sharks will certainly help keep you cool during this summer heat. Recipe found on readingconfetti.com

16. Grab these free Ocean printables and expand the learning! ateachingmommy.com


Independence Day Coloring Pages from Crayola

Free 4th of July Printables from Crayola

Happy Independence Day!
In 1776 the United States adopted the Declaration of Independence declaring our Independence from Great Britain. Today we celebrate our independence with BBQs, Fireworks and parties. At my house we have a BBQ, water balloon fights, and great 4th of July inspired foods. This year I am making Ice cream sandwich cookies and Yogurt parfaits for festive desserts after all the celebrating.

After all the fun and food, there is a moment when everyone needs to wind down and relax. Coloring pages and activities are best for getting the family seated and concentrating on a calm and quiet task. Thanks to crayola.com we can celebrate our Independence Day with fun and learning while relaxing and reminiscing about the day.

Crayons are a must for the quiet time and Crayola has released the Ultimate Crayon Collection. Click the image to read more about it and buy it.
Ultimate Crayon Collection

All of the Crayola coloring pages listed below are free to print and use!

To download the coloring pages:
1. Click the image you wish to download
2. Click the “Print Now” Button on the right hand side of the screen
3. Change the destination of the print job from your printer to “save as PDF”
4. Click save and select the location on your computer where you wish to save the PDF file.
Now you can print this coloring page when ever you wish.

Or simply print it to your printer from the Crayola website and start coloring it right now.

Free 4th of July Coloring Pages and Activities from crayola.com
Grillin’ Some Burgers!
Independence Day Eagle
INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY
JULY 4TH CAPITOL AND FLAG
LADY LIBERTY
LET FREEDOM RING
OUR RIGHTS AS U.S. CITIZENS
PATRIOTIC PICNIC PLACE CARDS
SIGNING FOR INDEPENDENCE
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FLAG
UNITED STATES FLAG
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Happy 4th of July!!!

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Summer Beach Party Fun with Teen Beach 2

Some of my fondest memories are spending 4th of July at the beach with all of my friends. Not only was the food awesome and the music exceptional, but the fireworks glistened off the ocean water and the lights danced in the ripples of each small wave (poetic no?). This year I am no where near the ocean, but that won’t stop me from having some wonderful 4th of July fun. With the help from Disney’s Teen Beach 2 (now on DVD), I can even have a 4th of July Summer Beach Party in my backyard. It may not be by the ocean, but it will still be rockin’!

As most of you start preparing for the holiday weekend, you can throw a fun Summer beach party as well, even if you are far away from the beach, with the help of Disney’s Teen Beach 2! How? It’s easy! Simply download the Summer Beach Party Kit, print out the items and start creating and decorating for the Beach Party vibe! Let the music move you with some scrumptious flip flop caprese sandwiches and “lei” one on all your friends with the charming origami necklace. Share wonderful Beach Party Foods and toss around an Origami Beach Ball. Decorate with paper lanterns to light up paths, tables or balconies.

The Summer Beach Party Kit comes with 6 much needed items to throw and awesome party for the 4th of July
1. Beach Party Food Ideas
2. Flip Flop Sandwiches
3. Fruit Trees
4. Origami Beach Ball
5. Origami Lei Necklace
6. Paper Lanterns

To download these awesome printables, click the image below. Then simply print and create to start decorating.
Reen Beach 2 Summer Beach Party Fun

There are many more Summer Beach Party Printables in my Teen Beach 2 Blog post

Purchase Teen Beach Movie, Teen Beach 2 and their soundtracks from Amazon.com

Teen Beach Movie on DVD
Teen Beach 2 on DVD
Teen Beach 2 Soundtrack
Teen Beach Movie Soundtrack

Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Free Coloring Pages

Before the beautiful fireworks light up the night sky this Independence Day, it can sometimes be hard to get the kids settled. With them asking, “When will it start?” or “How much longer?” The scene can quickly go from fun to chaos. But if you come prepared with activities for the kids to do while they wait, those last few precious moments could be a peaceful but exciting wait. Coloring Pages are my favorite activity to bring to a fireworks celebrations. Why?
1. Coloring pages take concentration leaving less time for chaos to ensue, and
2. They actually have a calming effect (yay!)

If you are at a loss on where to find coloring pages, no worries, I got you covered…well actually Universal 1440 Entertainment has you covered. This 4th of July weekend Universal 1440 Entertainment has provided two free coloring pages featuring Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle, which is now available on DVD and Digital HD. Simply print them out, provide red white and blue crayons, and let the fun begin! And when it is time to admire the beautiful lights in the sky, the crayons will go down and everyone will look to the glow of the 4th of July fireworks.

To grab these free printable coloring pages click the image below. The Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle coloring pages will save to your computer where you can open the two page PDF and print the images.
Curious George 3 Coloring Pages

There are many other Curious George activities on my blog. Click the image below to grab them.

Be sure to enter the Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Giveaway for a chance to win Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle on DVD. the contest ends 11:59 pm on July 6th, 2015!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!

Free Slugterra 4th of July Coloring Page

Celebrate the 4th of July with Slugterra this weekend! In honor of the USA independence Day, I have created a fun Slugterra coloring page featuring Hexlet, Infurnus, Polero, and Hoverbug. They are celebrating with the American flag and fireworks!

This could make a great party favor, 4th of July activity or whatever else a creative mind can think of. I will put a pile on a table at my BBQ party for all the kids to grab and color when they need a break from all the roughhousing or playing.

4th of July Slugterra coloring Page SKGaleana

To download this coloring page click the image below and save the PDF.
This coloring page is free to download, print and create. I do however, accept donations. Any amount helps keep the hobby alive and allows me to continue to bring my readers awesome printables and coloring pages.
If you donate $5 USD I will email you 5 printable SlugTerra Info cards! You must send me an email with how much you donated and What five slugs you wish to get from the list posted here: Slugterra Info Cards! Be sure to also check out my Slugterra Card game. Collect slugs and battle opponents in epic slug battles!


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To download this free coloring page click the image below and save the PDF to your computer.
4th of July Slugterra coloring Page SKGaleana copy

If you print and color this Slug, take a Picture or scan it. I would love to share your art on my facebook page!
If you have a specific Slug you would like to see made into a coloring page, let me know in the comments below, it may be the next one I create 😀

Get my other Slugterra Coloring pages by clicking here
You can find Burpy (Infurnus) and the others!

Free 4th of July Disney Printables and Decorations

Free Disney 4th of July Printables and Decorations

Having trouble decorationg for Independence Day? Celebrate the 4th of July with these awesome Disney printables and decorations! With patriotic centerpieces featuring Mickey and the gang, food flags, cupcake toppers, 4th of July flags, coloring pages and bunting, there is enough here for everyone to get involved and have the best 4th of July!

Below you will find two centerpieces. One features Minnie Mouse as the Statue of Liberty. The second features Mickey an the gang on a patriotic top hat. Print them out and follow the instructions to create the wonderful patriotic paper crafts!

The Food flags are easy. Print them out on regular paper, cut out and glue or tape to toothpicks. Stick them in random foods across the BBQ smorgasbord.

The cupcake toppers feature Micky and Minnie in their 4th of July hats. Cut the shapes out, glue or tape them to toothpicks and stick them in the cupcakes.

Print the Coloring page out and place in the craft area so kids have something to do. Include other activities to make it a 4th of July party!

To make setting up the party fun and easy, get everyone involved and let even the young ones decorate. It’s could be a party before the party!

The printables below are free to download. Simply click the images and save the PDf to your computer. The all you have to do is print and create. These printables were found on family.disney.com. Be sure to check them out for more 4th of July fun.

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minnie statue of liberty
mickey patriotic food flags
4th July Mickey flag
Cupcake toppers
mickey friends centerpiece
Mickey’s 4th of July candy box
Printable Bunting
Coloring Page

How To Make Disney Fourth-of-July Fairy Cookies

Serve some delicious cookies this fourth-of-July with the tiny cute Fairy Cookies! These cookies show off the red, white, and blue and will make a great addition to the 4th of July BBQ or Party! They are simple to make so everyone can join in and be little baker fairies! According to family.disney.com,

These sweet flower treats may be teeny-tiny but you’ll find plenty of pixie patriotism on the ingredients list. Plus, young elves will have a ball frosting the cookie blossoms and adding the red and blue fondant centers.

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Photo from family.disney.com

This recipe requires pre-made Sugar cookie dough, so either make that first or purchase it from the grocery store. Note: If the store-bought brand of cookie dough you use is too soft to hold the cookie shapes while baking, you can knead in a little extra flour to stiffen it prior to rolling it out.

What You’ll Need
• Batch of chilled sugar cookie dough (homemade or store bought)*
• Rolling pin
• Flour
• Wax paper
• 2 flower-shaped fondant cutters, one about 1-1/2-inch wide and another about 3/4-inch wide
• Baking sheets
• Spatula
• Cooling rack
• White cookie icing
• Fondant (red and blue)
• Powdered sugar
• White sugar pearls (found in the baking aisle of the grocery or craft store) or similar-looking small white candies

How To Make It
1. Working on a flour-dusted sheet of wax paper, roll out the cookie dough to a 3/8-inch thickness. Use the larger of the two fondant cutters to cut out a bunch of flower shapes from the dough. Bake the cookies according to the recipe directions and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool.

2. Roll out both of the fondant colors separately between sheets of wax paper. Use the smaller fondant cutter to cut out an equal number of red and blue flower centers so that, in total, you have enough for all the cookies.

3. Gently press a sugar pearl partway into the fondant in the center of each of the red and blue flowers.

4. Working with one cookie at a time, frost the surface with white icing. Then gently press a fondant flower partway into the icing at the center of the cookie. Let the icing set up before serving.

Then Simply Display and Enjoy for a Fairy of a good time this 4th of July!

Free Princess Palace Pets Rouge Coloring Page

Rouge is a light pink kitten with green eyes, pink nose and hair, and a yellow tail. She features dark pink bows in her hair and tail. Rouge also fashions a gold tiara and necklace. Her Palace Pets insignia is Dark Pink.

Rouge Princess Palace Pet SKGaleana image copy

Rouge belongs to Princess Belle. When they met outside of the castle library, Belle fell in love and decided to keep her. Now Rouge listens to all the stories Belle reads about far off lands. Every now and then her curiosity leads her to Maurice’s messy invention room. Good thing cats have 9 lives.

This Printable coloring page is free to download, print and color. If you do download this printable please consider donating. It takes a lot of time to create these fun printables and every little bit allows me to continue to bring these fun printables to you.


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To download Rouge:
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16 Free Disney Coloring Pages from Crayola

16 free Disney Printable Coloring pages

Looking for some fun free Disney coloring pages? Well look no further than the Crayola’s website. They have several printable coloring pages and activities including 16 Disney coloring pages with some of the greatest Disney characters. Surf into these coloring pages with Mickey and his friends. Create a Pirates life for you with Disney Pirates of the Caribbean coloring pages featuring Elizabeth Swan and Jack Sparrow. Fulfill your need for speed with Cars coloring pages featuring Lightning McQueen and Mater. Satisfy your curiosity with Tinker bell and her fairy friends. Join Toy Story’s Woody and Buzz on a new coloring adventure. Brighten a princess’s day with colors featuring Belle, Aurora, Cinderella and her Prince Charming, as well as Snow White with the Seven Dwarfs. There is so much Disney Magic To color, you may just need a humongous box of crayons.

Ultimate Crayon Collection
That should be big enough…right?

To get these coloring pages click the links below and fly over to the crayola website. I have no idea how long these free pages will be available so grab them while you can.

Disney Princess Coloring Pages

Pirates of the Caribbean Coloring Pages

Mickey Mouse Coloring Pages

Tinker Belle and her Fairy Friends Coloring Pages

Toy Story Coloring Page

Cars Coloring Pages

To download the coloring pages:
1. Click the image you wish to download
2. Click the “Print Now” Button on the right hand side of the screen
3. Change the destination of the print job from your printer to “save as PDF”
4. Click save and select the location on your computer where you wish to save the PDF file.
Now you can print this coloring page when ever you wish.

Or simply print it to your printer from the Crayola website and start coloring it right now.


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Fun Interactive Map for DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge

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Old friends and new dragons collide in the all new Netflix series DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge. It takes place between How to Train Your Dragon and How to Train your Dragon 2. Hiccup and the Dragon Riders set off to explore outside the boundaries of Berk in search of new dragons with the help of the Dragon’s Eye. It isn’t all easy with Dagger on the loose, new dragons trying to destroy their base camp “The Dragons Edge”, and old friends falling into the mix. But with the team working together the new area is explored.

As viewers we can also explore the area with the Fun Dragons: Race to the Edge Interactive Map. find where each dragon resides, what exists on each island and check it out through the dragon’s eye. Click the icons to read all about the island and the dragons.
Interactive map for Dragons Race to the Edge

Check out the all new sneak peek and watch Dragons: Race to the Edge now on Netflix.

There is more information on my blog by going to the following links:
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge is Coming to Netflix
A New Dragon is to Debut on DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge

Also grab some free How to Train Your Dragon Printables to help celebrate Dragons: Race to the Edge release
Free How to Train Your Dragon Printables, Downloads, and Crafts
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Printables, Activities and Downloads
How To Train Your Dragon 2 Hiccup Teddy Bear Cubeecraft and Toothless Puppet