Nov 08 2017

Guillermo del Toro Announces Tales of Arcadia Trilogy Series!

On Monday evening during a preview screening of DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2, creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro announced that the world of Trollhunters will expand to become a trilogy of series called Tales of Arcadia.

On the surface, Arcadia appears to be a slice of timeless Americana, but it is no ordinary town. It lies at the center of magical and mystical lines that will make it a nexus for many battles among otherworldly creatures including trolls, aliens and wizards. DreamWorks Trollhunters, the first installment in the Tales of Arcadia trilogy, will be followed by two additional series 3 Below in 2018 and a final chapter Wizards set to debut in 2019.



Following Trollhunters, DreamWorks 3 Below will focus on two royal teenage aliens and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet.

DreamWorks Wizards brings together the three disparate worlds of trolls, aliens and wizards who have found themselves drawn to Arcadia. The final chapter of the Tales of Arcadia culminates in an apocalyptic battle for the control of magic that will ultimately determine the fate of these supernatural worlds that have now converged.

Premiering in 2016 to critical acclaim, Trollhunters introduced audiences to the seemingly quiet town of Arcadia and an ordinary kid who embarks on an extraordinary adventure in a hidden world right beneath his feet featuring the voices of Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, Anjelica Huston and more. The first season lead the Creative Arts Daytime Emmys with six wins, more than any other program, including writing for an animated program (Marc Guggenheim), directing (Rodrigo Blaas, del Toro), casting (Ania O’Hare, Mary Hildalgo) and a voice acting win for Grammer.

DreamWorks Trollhunters is created and executive produced by del Toro with Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), Rodrigo Blaas (Alma) and Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge) and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians) serving as executive producers. Dan Hageman (The Lego Movie, Ninjago) and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie, Ninjago) serve as co-executive producers.

Check out Trollhunters on Netflix now and get ready for Aliens and Wizards using the links below!

Nov 07 2017

Mariah Carey’s Printable Christmas Activities

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You is debuting on Blu-rayTM, DVD, Digital and On Demand on November 14, 2017 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Narrated and executive produced by Mariah Carey, the animated family film follows little Mariah as she chases her dream of having a puppy of her very own, making her ultimate wish for Christmas come true.



Joining Mariah Carey is an extraordinarily talented, dynamic and lovable voice cast including Breanna Yde (“School of Rock,” “The Haunted Hathaways”) as little Mariah; Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Royal Pains”) as Grandpa Bill; Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, “Party of Five”) as Mariah’s mother Penelope; and Phil Morris (“Smallville,” “Seinfeld”) as Mariah’s father Bud; along with Laya Hayes (“Doc McStuffins,” Sister Code) as Mariah’s friend Vicky and Keiko Agena (“Gilmore Girls,” Transformers: Dark of the Moon) as the pet adoption facilitator Emiko.

When Little Mariah (Yde) sees a darling little puppy named “Princess” at the pet store, she suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas. Before her Christmas wish can come true, she must prove that she can dog-sit her uncle’s dog, Jack, a scraggly rascal; in fact, the worst dog in the county! Jack turns Mariah and her family’s perfect holiday preparations upside down in hilarious ways. It wasn’t exactly the Christmas she wished for…it was more than she ever wanted. Based on the iconic Christmas song and popular illustrated book of the same name, Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You featuring Mariah’s music and narration will be a family favorite for years to come.

Showcasing stunning visuals in beautifully realized CGI animation, the film showcases songs from Mariah Carey’s immense discography including the iconic song All I Want for Christmas is You, along with two more of the pop queen’s holiday classics Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) and Christmas Time Is In The Air.

Originally released in 1994, the single “All I Want for Christmas is You” has sold more than 14 million copies. In 2016, more than two decades later, it was the year’s most streamed holiday single and dominated at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday 100 for four consecutive weeks . Carey’s critically acclaimed picture book of the same name was published in 2015.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You is executive produced by Mariah Carey and Stella Bulochnikov for Magic Carpet Productions (A Christmas Melody, “Mariah’s World”) in partnership with producer Mike Young and Splash Entertainment (“Kulipari,” “Norm of the North”). It is directed by Guy Vasilovich (Lego Star Wars) from a script by Temple Mathews (Return To Neverland, The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea).

In Anticipation of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You release on DVD and Blu-Ray, Universal 1440 Entertainment has released a fun Christmas Activity pack featuring the activities:

  • Writing a Letter to Santa
  • A Holiday Checklist
  • and Christmas Present Gift Tags
  • To download this free activity kit simply click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then Print and Create to get ready for the Holidays with Mariah Carey!

    Be sure to grab the Free Christmas Maze from the “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Activity Website.

    More about Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You:
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    A Wish Come True: Making Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You – Stars, Mariah Carey and Breanna Yde discuss their roles in the film, their love for dogs, and their favorite things about Christmastime

    Cast: Mariah Carey, Breanna Yde, Henry Winkler, Lacey Chabert, Phil Morris, Laya Hayes, Keiko Agena
    Executive Producer: Mariah Carey, Stella Bulochnikov
    Produced By: Mike Young, Liz Young, Steven Rosen
    Directed By: Guy Vasilovich
    Based on the Book By: Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff
    Screenplay By: Temple Mathews
    Score By: Matthew Gerrard, Richard Evans and Marco Luciani

    Street Date: November 14, 2017
    Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
    Selection Number: 63185467 / 63192472 (CDN)
    Layers: BD-50
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.78:1
    Rating: G
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
    Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    Run Time: 1 hour, 31 minutes

    Street Date: November 14, 2017
    Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainm

    About Mariah Carey:
    Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer/song­writer/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few – with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Mariah’s ongoing impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. She made her entry into the world of independent film with her landmark performance in “WiseGirls” starring alongside Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. In 2009, Mariah was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniels’ “Precious.” Mariah went on to appear in Daniels’ stellar ensemble piece “The Butler” (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development. Mariah is represented by Manager Stella Bulochnikov, Darrell Miller at Fox Rothschild, UTA and Nicole Perna, Brett Ruttenberg at Imprint PR.

    Nov 03 2017

    Check Out a Few of the Cars 3 Easter Eggs!

    Disney and Pixar present CARS 3, a fast-paced new tale of Lightning McQueen, his classic CARS friends and a new spirited trainer Cruz Ramirez! Lighting finds himself pushed out of racing by a new generation of faster and younger cars and goes on a journey to discover where he belongs in this new type of high-octane competition. CARS 3– the third film in the now-iconic CARS film franchise—will cruise home Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on Oct. 24 and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray™ on Nov. 7!



    Like many of Disney/Pixar films, there are always fun Easter Eggs to find. Cars 4 is no exception. In anticipation of the epic Cars 3 release check out the Cars 3 Easter Eggs in the video below and see how many you can find when you watch Cars 3 on Blu-ray or DVD. I have also posted a couple of videos below so that fans can meet some of the characters of Cars 3 and check whet the next generation of racers is like.

    Easter Eggs

    Meet Jackson Storm

    The Next Gens

    More about Cars 3
    The high-octane hit revs into homes with extras for the whole family, including an all new mini-movie starring the demolition derby legend Miss Fritter, inside access to the cast, filmmakers and more!

    Bonus Features*
    Blu-ray & Digital:

  • Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool (Exclusive new mini-movie) – Enjoy blindsided testimonials from the Crazy 8’s, touting the transformative impact Miss Fritter’s Racing School has had in reshaping the direction of their lives
  • Theatrical Short: “Lou” – When a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.
  • Let’s. Get. Crazy. – Get schooled in the world of demolition derby, the “rules” of figure 8 racing, and how Pixar puts the crazy in the Thunder Hollow Crazy 8 race. This piece is hosted by Lea DeLaria.
  • Legendary – a close, historical look at the racing legends Wendell Scott and Louise Smith, whose tenacity and perseverance got them into the race even when they weren’t invited.
  • Ready for the Race – Disney Channel’s Olivia Rodrigo and NASCAR Racer William Byron check out the Hendrick Motorsports campus to showcase how real-world race training influenced the filmmakers.
  • World’s Fastest Billboard – Blink and you will miss all of the graphics and “car-ified” advertisements created by Pixar’s Art team to make the ”Cars 3” world as believable as possible.
  • Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car That Could – Join Cristela Alonzo and the filmmakers on their journey to create a race-car trainer turned champion racer.
  • Generations: The Story of “Cars 3” – For the story team, creating Lightning McQueen’s next chapter didn’t involve just a tune-up, but a complete overhaul.
  • My First Car – A collection of illustrated first-car stories as narrated by members of the “Cars 3” cast and crew. “A Green Car on the Red Carpet with Kerry Washington,” “Old Blue,” and “Still in the Family.”
  • 5 Deleted Scenes – Each deleted scene is set up with an introduction as to why it was removed from the film. Deleted scenes include “The Boogie Woogie,” “The Jars of Dirt,” “Lugnut,” “The Bolt,” and “More Than New Paint.”
  • Cars To Die(cast) For – Take a look at the phenomenon of die-cast toy collecting and the more than 1,000 unique designs that exist in the Cars universe.
  • Commentary – Brian Fee (Director), Kevin Reher (Producer), Andrea Warren (Co-Producer) and Jay Ward (Creative Director)
  • And more…
  • DVD:

  • Theatrical Short: “Lou” & “Commentary”
  • #95 by the #s in “Cars 3”

  • 5 – As “Cars 3” gets underway, world-champion racer Lightning McQueen is riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood.
  • 11 – Lightning McQueen raced into moviegoers’ hearts 11 years ago—making his rookie debut in “Cars” in March 2006—and remains an iconic character today.
  • 24 – The dramatic, slow-motion crash scene in which Lightning McQueen hits a wall and rolls several times takes 24 seconds.
  • 95 – Lightning McQueen still sports the dynamic #95 with his signature lightning-bolt graphics. He displays five distinct looks in “Cars 3,” including one that pays homage to his original paint, a primer look he gets following the devastating crash, a custom wrap ordered by Sterling, and more.
  • 198 – Lightning McQueen tops out at a speed of 198 miles per hour on his last lap with Cruz Ramirez on Fireball Beach. But Lightning’s nemesis—next-gen racer Jackson Storm—races at speeds pushing 207 mph.
  • “Cars 3” Pit Cast and Crew
    “Cars 3” features Owen Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” upcoming “Wonder”) as the voice of Lightning McQueen. Cristela Alonzo (“The Angry Birds Movie”) voices tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez, who tries to help #95 return to greatness, and Armie Hammer (“The Birth of a Nation”) lends his voice to next-gen racer Jackson Storm, whose high-tech speed leaves Lightning McQueen behind. Kerry Washington (ABC’s “Scandal,” HBO’s “Confirmation”) was called on to voice statistical analyst Natalie Certain, Nathan Fillion (ABC’s “Castle,” ABC’s “Modern Family”) provides the voice of brilliant businesscar Sterling, Lea DeLaria (Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”) lends her voice to formidable school bus Miss Fritter, and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton helps bring voice command assistant Hamilton to life.

    The third chapter of Lightning’s story pays homage to NASCAR with four characters based on real-life stock car racing legends. Chris Cooper (“Adaptation,” “American Beauty”) voices Doc Hudson’s crew chief Smokey; team owner and NASCAR racing legend Junior Johnson lends his voice to Junior “Midnight” Moon; three-time Emmy® winner Margo Martindale (FX’s “The Americans,” FX’s “Justified,” Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete”) provides the voice of Louise “Barnstormer” Nash; and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (HBO’s “The Wire,” “Cedar Rapids,” HBO’s “Veep”) is the voice of River Scott. The film also features NASCAR drivers and the voices behind the sport, as well as a host of returning characters from Radiator Springs and the “Cars” racing world.

    Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“), produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short) and co-produced by Andrea Warren (“LAVA” short), “Cars 3” is executive produced by John Lasseter, who directed the first two films in the franchise. With a story by Fee, Ben Queen (TV’s “Powerless”), Eyal Podell (actor “Code Black”) & Jonathon E. Stewart (“Doing Time” short), the screenplay was penned by Kiel Murray (“Cars”), Bob Peterson (“Up,” “Finding Nemo”) and Mike Rich (“Secretariat,” “The Rookie”). The film features a score by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman (“Toy Story 3,” “Cars”), instrumental cues composed by Brad Paisley, and original songs by ZZ Ward and Grammy® winner Dan Auerbach.

    Oct 31 2017

    Free Halloween Printables from PLAY-DOH

    Happy Halloween! Time for candy, scares, and fun activities the whole family can enjoy! In anticipation of the all things Spooky day, PLAY-DOH has released several printables for families to download print and create!

  • Decorate party cups with their monstrous cup wrappers,
  • display a haunted house to spookify the center table,
  • Cut out Bats and Spiders to add to the creepy feel,
  • and make a Black Cat Mask to help create the perfect Halloween Costume!
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    All of the printables are free to download. Then print on cardstock to create the spooky decor. You can grab the printables on Hasbro’s Printables Site or click the images below and save the PDFs to your computer. It certainly makes Halloween a bit easier.

    Black Cat Mask
    Bats and SPiders
    Cup Wrappers
    Haunted House

    Oct 29 2017

    The Nut Job 2 Printable Activity Puzzlers

    From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s comes The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, which is out on Digital this Tuesday, October 31 and on Blu-ray and DVD, and On Demand on November 14! Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias , Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, and Jackie Chan lend their voices in the hilarious animated sequel.



    Surly Squirrel (Arnett) and the gang are back, returning to Liberty Park after they are forced to leave their easy life at the nut store. Getting back to nature is the last thing Surly wants to do, but when a greedy mayor decides to destroy the park to build an amusement park, Surly and his ragtag critter friends must band together to save the place they call home.

    In anticipation of the Nut Job 2 coming to DVD and DIgital, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has released a fun printable activity pack to download print and create. The Activity Pack includes:

  • A Matching puzzler to match the characters to their names
  • A Wordfind that will drive you nutty
  • and a Maze…can you get to the nut?
  • To download these free activities simply click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print each page and complete the puzzlers.

    Oct 28 2017

    FREE Dreamworks Halloween Printable Activity Pack

    It’s Halloween Weekend and you know what that means…NON-STOP FUN! Time for the Halloween parties, games, costumes, treats, and candy! It also means Pumpkin carvings, decorations, and a spooktacular good time!

    Thanks to our friends at Dreamworks, Halloween Weekend also means free printable crafts made just for the Dreamworks fans. Best part is these digital files are free! The Dreamworks Halloween Activity Pack includes:

    • Pumpkin Carving template of Spirit
    • 3 Pumpkin Carvening Templates of the Dinotrux (Ty, Revvit, & Dozer)
    • Voltron Mask Craft
    • Voltron Sword craft
    • And brand new this year…The Kaltenecker Mask Craft (the cow)

    • Simply attach the ears and the grass, attach string, and your cow transformation has begun.



    To download these Halloween Printables and the cow mask, click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Than print and create for tons of Halloween fun! HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEKEND!

    Oct 27 2017

    Free Disney Junior Vampirina Printable Party Kit

    When Vampirina moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania with her parents, this little vampire must find ways to adapt to human life, which isn’t easy. Even the night time sleeping is a complication. But with a little perseverance and great friends, Vampirina faces each challenge with creativity and strength.

    Vampirina debuted October 1st, just in time for the Halloween season. It features several monsters rendered cute for the Disney Junior audience, such as a Skeleton chef, Wolfie the werewolf, and even a monster under the bed. Parents will find the scare factor almost nil because these monsters are as cute as can be. Even the Ghost named Demi is a fun loving character.



    In honor of such a creative cartoon featured on the Disney Junior channel, I created a Party Kit that all the fans (or parents of the fans) can download, print and create that will make their Vampirina party a scream.
    I have made:

  • Several Banner flags featuring Vampirina, her friends, and her family along with a cute Happy Birthday Banner.
  • Several Pillow Box templates to hides monstrous treats inside.
  • Place cards, which can be used to display each child’s name at the party table, or write the name of each ghoulish food and place them on the buffet table.
  • Cupcake Wrappers and Cupcake Toppers to decorate the yummy party cakes
  • Invitations to make sure people can find the party
  • Garland to decorate the house in Vampirina style
  • To download each of these printables, simply click the image below and save the PDF to a computer. Then print and create to make the best Vampirina party ever!

    This printable party kit is free, however, I do ask for donations. These party printables can take a while to create and any amount helps keep the blog alive.

    Amount you wish to Donate

    Vampirina Party Kit Printables
    Demi Banner Flag
    Family Banner Flag
    Gregoria Banner flag
    Vampirina Banner flag
    Wolfie banner flag
    Happy Birthday Banner
    Demi Pillow Box
    Family Pillow Box
    Gregoria Pillow Box
    Vampirina Pillow Box
    Wolfie Pillow Box
    Cupcake toppers
    Cupcake wrappers
    Place Cards
    Place Cards

    Oct 25 2017

    String Cheese Witch Brooms from Oriental Trading

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    Thanks to Oriental Trading and their new FUN365 site, all Halloween fans are given an awesome recipe that works both as a decoration and a tasty snack. These String Cheese Witch Brooms are going to disappear quickly off of my party table. Every member in my family is a sucker for String Cheese. On the plus side, these are healthier than a bag full of candy.

    This tasty Halloween recipe is anything but cheesy! Our easy-to-follow instructions make brewing up a double batch of these String Cheese Witch Brooms no toil and trouble at all. Find even more healthy Halloween recipes and appetizer inspiration on our website!



    This recipe is very easy to make. Simply cut some cheese (LOL), stick in a pretzel and tie off with a chive. The food will become spooky and delishous. Grab the recipe below or go to to see the pictures and instructions.

    String Cheese Witch Brooms


    • String Cheese
    • Mini Pretzel Sticks
    • Chives

    Photo and recipe from

    1. Cut the string cheese in 2” strips.
    2. Insert a mini pretzel stick into one end of the string cheese. Carefully pull or cut the bottom half of the string cheese into strips.
    3. Tie on a chive to finish.

    Oct 23 2017

    Feel the Force With Yummy Star Wars Donuts

    Disney Family

    Start the morning with Star Wars by making these yummy pancake-batter donuts decorated to look like BB-8, R2-D2, and Chewbacca. It will sure to be a Galactic Day with these yummy treats. Thanks to Disney Family, this recipe is free with detailed instructions.

    From BB-8 to Chewbacca, everyone has a favorite Star Wars character. Bring these lovable creatures into your home with this delectable recipe for Star Wars Donuts. Disney Family



    This recipe requires a donut pan and a donut hole pan. It also requires chocolate malts in various colors. The Star Wars Donuts are pretty easy to make, simply follow the instructions and they will turn out yummy

    Star Wars Donuts

    • Servings: 6
    • Difficulty: intermediate
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    • 2/3 cups pancake mix
    • 1 egg
    • 2 teaspoons cold-pressed coconut oil, vegetable oil, or melted butter
    • 1/2 cup soy milk (or cows milk)
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • Donut pan
    • Donut hole pan
    • Dark and white chocolate candy melts
    • Brown, black, orange, blue, and red candy melts
    • Toothpicks

    Photo and recipe from Disney Family

    1. Put pancake mix, milk, egg, honey, and oil in a bowl. Mix until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
    2. Lightly grease pans with vegetable oil. Spoon mixture into both until about 80% full
    3. Bake in a preheated oven at 350° F for 15 minutes. Remove and let cool.
    4. For BB-8: Melt white chocolate and black candy melts in the microwave. Dip donut in white chocolate and donut hole in black candy melts using a spoon. Mix black candy melts with white candy melts to create grey. Add BB-8 details using toothpicks, the melted grey chocolate, and melted orange chocolate.
    5. For R2-D2: Melt white chocolate and black candy melts in microwave. Dip donut in white chocolate and donut hole in black candy melts using a spoon. Mix black candy melts with white candy melts to create grey icing. Add R2-D2 details using toothpicks, the melted grey chocolate, melted blue chocolate, and melted red chocolate.
    6. For Chewbacca: Melt brown candy melts in microwave. Dip donut in it with a spoon and use a toothpick to drag the chocolate to mimic Chewbacca’s fur. Use melted dark chocolate, melted black candy melts, and melted white chocolate to draw on details with toothpicks.

    Oct 20 2017

    Printable Activities and Coloring Pages Featuring Vampirina

    Released just in time for the Halloween season, Vampirina is Disney Junior’s newest show featuring a Vampire named Vampirina who has just moved from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. Her family has opened a bed and breakfast for all the visiting ghouls and goblins. As the new kid in town, Vampirina faces what every new kid faces, learning to make friends, going to new school in the human world, and many other joys and trials. During her journey, Vampirina (aka “Vee”) and her new friends Poppy and Bridget learn the value of kindness and celebrating the qualities that make each individual unique.



    To celebrate the release of Vampirina on Disney Junior, Disney has provided several printables for all their fans to download, print and create. Simply click the images below and save the printables to your computer, Then print and follow the instructions to have fun with the activities. Be sure to check out the Disney Junior website for Vampirina.

    Vampirina Printable Activities
    Kindness Guide
    Coloring Pages
    Pumpkin Stencils
    Spiderweb Boxes
    Spot the Difference