Kid Activity Ideas + Free Printable Download

Use this free printable download to brainstorm kid activity ideas, because we need to keep them busy and help them grow and learn at the same time!

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Need Ideas To Keep The Kids Busy?

When my kids are home for the whole summer, it can be a real challenge to get them active and learning… when the tendency to be lazy and sloth-like is so strong, especially if it’s super hot. But even during the normal school year, I often find myself forgetting some of the amazing activities we have done in the past… I need more activity ideas to present to them!

I realized it was time to make a list and get all the ideas into one place, so we could reference a list whenever we need inspiration. That’s how the idea for this printable came to be… a functional printable that helps you document all the kid activity ideas that work for you and your kids!

Activity Ideas Brainstorming

I designed a printable sheet with a couple categories to help with my brainstorming and documentation process. Sometimes I need the kids to entertain themselves (more often than not!) but I also want them to be doing educational activities and something enriching – as much as possible – rather than vegging out in front of the television.

So I created a few categories, to make sure we hit some major building blocks of growth. From reading to exercise to field trips to DIY craft time – and finally a more column as a catch-all for all other ideas.

As the days go by, I keep adding to my list and printing more sheets as necessary. There are so many different activities to propose to the kids, so here’s just a few ideas for you to add to your printable sheet:

  • reading a new book
  • acting out a well-loved book in storytime theater style
  • head to the library or bookstore for browsing books
  • try kids yoga videos together
  • make your own mini zines with paper (or write your own story)
  • exercise challenges like 50 jumprope or other milestone
  • create an obstacle course
  • visit a museum, discovery center, garden (you can create a bucket list)
  • make slime
  • make a paper house printable
  • cook or bake a snack together
  • scavenger hunt
  • build a sofa fort together
  • gardening or growing plants experimentation
  • shadows and light playtime
  • anatomy lesson with printable dolls
  • printable coloring sheets
  • and much more…

Download Kids Activity Ideas Printable

Use this free printable download to brainstorm kid activity ideas, because we need to keep them busy and help them grow and learn at the same time!

How many ideas can you think of? One thing that has helped me is to look back through my camera roll of photos and scrapbooks. Those are great places to jog our memories about great experiences and activities!

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Collect all the kid activity ideas that work for your family in one place with this free printable download. Make sure they are learning and having fun at the same time!

Free Printable Dinosaur Coloring Page

Download this free printable dinosaur coloring page for your kids, because they’ll love to color up these cute dino characters!

Get this freebie download for your kids to color up a page of cute dinosaurs!

Summertime means the kids are home more often and they always need more activities and entertainment options. Coloring pages is one of those easy peasy ways to get them to sit still for just a little bit!

The great thing about printables is that you can find any theme that your kids prefer. I’ve created a page of cute dino characters that works for both boys and girls. They make a lovely coloring page for the little ones who love cute character dinosaurs.

Coloring Page Activity Ideas

Of course, I know that coloring pages might seem like a mundane activity. Technically, the kids can just draw on white paper, if nothing else. But you can mix things up and give them a few prompts or challenges that will make the coloring time activity more fun.

Consider making it a challenge if you have more than one child. Who can color up the page faster without scribbling? Who will win the contest of best colored page?

How about musical chairs coloring page style – so that every time the music changes they have to switch colors that they are using! There really are a lot of ways to make coloring time fun, yet still relaxing and less chaotic for you the parent!

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Download this free printable dinosaur coloring page for your kids, because they'll love to color up these cute dino characters!

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Free Printable Weekly Meal Planner

Check out my guest post on Kenarry featuring a weekly meal planner template to print!

I always need to meal plan for my family and even more so during the summertime when the kids are home. I love having space for all meals in the deal to make a full plan for the week. I hope you will enjoy my printable design!

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July 2019 Printable Calendar – Free Download

Here’s a happy rainbows pattern for the July 2019 printable calendar.

July 2019 Printable Calendar - Free Download on Tortagialla.com

Every month I offer a free calendar printable here on the blog. It’s a way to share my designs out into the world for everyone, because we could always use a pretty monthly calendar to look at.

This month it’s all rainbows, light and happy for me. Definitely brings a smile to my face!

This July 2019 printable calendar has a Monday-start format and weekends highlighted in grey. Available in both LETTER and A4 paper sizes.

You can download this full-color calendar printable for free, just choose your preferred paper size via the links below.

For the best print quality, be sure to print at the best quality setting your printer allows and best type of cardstock or presentation paper you might have. You can also size down the calendar if you want to put it in a personal planner or A5 journal. I personally print these calendars at half-size for my own purposes.

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Pattern Paper Printable with Guitars and Stars

Need a pattern paper printable for boys or rock music lovers? Instantly download this free paper featuring guitars and stars for all your crafty projects!

Need a pattern paper printable for boys or rock music lovers? Instantly download this free paper featuring guitars and stars for all your paper projects!

I love digital printables and pattern paper is a favorite for me to create and share. I love designing and creating repeating patterns and a large scrapbook paper size means you can use it for so many projects.

What do you usually use printable paper or scrapbooking for? Art journals? Planner decoration or cardmaking? I pretty much do it all and love playing with paper.

Where are the masculine designs?

One thing I have noticed is that most designs are very girly and feminine. And I love them, don’t get me wrong! I have a weakness for pink and pink and more pink! Hah!

But today, I wanted to share something for the men and boys in our lives. How about a bit of rock n’ roll, guitars and stars? This paper is great for boys, teens and music lovers in general. You can use this printable paper for lots of masculine projects.

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Guitar and Stars Pattern Paper Printable - Free Download - Grab this rock n' roll themed scrapbook paper, great for masculine projects.
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Just click on the link below to download the full quality, 300dpi 12″x12″ JPG paper design – for PERSONAL use only.

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Free Printable Scrapbook Paper Download Instantly

Looking for free printable scrapbook paper? Then check out this pretty patterned paper design and download it today for all your papercrafting projects.

Looking for free printable scrapbook paper? Check out this pretty patterned paper design and download it today for all your papercrafting projects.
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Scrapbooking Supply Envy

Living in a small town in Italy means that I don’t have access to many of the popular scrapbooking supplies. The cost of buying internationally often means that shipping costs more than the item itself. What a downer, huh?

I used to struggle with envy and budgeting for my crafty hobby, but now I always turn to digital printables instead.

Printing and Ink Nirvana

I am in love with HP Instant Ink (disclaimer: this is my affiliate link), which makes printing at home super affordable and I never have to worry about a design using too much ink or if I’ll run out of printer ink all of sudden. So seriously, it’s the best service ever and I totally feel like it’s a printer girl’s nirvana!

Thus, as a total convert to digital printables, I go the extra mile and design whatever I need for memory keeping and paper crafting projects. I’m a graphic designer, so have all the software at my figure tips, might as well take advantage of it all.

Of course, I love to share my papers with others who share the love of patterned paper and I’m so happy that it’s instant access for everyone. Basically, it’s free and accessible to everyone in the world!

Okay, now you can probably tell that I’m a fan of the pink color palette! Yes, I created a very pink floral design, is it overload?

Really though, this paper would be perfect for a little girl scrapbook or even wedding or bridesmaids crafts. Anyone who loves themself a little girly pink will appreciate this design.

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Chic Pink Floral Scrapbook Paper Design - Preview of 12x12' free printable patterned paper download on tortagialla.com

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Free Printable Wall Art Quotes and Heart

Looking for some inspiration and motivation for your walls? Download this set of free printable wall art quotes to decorate and inspire at the same time!

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My design inspiration…

I’m always looking to follow inspiring people and Amy Landino is someone I have followed on Youtube via her channel AmyTV.

She’s an expert in vlogging, but really shares all kinds of tips and tricks around lifestyle, living well and productivity.

She has this signature line in her videos to say good morning, good life and I was so inspired one day, I had to create a set of prints with that sentiment!

White heart on blush pink free printable download on tortagialla.com
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Design details…

I actually created a set of prints and expanded the thought a bit, so there are 3 separate art printables that include:

  • good morning, good life
  • heart
  • good life, good night

And of course, all of this with a simple, chic look on blush pink! This art printable set is perfect for your bedroom or office wall.

Good life Good Night free printable wall art download on tortagialla.com
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For me, it’s really about setting a positive intention in your day, as soon as you wake up. Have a good morning, to make yourself a good life and keeping that thought in mind, means you will have a good night as well.

Sort of full circle, tie it all together… because our perspective on life really does matter a lot and makes a big difference in how we tackle all the issues we will surely bump up against in life.

Download free printable wall art quotes set below…

You can download the freebies below as an entire set of 3 prints. I hope they might help you brighten up your living space and inspire you with positivity, just as Amy does through her Youtube channel and work.

Looking for some inspiration and motivation for your walls? Download this set of free printable wall art quotes to decorate and inspire at the same time!
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June 2019 Printable Calendar – Free Download

A tropical theme for the June 2019 printable calendar, how do you like this monstera leaf pattern?

June 2019 Printable Calendar - Free Download - Design by tortagialla.com

Every month I design calendar printables for my supporters on Patreon and share the color desk calendar here as a free printable. How do you like my monstera leaf pattern? I was thinking of a jungalow feel… lush and full!

This June 2019 printable calendar has a Monday-start format and weekends highlighted in grey. Available in both LETTER and A4 paper sizes, for your convenience to print at home, from anywhere in the world.

You can download this full-color calendar printable for free, just choose your preferred paper size via the links below.

June 2019 Printable Calendar LETTER.pdf

June 2019 Printable Calendar A4.pdf

For the best print quality, be sure to print at the best quality setting your printer allows and best type of cardstock or presentation paper you might have. You can also size down the calendar if you want to put it in a personal planner or A5 journal. I personally print these calendars at half-size for my own purposes.

For my supporters on Patreon, I post even more printables for download on my exclusive Patreon feed.

June 2019 Patreon Printables - B/W Desk Calendar and Tropical Leaves Patterned Paper - designed by tortagialla.com - fine me on patreon.com/tortagialla

For my patrons, I also post the matching B/W coloring calendar and full color patterned paper design you see above. Consider supporting me on Patreon to get access to all those exclusive downloads.

For just $1 a month, you can support my design work and printable posts. As soon as you become a patron, you’ll get access to the entire archive and there are already hundreds of printable posts on my Patreon feed.

I’m a huge fan of digital printables because they are so versatile and affordable. An amazing resource anyone who loves pretty papers for planning, journaling, papercrafting, scrapbooking, cardmaking and more!

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