Can You Help Felix?

Hi Friends 🙂

We have a special Christmas “Spot The Differences” activity page for the kids!
Can you help Felix spot the differences? There are 10 in total 🙂

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: FELIX DIFFERENCESFELIX DIFFERENCES  CLICK HERE FOR THE ANSWERS: FELIX ANSWER KEY

Hope you are all enjoying the winter season so far.
Appreciate the beauty and cherish the time with family!
Until next time,

Whimsical Team

Can You Spot the Differences?

Hi Friends,

Here’s a free printable “Spot the Differences” activity page.

Hope you enjoy!

DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY PAGE HERE: MOUSE DIFFERENCES
DOWNLOAD ANSWER KEY HERE: ANSWER KEY
MOUSE DIFFERENCES

Don’t forget to check out our other FREE activity pages!

Halloween Connect The Dots

Here’s a couple of free printable connect the dots pages.
Enjoy! And have an excellent week 🙂

FREE DOWNLOAD: BAT CONNECTBatCTD

FREE DOWNLOAD: PUMPKIN & GHOST CONNECTPUMPGHOSTCTD

Also check out our other ACTIVITY PAGES!

Autumn Theme “Memory” Playing Cards

The game Concentration/Memory was one of my favourites growing up. Nothing better then a good brain teaser. 😉 I wanted to be able to share this fun skill testing game with you all. So I made a small deck of Autumn themed playing cards.

All you need to do is save the pdf files below; find some stock card (preferably 100lb) paper to print out the pages on; and cut along the dotted lines to have your very own deck of Memory playing cards.

DOWNLOAD: FALL MEMORY PAGE 1
Print

DOWNLOAD: FALL MEMORY PAGE 2
Print

Here’s a little info about the game for those of you who have yet to play,
or need a quick recap.

Players
1 to 6 players.

Goal
To collect the most pairs of cards.

Setup
Shuffle the cards and lay them on the table,
face down, in a pattern (e.g. 4 cards x 6 cards).

Gameplay
The youngest player goes first. Play then proceeds clockwise.

On each turn, a player turns over two cards (one at a time) and keeps them if they match.
If they successfully match a pair, then that player also gets to take another turn.

When a player turns over two cards that do not match, those cards are turned face down again and it becomes the next player’s turn.

When all the pairs have been found, the player with the most cards wins.

I hope you all enjoy the playing cards!
Wishing you all a very fun and beautiful fall season.

Oceans of Love,

Hayden

Is April Fools Really Just for Fools?

My kids love April Fools –possibly because it’s a way to get back at Dad for his years of tomfoolery. You see it’s been their dad’s practice to make outrageous claims to our kids for as long as any of us can remember. In fact it’s standard family practice for the kids to look to me for confirmation (or not) whenever Dad tells them anything.

Since toddlerhood my kids have been told that fried chicken is actually “gicken”, a genetically modified chicken that has six legs and runs as fast as a gopher. They’ve been told that that we used to have to cut holes in their diapers when the boys were babies because they were born with tails –which subsequently “dried up and fell off”; when Will or Thom ask where mom is the standard answer is that I’ve “run away with the ice-cream man.”

Our children’s true parentage has ranged from aliens to monkeys and Charley Cat is actually a superior being sent to study humans. Apparently we’ve agreed to allow him to board with us free of charge in exchange for immunity when the cat aliens take over the planet.

Thankfully my children have learned from a very young age that you can’t believe everything you hear. And they’ve gotten really good at questioning what they’re told –even the believable stuff.

According to Wikipedia April Fools has been around for a very long time with possible origins going as far back as 536 BC, Persia (now Iran). It makes me wonder whether these ancients recognized a benefit to foolery on the development of critical thinking skills.  Has April Fools actually helped us to become smarter, more discerning human beings? Or is it just one more way to produce what many refer to as “the best medicine”; laughter.

~ Trina

You can download a free larger printable PDF version of this April Fool’s colouring page by clicking here >>> Colouring Pages

Kid’s Paper Puppet Craft – Big Mouth Critters!

Over the years my kids and I, Micheline, have done so many crafts together and I’m super excited to share some of them with you here. This paper puppet style craft has always been a hit – especially with my son. He makes them over and over again just so he can create another funny creature. The best thing about this craft is that all you need is some 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper (the same size you use in your regular home printer) and some crayons or markers. The rest is kinda like folding an airplane. 🙂

Hannah and Hunter worked hard with me to create these sweet critters you see pictured here!

I hope you enjoy, Micheline 🙂

You can download the free printable PDF instructions by clicking here >>> Big Mouth Critter Craft Instructions

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