Long summer days mean sand, swimming, baseball, and picnics. For kids it can also mean brain drain. If you have a house full of bored kids, head to the computer. Here is a hefty list of sites chock-full of educational and fun activities. Just hit print! These sites are child-friendly, free, and don’t require a membership.  You can print out as many activities, coloring sheets, learning games, or flash cards as the kids can keep up with. Their teacher will thank you when the first day of school rolls around!

TLS Books: A variety of printable educational tools including free books and worksheets.

Kid Printables: Printable coloring sheets, mazes, puzzles. Even bookmarks to color.

DLTK’s Crafts:  Age appropriate craft ideas in a large variety of themes. Also offers printable puzzles, activity sheets and more.

ABC Teach: Variety of printable games and colorings sheets, bookmarks, calendars, and more. Content is divided into age groups.

Printables 4 Kids: Printable word searches. Also lets kids design their very own!

Print Activities: Offers printable coloring activities divided into a variety of themes for children as young as toddlers.

Kid Zone: A variety of printable math games. Great for keeping kids’ brains sharp!

Krazy Dad: A wide variety of fun and challenging printable mazes of all levels for kids.

Classroom Jr.: Offers printable MAD LIBS for kids. Get the kids giggling and build word skills.

Kids Crafts Inc.: Offers printable coloring and activity pages as well as a plethora of crafting ideas and supplies.

Family Shopping Bag: Coloring activities featuring well-known characters that your children will love (and you might too!)

School Express: Boasts a selection of over 13,000 printable games and activities!

Cookie: Printable color-by-number, mazes, dot-to-dot activities and more.

Kids Learning Station:  Keeps kids’ minds moving with a variety of educationally-based games and printable activities.

Jumpstart: Another great educational site that provides an amazing amount of free and fun printables!

Get your printing finger ready and visit these great sites today to keep your child’s brain growing this summer!

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