Templates & Activities

These templates and activities are intended for use by children of any age – they are simple enough for young children and allow scope for older children to add their own ideas. The templates and activities are classed into broad themes.

Each template has a small version of the template and some suggestions for activities or discussion starters. Open discussion with comments and open-ended questions are generally more productive than direct questions used to test knowledge.

Click on the small version of each template to get the larger print version.

Shapes

This template shows some common shapes for discussion, colouring and to make into shape matching puzzles. Click image for the full-size template Print and colour in the shapes. Make a shape sorting game. Print twice. One sheet will be your base. Colour the shapes and cut out. Let children match their cut-out shape to the [...]

Scissors Template

Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about all the different types of scissors – safety scissors with blunt ends for children, dressmaking scissors, small embroidery scissors, manicurist’s nail scissors, hairdresser’s scissors, garden scissors. Big scissors are often called shears. What occupations can you think [...]

Ruler

This is a template of a ruler to colour and discuss. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, mathematics Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about rulers and the different types – your school ruler, a tradesman’s ruler… Would you include tape measures as rulers? How many uses can you think [...]

Hammer

Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about what you do with hammers. Who do you know who has one or more hammers? What are hammers made of? Is the handle made of something different to the head of the hammer? Do you have different [...]

Elephant

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Here is an elephant template and a connect the dots. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about elephants and where they live. What is special about elephants? Do you have some story books about elephants?

Keys

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Children are fascinated by keys. Here are two templates for keys, and a lock and key to decorate and discuss. a modern key Click image for the full-size template an old fashioned key Click image for the full-size template padlock and key Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: [...]

Handprint Card – for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day etc…

This card is an ideal keepsake for young children to make and give to parents and grandparents for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas or birthdays.  They can use a photo of themselves or a family pet. Instructions: You will need 1 A4 sheet of coloured card for base 1 sheet of A4 coloured paper for [...]

All the numbers

This is a list of the number templates. Use them individually to focus on a particular letter or number. Colour them, cut them out, use them as part of a bigger picture, decorate with drawings of things that are related to that number (eg shape, number of legs / wheels,  etc.) Print the set of [...]

Tiger

This template shows a Tiger Click image for the full-size template Print and colour in. Related skills: language, fine motor. Discussion Topics: Talk about where you see tigers. Have you seen tigers in a zoo? Do you have tigers in any of your books? One of our family favourites is Terrible Terrible Tiger Tiger-related Toys [...]

Whale Template

This template shows a Whale Click image for the full-size template Print and colour in. Related skills: language, fine motor. Discussion Topics: Talk about whales and where they live. Have you heard the sounds that whales make? Do you know any different types of whales? Have you ever been whale watching? Template created by and [...]

Zebra

This template shows a Zebra Click image for the full-size template Print and colour in. Related skills: language, fine motor. Discussion Topics: What’s special about zebras? Black and white. Stripes. Where do they live? Can you think of other animals that live in the jungle? Do you know what they eat? Have you seen a [...]

Teacups, Cups & Mugs

This template shows a Teacup Click image for the full-size template Print and colour in. You could draw patterns or pictures on the side. Related skills: language, fine motor. Discussion Topics: We use cups every day – what different cups do you have and what do you put in them? Are some better for hot [...]

Wheel Templates

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This template shows a Wheel Click image for the full-size template Print and colour in.  Wheels can be cut out and pasted on the side of a cardboard box to make a car or truck. Related skills: language, fine motor, maths. Discussion Topics: Talk about all the places we have wheels – the obvious ones [...]

Alphabet templates – All the letters

Babies and children are surrounded by words and letters. The unusual thing about numbers and letters is that they can change if they are turned around – an upside down M becomes a W, and upside down 6 becomes a 9. Our alphabet and number templates are bare to allow you plenty of scope for [...]

Train Diesel

This is a series of templates shows the side view of a diesel engine. They will appeal to children who are serious about their trains. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Print on standard paper or card. [...]

Train – steam engine side view

This is a series of templates shows the side view of a steam engine, carriages.  It will appeal to children who are serious about their trains. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size [...]

Steam Train – Detailed Template

This template shows a Steam engine and carriage on rails. Click image for the full-size template This is a quite complex steam engine and carriage with a lot of detail for close colouring in. Related skills: language, fine motor. Discussion Topics: You can talk about the different parts of the engine, the rails, the sleepers. [...]

Icecream Sundae

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This template shows an Icecream Sundae Click image for the full-size template Print and colour in.  Colour the icecream, draw on fruit, nuts or other decorations. Related skills: language, fine motor. Discussion Topics: Icecream Sundaes are special occasion foods – not good for you to have every day but great for a treat. Do you [...]

Snail Template

This template shows a Snail Click image for the full-size template Print and colour in. Related skills: language, fine motor. Discussion Topics: Talk about where you see snails, go for a snail hunt in the garden. What do snails eat? What eats snails? Talk about how some people eat them. What do we mean when [...]

Mother’s Day Templates

Use these Mother’s Day templates to make cards and posters. Print these ready made Mother’s Day cards for children to decorate Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template or cut out these letter templates to spell out MUM, MOM etc to make cards or posters Click image for the full-size [...]

Bowtie template

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This template shows a Bowtie Click image for the full-size template Decorate the bowtie with paints, crayons, coloured pencils.  Talk about the colour, patterns – dotted, striped, etc. Related skills: language, fine motor. Discussion Topics: Who wears bowties? Magicians? Entertainers? Men? Clowns? Do you or any of your toys wear bowties? Template copyright

Pizza templates to decorate and colour

Three pizza templates – blank to draw or glue on your own ingredients, or ready-made to colour. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Talk about pizzas and the different toppings you can put on them. What [...]

Platypus

The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) live in burrows beside rivers and lakes in Australia.

Caterpillar

A caterpillar in two parts to colour and cut Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Caterpillars come in lots of shapes and sizes. Do you have caterpillars in your garden? What are they eating? Colour the template.

Kangaroo

This template shows a kangaroo. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, gross motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about kangaroo and where they are found. Kangaroos are marsupials. They keep their babies in their pouch. Kangaroos are popular characters for children’s books and toys. Kangaroo Books and Toys ToysOnline [...]

Crab Template

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This template shows a crab. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, gross motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about crabs and where they are found. Talk about eating crabs and what they taste like. Pretend to be a crab. Walk or crawl like a crab. Make pincer movements with [...]

Crocodile

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This template shows a crocodile. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, gross motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about crocodiles and where they are found. Talk about safety and the need to respect wild animals. Pretend to be a crocodile using your arms to imitate the jaws. Find out [...]

Clothing – socks

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Here is a pair of socks – colour and make your own designs. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates. Talk about all the different types of socks we have. Do you always wear matching socks?  Do you care if they match and how? Matching colours? [...]

Activity Idea: Christmas Santa with hinged arms and legs.

This Santa has hinged arms and legs. Click image for the full-size template Instructions: You will need A4 paper or cardColouring pencils or crayonsScissorsHole or Eyelet PunchStuds for paper (split and fold out) Method: Print the Santa above (click on the image to get the template) Colour in Santa Cut Santa out Punch holes on [...]

Christmas: Santa and Christmas templates

Here are some templates for Christmas: Santa, a Santa bear, toy sack, Santa’s sleigh, and Rudolf.  There is also a slight template and a matching join-the-dots sleigh. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the [...]

Cheese

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This template shows three different types of cheese. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about the different shapes and types of cheeses. What is your favourite? Cheese is usually made from the milk of cows, but can be made from milk from goats, sheep [...]

Bread

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This template shows three different types of bread Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about the different shapes and types of breads.There are many names for shapes of breads – including loaf, cob, roll, bap, baguette. Do you like wholemeal, white, sourdough and other [...]

Kitchen Appliances

The templates are of appliances found in the kitchen – a microwave, stove or cooker, refrigerator, and kettle. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Discuss how we [...]

Computer and Keyboards

These templates are of computers and including keyboards for colouring, writing letters on keypads and practice typing Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour [...]

Sweets, Candy, Lollies

Sweets, Candy, Lollies – this template can be used for coloring, but the wrapper has been left blank so children can choose patterns and colours.

Dad & Daddy

Template of the words Dad and Daddy. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Use these templates for Father’s Day or birthdays. What do you call your Dad?  Can you think of other words that people call their fathers?

Dancing Shoes

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Template of dancing shoes to colour. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Do you like dancing? This template shows some dancing shoes and musical notes. What is different about dancing shoes?

Sports equipment

These templates show a variety of sports equipment. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Which sport uses each of the items in the drawing? The sports cup [...]

Apple Pie

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Template showing whole apple pie, a cut piece and an apple. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Do you like apple pie? What other fruits can you put in a pie?

Theatrical Masks

Template showing theatrical masks. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about acting and pretending to be someone else. Can you make some masks? Have you seen some actors on a stage?

Alphabet Cards

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These cards can be used for coloring, games, spelling and more! Simply print out the templates (card stock works best) and cut along the dotted lines. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size [...]

Shoes

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Templates with different types of shoes – lace-ups, high heels, thongs/flipflops… Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates. How many different pairs of shoes do you have?  Which shoes do you wear to different [...]

Skirt

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Template of a skirt to colour plain or draw a pattern. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Do you wear a skirt? Don’t forget to include kilts and other skirts worn in different cultures.

Snake

One template of a snake to colour and one to connect the dots Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the snake and connect the dots. Talk about snakes, where they live, the part they play in nature, and safety.

Balls

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Volleyball and Soccerball. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion: Talk about the different balls used in different sports. They are different sizes, made of different materials, some are different shapes and [...]

Veterinarian

Cat and dog with Vet’s sign, syringe and stethoscope – all ready to see the vet! Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Do you have pets?  Have you taken them to see the vet? Veterinarians diagnose and treat sickness, disease and injury in all types of [...]

T-shirt

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Add a design, then colour this t-shirt. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about the designs you make. You could do special designs for Christmas, birthday or other occasions.

Tree

Colour this tree and its surroundings. You could draw animals or children playing underneath. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about trees and their importance. What animals need trees? Do you have a favourite tree in your garden or in the park? Talk about [...]

Tulips

Tulips – single or set of three Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the tulips – red, yellow, pink? You could use these to make Happy Mother’s Day decorations. Have you seen tulips growing in a garden. They grow in cold [...]

Farm Animals

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Here are some templates of farm animals – a cow, horse and join-the-dots horse. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Talk about different farm animals, their shapes and sizes and where they live. Related Templates: Farmyard [...]

Chinese Lanterns

Print the page, decorate, and fold in half lengthwise to make a Chinese Lantern. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Instructions: Print the page, decorate, and fold in half lengthwise to make a Chinese Lantern. Cut from fold along dotted lines. Fold edges back lightly to crease, then straighten. Roll [...]

Chocolate

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Template of a chocolate bar Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Do you like chocolate?  When do you have it? How often should you eat it? Talk about health aspects, food as treats, cleaning teeth.

Sports Coach – Cap, whistle and megaphone

Template of a cap with COACH on the front, a whistle and a megaphone Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about sports and the part coaches play.  How do you feel about them? Some people like having a coach, others don’t. What do you [...]

Birds

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Here are some templates of birds to colour including a kookaburra, cockatoo and ibis. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Talk about different bird, their shapes and sizes and where [...]

Candy Canes

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A candy cane for coloring and a stripeless candy cane that children can decorate and color. The same templates are also available as colour-by-number activities for older children. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine [...]

Car

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Interested in cars? This blank template of a car is perfect for coloring/designing your very own Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size templateClick image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: What colour is your car? Colour this car the same – or in your own [...]

Planes – large and small

Interested in planes? Here is a template for a passenger jet and a small plane with a single propeller. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: What colour are the planes you see? Colour these planes the same – or in your own [...]

Bus

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Interested in buses? This blank template of a bus is perfect for coloring/designing your very own Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: What colour are your local buses? Colour this bus the same – or in your own colours. Talk about the parts of the bus – where [...]

Fruit

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These templates have a variety of fruit. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template [...]

Vegetables

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These templates have a variety of vegetables.

Bicycle

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Here are two bicycle templates. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Decorate the bicycles. Talk about different sizes and style of bicycles.  Who in your family rides a bike? Talk about how riding sometimes is better for you and the environment than [...]

Farm

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This is a template of a farm scene with barn and vegetable beds Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour in the pictures. You can add some chickens, ducks, cows or other animals. Talk about the different crops that are grown on farms – and chickens and animals. [...]

Cupcake

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This is a template of a cupcake Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Decorate the cupcake and its wrapper. Make some cupcakes together… or just get some cupcake wrappers and pretend. Why do you think they are called cupcakes?

Cooking

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These templates are for cooking and baking. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about who cooks in your family, who cooks as a job and television chefs. Talk about safety when using cooking equipment and sharp knives and [...]

Teddy Bear

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This is a teddy bear template with corresponding color-by-number template in two versions: “easy” and “hard”. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates. This activity helps with number recognition and the abstract idea of [...]

Penguin

This is  a penguin template with corresponding color-by-number template in two versions: “easy” and “hard”. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates. This activity helps with number recognition and the abstract idea of using [...]

Christmas Trees

Christmas tree templates, blank and decorated so that you can draw them just the way you like them!  Plus a join the dots and maze. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, maths [...]

Chutes and Ladders

This template is a variation on the Snakes and Ladders game. This is a easy, fun game for children and families to play together. Included in the PDF version (downloadable here for members) are instructions on how to play. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, maths Discussion Topics: Print on [...]

Artist’s Tools – Palette and Easel

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These templates are of an artist’s tools – the easel, palette and paintbrush Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates.  Talk about art and artists. Do you know [...]

Dogs

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The faces of these three dog templates have been left blank so that you can draw them just the way you like them! Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates. Talk about dogs, different [...]

Cats

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Here are a range of templates of cats – cute cats and a Halloween black cat Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates. Talk about cats, different types, [...]

Shape Matching Cards

These shape matching cards can be used for matching games, memory games, to practice vocabulary and more! Color them before playing or play with them as is. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, spatial Discussion Topics: Name the different shapes.  You can also write [...]

Fruit & Vegetable Matching Cards

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These fruit and vegetable matching cards can be used for matching games, memory games, to practice vocabulary and more! Color them before playing or play with them as is. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image [...]

Animal Matching Cards

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These animal matching cards can be used for matching games, memory games, to practice vocabulary and more! Color them before playing or play with them as is. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, [...]

Make your own calendar

Use this template to make a calendar for one month, or print twelves and make a calendar for a who year. These make great personalised gifts. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, maths Discussion Topics: Decide which month you are going to make and write the dates in the box [...]

Butterfly Templates

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Here are a range of templates for butterflies – plain and with patterns Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template [...]

Camping – campsite, tent and campfire

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These template shows a campsite with tent, logs, fire and trees with a close up of the fire in the second template. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, gross motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates and talk about camping, the food you take when [...]

Witch

This template shows a witch flying on a broomstick in front of a full moon – a fun coloring activity for older children on Halloween. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Witches feature in lots of stories – good witches and bad witches.

Number – 7

This template shows the Number 7 Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, maths Discussion Topics: What’s special about 7? 7 is a prime number. That means that you can’t divide it evenly by anything other than 1 and itself. Template created by and copyright : gayled

Number – 6

This template shows the Number 6 Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, maths Discussion Topics: What’s special about 6? If you turn it around it looks like a nine. You can divide it by 2 and also by 3. Template created by and copyright : gayled

Number – 0

This template shows Number – 0, zero or nought. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, maths, spatial Discussion Topics: Zero is a special number. How could we count or measure distance if there was no zero? Template created by and copyright : gayled

Headstone

This template shows a headstone with a cat, bats and a full moon perfect for Halloween. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics:

Spider

This template shows a spider. Draw on patterns and color this large, blank spider for Halloween or any time of the year. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, gross motor, language Discussion Topics: Spiders play an important part in nature. They come in different shapes and sizes. Do you have spiders [...]

Pumpkin & Pumpkin Pie

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This template shows a Pumpkin Pie. Pumpkin pie is a traditional desert in America on Halloween and Thanksgiving. This template includes a whole pie, a slice and a pumpkin.   Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics:  You could make a real pumpkin pie. You could also talk about [...]

Pin the tail on the black cat

These templates make a Pin the Tail on the Black Cat – a good game for Halloween or spooky birthday parties.   Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template See more cat templates here

Jack-o-Lantern Mazes

Three mazes within a Jack-o-Lantern for Halloween, easy, medium and hard. Can you get from start to finish? This template shows Jack-o-Lantern Maze (Easy) Click image for the full-size template This template shows Jack-o-Lantern Maze (Medium) Click image for the full-size template This template shows Jack-o-Lantern Maze (Hard) Click image for the full-size template Related [...]

Hand Turkey – from a hand outline

Making turkeys out of hand outlines is a popular Thanksgiving activity in America. You can use an outline of your own hand or this template. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: Discussion Topics: fine motor, language, spatial You can also get a pdf version (2 pages) which includes the instructions on our downloads [...]

Halloween Bingo

This is a Halloween version of the popular game. Bingo is a game of chance which means that everyone has a good chance of being the first to shout “BINGO!”  The game provides practice for matching and is a fun way to encourage concentration. Halloween Bingo – Preparation Print a different bingo card for each [...]

Notebook

This template shows a notebook Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: People keep notebooks to help them remember ideas, stories and events.  Notebooks come in different sizes and thicknesses. Policeman have a notebook. Do you? What could you record in your notebook?

Glue

This template shows glue Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: This shows a glue stick and a bottle of glue. How many different types of glue can you think of. How to you apply or spread them? Are some glues safer than others? Builders and artists can use [...]

Eraser

This template shows an eraser Click image for the full-size template Related skills: Fine motor Discussion Topics: Erasers rub out some things, like pencil, but not inks. Eraser comes from the word erase. Some people also call them rubbers. What do you call them? Can you colour in a block with a pencil and erase [...]

Box of Crayons

This template shows a box of crayons with some loose crayons Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Will you use real crayons to colour in the drawing of the crayons? What’s different about drawing with crayons compared to pencils?

Ibis

This template shows an Ibis – a wading birds with long legs and curved beak. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: Discussion Topics: Talk about how wading birds tend to have long legs.

Ant

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This template shows an Ant to colour. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Talk about where ants are in your house or garden, where they like to build nests, the role they play in nature, how they respond to rain, how children should be careful not to disturb them. [...]

Australian Water Dragon

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This template shows an Australian Water Dragon Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Australian Water Dragons are common along the east coast of Australia.   Have you seen water dragons? You can see lots of water dragons at places like the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

Number – 3

This template shows Number – 3 Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, maths Discussion Topics: What’s special about this number? Can you think of related words to one? Third, triple… What is a shape with three sides called? Template created by and copyright : gayled

Number – 2

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This template shows Number – 2 Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, maths Discussion Topics: What’s special about number 2? Can you think of related words to one? Second, twice, double… Where do you see the number 2?  On a birthday candle? On the television remote? On a telephone or [...]

Number – 1

This template shows Number – 1 Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, maths Discussion Topics: What’s special about this number? It’s symmetrical. Can you think of related words to one? Single, first, only, once,… What about I and me? Template created by and copyright : gayled

Number & Math Cards

These cards can be used to practice numbers or math as mathematical symbols have been included. Simply print the templates (card stock works best) and cut along the dotted lines. Combine various numbers to make larger numbers (ie. 1 + 0 = 10; 2 + 5 = 25). For numbers with 3 or more digits [...]

Birthday Cake with 3 candles

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This template shows a Birthday Cake with 3 candles to decorate Click image for the full-size template This template shows the same Birthday Cake decorated Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, social Discussion Topics:  Colour in or glue on decorations. Talk about birthdays and birthday parties. What sort of cake [...]

Onion – Whole and Cut in Half

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This template shows a whole onion and an onion cut in half lengthways Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Templates of fruit and vegetables that can be used for coloring, flashcards and more. The layers of onions are interesting. Try slicing one onion lengthways and another across the middle [...]

Place Setting – Plate, Fork, Knife, Spoon

This template shows a dinner place setting – plate, fork, knife, spoon Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, social Discussion Topics: This place setting image including a plate, fork, knife and spoon can be used for a drawing and coloring activity! Decorate the plate, draw or paste cut-out pictures of [...]

Letter – Z, z, Zz

These templates show an upper case Z, lower case z and comic sans Zz Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with Z. Whose name begins with Z? What animals begin with Z? What sound does Z make? What does it mean when [...]

Letter – Y, y, Yy

These templates show an upper case Y, lower case y and comic sans Yy Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with Y. Whose name begins with Y? What sound does Y make at the beginning of words and at the end of [...]

Letter – X, x, Xx

These templates show an upper case X, lower case x and comic sans Xx Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book. Not many words begin with x so look for things that have an X in them, or end with x. What sound does X make? What other [...]

Letter – W, w, Ww

These templates show an upper case W, lower case w and comic sans Ww Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with W. Whose name begins with W? What animals begin with W? What sound does W make?   Template created by and [...]

Letter – V, v, Vv

These templates show an upper case V, lower case v and comic sans Vv Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with V. Whose name begins with V? What animals begin with V? What sound does V make? Template created by and copyright: [...]

Letter – U, u, Uu

These templates show an upper case U, lower case u and comic sans Uu Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with U. Whose name begins with U? Which other letter needs a u? Template created by and copyright: gayled Click image for [...]

Letter – T, t, Tt

These templates show an upper case T, lower case t and comic sans Tt Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with T. Whose name begins with T? What animals begin with T? What happens when you combine t with other letters – [...]

Letter – S, s, Ss

These templates show an upper case S, lower case s and comic sans Ss Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with S.  Whose name begins with S? What animals begin with S? What happens when you put two together – ss? What [...]

Letter – R, r, Rr

These templates show an upper case R, lower case r and comic sans Rr Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with R. Whose name begins with R? What animals begin with R? What sounds does R make? Can you roll your rrrr’s? [...]

Letter – Q, q, Qq

These templates show an upper case Q, lower case q and comic sans Qq Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with Q. Whose name begins with Q? What sounds does Q make? Template created by and copyright: gayled Click image for the [...]

Letter P, p, Pp

These templates show Letter – upper case P, lower case p and comic sans Pp Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with P. Whose name begins with P? What animals begin with P? What letter does it look like if you turn [...]

Tortoise

This template shows a Tortoise. Tortoises usually live on land. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: What’s the difference between a tortoise and a turtle? Tortoises usually live on land whereas turtles tend to live in water so turtles have webbed feet. Do you know stories about tortoises? The [...]

Happy Thanksgiving Turkey

Here are two different templates for Thanksgiving Turkeys. Click image for the full-size template For a more informal picture, you can print this handprint, trace around your own hand or get children to trace their hands. Click image for the full-size template   Related skills: fine motor, language, social Discussion Topics: Thanksgiving is in October [...]

Weather – sunshine

This template shows a large bright sun Click image for the full-size template Related skills: Discussion Topics: Sunshine means warmth and light. Talk about what we do in the sunshine, plants need it to grow. We need to get enough but not too much sun. How does a sunny day make you feel? Sunshine also [...]

Weather – snow or hail

This template could be snow or hail falling from the clouds Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Talk about which season we get snow and in which countries. For hail, talk about storms, damage done by hail and safety.

Weather – rain

This template shows rain coming from the clouds. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: language, fine motor Discussion Topics: Talk about the rain – heavy rain, light rain, when it comes straight down, when the wind blows it. What happens to it when it reaches the ground or the roof of your house? [...]

Weather – lightning

This template shows weather – lightning Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Talk about lightning and thunder, and whether they frighten you. Also discuss safety issues with lightning and storms.

Weather – clouds

This template shows clouds partly covering the sun – for drawing and perhaps talking about shade and shadows or as part of a weather theme. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Talk about different types of clouds, rain clouds, thunder clouds, storm clouds. Research the scientific names for types [...]

Calculator

This template shows A calculator for colouring, counting and discussion. Click image for the full-size template   Related skills: fine motor, maths Discussion Topics: Try out a calculator to do some simple sums. Talk about who would use a calculator and why.

Backpack or rucksack

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This template shows a backpack or rucksack to colour Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, social Discussion Topics: Do you call it a backpack, a rucksack, a school bag? Decorate and discuss things like whether having your name on your bag is a good idea? Talk about different types of [...]

Pentagon

This template shows a Pentagon Click image for the full-size templateRelated skills: fine motor, maths Discussion Topics: Talk about how many sides in a pentagon. Are they all the same length? Pentagons are only partly symmetrical – you can fold them into matching halves along some lines but not others. Compare this to hexagons Template [...]

Octopus

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This template shows an Octopus Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Where does an octopus live? What do you call more than one octopus – octopuses or octopi? Why is it called an octopus? Eight legs. Can you think of other words that start with octo or octa meaning [...]

Octogon shape

This template shows an Octagon Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, maths Discussion Topics: How many sides does an octagon have? Can you think of a street sign the shape of an octagon?

Letter – O, o, Oo

These templates show an upper case O, lower case o and comic sans Oo Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with O. Whose name begins with O? What animals begin with O? O is a symmetrical letter.What sounds does O make? What [...]

Number – 9

This template shows Number – 9 Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, maths Discussion Topics: What’s special about 9? It is 3×3.  When you play noughts and crosses, the grid has 9 squares. 9 is the biggest whole number we have in the decimal system. After 9, you go to 1o. [...]

Letter – N, n, Nn

This template shows Letter – upper-case N and lower-case n Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with N. Whose name begins with N? What animals begin with N? Template created by and copyright : gayled Click image for the full-size template Click [...]

Letter – M, m, Mm

This template shows Letter – M Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with M. Whose name begins with M? What animals begin with M? M is a symmetrical letter – but only one way. If you turn it upside down, it looks [...]

Lunchbox template

This template shows a Lunchbox and drink container.  Talk about the types of food you would put in a lunch box and either draw it in, or cut out pictures and glue them in Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, social Discussion Topics: Talk about the types of food you [...]

Letter – L, l, Ll

This template shows Letter – L Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with L. Whose name begins with L? What animals begin with L? L can be a fun sound – la, la, la In some fonts, lower case l can look [...]

Letter – K, k, Kk

This template shows Letter – K Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with K. Whose name begins with K? What animals begin with K? Sometimes K is silent. Can you think of some words with a silent K? Template created by and copyright [...]

Letter – J, j, Jj

This template shows Letter – J Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with J. Whose name begins with J? What animals begin with J? Template created by and copyright : gayled Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size [...]

Letter – I, i, Ii

This template shows Letter – I Related skills: fine motor, language, social Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with I. Whose name begins with I? What animals begin with I? I is a symmetrical letter. It is also the personal pronoun. Talk about how we refer to [...]

Christmas holly with berries template

This template shows Christmas holly with berries Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Talk about Christmas traditions and colours

Hexagon template

This template shows Hexagon Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, maths, spatial Discussion Topics & Activities: How many sides does a hexagon have? Is it symmetrical? Where do you see hexagons? Make lots of hexagons of different colours and see what sort of patterns you [...]

Heart Template

This template shows a Heart shape Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: You can use this to make decorations and greeting cards for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthday etc. Where do we see hearts? Valentine’s Day, playing cards… Hearts are symmetrical – but only one way.

Letter – H, h, Hh

This template shows Letter – upper case H, lower case h, and comic sans Hh Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with H. Whose name begins with H? What animals begin with H? H is a symmetrical letter. Template created by and [...]

Ghost for Halloween Template

This template shows a blank ghost and the word Boo! Colour it in and use as a starting point for other activities. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics:  Talk about ghosts and the part they play in celebrations. Dress up as ghosts with a sheet over your head [...]

Letter – G, g, Gg

This template shows Letter – G Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with G. Whose name begins with G? What animals begin with G? Template created by and copyright : gayled Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size [...]

Frog

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This template shows a Frog Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Where do frogs live? What colour are they? Do you have any in your garden? What sounds do they make? There are lots of stories about frogs – one of my favourites is the Frog and Toad [...]

Number – 4

This template shows Number – 4 Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, maths Discussion Topics: What’s special about 4?  There are two ways of drawing a 4. What shapes have 4 sides? A quadrilateral, parallelogram, square, a rectangle, rhombus, quadrilateral…  What is special about each one? Do you know the different words that [...]

Number – 5

This template shows Number – five Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, maths Discussion Topics: What’s special about number 5? You have five fingers on each hand and 5 toes on each foot. Do you know rhymes or stories that feature 5? Do you know how 5 is said in other [...]

Letter – F, f, Ff

This template shows Letter – F Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with F. Whose name begins with F? What animals begin with F? Template created by and copyright : gayled Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size [...]

Number – 8

This template shows Number – 8 Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, maths Discussion Topics: What’s special about this number? It’s symmetrical. It looks like a train track! What shapes have 8 sides?  Where do you see them? Can you think of words beginning with octo or octa for eight? [...]

Letter – E, e, Ee

This template shows Letter – E Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with E. What names begin with E? What animals begin with E? E is the most common letter of the alphabet – can you write a sentence, or a story, [...]

Letter – D, d, Dd

This template shows Letter – D Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as the beginnings of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with D. Whose name begins with D? What animals begin with D? Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size [...]

Dolphin

This template shows a Dolphin to colour Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: talk about other sea life, has anyone seen a dolphin?

Cockatoo

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This template shows a Cockatoo Colour this bird that we call a Cockatoo Click image for the full-size template Related skills: Discussion Topics: Where do cockatoos come from? What different types are there? See the wikipedia page on Cockatoos for ideas Do you know stories about cockatoos?

Clock with no Hands

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Here is a template of a clock with separate hands. Cut out hands and attach to the clock with a pin in the centre so you can change the time or draw hands to emphasise particular times (sleep time, play time, etc) on this clock

Christmas Crackers or Bonbons

This template shows Christmas Crackers – Decorate and colour Click image for the full-size template Related skills:  fine motor, language Discussion Topics: traditions surrounding Christmas crackers. What are the worst jokes you have found in Christmas crackers?  How are they made? Can you make your own? Template created by and copyright : nighstar mayfair

Christmas Baubles (balls)

Here are some templates for Christmas Baubles (balls) to decorate and two matching mazes. Christmas Baubles (balls) – 3 different shapes Click image for the full-size template This template shows Christmas bauble – Blank to decorate and colour Click image for the full-size template This template shows Christmas bauble – Decorated to colour Click image [...]

Christmas Stockings

Here are some templates for Christmas stockings to decorate and to make jigsaws Click image for the full-size template This template shows Christmas Stocking Jigsaw – larger pieces Click image for the full-size template   This template shows Christmas Stocking Jigsaw – smaller pieces Click image for the full-size template This template shows Christmas stocking [...]

Christmas Bells – to colour and Join the dots

Here are two templates Christmas Bells to colour and a join the dots activity to make the same drawing Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Talk about Christmas, who celebrates it and how. What are the usual colours of Christmas?

Chicken or Hen

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This template shows a Chicken. Click image for the full-size template Colour the chicken – more advanced children might want to research the different types and colours of chickens. Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: What sounds do chickens make, where do we find chickens, do you or anyone you know have chickens at [...]

Letter – C, c, Cc

This template shows Letter – C Related skills: Discussion Topics: Use as the beginnings of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with C. Whose name begins with C? C also has more than one sound. Find words that begin with a hard “c” and a soft “c”. What about how it combines with [...]

Letter – B, b, Bb

This template shows Letter – B Related skills: Discussion Topics: Use as the beginnings of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with B. Whose name begins with B? Template created by and copyright : gayled Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template

Make an Angel for your Christmas Tree

Children can have fun colouring, cutting and putting together this angel. You could make one angel for the top of the tree, or several angels as Christmas decorations. Instructions: You will need Template for the angel with face and hair (see printable template) or Template to draw your own face and hair (see printable template) [...]

Christmas Angel

This template shows a Christmas Angel to colour and the same template as a colour by number activity Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: Fine motor skills (colouring)

Letter – A, a, Aa

This template shows the Letter – A Related skills: Discussion Topics: Use as the beginnings of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with A. Whose name begins with A? Talk about the shape, about a-frames (signs) Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size [...]

Cleaning Teeth template

This template shows a girl holding her toothbrush, ready to clean her teeth. Click image for the full-size template Related skills:  developing fine motor skills, developing social skills Discussion Topics:  looking after teeth, why we have different types of teeth, baby and adult teeth, parts of the body