In a lot of schools there’s sometimes a short 5 minute break to even out the lunch period and the afternoon recess times. During those 5 minutes the kids don’t really have the time to go outside but I might have to prepare my next lesson etc. Here’s a few free printables that I carry around so I can hand them out during those mini-breaks. And also if it’s raining and they have to spent the recess inside the classroom. And if someone’s ready with their work and I haven’t prepared anything else for them 🙂
Note: I have not in any way contributed in the making of these, I found them from the Internet and think they’re super cool! As much as I’d like to be the teacher who makes everything herself from scratch, I just don’t have the time. There’s so many great artists who offer their work for free so I can focus on other things!
Fun robot coloring page (just one, but awesome!): http://dabblesandbabbles.com/robot-printable-coloring-page/
Disney coloring pages (a lot to choose from!): http://colouringdisney.blogspot.fi/
Van Gogh’s Starry Night (maybe for the art class too!): http://practicalpages.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/art-van-gogh.jpg
Seurat’s Bathers: http://practicalpages.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/art-bathers-001.jpg
Illustrator Christen Noelle offers a couple of free cool coloring pages (not your generic coloring pages, great stuff!): http://christennoelle.com/?page_id=588
I keep a word document with the saved pictures in it, so I can easily print just one file and get all the coloring pages right away. And it doesn’t matter if someone takes “the last one”, because I have them stored in my computer. (Some kid favourites I’ve saved in a separate file such as “Hello Kitty” or “Angry Birds” coloring pages that seem to be a hit right now).