14 July 2015

Free printable adult colouring in pages

My name is Carley and I am a colouring in addict.  Ok well maybe not that bad, yet.  But since starting some adult colouring in on the weekend I have been (pardon the pun) drawn in by the therapeutic nature of it. I was pretty stressed out on Sunday morning but after colouring for a few hours I totally chilled out. Best part is it’s free and I’m not online (yep my digital habit getting bad again) plus its encouraging Ella to sit down for a little bit longer each time to join in (on her own paper of course!).  

So I am loving the pro’s to this new hobby, except when the sun goes down, its too hard to colour in with dark shadows cast by harsh lights (first world problems I know).  Anyway I got to thinking and I realised I could design a few colouring in pages myself using some of my old digital scrapbooking designs.

So last night while there was nothing interesting to watch on TV I got to creating and designed these two pages incorporating some journalling space into them (which I also love).  I have been hanging out all day to get them uploaded so I could share them with you.  I have already started one of them myself.  I hope you like them as much as I do!  I already have some other ideas in mind to make more pages so stay tuned for more in the next few weeks.

You can download the pages here.

Enjoy!  :-)

05 July 2015

The Letter of the week is L (and a free printable)

We have had another good homeschooling week (well apart from the fact that most places are crowded due to school holidays and Ella getting sick) but we tried to make the most of staying home with some activites that relate to our letter of the week.... L

Although it wasn't as full a week as I'd hoped with Ella being sick, here is a look at some of the things we did when she was up for it.

Frist up at the start of the week was a trip to the Library.  We found a few L books such as lions, leopards, ladybug girl, life in the trees, little miss muffet and even one of Ella's favourite ABC shows on DVD "Louie".  

Some of the printable and craft activties we did this week included making mini lighthouses, lacing, a love heart garland and making ladybuys from an egg carton.

We also decorated a llama, followed along with the DVD "Louie" and did some drawing and painted a lion using a fork.  The start of the week was wet and miserable so all these activities were perfect to stay inside and keep dry.

These fast and easy printables are great to work on 'sitting still' skills as they don't take long but are fun just the same. Most of the printable I found on pinterest but I also had some I had on my computer from her early therapy years and one I made myself.  You can download my Letter L printable here (consists of one quick find the letter game and 2 pages for drawing on or decorating with L items).  Don't forget to also check out my homeschool board on pinterest for the other ideas.

Once the weather cleared up we went on a 'leaf collecting' hunt.  Ella enjoyed finding all different types and we glued them to paper while discussing the different colours and sizes (although they didn't stick well so I laminated them!!!).

In the kitchen this week we made some lemon butter.  Ella licked the lemons but wouldn't try the finished butter as it wasn't yellow (dam that rapadura sugar making everything brown :-( , oh well maybe next time) But she had fun squeezing the lemons to get the juice out.
Hope you like our quick overview of our week of the letter L.

  Next week is the letter P so I'm off to pin some P activities!!!!

Have a great week xx