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2nd set of free activity sheets from authors and illustrators – Summer 2012

Posted on | August 10, 2012 | No Comments

Welcome to my second Summer round up of free activity sheets from authors and illustrators – whether the rain is continuing to pour where you are, or you just need to keep the kids happy for half an hour whilst you get on with something else, hopefully there’s something for you here today.

Click on the relevant image or coloured link to be taken to activity sheets you can download.

Ethan Long has colouring in, word searches and mazes to go with his very funny books, great for emerging readers, fabulous for all the family to have a giggle over.

Over at Jez Alborough’s website you can find the Hug Club, packed with drawing games, quizzes, colouring in and more.

Leigh Hodgkinson has some wonderfully inventive activities for you to download (you’ll need to click on the button, and then on “Crafty Bits”). I particularly like the cut out Colin in a box…

If your kids are fans of the books by Andrew Norriss, including Aquila and The Portal, you shouldn’t miss this page packed full of activities relating to the books. There are crosswords, word searches and quizzes.

Publishers Maverick Books have over 20 different activity sheets to download, going with all of their different books. There’s a Mrs MacCready to colour in, a How to draw your own Beastie tutorial, Dog Detective quiz sheets and more.

Prolific US author/illustrator Diane deGroat has a plethora of activities to share with us. My favourite are her paper dolls to cut out and colour.

Finally for today, there’s bundles of goodness at the Orchard Books website. From Beast Quest activities to Mr Pusskins masks and finger puppets by way of much, much more all you need to add is a pot of pens and maybe a pair of scissors and you’ve got enough to keep little fingers busy all day!

Let me know if have fun with some of these! And don’t forget, if you want even more activity sheets you can take a look through those I’ve linked to in the past.

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