Saturday, 9 May 2015

'Keeping Busy' Free Printables

Are your children quick learners? Have they already mastered 'new' words? Running out of ideas?

This week Leon and I have been doing plenty of 'quiet time' activities focusing on colours, shapes and new words. From covering a variety of new foods and mastering drawing circles,  I'm amazed to see him learn so quickly and remember almost everything. We have most definitely been 'keeping busy'.
If your children are quick learners and want to know more, I have created a lovely 'free printable' collection from talented and passionate bloggers. There are plenty of useful 'printables' on the internet, however I have short listed a few favourites that will be around for some time - these will provide fun packed games and 'busy' play.

Top 5 'Keeping Busy' Printables:

1. 'Alphabet Flash Cards' by 'Mr Printables'
Teaches - Alphabet/Objects

These free flash cards are a fantastic 'keeping busy' activity that can be reused time and time again (Preferably laminated!) You can also download different versions (with or without words). Highly recommend!

2. 'Pretend Play Shopping Lists' by 'Blooming Brilliant 123'.
Teaches - Role-Play / Food

These free printable Pretend Play Shopping Lists are a brilliant 'keeping busy' activity. If you have pretend food, a shopping basket and a lover of 'role-play' games, then visit 'Blooming Brilliant 123' to download.

3. 'Missing Number Clip Cards' by 'Life of C's'

Teaches - Maths skills

This free printable is fantastic if your children are already learning numbers. Numbers can get boring to learn but this activity provides plenty of fun. Simple to prep, these cards let you use pegs and show images help understand how numbers work. Really recommend for a reusable 'maths' game.

'Transportation Preschool Pack' by 'Homeschool Creations'
Teaches - Colouring by number, shadow matching, tracing, letter sounds and different sizes.~

I'm really impressed with this free printable pack. Homeschool Creations have created a perfect 'keeping busy' activity for children who love to trace, colour in and learn.

5. 'Play Tickets' by 'Gingham Cherry'

Teaches - Role-Play

'So much fun for something so simple'. What a lovely free printable by Gingham Cherry, free printable 'play tickets'. Great for children who love role-play. Train tickets? Cinema tickets? Can be used for plenty of play! (laminated will protect these for further use!)

Here is my collection of 'Keeping Busy' free printables. Please follow all of these great bloggers for more content!


  1. Kellie Kearney2 June 2015 at 07:55

    Love the shopping list idea, must try this with the 5 year old. She loves going shopping and taking charge. Might keep her entertained enough for a cuppa. I love doing flashcards with the baby. He prefers to eat them at the moment though....
    Thanks for linking u with #linkalist

  2. Amy @ Mum's The Law3 June 2015 at 09:21

    These are truly wonderful :) They have been saved for when my little man finally arrives and hits his inquisitive stage! Thanks for sharing!

  3. My Bored Toddler4 June 2015 at 12:32

    These are great. I love the shopping list! Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerFunFriday

  4. Super Busy Mum4 June 2015 at 19:50

    These are awesome! Guess who'll be printing these off once she decides on a new printer! ;)

  5. I am definitely bookmarking this for when Aidan is a little bit older.
    Thanks for linking up to #linkalist x