If you’re headed on vacation and need something to fill the hours spent traveling–or if you’re merely trying to find something to fill a rainy day–there’s a wealth of fun to be had just a printer away. Here are some of the options I found in a quick search. (As of my search, these sites were functional and safe.)
- Activity Village offers number or word sudoku at various levels of difficulty.
- Science Kids has a page with a selection of sudoku puzzles from easy to hard.
- LoveToKnow has a page with a few different puzzle types: traditional logic puzzles, nonograms, and sudoku puzzles.
- Printable Puzzles has free samples of their logic puzzles at four levels of difficulty. You can access four of the easier types and two of the harder types for free; if you find yourself addicted, you can always pay a few dollars to access a few dozen more.
- Coloring.ws has connect-the-dots sheets organized by theme or by difficulty. You can connect the letters of the alphabet or numbers, and they range from 9 dots to 45. You can even choose to increase the challenge by counting by twos, fives, or tens!
- Raising Our Kids offers sixty free connect-the-dot pages. The easiest have ten dots, while the hardest ones have more than one hundred.
Coloring Pages–for all ages!
- Step ColorinG provides a searchable database of images, from very simple pictures for little ones to complex geometric designs for older kids (or adults!).
- Super Coloring has images organized by theme. Each animal kingdom is represented (plus dinosaurs), and there are also categories for flowers, fruit, and cartoons.
Hidden Pictures, Crossword Puzzles, Color-by-Number, Mazes
- All Kids Network has all of the above and then some. Drop in to find the right activity and difficulty level for your kid!
- Raising Our Kids also features a wide variety of activity options, particularly if you have a preschooler (though they also have puzzles that are better suited to older kids). Several of these activity pages are ones I’ve seen in the generic coloring books you can buy in most stores.