Valentines Day Fun & Games For Kids

valentines-day-tigger-logoWith Valentines Day just around the corner and winter weather still packing a powerful punch in many areas around North America, here are a few fun indoor activities for the little ones to do. This should also provide kids (whether they want it or not, a break from the TV and video games for awhile to help improve imagination as well as thinking in a good old-fashion fun way. .

Feel free to print any of these out for your kids to use and enjoy…..

Here are a few Printable Valentines Day Activities

Mazes – Word Search – Puzzles – Coloring Pages –

Connect The Dots – Matching – Word Scramble

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1 – Winnie The Pooh Coloring Page

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2 – Word Search

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3. Maze

 

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4. Connect-the-dots to make Curious George

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5. Find the hidden pictures – then color

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6. Ninja Coloring page

 

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7. Maze

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8.Word Search

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9. Read & Match

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10. Matching hearts

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Christmas Themed Mazes, Coloring Pages & Word Search Fun

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Need something to keep the kids busy during the Christmas Holiday Season?

Christmas Santa & FrostyLook no further! — Here are a few fun activity pages which are printable. Make a few copies and ’em hand out to the kids to help alleviate boredom and give them something constructive to do while you’re busy tending to holiday food preperations, table setting, gift wrapping, decorating, cleaning up or whatever you need to get accomplished before the company and/or rest of the out-of-town family arrives. Also a great idea for a few rainy day indoor activities. There’s enough variety here to handle children from kindergarten through maybe 6th grade. Heck, even parents and older siblings might enjoy doing these with the younger ones as a family activity.

Enjoy the Following Activity Pages for Rainy Day Indoor Fun During The Holiday Season…

Christmas Holiday Fun

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  • Christmas Mazes

  • Coloring Pages

  • Connect The Dots

  • Word Search Puzzles

Christmas Maze - Elf to Present

Christmas Color - Tree decorated with presents

Christmas Maze - Santa to North Pole

Christmas Color - Gingerbread House

Christmas Maze - Rudolph to Barn

Christmas Color - Candy Cane

Christmas Maze - Christmas Goose

Christmas Color - Christmas House

Christmas Dot-To-Dot Tree

Christmas Word Search2

Christmas Color - Christmas Stockings

Christmas Maze - Candy Cane Santa Hat

Christmas Color - Christmas Tedy Bear

Christmas Dot-To-Dot Frosty

Christmas Maze - Elf to Santas Workshop

Christmas Color - Santa with toy sack

Christmas Maze - Frosty to Candy Cane

Christmas Maze - Pick The Path to Light Xmas Tree

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Christmas Color - Frosty Snowman

Christmas Maze - Santa To Village

Christmas Dot-To-Dot House

Christmas Color - Santa & Reindeer

Christmas Maze - Jingle Bells

Christmas Color - Santa in Sleigh

Christmas Maze - Christmas Angel Maze

Christmas Maze - Santas Helper

Christmas Color - Santa

Christmas Maze - Santa Down Chimney to Tree

Christmas Color - Sponge Bob Santa

Christmas Maze - Gingerbread House

Christmas Color - Sleigh & Elves

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Christmas Maze - Christmas Tree

Christmas Maze - 3-Story House

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Songs About Toys

Time to take a brief stress break in the middle of your hectic day and think back to your childhood… of the simple little things in life that made you happy….. or made you smile….. that made everything right in your world….. if  only for that moment in time. The theme here is toys, usually meaning the toys of the past or “yesteryear”. Some of these songs look back on a particular toy with great fondness while others use the theme of toys to shed light on something completely different….. if you know what I mean. The only requirement here is that there is a toy mentioned by name or referred/suggested to in the title of the song….. even if it happens to have a ‘double’ or ‘alternative’ meaning. You’ll find a few of these to be real obscure but there are some fun ones here in the mix. Enjoy!

Songs About Toys

  1. A Broken Doll – Al Jolson (1916) 
  2. Baby Be My Toy – Teresa Brewer 
  3. Barbie Girl – Aqua 
  4. Big Boy Toys – Aaron Tippin 
  5. Brand New Key – Melanie 
  6. Come & Buy My Toys – David Bowie 
  7. Cuddly Toy – Nilsson 
  8. Doll House – Priscilla Renea 
  9. Dreidel – Don McLean 
  10. I Like My Toys – Idle Race 
  11. I’m In Love With My Little Red Tricycle – Napoleon XIV 
  12. I’m Your Puppet – James & Bobby Purify 
  13. Jack In The Box – Jackpots 
  14. Kite – U2 
  15. Kites Are Fun – The Free Design 
  16. Let’s Go Fly A Kite – from the Disney classic, Mary Poppins 
  17. Like Toy Soldiers – Eminem 
  18. Little Plastic Castle – Ani DiFranco 
  19. Little Toy Trains – Glen Campbell 
  20. Master of Puppets – Metallica 
  21. My Ding-A-Ling – Chuck Berry 
  22. New Toy – Lene Lovich 
  23. Old Toy Trains – Roger Miller 
  24. One Tin Soldier – The Original Caste, Coven 
  25. Parade of The Wooden Soldiers – Harry Connick Jr. (A Disney Classic
  26. Puppet Man – The Fifth Dimension 
  27. Rag Doll – Aerosmith 
  28. Rag Doll – Four Seasons 
  29. Real Toys – Altered Images 
  30. Red Rubber Ball – The Cyrkle 
  31. Rubber Duckie Song – Ernie from Sesame Street (voiced by Jim Henson
  32. Skip A Rope – Henson Cargill 
  33. Teddy Bear – Elvis Presley 
  34. The Dreidel Song – various artists 
  35. The Hula Hoop Song – Teresa Brewer 
  36. The Man With All The Toys – The Beach Boys 
  37. The Marvelous Toy – Chad Mitchell Trio (however the well done animated video shown below is John Denver as the vocal – who actually was former member of the Chad Mitchell Trio long before he went solo in his career) 
  38. The Teddy Bear Song – Barbara Fairchild 
  39. The Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Henry Hall & His Orchestra (1932) An All-time children’s classic 
  40. Toy Balloons – Russ Conway 
  41. Toy Boy – Mika 
  42. Toy Soldiers – Martika 
  43. Toys In The Attic – Aerosmith 
  44. Yellow Balloon – The Yellow Balloon 
  45. Yo-Yo – Billy Joe Royal 
  46.  Yo-Yo – The Osmond Brothers 

BONUS #1:

SONGS ABOUT GAMES & OTHER RELATED PLAY THINGS

  1. 19 Something – Mark Wills 
  2. Do The Donkey Kong – Buckner & Garcia 
  3. House At Pooh Corner – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 
  4. March of The Toy Soldiers – from the Nutcracker Suite – originally by Tchaikovsky 
  5. Merry Go Round – The Replacements
  6. Music Box Dancer – Frank Mills 
  7. My Boomerang Won’t Come Back – Charlie Drake 
  8. Pac-Man Fever – Buckner & Garcia 
  9. Penny Arcade – Roy Orbison 
  10. Pinball Wizard – The Who 
  11. Playground In My Mind – Clint Holmes 
  12. Puff The Magic Dragon – Peter Paul & Mary 
  13. Return To Pooh Corner – Kenny Loggins 
  14. Simon Says – 1910 Fruit Gum Company 
  15. Two Little Boys – Rolf Harris 

SPECIAL BONUS #2:

CLASSIC TOY TV COMMERCIAL JINGLES

1960’s Cracker Jacks Commercial with Famous Theme Song (This is a classic embedded in deep within the memories of those of us who grew up in this era) 

1960’s Slink Commercial with Famous Theme Song (same can be said here for an iconic tune from my childhood) 

1980’s G.I. Joe Theme Song from the TV cartoon series of the 80’s

Extra Special Bonus #3:

YouTube Sensations

“The Gummy Bear Song” (English version) – Gummibar (includes sing-along lyrics) 

“Transformers Song – I Am Optimus Prime” – Parody of “The Time” (Black Eyed Peas)  by Angie Griffin & Chad Nikolaus 

“The Toy Song” – Destorm 

Can You Pass A Gullibility Test?

How Gullible Do You Think Are You?

Could You Pass A Gullibility Test With Ease?

Do you consider yourself a more gullible person or a more skeptical person about things in general?

How ’bout your friends? Do they consider you an easy target for jokes and/or pranks because of your gullibility factor?

If you ever wanted to find out for yourself… ANONYMOUSLY… Keep on reading!

Ponder for a moment if you’d be able to pass a gullibility test if someone offered you the chance to take one…..Below you’ll find a small sampling of some of the better tests around the net….. GOOD LUCK 😛

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And here is just one more quick test before you move on —

See if you can handle this one! 😛

Friends call you gullible?

Click here to find out if they’re right!

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Find The Hidden Images

What you originally see at first glance is not necessarily all there is to a picture — Sometimes there’s a lot more to see if you only take the time to examine them more carefully. So — with that thought in mind, take a good first or second look at the following images and discover what there really is — hidden deep within.

Enjoy & Good Luck 😛

Can You Find The Hidden Images In These Pictures?

“The Heart of The Matter” — Can you find 7 disguised heart-shaped objects in this drawing?

“Discovery Paradise” — Several animals and faces lie hidden throughout this incredible landscape — How many can you find and identify?

“Wolf Mountain” — In this dramatic scene, can you find 15 wolves?

“Ocean Rose” — Can you find the dolphin hidden within this rose?

“Purple Mountain” — Can you find and identify the various animals within this work of art?

“Horse Canyon” — In this beautiful work of art can you find all 14 horses?

“Deer Winter” — Can you locate all 11 deer hidden within this work of art?

“Dolphin Cove” — Swimming or hiding within this picture are 7 dophins — Can you find them all?

“The Puzzled Fox” — Hidden within this forest scene are several different spieces of animals — How many can you find and identify?

“Sounds of Music” — There is more music here than meets the eye. The statue on the left of this painting is obvious. But there is also another person playing music. Where is he, and what musical instrument is he playing ?

“Swan Lake” — In this tranquil setting of Swan Lake, there is actually music playing. Can you find all the members of the orchestra performing with their instruments?

“Serene Lake” — In this reflective and peaceful lake there are a couple of hidden people – Can you find them both?

Can you locate the hidden baby image within this picture of a young couple thinking what the future may hold?

“Dream Baby” — Can you find the hidden image of a baby within this picture of a young couple dreaming about what the future may bring?

“Facing The Deep” — Lots of scuba divers pictured here — some obvious — some not — Can you find the facial images of two of the divers within the depths of this photo?

“The Hidden Tiger” – Can you find the hidden tiger in this pic? This one may elude you if you don’t look carefully

“The Atlas Cow” — Can you find anything peculiar about this bovine?

“Animal Falls” — There are 15 animals hidden in this drawing – Can you find a deer, buffalo, possum, ape, fox, horse, dog, wolf, bear, eagle, turkey, bobcat, dinosaur, lamb, and raccoon?

“Face In A Beanstack” — Can you find the hidden human face in this pile of beans? — Time yourself — See if you can find it in under 10 seconds

“Dueling Images” — Look closely and you’ll find three impressive things about this drawing. On the left you see a hand that’s holding the page on which it’s drawn. At first glance it looks as if there is also a hand on the right, but when you look closer it’s a ballerina. Lastly, the legs of the ballerina are actually behind the page to give you the impression she is wearing the page as a skirt.

“Beach Party” — This one is from an actual ad campaign — It’s just for fun and makes you look twice! — There’s a lot happening here in this beach party scene — Lots of “suggestive” poses but if you look carefully enough, you’ll find that it’s perfectly innocent. Can you find all the precarious situations?

Sharpen Your Visual Skills With These Optical Illusions

Sharpen Your Visual Skills With These Optical Illusions & Visual Challenges

Give yourself a little break from your daily routine or online activities and try to sharpen up your eyesight and brain functions by checking out these mind stimulaters, visual challenges and optical illusions. Each image has a caption below it explaining what to do or what to look for. Good Luck & Enjoy 🙂

“3 In 1” – Can you find all 3 different faces in this drawing?

The image appears to change from people to houses as you look at it from top to bottom – You might wanna call this one a “neighborhood watch group” 😛

This colorful 3D type spiderweb image gives the impression of pulsating or throbbing and has the potential for a sure-fire way to get a quick headache 😛 But it’s sure trippy looking!

Do you see 2 animals above? Which animal do you see first in this drawing? a cat or a mouse?

This cool image gives off a 3D effect of a throw pillow, bulging in the middle, covered in alternating black & white “X’s”

“The Hidden Tiger” – Can you find the hidden tiger in this pic? This one may elude you if you don’t look carefully! I will give you a hint only if you comment below and ask for one 😛

“The Bicyclist” – Do you get a sense of “forward motion” if you stare at the entire image long enough?

Can you figure out what’s not quite right about this picture here in this weird but tranquil pool scene?

Study this one carefully – Would you consider this a parade of ships or an ocean gateway?

Look very carefully — Do you see a profile of an old man’s face? — Look even closer — The entire picture is made up of several animal faces or heads — How many animal faces or heads can you find?

Here’s another picture of a human face looking straight at you – If you look closely once again, it’s created entirely from animals – How many can you count?

Here’s a cool advertising illusion (possibly from Germany). Can you figure out how it was accomplished?

Is this image straight or curved? — Don’t let your eyes deceive you 🙂

How many facial images can you find in the above sketch?

“Checker Shadow Illusion” – Would you believe that the squares marked “A” and “B” are the same shade of gray.

“The Never-Ending Loop” – Where does it start? Where does it end?

If you stare at the blue dot in the center long enough, it will eventual be overpowering enough to fade away or disappear completely.

“Alternating Dots” – Can you focus your eyes long enough to count the black dots? 😛

“Crazy Stairs Illusion” – You keep walking and walking and walking and… (good exercise though) 😛

“Dual Image” – Can you see both a demonic-type face as well as a person looking down at a book reading?

“Face or Hands”?? – A facial image made up entirely of people’s hands – How many hands can you count in this artistic pic?

“Twin Image Deception” – Examine both windows – What do you see? – A closed fist or a naked woman hugging her baby tightly? – This one will definitely play tricks with your eyes 😛

Speaking of playing tricks on your eyes… You might call this one the “Headache Illusion” – Are you able to focus your eyes on this image at all?

Look carefully – How many wolves can you find hidden in this forest drawing?

Take a close look – How many horses can you find hidden in the beautiful painting above?

“National Leaders Tree” – Can you find all 10 faces of world leaders looking at each other “face-to-face” in this strange but unique tree above?

Study this picture carefully – There are 11 human faces hidden in it somewhere – How many can you find?- 8 or more is very perceptive – Good Luck!

Can you read the message here? You may want to try moving further away from your monitor to read this more clearly 😛

If you stare at the hole in the center of this image long enough, you kinda feel the motion somewhat of being sucked into the middle.

Study the drawing above – What do you see at first glance? – An old man with a crown of ivy leaves on his head or do you see two lovers kissing underneath an arch of ivy?

“The Water Mill” – Do you get the sense of it spinning slowly clockwise?

What does this image look like to you? Could it be a steep mountain waterfall – or maybe a ghost invasion – or perhaps an ancient civilization?

Look closely here – Do you simply see a woman strolling towards a bridge or an intense looking man’s face? You may need to move away from the screen to focus better.

Look closely at this creative mousepad – Do you only see a Hispanic man on horseback with a woman shrouded in a body covering on the ground or do you see an old man looking to the left with balding white hair and beard to match?

How many people can you count in this pic? — Wait about 10-15 seconds and count again

Cool Optical Illusions & Visual Effects

Cool Optical Illusions & Visual Effects

Do you always recognize what an image, picture or drawing is at first glance?

Do your eyes play tricks on your brain or the other way around?

Check out the following gallery of images, pictures and drawings collected from cyberspace and see how many of them you can easily figure out. You’ll need to take a good long look at most of them to answer the questions.

Just for the record….. An optical illusion is defined as…

“An optical illusion is any illusion that deceives the human visual system into perceiving something that is not present or incorrectly perceiving what is present.”

PS — Some of the following images in the gallery below maybe considered rather bizarre, freaky or even scary to some of you viewers out there —

So —- With that being stated —- You have been warned!! 😛  Enjoy!

How many faces can you spot in this image?

Take a close look here – How many wolves can you find in this drawing?

How many eyes and faces can you find?

Are you staring at your own reflection or deep into someone’s soul?

Look very carefully — Do you really see a face? — How many animals can you find within this illusion?

Are you really looking at a face or portrait? – How many hands can you find?

How many horses can you locate in this beautiful drawing of a forest scene? More than 4?

Do you think her eyes are opened or closed? — Take a good look — Would you believe she had her closed eyes tatooed as if they were open? — Very trippy!

Take a good look at this illusion – Do you actually see a profile of a human face or a collage of animals? How many can you count?

Do you see this illusion as a simple handprint or a lion?

Dual images – Are you looking at an evil looking face or a standing woman ?

What do you really see here? Ninjas? Tigers? Something else? How many are there?

What do you see in this image? A skull? A Cave? Ghosts? People? How many can you find?

How many hidden faces and/or bodies can you find?

Can you calculate how many cats you can find in this illusion? Can you locate more than 7 cats?

Can you figure out if this tower structure is mutiple levels?

Take a close look at these images – Do you see a closed fist puching through a brick wall or a mother holding her baby close?

The ultimate transformation

And here is one last challenge for you…..

Can you figure out what is unusual about

this family picture?

(Hint:  Allow about 15 -30 seconds before moving on)

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