If you’ve been keeping up with our recent blog posts you’ll know about our Summer Boredom Project and the free printables we’re uploading during July to help keep those little hands and imaginations busy during the long school holidays.

That got us thinking about what other similar resources might be out there ready for parents to download at the click of a button, so we’re going to take a look and share our favourites with you…

If another spectacular summer of sport is inspiring your young ones then there’s plenty of activities available to keep them engaged and surely the 101st edition of the Tour de France – with its hundreds of brightly clad cyclists starting their competition in the UK in a sport that’s easy for children to take part in themselves (at hopefully much more sensible speeds!) –  is one event that will stay in their minds long past the July 27th finish line.

Here’s what we found to help you continue the 3,664 kilometre journey:

imageWho doesn’t love bunting?  Both very summery and an excellent way to mark out a special event, Beak Up Crafts has been inspired by the cyclists colourful jerseys to bring you this cute free printable.  There is, of course, a winning yellow option but blogger Kate has also added options in the green top points-scorer shirt, her favourite the red polka dot King of the Mountains shirt and our favourite the creative black and white choice so you can all have fun colouring it in whatever varying designs you can come up with yourself.

imageActivity Village has thousands of free printables and activities for kids on its website so it’s no surprise that it includes a Tour de France Bundle featuring bunting, word games, posters and  lots of colouring pages.  And it also has many general cycling printables including a set of bicucle wheels in its Complete the Picture section which, as well as asking you to imagine who is riding the bike, temptingly challenges the completer to consider drawing something else entirely.

imageSparkleBox, a website full of resources for teachers, includes cycling certificates, safety posters, road signs and A4 page borders.





And Cycle Sprog, “Wheel Fun for Families”, is certainly not to be outdone providing links to colouring pictures, a guide to the jersey colours, games and information on the history of the event.


Do you love finding free printables on the internet?  Do you have any particular favourites?  Or have you featured some on your own blog?  Email karen.malpass @ inkfactory.com with your fun-filled links and we may be able to feature them in a future post!

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