Five years ago, when my teenager was still a little girl, I found a link to a free printable set of paper dolls. I was drawn to the set because I recognized it from my own childhood. I printed the dolls on card stock and the clothes on paper and my daughter and I enjoyed them very much. It was a neat way to do something creative together. Would you like to have your own set of paper dolls? Get them here.
A few years later I found a paper city set. My daughter was by then old enough to babysit for a young friend, so we printed out Paper Paris from Made by Joel and the girls read “Madeline” and played with the paper city. Once again, I printed the pieces on card stock and a good time was had by all. You can print your own paper city here.
Today I discovered a whole list of printable board games. I haven’t tried any of them yet, but I noticed that several seem to be historically based and the home school mom in me is intrigued. My kids would have loved these a few years ago. I miss those play-to-learn days! You can investigate the list here.
Wouldn’t it be fun to surprise a young person with a set of paper dolls or a paper city or a game, to prepare the pieces together, and to play together? What adventures might you have? This could be a great, affordable birthday gift or “just because” surprise.
How will you enjoy these free printables?