When it comes to entertaining my kids, the Internet is my friend

And I’m not talking about sitting them in front of the computer to play video games.

My kids love activity books – coloring books, work books, mazes, you name it. They love them so much that I have gone through all of them at my local store.

My five year old son is currently obsessed with word searches (and I’m not exaggerating here – he has a one track mind – when he finds something he likes, that’s all he wants to do. I am hoping this is just focus, and not literal obsessiveness, and this focus will serve him well some day). So…. I have been on a hunt for an age-appropriate word search book for his stocking. Two bookstores, one craft store and one superstore later, no luck. On a whim, I just did an Internet search for “kids word searches” and bingo, up comes a page of links to sites with free word searches that I printed out, perfect for my son. I could have saved alot of gas and running around if I had thought of this in the first place.

My daughters love to color and were asking for holiday coloring sheets – same thing – did the Internet search and up came dozens of coloring pages. Best part – it’s free! Love your Internet – a money saver!

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