March is National Reading Month and it's good time to pay tribute to beloved children's authors. In the category of picture books authors/illustrators, the late Maurice Sendak reigns on high. His most famous book is "Where the Wild Things Are" which Spike Jonze made into a movie in 2009, using giant animatronic wild things from the late Jim Henson's creature shop. It was a match made in heaven and Where the Wild Things was "wildly" popular. Here are free printable Where the Wild Things Are coloring, games, activities, lesson plans and book activities.
Start with the free printable Where the Wild Things Are coloring pages, because that's what children want most. This Grand Rapids Holidays Examiner loved coloring, Maurice Sendak, Max and Where the Wild Things Are as a child and her go-to is Coloring Book Info, which has 20 coloring pages from the Where the Wild Things Are book. Next is Making Learning Fun which has not only free printableWhere the Wild Things Are coloring pages, but also Maurice Sendak book crafts and puzzles. A-Z Coloring has a super nice set of wild things coloring pages too. Here are a few more printable coloring pages.
Here are free printable Where the Wild Things Are lessons plans, worksheets, word games and crossword puzzles. Maurice Sendak uses such delicious words like gnashed, rumpus and terrible teeth. There are free printable book activities and lesson plans based on the Maurice Sendak book here. Here are more Where the Wild Things Are printables.
The Warner Brothers Where the Wild Things Are movie website Downloads page has wallpapers and movie posters that you can print and color. The pictures are shown in color. To print as a coloring page, choose one of the size options and left click it. When the poster or wallpaper opens in a new window, right click on the image. Choose "print image" and then set your printer preferences to print in Grayscale. This will print the image in black and white which you can then color. Wild, huh? There are images of Carol, Alexander, Judith, Ira, The bull, Douglas, KW and of course, Max Records himself. There are pictures of Max's boat also. You could print a complete 22 page coloring book from Where the Wild Things are movie. For more book activities visit this authors blogs Free Printable Lesson Plans and Kidz Literature.