Free Comic Strip Printables

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My tween loves doing three things: reading graphic novels, drawing and writing! He has quite an imagination. He grabs any blank sheet of paper and starts scribbling away. His favorite part? Sharing his story with me.

To continue encouraging his love for writing I’ve created these comic strip printables for him to use. I’ve created a Spanish titled version, too that’s great for bilingual kids!

Now let’s talk about the benefits, shall we? There are so many benefits in encouraging creative writing in children: It boosts their imagination and creativity, allows for self-expression and for them to freely write what’s on their minds. It encourages them to think outside the box when writing on the who, what, why, when and where. My personal favorite: It’s also a great screen-free activity for them to do.

On Friday evenings I babysit two of little ones friends. One of the girls made this comic strip. She drew herself, her sister and my son! I love it!

Below I’m sharing some of the graphic novels that he enjoys reading. They are affiliate links if you make a purchase I’ll receive a small monetary compensation. Our personal favorite in Spanish is El cartero del espacio. He was pretty bummed that a series doesn’t exist for this graphic novel.

The printables are in an 8×10 jpeg file. You can print in “full size” on an 8 1/2 x 11 paper or just copy and paste. Happy writing!

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How to Support Local Businesses in Puerto Rico: Shop Online

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It’s been a year and a half since Hurricane María ravaged through the island of Puerto Rico. Despite the limited disaster aid that the island has received from the U.S. government the island is thriving. You know why? Because Puerto Ricans are resilient. That and of course, the tourist who visit our island. Puerto Rico’s lush vegetation has flourished, and our beaches are more beautiful than ever. Tourism is a booming business, and it helps the island’s economy.

However, not everyone is able to travel to Puerto Rico. How can you help Puerto Rico? Easy! By shopping online from local businesses from the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world.

Social media has played a huge factor in getting news to the diaspora during the hurricane, and it’s also been a great resource to find local businesses too.

I’ve compiled a list of local businesses from Puerto Rico some from which I’ve already shopped. I’m pretty excited aboiut the purchases I’ve made thus far, and I hope you would be too.

I love, love this coloring book! Of course, I had to order I ordered two!
I got one for my niece and another one for my son. Get yours it’s only $3. 🙂
Oh my gosh! I love these. I ordered a set for my tween and I can’t wait to play with him.
Save this one for the holidays! These sacks are a hit! I bought one for my son last year.  She also personalizes sacks for other events, too.
All righty! This artisan coffeemaker reminds me of Abuela.
I’m planning to get one muy pronto.
Support locally grown and harvested coffee from Puerto Rico. The most amazing fact about this coffee is that it’s been harvested by seeds that survived Hurricane María.
Aren’t these miniature Taínos awesome? I purchased these during one of my visits to Puerto Rico. However, you can order them online, too.
If it weren’t for Libros 787 I wouldn’t have been able to purchase that book in the middle: “Un Coquí de Boriquén con los Reyes a Belén” for my tween for Día de Reyes. Love their selection and they send out periodic email promotions for free shipping. Score!
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Marielisa makes these beautiful handmade earrings, bookmarks and more. I need to order one of these for myself.
This artist from Puerto Rico is always on high-demand! She does beautiful watercolor portraits. Her most popular piece is Las Reinas Magas.