If you are looking for educational pictures, photos and crafts that are suitable for use in school, edupics.com provides a huge free range that will undoubtedly prove to be very useful in the classroom!
“On our website, we offer you a wide selection of coloring pages, pictures, photographs and handicrafts.
Everything has been classified in themes which are commonly used in primary education.
The coloring pages are especially designed to be used throughout the year at school!” (edupics.com)
The images are collected under themes and there are, for example, 229 images on the theme of Christmas for use in the classroom. There are black and white images, coloured images and photographs available.
The last tab for each theme is crafts. I downloaded several Christmas ones; the Christmas cards did not impress me but the nativity scene and Christmas mobile were lovely!
The sitemap shows a massive range of themes, far too many to list here but worth looking at for any upcoming projects in class. The themes range from pig breeding, to pirates, to kitchen ware and cover all periods of history, festivals, geography, space, vehicles, animals, toys, etc. There are lots of familiar sounding themes, educational pictures photos and crafts!
Puzzle Generators and Games
In addition, the site also has a Crossword Puzzle Generator which can have up to fifteen words in a puzzle and it also has a Word Search Puzzle Generator. Both of these resources could be very useful in the classroom. Finally, the site hosts a set of online games that are suitable for children and they may be great for wet play times!