The theme: Coloring books generally have a theme of sorts. It might be that they are based on a Disney movie, or it is about animals, or vehicles, or something else. When selecting books for your children, remember that they will want to express their creativity, and will have a lot of fun with any coloring book, but will be more interested in a coloring booklet with a theme that appeals to them. Choose a color book that features their favorite characters, or the item of interest in their life. For example, if your little boy just loves trains, get a Thomas the Train coloring book. If your little girl is as girly as they come, look for the Disney Princess coloring book, or possibly Strawberry Shortcake. The repetitive, low-stress, and "no brainer" act of color lends itself to relaxation. The calming effects not only helps to reduce stress levels, but also can help to bring you back to your youth. Characters that children love, like Pokemon, Dora, Barbie, Thomas the train, Scooby the Dog, Donald Duck etc and many more can be easily accessed and printed out for them to add their own imagination of colors. Coloring can be a family activity as well. It is one of the best ways to spend time creatively with your child and bond well. Thus you can spend a relaxing time that is a brain tonic for your child too! Make your children's school work fun too, with the 'school fun' option. Your kids can make awards for their schoolwork with titles such as 'ravenous reader award' 'marvelous math award' 'handy helper award' or 'shining star award.' You can personalize the award with your child's name, the date he or she earned the award, and decorate the award with a border. Check out the 'checkers' game, where you can print the game board and game pieces, and spend some quality time playing a game that was popular since you were a kid.
Just like reading stories in picture/illustrated books with their children, parents often use coloring pages to teach children and stretch their imagination. Standard coloring pages provide outlines within which children can color, but some art educators believe that free-form pages are an even better tool. A good example of these coloring books can be found at CreativeColoringBooks. If your kid likes sports you are at the right place. In the sports coloring page category you can find: boxing coloring pages, tennis coloring pages, soccer coloring pages, rugby coloring pages, hockey coloring pages, baseball coloring pages e.t.c. Kids can be proud of their colorful art creation! Hang their work around the house, use them at parties, frame them, take them on trips or give them as gifts. Coloring can be a fun learning experience, when spending time with a child. Ask questions about the images be colored. Fun trivia questions help to stimulate thinking and conversation. There are lots of ways to use free coloring sheets! There are so many cool images to choose, enough to last for hours or even days! So, kick the boredom blues out and start coloring! Printable free coloring sheets, with cool images, coloring supplies and fun trivia questions, can brighten your day!