Well, apparently they were back then and still are today for people of all ages.
It is just a fact of life that kids get bored all of the time. Or at least they believe they are bored. The truth is that these days there is plenty for kids to do. Particularly as computers open up more and more of the world at the click of a mouse. However not much online is suitable for children. And it is always a good idea to get kids involved with activities that require them to be creative.
According to Wikipedia: A coloring book (or colouring book) is a type of book containing line art for a reader to add color using crayons, colored pencils, marker pens, paint or other artistic media. Coloring books are generally used by children, though coloring books for adults are also available. They cover a wide range of subjects, from simple stories for children to intricate or abstract designs for adults. The golden age of coloring books is considered to be the 1960s.
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.
Search in the Google site - Google is a best helpful site that can lend massive coloring sheets, which may prove useful for your kinds. It is easy and you can get some guides from using the Google. You should use the kind of words that will lead you to these sites. These pages are normally free for you to use. You can take advantage of these offers. They help your kids to learn some simple crafts such as panting without getting messy.
And more often than not children want to watch TV or play games on the computer whenever there seems to be nothing else to do. Think about this, how often do you see children running around while playing outside? These days the answer is seldom to never are children playing outside. And there are many reasons for this too, it's often times just too dangerous for kids to play outside unattended.
Coloring printouts are the best part in any kid's lives to express their feelings, ideas, thoughts and creative imagination. In fact it amuses parents when they see their child's performance. Sometimes kids exhibit stunning performances while showcasing their skills in application of colors.