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. Before the road trip take the kids to the stores so they can pick out their road trip coloring books and other activities. This is an even better choice because the kids will settle beforehand which type of activity is most interesting and the best for them. Tell them that you'll hold onto the items until the road trip and they'll spend the time until the trip in anticipation of playing with their new toys. They'll be that much more likely to stay involved with their coloring books and crayons on the trip rather than on each other, so you'll be that much more relaxed while on the drive. Kids love dinosaurs and kids love crayons, pencils and painting. So coloring dinosaur pictures makes a great activity for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids. There are lots of free dino coloring pages available on the web, but the quality varies considerably. If you know where to look, you can get straight to coloring a T-Rex or a Pteranodon without spending lots of time searching. To test the wits of the toddlers you can give them coloring puzzles. Let them first try to complete the puzzles and then color them once done. Since toddlers hold a perspective of what color an image should have, let them do the color they like. However, as they advance, try to push them to make the coloring resemble the actual looks of the thing represented by the images in the coloring books.
Internet is a hub of free coloring printouts for kids. Parents or pre-school teachers can easily access a variety of such coloring pages. They can select the best ones for their kid after considering certain factors. Then they can take out prints using good quality printer. All you need is just a computer at your home. Hello Kitty has even her own album, called "Hello World", featuring songs performed by many artists. Sanrio and Fender even released a line of Hello Kitty guitars and a jet airplane. We can say that along Pucca, another popular Japanese cartoon character, Hello Kitty is even more popular and more known that a lot of live artist or important people. It is a good example of globalization along with names like McDonalds, Coca-Cola and other like that.