Coloring Pages, Worksheets and Printables
These coloring pages offer wonderful opportunities for artistic expression and fine motor practice. From adventurous dinosaur coloring pages to cute fairy coloring pages, there is a theme here for every type of kid. Coloring pictures helps children develop their creativity, and work their pencil grip in preparation for learning how to write. Additionally, many of our coloring pages cover important science lessons, such as animal life cycles and the anatomy of bugs.
Benefits of Coloring Pages
Coloring pages are a wonderful recreational activity for kids, but there are also some great educational and developmental benefits to coloring pictures:
- Consistent use of coloring pages and coloring worksheets helps children develop fine motor skills, which in turn helps kids develop a strong pencil grip, improved writing skills, and good penmanship.
- Children who learn to work on coloring pages for kids while ignoring the surrounding noise and activity develop great focusing skills that can help in the classroom and beyond.
- Color a coloring page or two with your child to create some quiet time where your can discuss your days and thoughts. Sometimes, kids will hint at their feelings though coloring worksheets—a child that uses all dark colors may be feeling glum, and a child that focuses on a certain object in the picture might have an interest in that subject. Use coloring pages as a starting point for a discussion with your child.
- Coloring pages are also a great creativity builder for kids. Many kids will learn how to replicate colors and images that they find in the real world through coloring worksheets, and they can also learn how to create a surreal or silly picture through colors that express exactly how they feel.