Yet now the coloring activity isn't something that can be restricted to merely making the children busy, or educate them, these can be a greater source for party activities either. The reason of bringing these coloring pages' ideas closer to the party or festive occasions is that, these children have been spoiled by all the fantastic new methods of coloring using the computer or with fancy markers and pens. At the times, when you might get away with a coloring book and crayons for a long car trip, don't expect your school age children would sit quietly at the table coloring pictures the old fashion way - there are few other notions which are better around, to make them busy with far more fun and amusement.
Remember when you were a child, lying on your tummy on the floor, coloring book open, crayon in hand with the other crayons spilling out of the box? Can you remember the sense of peace and enjoyment you felt while you were coloring? Why not consider revisiting this favorite childhood pastime to help during those times when you find yourself feeling on edge.
Moral Education Through Coloring Pages - Christian parents can easily find many free Bible coloring pages online. Even if your family is not religious it is important for children to understand religious concept, icons, and events from the Bible. This is an issue cultural education, not just a moral foundation. In a broader perspective these images can be used as a starting point for conversation on moral topics in general. Of course coloring pages depicting Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and even Humanist principles are freely available online. Beyond these simplistic and often jingoistic sources, a foundation for a broader moral education can be found if parents use a little creativity in their search. Many state government departments offer free couloring sheets promoting good citizenship. For example the State Department of Environmental Protection might offer activity pages promoting keeping the environment clean. Other important civic and moral lessons that can be taught via coloring are sharing, loyalty and self-discipline.
Valentine's day activities include coloring – drawing cards, writing worksheets or some games related to it, that always has as main element the hearts; spelling – this referring to puzzles, games with missing letters, unscrambling, word questions, or making up some Valentine's day wishlist; composition activities such as writing love poems, even to your friends, building valentine's sentences starting from a word given, or even grammar activities. Let's not forget about learning to say ”I love you” in as many languages as possible.