You could think of coloring as letting your inner child come out and have a fun time, or you could think of this activity as a form of meditation. Choosing colors and the gentle, repetitive motion of your hand as you bring color to paper helps quiet your mind--bringing your usual rapid-fire thoughts down to a much slower pace.
You can even print out some and hold a coloring competition amongst your kids or your class. It is all too common for the coloring sheets that are given out and taken home to become lost, torn, or crumpled up. Obviously such damaged coloring pages are no use for the competition anymore. Parents can be instructed to go online and print out replacement printable coloring pages. It only requires a computer, Internet connection, and a printer to come up with such a contest entry replacement. There are so many online printable coloring pages that you can have a blast offering them to your children. Perhaps you don’t have children of your own but you often have friends and family that come over with their young ones. You don’t want the kids to be bored at your house. Allow them to pick some coloring sheets that you can print for them. Have crayons and other supplies on hand for them and they will feel very welcome in your home.
I normally print out free coloring pages for my nephew – no problem right? Then I was asked to baby sit a few other little ones one evening. I passed out a coloring page to each of them along with a huge bucket of crayons. I was then off to watch an episode of Monk. After about three minutes the fight was on. I ran into the family room as if the house was on fire. The children were arguing over one particular coloring page. Normally this would have been another disaster. Imagine if I only had the traditional coloring book. This would have turned into a huge crying fest. Thanks to the Internet I zipped into the computer room and simply printed out several more of the same coloring pages and saved the day. I even made it back in time to see Monk work his magic and solve the case once again.
If you'd like to join your kids while they are coloring, and I strongly advise that you do so. Luckily, there are a few great strategies to engage your children. They are a bit possessive and they may want to paint the same thing again and again. Teaching your son or daughter at an early age to color may lead to a productive artistic life. The mother might be introduced to look after plants or Dad can teach you the way to manage the motor vehicle. It isn't too important whenever your kid is at a young age. Involving children in household activities may also be a great way.