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.
Alternatively, you could use coloring pages as a reward that you give to your child when he or she does something good, like says thank you, gives a compliment, or helps out before being asked. Not only does it reward them by giving them an activity they will enjoy doing, but it also demonstrates to them that it`s good to do things that please the Lord.
You would think that after your child has completed their masterpiece that would be the end. Well it’s not over yet! Teaching your little one(s) to actually search for their own coloring pages introduces children to the Internet. By teaching them to do so your little one will develop hand eye coordination by using the keyboard and mouse. Their skills on how to search for the information that they are looking for will prove to be invaluable in latter years. Before long I’m sure your child will start to teach you a thing or two about the Internet that you didn’t know. Coloring pages are also a great party activity for your child’s birthday party. You can use your free coloring pages to have a coloring contest where of course everyone wins a prize as another fun activity. Keep in mind that these are coloring pages that you can keep in your kid’s scrapbook forever. This simple activity will become something that can be passed down from generation to generation.
How many times have you simply sat there with a box of crayons or coloring pencils and a coloring book or coloring pages and just enjoyed yourself for a little while? It really is not that surprising that there are as many adults that really love coloring as there are children that love this activity. Too many times adults sit there and hide the fact that they still like or love to color as much as their kids, or the kids in their lives, do. Think about this and answer this question if you possibly can; what is the matter with saying that you like to color on SpongeBob coloring pages?