How many times have you simply sat there and ”goofed off” coloring for about an hour when you had the free time to do this? If you have just sat there and really, really enjoyed just sitting there coloring for a little while you most certainly are not alone in this. There are so many adults that look for printable coloring pages for themselves as well as for their kids or the kids that they know.
All kids like to color, but there are important reasons to encourage and guide this activity beyond the simple hedonistic impetus to have fun. Coloring Builds Fine Motor Skills – Perhaps the biggest benefit children get from coloring pages of animals or their favorite cartoon characters is the development of fine motor skills. This includes learning the proper way to hold the crayon, marker or colored pencil they are using to draw with. When supervising young children learning how to color use gentle instructions to encourage them to hold the writing implement near the tip, cradled between the tips of their thumb, index finger and middle finger. Many children grab the crayon in their fist. Correcting this improper usage is an important first step towards real penmanship.
Simple narration of Biblical stories may not create interest in them. But stories accompanies by colorful visual medium like Biblical coloring pages would strike their imagination and they would be able to related the narrations well with pictures. The color pages usually make perfect alphabet games as they come in funny shapes or associated with things children love like doggy, monkey, fairy, flowers, garlands, cartoon characters and others. Children love such visual medium and the Biblical pages too can be used to teach them various things.
Now, everyone is always concerned about time, namely, having too little time. Too many things take up too much time. Errands take time, laundry takes time, meals take time. Add a child or two into the mix and time is of even greater importance. As Benjamin Franklin said, "Lost time is never found again." However, I would have to disagree with Mr. Franklin because of one crucial reason; Benjamin Franklin did not have the Internet. Since I don't believe this quote to be true, the question must be asked; how do I propose we win back our lost time? As far as I'm concerned, it is in this realm of free colouring pages that save the day.