Deere & Company began when John Deere, born in Rutland, Vermont, United States on February 7, 1804, moved to Grand Detour, Illinois in 1836 to escape bankruptcy in Vermont. Already an established blacksmith, Deere opened a 1,378-square-foot (128 m2) shop in Grand Detour in 1837, which allowed him to serve as a general repairman in the village, as well as a manufacturer of tools such as pitchforks and shovels.
Tools were just a start; the item that set him apart was the self-scouring steel plow, which was pioneered in 1837 when John Deere fashioned a Scottish steel saw blade into a plow. Prior to Deere’s steel plow, most farmers used iron or wooden plows to which the rich Midwestern soil stuck, so they had to be cleaned frequently. The smooth-sided steel plow solved this problem, and greatly aided migration into the American Great Plains in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Think of coloring as a creative quick-fix - We all love to create. However, for some of us, painting and/or drawing is not our forte. And for those who do enjoy painting and/or drawing, sometimes it's difficult to find the time to begin a project. Coloring is the perfect creative quick-fix for anyone. It's a time to experiment with color and to express your moods with color in an effortless, convenient and affordable way.
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.
Enjoyment. Laughter. Lightheartedness. Well, what if I told you that the secret to relieving your adult stress, limiting anxiety, and feeling happier could be found by employing some of those same childhood pastimes? Some might think its crazy talk. Many more, however, have perhaps already realized the same.
Make your children's school work fun too, with the 'school fun' option. Your kids can make awards for their schoolwork with titles such as 'ravenous reader award' 'marvelous math award' 'handy helper award' or 'shining star award.' You can personalize the award with your child's name, the date he or she earned the award, and decorate the award with a border. Check out the 'checkers' game, where you can print the game board and game pieces, and spend some quality time playing a game that was popular since you were a kid. Disney coloring pages play sets are fun too. Your child can select a favorite character, click on it, and then make pinwheels or paper puppets with stars such as Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, Snow White, Toy Story 2, The Incredibles and Sleeping Beauty.