Alex enjoys his life at the zoo and has plenty of friends and is surprised when hearing Marty’s wish to leave and live in the wild (or run free in Connecticut as stated in the movie). As a cub, Alex was born on an African wildlife reserve and named Alakay. He has brown and yellow fur, whiskers, a black nose, a big mane, and a long tufted tail. He was the son of the alpha lion, Zuba (Bernie Mac), and was constantly given lessons on hunting, though he displayed no interest in the activity. During one of the sessions, Alex was captured by poachers, but the crate he was contained in fell into a river and eventually floated to New York. He is found by humans who renamed him Alex and took to the Central Park Zoo. In Madagascar, after Marty, Alex’s best friend, leaves in an effort to take a train to the wild, Alex, Gloria the hippopotamus (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) pursue him and are shot with tranquilizer darts by humans. The animal-rights activists pressure the zoo into releasing them back into the wild, but on the ship to the preserve, Alex and his friends fall into the ocean. They wash ashore on Madagascar, and, while Marty is excited to be free, Alex wishes to go home. He grows very hungry after days of being unable to eat, not realizing that steak is animal flesh. Hunger drives Alex into a crazed state, and after almost killing Marty in hunger (by biting him on the butt when he thought it was a piece of steak), in a moment of lucidity, he goes into self-imposed exile, barricading himself in the fossa territory of the island. Marty pursues him, unwilling to leave his friend, but is attacked by the fossa, the native predators of Madagascar. Alex works to defend Marty and is later given sushi by the penguins to satiate his hunger.
Ability to recognize colors - Constant use of different colors as they color different pages will enable them to know and can comfortably tell which color is which. It also teaches them color combination from a very early age and by the time they grow up, they could have become masters in the act of effectively combining colors.
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.
Coloring Pages of Disney: Mostly kids know about the Disney pages and cards, thus happily buy from the stores, to affix on their coloring notebook. Who is your child`s favorite star? It may be Donald or Minnie. Crazy to think our parents grew up watching their shows, we do too and now our kids continue the tradition. They really put family values first. So you can always count on Disney coloring-pages to cheer kids up. Even if they aren`t big into the classic characters and might prefer to see the hot new characters. If so then you should try and get some Buzz Lightyear or maybe Tiger.
One thing that almost all children love are Butterfly Coloring Pages. The great thing about coloring these insects is that there are no rules for the colors – they are bright, with wonderful patterns and markings that make it fun for any age to bring out their creativity. There is a multitude of coloring books that are available at book and retail stores, as well as pages that can be found on the internet and printed for the kids to color. Preschoolers – Since preschoolers love to color different things as much as older children, there are several websites that cater to this age with very simple patterns of butterflies. These are large designs that are easy for the youngest toddlers to color. These can be found on the internet and are available in PDF formats that can be downloaded and printed from either PCs or Mac computers.