Once the children have mastered the simplistic pages that have butterflies for them to color, there are websites with more advanced designs available for these students. Not only are the butterfly designs more detailed, some of these pages are designed such that the children can create their own background designs to complement the insect’s designs. Butterflies come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and Butterfly Coloring Pages provide a means to inspire children to expand their creative talents. Butterflies are easily colored, and there are unlimited combinations of colors that many young children can use on these stunning creatures.
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. Websites aren’t the only place you can get coloring pages. You can also find Biblical coloring pages and activity books at your local Christian bookstore or at some arts and crafts stores. Giving your child a coloring book of Bible stories is great, because it allows them to see the sequence of events. Local Christian bookstores usually also have individual pages or reproducible coloring books from which you can make copies so that more than one child can color in the same story picture. This is particularly useful if you want to give your Sunday School students something to color while you are teaching the lesson.
Apart from the great amount of emotional satisfaction that these coloring pages will provide your kids with, they will also help in the development of their finer motor skills, such as finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination etc. and increase their mental capacity, by developing their concentration power, determination, and the likes. Coloring pages will help your child understand various concepts, and even aid you in reciting various stories and fairy tales to them, making it a fun-filled activity, instead of mere bed-time reading.
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.