Certainly, playing the Nintendo games featuring Mario can become, after a while very worrying for the family. And then is the time when children should get around, pick the coloring pencils that are most attractive for them and open a coloring book with Mario. The coloring book is one of the most entertaining activities that can be done in your spare time. It has the stars of Mario game in it, in beautiful images that are just waiting to be coloured. The size of the characters are variable, and some of these images, besides stimulating the children's creativity can be used to decorate your little room. The online coloring stuff with printable option might be the best of its kind as the child does not have to finish his coloring in one go, he can wait and try his hand whenever he wants to. Or he can get the prints once he is done with the artwork online. What pleases you more? The child who is happy and busy or the one who is always complaining of not getting the stuff he wants to color. Of course the latter option can be the choice. Doing a search for winter coloring pages will bring up more than enough sites that your children can then choose their favorite pictures that they will want to print out and color. It will be more fun for them and they will take a greater interest in coloring if they can choose the pictures they will be coloring. There are hundreds of pictures available so there will be something that will appeal to almost every child's taste. You will be pleasantly surprised at all the activities that are available to keep a family busy and engaged in different activities during the long winter months. Most of these sites have put a lot of thought and effort into providing activities for children of all ages and adults as well. You can find recipes of different things to make such as pop corn balls, taffy, glass candy and even edible play dough. Many of these Internet sites offer puzzles and games that will keep kids occupied for hours. And not everything is fun and games. If you want to help keep the little ones minds sharp and learning many sites offer an educational section where your children can learn about things as diverse as how to count money or how the body works to famous people of the world.