When I was a young lad not a lot older than my son is now, I began using coloring sheets as an activity I could do with my father. I really enjoyed working on them but I also enjoyed the one on one time with my father and having something we could do together. So you can imagine how keen I am to continue this tradition and now begin having fun with my boy and some coloring pages.
You might think that looking for SpongeBob Squarepants coloring pages is going to be something that will take you all afternoon, or all day depending on your particular point-of-view. However, you are going to find that there are websites out there that cater to this, and many other whims like this, that ca be found pretty easily with a few simple mouse clicks. If you have a few hours to kill to look for this stuff, that is pretty good. However, if you only have about an hour, or maybe less, you are going to be able to find what you are looking for relatively quickly when you are very specific about your search terms. Anyone that has very young children automatically knows that there really are not enough hours in the day to do what you really need to do, much less what you want to do that is recreational.
You can also select pictures based on festivals or special occasions depending upon your religion or culture. For example, one can easily find pictures on Christmas, Thanksgiving or Halloween for their kids. Apart from being a fun filled activity they also help kids develop their knowledge about these festivals. So, free printable coloring pages for kids is a very effective and cheap way to engage your children in a fruit filling activity that will not just be fun but will also help develop their motor skills like hand - eye coordination. All you need to do is go to some websites and start printing.