The lowly printable coloring page is really a chance to show kids a lot of things about the world and best of all you can find coloring pages on just about every theme and idea and they are often free to print out. Printable coloring pages even work well in a pinch. If you have a bunch of kids over and only one unused coloring book left, it's easy enough to go online and print out as many copies of coloring pages as you need.
Whether you are a preschool teacher or a parent, you will only be all too aware of the need to keep your children constantly occupied and amused, otherwise they will get restless, agitated and irritable. Trying to do find an activity that will sustain their interest for any reasonable length of time as well as one that will not actually pose any level of risk or danger to the child can be a task easier said than done. Contrary to what you may think, children are not involved in a mass conspiracy designed specifically to make your life as difficult as possible, rather, they lack the emotional and intellectual maturity to appreciate that certain activities are wrong, or are "naughty" because they are dangerous.
It's a yucky weekend. The children are whining. You can't send them to the yard to run off energy. So how to keep them amused? Children of all ages love to color, and you could keep a stack of coloring books on the shelf. Alternatively you might get on the computer and with just a quick search find and print off coloring pages to appease each kid! No more sheets? Print off even more! Even you the adult can maybe locate one or two to trip your interest. What superior method to interact with your kiddos than chilling around the craft table passing around the color crayons or markers? Have older youngsters? Select a complex landscape then give them a selection of water colors.