At special occasions like the Holidays we pretty much blanket the walls of our house in Coloring Pages. In December there are pictures of Santa, Rudolph the Reindeer, Sleighs, Christmas Trees, Elves, Carol Singers and much more all over the house. While at Halloween no matter where you go in our home there will probably be a Pumpkin, Bat, Little Devil or Ghoul staring at you! I am careful to pack them all away carefully afterwards and intend to still be using them decades from now, much to the probable embarrassment of my son. So if you are a parent and are looking for easy and low cost ways to spend quality time with your children I would say use Coloring Pages, you really can't go wrong with them.
Are you looking for something very fun for your child to do for a couple of hours while it rains? There is nothing that keeps kids busy more than sitting there coloring if they are young kids. Do your kids like SpongeBob Squarepants? This is something that a lot of kids have in common, and there is a pretty easy way to satisfy their curiosity without breaking the bank or you having to run/drive all over place looking for a SpongeBob Squarepants coloring book.
You can also get dino coloring books and activities to buy - these make great birthday or Christmas gifts or treats on a rainy day. You can get a dinosaur T-shirt with washable markers than you can create your own design with over and over. Prehistoric posters colored by your child are also good fun. There's even a great dinosaur puzzle to color - our kids love puzzles and coloring so this is a great idea.
Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell was a British soldier during the Second Anglo-Boer War in South Africa (1899–1902). He was the commander during the Siege of Mafeking, and noted during the siege how young boys made themselves useful by carrying messages for the soldiers. When he came home, he decided to put his Scouting ideas into practice to see if they would work for young boys, and took 21 boys camping on Brownsea Island, near Poole in Dorset. The camp was a success, and subsequently Baden-Powell wrote the book Scouting for Boys. The book covered topics such as tracking, signalling, and cooking, and it outlined a Scout method for an “instruction in good citizenship”. Soon boys began to organise themselves into Patrols and Troops and calling themselves “Boy Scouts”. Girls bought the book as well and formed themselves into Patrols of Girl Scouts, while some girls and boys formed mixed Patrols.