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.
Wild and woolly weather outside and nothing for the kids to do how about kid coloring pages. All children love to color in and its much better for them to color on a piece of paper than on your walls or floors. Most children love to display their work but sometimes computer paper can be quite expensive when children are young and only put one or two lines on the page and then say they are finished. There are cheaper alternatives to computer paper and give just as much if not more enjoyment to your child but also utilise both sides of the paper twice the amount of time on one piece of paper.
For the last few years kid's coloring pages printed from the Internet have become an very serious competitor to the coloring books purchased in the store. Now you don't need to pick one of the various themes to buy for your child. You can get it all. Nowadays nearly every animated cartoon character has a website with free printables or coloring pages as a bonus.