Whether you have older kids, toddlers, or a mix of ages – one thing’s for certain, kids of all ages love coloring books. Coloring is a great activity for quiet time and may even get your children off of social media! Grab some free printable coloring pages and put down the devices.
Benefits of Coloring
There are many benefits that come about when you put a crayon (or gel pen) to paper and color. Not only is giving a child a coloring sheet a fun way to get them distracted and off of devices, there are developmental benefits as well.
How Coloring Can Benefit Toddlers
For young ones, coloring is a great activity to sharpen fine motor skills and practice color recognition. There’s no need to make them stay in the lines when they are just beginning, instead focus on a good grip that will translate well onto a pencil for later on.
Encourage your toddler to express how they are feeling by the way they color their page. Sometimes a blank page will work just as well as a coloring sheet or a page in a coloring book (especially if you REALLY want them to express themselves!).
Coloring will instill creativity and can help your toddler learn how to focus. You can even teach your child good manners using coloring pages.
Coloring for Relaxation
I remember when I was a child our family was friends with a 30-something married couple who had no children. They used to baby-sit us and always had loads of coloring books. I recall thinking they stocked them for us, but I was wrong! Even as adults, they loved coloring and used it as a way to relax in the evenings.
I know for me, I need that downtime where my eyes are not staring at a screen.
Free Printable Coloring Pages
Browse our big list of printable coloring sheets below. From coloring sheets for boys to cute coloring pages for girls, you’re sure to find some great ideas to get the creative juices flowing.
Animal Themed Coloring Pages
Desert Animals Facts Coloring and Copywork – Teach your children 27 facts about 5 desert animals with this coloring and copywork printable pack.
Ocean Animals Printable Coloring Pages for Kids – These cool ocean animals coloring packs are perfect for your kids who love to color and love sea creatures. They make perfect additions to a primary-aged ocean animals unit.
Jungle Animals Coloring Page Printables – Your kids will enjoy learning about and coloring over 18 pages of jungle animals. These animals are full of vibrant colors, live in lush landscapes, and are fun to learn about.
Mountain Animals Facts Coloring and Copywork – Learn facts about mountain animals and have fun coloring in this free pdf download.
Woodland Animals Printable Coloring Pages – Woodland animals may be the ones kids are most familiar with in the cartoons. Whether it be bears, raccoons, deer, foxes or more kids will enjoy learning about then coloring in these woodland animal pages.
Bible and Character Themed Coloring Pages
Miracles of Jesus Coloring Pages – Teach your children about the miracles of Jesus with this free printable coloring sheet.
Women of the Bible Coloring Pages – If you are teaching your students about the women of the Bible, then this coloring resource will go great alongside it. The free coloring pages include women like Deborah, Mary, Lydia, Rahab, Esther, and Ruth.
Bible Topics Coloring Pages for Kids – Check out 450+ original Bible coloring pages of stories from Creation and 10 Commandments to the Fruit of the Spirit and more. Each downloadable Bible theme has multiple pages for your kids to enjoy and color.
Men of the Bible Coloring Book – Perfect for young writers, these 23 coloring pages come with large print copywork to help teach your kids about the men in the Bible. This affordable coloring book comes in different levels for your child’s age group.
Bible Verses Free Coloring Pages – These Bible verse coloring pages can be used by you and your kids to study Bible verses to hold in your hearts and memory. Memorizing Bible verses in your home can equip the whole family to hold God’s Word in your hearts through good times and hard times.
Recommended Resource: The Mommy Book Coloring Pages – Tell your little ones how much you love them with these precious coloring pages that accompany I’d Rather By Your Mommy, a beloved picture book for children.
Coloring Pages for Boys
Superhero Coloring Pages – If you have a Marvel or DC fan, these fun coloring sheets are sure to please your kid. There are a bunch of styles to choose from and they also have coloring pages for girls, such as My Little Pony, Moana, and more.
Fortnite Coloring Pages – Do your kids enjoy playing Fortnite? Maybe you can get them off video games by giving them popular coloring pages with a Fortnite them instead?
Robot Lover Coloring Pages – These fun robot pictures are not your typical boring robots. These robots have various shapes, lines, gears, and characters for your kids to enjoy.
128 Dinosaur Coloring Pages – Do you have a paleontologist in the family? Some kids are amazed and intrigued by dinosaurs. These coloring pages will be great for kids learning about various dinosaurs at home.
30 Coloring Pages of Trucks – Many kids go through a car and truck phase. These coloring pages are super cool of all types of trucks like cranes, cement trucks, an ambulance, mack trucks, and more.
Coloring Pages for Girls
Unicorn Coloring Pages – If your daughter is looking for cute coloring pages that have a unicorn theme, these should fit the bill. Even teenage girls like unicorns!
Empowering Girls Coloring Pages – One of my favorite sayings is “Fight Like a Girl” because many girls need to fight to work harder yet, we still don’t fight like boys fight. We do things exactly the way God made us to. These “Like a Girl” coloring pages are super cool for girls with all types of interests.
Coloring Pages for Older girls (around 14 years old) – These images for your girls to color are beautiful and captivating. Coloring has been known to have a positive effect on one’s mood and helps them to develop creativity and promote self-expression. All of these are great for our growing girls.
13 Donut Coloring Pages – I don’t know what it is with little girls and donuts, but man they love them – to eat and color. My daughter even asked me for a donut pillow when she was younger. She still loves donuts, by the way. Check out these 13 free donut coloring pages.
Adorable Coloring Pages for Girls and Little Ones – Coloring is such a good activity for our kids. These cute coloring pages will be a hit with any child and to practice their coloring skills.
Adult Coloring Pages
Christmas Symbols Adult Coloring and Notebooking – Celebrate the traditions and symbols of Christmas with this free coloring page set.
Bible Verse Adult Coloring Pages – What better way to enjoy coloring pages for adults than to also combine it with scripture. God’s Word is the perfect way to use adult coloring pages while letting the Word dwell in you richly.
Adult Coloring Pages Including Mandala Pages – I never thought to sit and just color. However, my daughter asked me to do it with her when I bought her first adult coloring pages. Now we bond coloring once in a while, we love it.
21+ Inspirational Pages to Color – You never know you need some inspiration until you get it. Then it hits you that you could use some things to lift the spirits at times. These inspirational coloring pages can help on those down days.
Free Adult Coloring Pages – I am never bored. That is why I hardly have time to color. However, sometimes I make myself do it. I pray and color when I feel as though my brain needs to calm down. It is super good for my mind. These are just a few that I go to. HINT: There is a link to 25+ more coloring pages at the bottom of the page.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!