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23 Best & Free Colouring Pages for Kids to Foster Creativity

Looking for beautiful printable coloring pages for kids to engage them in some meaningful work? You have definitely come to the right place!

Coloring is not just a fun activity but also a way through which kids can improve their creativity, motor skills & intellectual development.

Download these 23 printable coloring pages for kids and promote activities that nourish your little ones’ minds!

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Coloring pages of animals (and more)


Apple Coloring page by SplashLearn

Apple

Blu pirate coloring page

Blu-Pirate

Blu wizard coloring page

Blu-Wizard


Blu's House

Blu’s House

Blu coloring page

Happy Blu

Bucbuc coloring page

BucBuc


Buffalo coloring page

Buffalo

Cake coloring page

Yum Cake

chilli coloring page

Spicy Chilli


Cow coloring page

Moo-Moo Cow

Elf coloring page

Little Elf

fish coloring page

Fishy Fish


Frog coloring page

Fun Frog

Guitar coloring page

Guitar

Lokobo coloring page

Lokobo


Mango coloring page

Mango Mania

Oozlenut coloring page

Oozlenut

Pig coloring page

Pretty Pig


Princess coloring page

Princess

Rabbit coloring page

Bunny Rabbit

Rocket coloring page

Sky Rocket


Turtle coloring page

Turtle

Wizard coloring page

Wise Wizard

But why should kids color? Let’s look at the benefits of coloring for kids!

Hands-on Benefits of Coloring

Besides taking kids away from their screen time, coloring has many other substantial advantages, making it an uplifting exercise!

Provides entertainment

Coloring helps entertain kids and keeps them busy for long periods of time. Hand your little artists a box of crayons, and you’re done! As kids choose different colors and patterns to fill in their coloring pages, they get exposed to an imaginary world where they can create whatever they want!

Stimulates Self Expression & creativity

Some kids have a hard time expressing themselves through words. Art, in that case, becomes a form of self-expression and creativity. You can tell a lot about a kid’s state of mind by the colors they choose to depict a particular image or situation.

As kids color and understand different visual appearances, they become more creative and naturally think of new ways and ideas!

An image of a kid with colored hands

Improves Focus and Motor Skills

It has been proven that kids who color often have increased levels of focus and concentration skills. Kids are bound to improve their concentration as they spend significant time keeping the colors within the lines.

Holding the color, having the perfect grasp, and scribbling helps develop tiny muscles in wrists, fingers, and hands. This motor skill development further helps kids improve their writing skills and become adept in different crafts, sports, etc.

Helps in Calming and Soothing Nerves

Coloring has a therapeutic effect on kids. Kids have it hard with respect to keeping up in school, participating in extracurricular activities, and always trying to be the best. Coloring can help them vent their frustrations and feelings and maintain a healthy emotional balance.

Promotes adhering to structures and boundaries

Knowing that it’s essential to follow rules and boundaries is an important part of child and adolescent development. Coloring pages help kids instill a sense of structure and the need to have boundaries. It’s essential that kids understand early in their lives that rules are not meant to be broken.

Apart from these benefits, coloring also boosts kids’ self-confidence. It promotes a sense of self-esteem as they beautifully color different sheets.

On another note, coloring also has many benefits for adults. From improving sleep to focus, it’s a great tool to help relieve stress & anxiety.

With such awesome benefits, how can you not get your little one started with coloring? Download the printables attached above and get coloring!

Explore more online educational resources and printable worksheets for kids that will help with their learning experience and make them smarter.

AUTHOR
Brian Lee
Brian Lee is a writer and parent of 3 spirited children. He loves writing about his parenting experience, the lessons his kids teach him every day and parenting hacks and tricks he’s picked up along the way.