Are you always looking for fun things to do with your kids at home?
One easy and inexpensive activity is often overlooked and it’s a great tech-free family activity.
Everyone loves coloring – kids and adults alike. It is a great activity to do together as a family, and it has some hidden benefits that you may not be aware of. These benefits not only help the kids, they help you parents and caregivers, as well as grandma and grandpa.
Plus, it’s a great way to spend quality time as a family.
In this post, we’ll dive into what the hidden benefits of coloring are for both kids and adults as well as share some inexpensive ways to get coloring pages to print from the comfort of home and ways to take your coloring pages up a notch.
And, best of all, coloring is a low-tech activity that the whole family can enjoy together. So, what are you waiting for? Join our creative coloring club today and see the benefits for yourself!
So just what are some of the benefits of coloring for kids?
Coloring helps children develop focus.
When children are exposed to the act of coloring, they start to develop concentration skills. While they might not be able to stay focused for long periods of time at first, they will start to increase their attention spans as they practice.
This can eventually lead to them being better able to focus in school and other activities.
Coloring also helps kids develop fine motor coordination.
As children color, they are also working on strengthening their fine motor skills. This is important for things like writing and doing precise tasks. By practicing these skills at a young age, children can set themselves up for success in school and in other areas of their lives.
Coloring can also help children relax and de-stress.
For many children, coloring is a way to release pent-up emotions and stress. It can be a calming activity that helps them to relax and feel better about themselves. When children color, they focus on the task at hand and can block out distractions. This can help them to feel more relaxed and less stressed.
Coloring can also be a helpful tool for children who are dealing with anxiety or other mental health issues.
There is growing evidence that coloring can have a positive impact on mental health. The act of coloring can help to soothe and calm kids, which can lead to improved mental well-being. The effects are even more pronounced when you spend time coloring together as a family.
Coloring encourages kids to use self-expression and imagination while stimulating creativity.
When it comes to grandparents, the same things apply. As we age, our focus, fine motor coordination, anxiety and creativity tend to diminish.
Coloring not only connects different generations, but it also benefits everyone!
The simple act of coloring can have many benefits for both parents and caregivers.
Adult coloring has been popular for some time now and it’s easy to see why when you learn all the benefits.
We feel more stress than ever before, having an outlet that not only helps you connect with your kids but lowers your stress would be amazing, wouldn’t it?
Coloring helps induce a Zenlike or meditative state allowing your tension to melt away.
So next time you’re feeling frazzled, invite the kids and reach for a crayon and let the stress melt away.
The act of coloring relaxes your brain and improves brain function.
Coloring has been shown to have a calming effect on the brain and can even improve brain function. The act of coloring requires focus and concentration, which can help to improve cognitive function.
Coloring has been shown to relax the brain and improve brain function. So, if you’re looking for a way to relax and improve your brain function, try printing out an adult coloring page and grabbing some crayons, colored pencils, or markers.
You might be surprised at how much you enjoy it and how much of a difference it can make.
Coloring has been shown to improve sleep, reduce stress, and decrease anxiety.
Coloring can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels and can even be therapeutic for people who suffer from conditions like depression and anxiety.
These benefits have been demonstrated in numerous studies, making it a popular activity for people of all ages.
Where to find coloring pages
A great source for printable coloring pages is right here at Eclectically Me Niki. Our new Creative Coloring Club membership gives you access to over 450 different printable coloring pages in varying degrees of detail making them great for toddlers, elementary kids, tweens, teens, and adults.
We also offer over 50 free printable coloring sheets so you can see just how much both you and your kids will love them before signing up if you’re not convinced just by looking them over.
No matter if you like cute coloring pages, creepy spiders or dinosaur coloring pages, or mythical unicorn coloring books. Our free coloring pages has 1-2 coloring sheets from each of our categories so you can see the wide variety you’ll have access to.
Because they are printable you can print 5 copies and all do the same page, or even take it up a notch and create different challenges where you stretch your creativity or compete with each other.
Some fun examples would be to only use one color plus black and create a monochromatic page. Or to use magazines, scrapbook paper or newspaper pages to rip and glue onto the coloring page to create a collage. Or maybe anyone over the age of 12 has to color with their non-dominant hand. Or challenge everyone to cut theirs apart and put them together in a new way to form a card to mail to a friend or family member.
No matter how you use them, you are sure to see the benefits add up and your kids open up.
It’s amazing how when you get busy doing something creative, kids just naturally start to share things they couldn’t figure out how to share before. Use coloring pages as a regular family time activity and watch your family blossom, grow, and come together even more than before.