Our kids enjoy coloring, it’s one of their favorite quiet activities to do while I am one-on-one homeschooling a sibling. This past week they had fun coloring fall leaves together.
FALL COLORING PAGES
After the kids colored the leaves a variety of fall colors we filled in the letters with glue and poured mustard seeds over the “fall”. The page had a warm “spicy” smell to it – they had fun sniffing their picture!
If you don’t have fall-smelling seeds on hand, consider using spices like cloves or cinnamon, even black pepper could add dimension and be something a little different.
Another fun way to add creativity to coloring-time is to seek ways to add dimension to your picture. In addition to coating pictures with seeds, our girls also love sprinkling their pictures with glitter, or painting over the coloring page with a dark color to make the crayon “pop” out.
Coloring is a great way to work on fine motor skills. Not only staying inside the lines, but squeezing the glue to fill the letters and sprinkling the seeds so as to not waste them, all help our girls work develop skills they will need for writing.
PRINTABLE COLORING PAGES
We have multiple fall coloring pages that you can download and enjoy with your kids. The DIY Activity list – below – is a great way to have your children help create your fall bucket list!
Do your kids do something other than color with their coloring pages? I would love to hear about it in the comments or on the Kids Activities facebook wall!
About the Author:
Rachel Miller is the original Quirky Momma of Kids Activities Blog and co-author of 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! & The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments. Rachel can now be found blogging at One Crazy House.