There is something meditative and calming about coloring…so much so that it is often used in addiction and other therapies for both children and adults.
Have you ever been coloring with your kids and found yourself taking charge of one or more of the crayons? I know I have ;)
Amid some annoying advertisements, the site Color Pages for Mom has great free printable coloring pages (though I do kind of wish it was called Coloring Pages for Parents or something less gender specific!) Check out sister site Free Coloring Page Fun for more coloring printables for the rest of the family.
Need an easy activity for a rainy day? Color, laminate and make some shiny new placemats!