. Coloring. September 15th , 2020.
Elementary school is a tough time in the lives of many children. Most kids report a lot of boredom at school. They hate homework and would rather be playing outside. Although recess is fun, most of their time is spent doing some things that they find boring. Perhaps this is a good idea given that some kids will end up doing a job they don’t like! However, shouldn’t elementary school be a time when kids have some fun? Obviously you need to teach them some critical skills, but it is also important for them to enjoy themselves. One way to do so is to encourage their creative side. If kids are given an opportunity to express themselves and control a creative product you will find that they enjoy school much more. Regular creative projects will dramatically change the way elementary school kids think about learning. Because most kids love animals it is a good idea to integrate this love with their creativity. Although most kids don’t know how to draw animals they can learn to color them. Described below are some of my favorite animal coloring crafts for elementary school.
There are many coloring page themes and subjects to choose from but nothing tops cowboy coloring pages! Boys love cowboys and little girls love them too. Children have been playing cowboys and Indians since the beginning of time. Or how about shoot em’ up? What about a game of ”pow, pow, pow”? It doesn’t matter what you call it. It’s all about being a cowboy. And for every kid who pretends to be a cowboy, you’ll find a lot of hooting and hollering, running around, play toy guns and rifles, rope, and who knows what else. Your child’s imagination is wide open, creative, and bound by nothing. And that’s the beauty of a child.
Children’s coloring pages on the Internet offer a greater assortment of subject matter than the books in the stores can, and if your children want printed coloring books you can fire up that printer of yours and create a customized, one of a kind coloring book for your child. It only takes a few minutes to print out several coloring pages, and these lead to hours of entertainment and brain stimulation for your child.
It is okay to have styling products already in your hair because the color will process anyway. In fact, I use hair spray to help control it when I’m highlighting with foils. It is okay to get the tangles out of your hair with a comb beforehand; but don’t stimulate your scalp too much. Never use a brush. Mix a tiny amount of color and developer together and follow the manufacturers instructions on allergy testing.
When children are allowed to fill in coloring sheets they will often display parts of their personality by favoring some colors over others or by coloring in a particular fashion. For example, one little girl may color her princess coloring pages with short, careful strokes so that she is certain not to go out of the lines while another little girl with the same princess coloring pages scribbles quickly in a hurry to get done first.
That’s what coloring pages and coloring books do for kids. They bring the imagination to life. They entertain kids bringing out creative and artistic talents. Yet coloring book pages can also educate kids, teaching them through various themes and concepts. Coloring book pages for kids are a classic, wonderful activity that they can enjoy endlessly.
As you can see, when it comes to coloring and animals for elementary school children there is no limit to the creative ideas out there. Try brainstorming to come up with your own animal coloring craft ideas. Ask your students for good ideas-sometimes elementary school kids are the best source of ideas for teaching methods. Try different activities and figure out which ones really excite your students. A good animal coloring activity can really improve the level of enthusiasm in a class.
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