Free Father’s Day Coloring Card for Preschoolers

Free Father’s Day Coloring Card for Preschoolers

Looking for an easy activity for your preschooler to do for dad this Father’s Day? Print out this 5×7″ foldable Father’s Day coloring card for preschoolers to color in.

Father's Day coloring card with the words My dad rocks free printable

While this coloring activity looks like just a fun activity for kids to do for dad, it offers many benefits for preschooler.

BENEFITS OF COLORING FOR PRESCHOOLERS

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1. Helps develop hand strength- Preschoolers are just beginning to build their muscles so coloring will help them strengthen their hand strength. Hand strength is important for so many activities, especially handwriting. It will also help them with develop proper pencil grip.

2. Encourages creativity- Coloring offers kids creativity. Even if you give 10 kids the same exact coloring pages, each one will look different in the end. One child can color the sun purple, while another color it yellow. Some might color everything in black. Another child might want to draw something new and color that in. Coloring let the kid be control of what their art look like.

3. Helps with early writing skills – Eye-hand coordination and pencil grip are important aspect of handwriting. With coloring, a preschooler practice control of the crayon (how much pressure is exerted on the crayon to make darker color or lighter color), the speed, and the direction. Not only does coloring prepare preschooler for writing, but also use of other utensils, such as scissors, grooming and hygiene tools,

4. Promote patience and focus – Coloring for preschooler as well as for older kids and adults is a great activity to slow down and focus on one task. It takes patience to color within the line and focus to bring the final result from the child’s mind onto paper.

5. Language development – Coloring and discussing their final result helps the child use descriptive words to describe and rationalize why they choose a particular color. When you look at your child’s finish art piece instead of saying how nice it is, say, ” I see you color this in purple, why did you pick that color?” Or you can simply say, “Can you tell me a little bit about your art?” and see what your child says. It might surprise you at to why they do things.

6. Self expression- Drawing and coloring is a form of self expression. This is their way of expressing how they feel when they can’t find the right words. My friend’s kid was sad when she sees all the animals at the shelter not getting adopted so she drew a picture and color it in. This helped her mom to see how she’s been feeling and thus leads to discussion on feelings, animal adoption, etc.

7. Color recognition – Coloring helps them understand what primary colors are and explore color combinations.

8. Bilateral Coordination – Coloring promotes the use of both hands, which is a very necessary skill for writing, cutting, and daily activities. When coloring, a child hold the paper with one hand while the other hand colors.

Father's Day coloring card back and front of card says my dad rocks

This Father’s Day coloring card is 5×7″ when folded. I’ve also include the same design in 8.5×11″ size in PDF and PNG files. You can digitally color the PNG files in Procreate.

Supplies and Instructions

Creating the card is fairly simple.

1. Print it out on cardstock either at home or at a printing shop.
2. Cut out the card with a paper trimmer or scissors.
3. Fold it half.
4. Have your child color it in using crayons, color pencils, or markers.
5. Write inside card.
6. Give to dad!
7. If you want to put it inside an envelope, I recommend these. You can also make your own envelope.

Father's day coloring card daddy rocks front and back

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Happy Father’s Day!

My-Ngoc 

5 Free Halloween Activity Pages for kids

5 Free Halloween Activity Pages for kids

Halloween is almost here! Need some help getting your kids excited? Print out one of these 5 free Halloween activity pages for your kids to enjoy and learn at the same time!

1. I – SPY Halloween

I spy halloween activity page freebie

2. Fall Activity Pages – If your kids are not into Halloween, but love fall, then print out this 12 page activity book that include coloring, tracing, counting, maze, letter finding pages. Cute woodland animals and vibrant fall colors.

preschooler busy book fall theme printable

3. More Activity and Coloring Book – 16 pages of mazes, coloring, finding the differences, matching, etc.

Halloween activity and coloring book. Fun to give out or entertain the kids until Halloween

4. Halloween Coloring and Activities Book for Preschooler – 5 pages of coloring, tracing, word search, and I SPY pages.

halloween activities and coloring pages free printable

5. I-Spy Halloween – Super cute Halloween activity.

free printable find and count I-spy

Supplies and Printing Instructions

  • copy paper
  • printer – I have a similar HP printer that uses INSTANT INK. It’s a monthly subscriptions (I pay $2.99 for 50 pages/month. You can rollover unused pages. Doesn’t matter if you print in color or black and white. You’ll get ink delivery to you before it runs out. You’ll get a mailer also to recycle your old ink.
  • pencil
  • crayons/color pencils

Simply print these out on copy paper or cardstock. If your kid will be using markers, I recommend printing on cardstock so that the markers don’t bleed through.

You might also be interested in these Halloween/Fall Printables

Happy Halloween and please stay safe!

My-Ngoc 

Free Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages

Free Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages

Wondering what to do with your little ones this Valentine’s Day? Here are 5 Valentine’s Day coloring pages for you to sit down and color with your little ones.

FREE PRINTABLE COLORING PAGES WITH MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES

Whether you’re spending the day at home or out and about, these pages will help get you in the spirit of love. So grab your crayons or pens and get started!

You’ll get 5 printable coloring pages:

Donut with the saying ” Donut Forget You Are Awesome!

Hearts with the saying ” You are Loved”

Two versions of “Hugs and Kisses”

Cupcake with the saying “You are Sweet!”

Why coloring pages?

One of the benefits of coloring is that it can help to promote relaxation. When you focus on filling in the lines of a coloring page, it can help to clear your mind and allow you to forget your troubles for a little while. Coloring can also be a calming activity for kids who may be feeling anxious or overwhelmed.

Additionally, coloring can be a great way to spend time with family or friends. valentine’s day coloring pages are a fun way to celebrate the holiday and show your loved ones how much you care.


Materials

Printer
White cardstock
coloring pencils, crayons, or marker


Instructions

Download and print out the Valentine’s Day coloring pages.
Color them in using crayons, markers, watercolor paints, or coloring pencils.

free velantine's day printable motivation quotes

DOWNLOAD VALENTINE’S DAY COLORING PAGES

More coloring pages:

Free Printable Halloween Coloring and Activities Book for Preschoolers
Free Unicorn coloring pages (11 total pages)
Free Coloring Pages for Kids and Adults during the 2020 Quarantine

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As usual, I’m so glad you made it here. Til next time. Have a wonderful day!

Free Coloring Printable: Fall Monogram Wall Art

Free Coloring Printable: Fall Monogram Wall Art

Coloring is not just for kids. Adults as well can benefit from the relaxing benefit of coloring. Print out this printable fall monogram wall art and relax and be present.

Free coloring printable fall monogram wall art

Why now is the best time to start coloring

2020 seems to be the year that everyone wants to forgot. One way I’ve found to do that is with coloring. Coloring is not just for kids to learn how to hold their crayons. It’s also a great way to disconnect from the chaotic day. It allows time to focus so you can let go of the stress in your life.

This year I’ve been doing more coloring to relax and be present with the kids. We would print out some coloring printables, go crazy with the color pencils, markers or crayons, and then proudly present our piece of art. I sometimes like to electronically color in my printables using Procreate. Watch the time lapse video below to see how I color in the letter A.

Click on the play button to see a cool time lapse on how I colored in this monogram art in Procreate. You need to upload the PNG file to Procreate in order to color it.

MATERIALS

Printer
White cardstock
Color pencils or fine point markers


INSTRUCTIONS

This free fall wall art printable is 8×10″. For best quality, print on 8.5 x 11″ high-quality cardstock ( I recommend this one).

Use color pencil or fine point markers to color in your printable.

Fall printable monogram wall art colorable

Displaying your Fall Wall Art Printables

1. Put these wall art in a big frame with a white mat for 8×10 photo. This way you can just print the design onto 8.5×11 cardstock without having to trim it down to fit an 8×10 frame. I use a fine point dry-erase marker to write out my plans.

1. Put these wall art in a big frame with a white mat for 8×10 photo. This way you can just print the design onto 8.5×11 cardstock without having to trim it down to fit an 8×10 frame. I use a fine point dry-erase marker to write out my plans.

Here are some beautiful frames that would be lovely for this printable. Some are 8×10 and one is 11×14.

2. Use magnetic poster hanger frames.  I have these in several different sizes. It’s so easy to change signs with the magnetic poster hanger frame.  Just put your sign between the two magnetic pieces of wood and hang it up on the wall. I like that they are really light weight and has no glass that my kids can break. Of course, the downside of these is that I can’t use them as erase board since there is no glass involves. Only the 4 pieces of wood strips that hold the printable and a string to hang. It’s very simple.

3. Print the fall printable onto magnetic paper so you can put on your refrigerator or any magnetic board.

4. Use washi tapes for a creative and fun way to display your printable calendar on the wall. Washi tapes come in many different sizes and designs. You can also use these for your planners or cut them out as stickers for the kids. I am loving these right now.

5. Use a string and paper clips for a quick display of your printables. I actually have string lights that came with paper clips to hold photos. It’s not longer available at Target, but it’s similar to this one.

6. The simplest way is to use regular tape to put your printables up on the wall.

Alternative to hanging up on wall

1. Use as planner cover or divider.

2. Use as a digital planner cover, divider, or sticker. You can convert this pdf into an image such as JPG or PNG by using any free online pdf converter programs. I use this one.

Download Your Fall Wall Art Printable Freebie

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DOWNLOAD PNG FILES

You can download the png files to put into your digital planner, color in Procreate, or use other coloring program that do not accept PDF files.

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