Here’s a list of printable coloring pages for your kids or the kid in you! Download and print these free coloring pages for a rainy day activity, to support Seattle sports teams, during the Christmas holiday, or any time you or kids are looking for something fun and cheap to pass the time. We love it because anyone can do it, anywhere.
Small children can color in the design, learn about colors, practice motor skills, or simply have some creative fun.
Many adults have also discovered that coloring is a great stress reliever and enjoyable passive activity. Benefits of coloring by adults include unplugging from technology, sharpened focus and mindfulness, exercise of fine motor skills and vision, defeat of negative thoughts, and expression of individuality.
Coloring pages of local interest
Burke Museum from Home features activities and resources for all ages, including color sheets, crafts, and games. Get FREE educational resources sent to your inbox each week from the Burke Education team: https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1917944/1804199/
New! added 6/4/20. The Snoqualmie Tribe has graciously provided a fun, educational and interactive workbook for children to better understand and appreciate kokanee salmon within the Lake Sammamish watershed. These special landlocked subspecies of sockeye salmon have flourished for centuries, but recently their survival is threatened. Kokanee remain in the lake their entire lives and spawn in local streams. They were once a vital food source for the Snoqualmie people. Learn more about this special legacy in our region and the role they play in the ecosystem with this educational Kokanee Workbook.
Seattle Public Library coloring pages. Coloring pages inspired by each branch location’s unique architectural elements from the Library buildings and their neighborhood, such as Fremont’s troll and the cherry blossoms that grace the Magnolia branch.
Tacoma Museum of Glass crafts feature tie-dye, play-doh, painted rocks and much more.
Washington State coloring book is a downloadable 16-page booklet featuring pages that depict various aspects of state history and industry.
Wy-Kan-Ush-Pum Salmon Activity coloring and activity book from the Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) features 18 pages of coloring and games with lots of interesting facts and history about salmon and Native American culture in our state.
Invasive Species Activity Book from Washington State Department of Agriculture. Learn About Invasive Species That Threaten the State You Love (and have fun doing it!).
Washington State Utilities and Transportation coloring pages feature coloring pages as well as activities and information about bridge and train safety.
Washington State Department of Ecology has downloadable PDF coloring pages on a variety of environmental topics:
- Composting coloring page from ecology.wa.gov
- Littering coloring page from ecology.wa.gov
- Recycling coloring page from ecology.wa.gov
Noxious Weed coloring book from Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board has a 16-page booklet with images and information about problematic weeds in our environment. Noxious weeds are invasive, non-native plants that threaten agricultural crops, local ecosystems, or fish & wildlife habitats.
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Sports coloring pages
Here are links to collections of sports coloring pages for kids or adults, including Seahawks and Mariners as well as other sports themes, from cheerleading to sports equipment.
- Seahawks coloring pages from huddlenet.com
- Seahawks coloring pages from printablecoloringpages.in
- NFL coloring pages from coloring-pages.info
- NFL coloring pages from scribblefun.com
- NFL coloring pages from everfreecoloring.com
- Seattle Mariners coloring pages from printablecoloringpages.in
- MLB coloring pages from coloring-pages.info
- Sports/Olympics Coloring Pages from coloring.ws
Kids coloring pages
Most kids love to color. There are many different types of coloring pages offered in the list below, from nature scenes and animals to people, places, and science.
- Printable Coloring Pages from MomsWhoThink.com
- Printable coloring pages from printablefreecoloring.com
- Printable coloring pages from coloring.ws
- Printable coloring pages from crayola.com
- NASA Mars printable coloring pages (and lots more free downloadable stuff) from NASA Mars Exploration Program
- Ford for Kids Activity Book
Coloring pages for adults and teens
Coloring for adults (and teenagers) is a fun relaxation activity that is creative, yet requires almost no artistic skill. While adults might enjoy the same coloring pages as those for children, many coloring pages for grownups and teens feature much more complex patterns and themes.
Manadalas are frequently used as coloring pages for adults. These complex, circular geometric patterns originated in Buddhism and Hindusim as an object for focus during meditation. Coloring a mandala pattern is a calming and restful activity, especially at the end of the day. But really, the best coloring page is one that simply pleases you and invites you to relax and enjoy the process of color selection and filling in color to reveal the pattern or image.
- Wildflower coloring pages from the U.S. Forest Service.
- 15 free Printable Coloring Pages for Adults from everythingetsy.com.
- 15 Printable Free Coloring Pages for Adults from favecrafts.com.
- Adult coloring pages from Crayola.com.
- Relax With These Adult Coloring Pages from thesprucecrafts.com.
- Coloring pages for adults from easypeasyandfun.com.
- Whimsical designs adult coloring pages from art-is-fun.com.
- Zen coloring pages for adults from coloring-pages.info.
- Difficult Mandalas Coloring pages for adults from justcolor.net.
- Doctor Who-themed coloring pages from fun.com
- #ColorOurCollections, launched by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in 2016, is an annual coloring festival on social media during which libraries, museums, archives and other cultural institutions around the world share free coloring content featuring images from their collections. The festival generally occurs on the first full week of February, when new coloring books are released on this website. The coloring books from remain accessible year-round for free download. Coloring books of local interest include:
Group coloring ideas
Many families have a game night when they unplug from technology and participate in a group activity such board games and card games. Coloring is another great low tech activity. Different coloring sheets can be provided for different members of the family, according to their age and interests.
Coloring parties are a great alternative for adult social groups. At a BYO party, guests bring their coloring sheet and pencils or crayons. Coloring parties can also be enjoyed as a group activity where everyone colors the same page for discussion and comparison at the end of the evening.
A group coloring event can also be organized to color one giant page, printed on a large format printer at a local print shop. Everyone colors the page together, each person taking a section.
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Holiday coloring pages
Free Halloween coloring pages and activities
- Halloween coloring pages from coloring.ws include bats, ghosts, children dressed up for trick or treating, and witches.
- Halloween coloring pages from crayola.com feature bingo cards, gargoyles, bats, pumpkins, witches, and many other artful designs.
- Halloween coloring pages from coloring-pages.info include simple to complex designs on a variety of Halloween themes.
- Halloween coloring pages from colorwithfuzzy.com feature a variety of Halloween themes for kids or adults.
- Halloween coloring pages and decor from Disney Family feature printable decorations, coloring pages, flashlight cut-outs, and masks.
- Halloween Coloring Pages for Adults from justcolor.net feature complex and horrific designs.
Free Thanksgiving coloring pages and activities
- Thanksgiving coloring pages from coloringpages.net feature classic Thanksgiving themes.
- Thanksgiving coloring pages from crayola.com include bingo boards and crafts.
- Thanksgiving coloring pages from coloring.ws feature a wide range of themes for the holiday.
- Thanksgiving Activities from education.com include downloadable coloring pages, paper crafts and games.
- Thanksgiving Poems and Songs from dltk-kids.com featuring funny limericks, heartfelt poems, and familiar tunes to fill your home with sweet voices and holiday cheer. Also on the site, you can also find a variety of Thanksgiving activities, including coloring pages, crafts, games, and more.
- Native American Activities from apples4theteacher.com include games, coloring pages, plays, songs, and other activities.
- Native American coloring pages from coloring.ws inspire learning about Native Americans or First Nations people.
- Native American coloring pages from edupics.com include simple to complex designs depicting Native American life.
- Native American Coloring Pages for Adults from justcolor.net include exclusive complex designs.
- Do Native Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving and Should You? from thoughtco.com presents thoughtful commentary about the Thanksgiving holiday. On the site, you can also find many other resources, including Facts vs. Fiction about the origins of Thanksgiving, Prayers for Thanksgiving, ideas for a greener Thanksgiving, and printable, fun Thanksgiving activities.
- Thanksgiving Mourning: In this activity, older children will review two written works by Native American authors and explore two sides on the story of Thanksgiving. This lesson comes from tolerance.org, an organization dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children. It’s a website for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.
Free Hanukkah coloring pages and activities
- Hanukkah coloring pages from coolmompicks.com include beautiful, artful designs.
- 35 Chanukah pictures from coloring2print.com.
- Hanukkah coloring pages from hanukkahfun.com feature symbols and scenes.
- Hanukkah crafts and activities from handmade menorahs and dreidels to recipes, songs, and more at education.com.
- Jewish Activities page includes Hanukkah crafts, Jewish coloring pages, and more on the at dltk-kids.com.
Free Christmas coloring pages and activities
- Christmas activities from education.com include fun array of crafts and games.
- Christmas Winter Crafts and Children’s Activities from dltk-holidays.com include a range of activities, games, prayers, and much more.
- Christmas coloring pages from coloring.ws feature many secular and Christian designs.
- Christmas coloring pages from crayola.com feature detailed designs including bingo cards and invitations.
- Christmas coloring pages from coloringpages.net feature a range of simple designs.
- Christmas coloring pages from freeprintablecoloringpages.net Christmas feature a range of simple designs.
Free Kwanzaa coloring pages and activities
- Kwanzaa Holiday Crafts from dltk-kids.com features coloring pages, crafts, and games.
- Kwanzaa activities from education.com features several crafts.
- Kwanzaa coloring pages from giggletimetoys.com feature interesting designs.
- Kwanzaa coloring pages from primarygames.com feature some unique designs.
- Kwanzaa coloring pages from coloring.ws feature Kwanzaa symbols.
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