Simple Coloring Pages for Kids

Coloring Pages for Kids

Grab our simple coloring pages for kids for free! These coloring worksheets come in pdf format. Enjoy our specially curated sets for toddlers and older children, each tailored for their skill levels. Download now and watch your child’s imagination come to life!

Free Simple Coloring Pages for Kids

Coloring Pages for Kids

Coloring is more than just a fun activity; it’s a pre-academic skill that sets the stage for your child’s educational journey. As a teacher, I’ve witnessed the magic of coloring in the early stages of a child’s development.

Benefits of Coloring for Children:

1. Promotes Creativity and Imagination

Have you ever seen purple skies and pink grass? Maybe not in reality, but you’ve likely encountered these vibrant hues in your child’s latest coloring adventure. 

That’s the beauty of it—children are free from rules. They choose colors based on their imagination, fostering creativity. 

As a preschool teacher, my advice is to let your child color however they like. Avoid instructing or criticizing; instead, let their creativity flow.

2. Calming and Relaxing:

The rhythmic motion of fingers gliding across the paper during coloring is inherently calming. 

This simple, mechanical task provides a quiet moment, especially useful as a downtime activity. 

Witness the calming effect on your child’s breathing and demeanor during those focused coloring sessions. It’s a great way for preschoolers to cool down after a stimulating activity or to ease excitement before an event.

3. Develops Fine Motor Skills:

Coloring is a fantastic exercise for your child’s fingers, hands, and wrist muscles. 

This pre-academic skill allows them to practice and develop a proper grip. 

With regular coloring sessions, they’ll be well-prepared for proper hand positioning when they start school.

Teacher’s Advice:

  • Encourage your child to color freely without instructions or criticism.
  • Suggest coloring as a calming activity for your child.

For this post’s free printables, I’ve prepared two sets of coloring pages that you can easily download and add to your child’s collection.

Easy Coloring Pages for Kids

Perfect for toddlers, this set features larger images with minimal details, catering to their developing motor skills. They can simply swipe a crayon across the pictures and voila—a masterpiece!

Simple Coloring Worksheets

Tailored for older children or preschoolers, this set includes more detailed images. You’ll notice pages dedicated to each gender for better relatability.

An added bonus: incomplete sentences at the bottom of each page, encouraging your child to personalize their artwork by writing their name.

Download the sets that best match your child’s coloring abilities—or why not grab them all?

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Coloring Pages for Kids Set 1

Coloring Pages for Kids Set 2

More Free Coloring Pages for Kids:

Alphabet Coloring Pages

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Farm Animals Coloring Pages

Wild Animals Coloring Pages

Clothing Coloring Pages

Community Helpers Coloring Pages

Transportation Coloring Pages

Or just visit my Free Printable Page for more!

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58 Responses

  1. It is quite refreshing to find some that puts a lot of love and passion in her work. The variety of Coloring pages from fruits, animals, and many more. I am grateful this website as it touches many needs. Keep it up Teacher Nessy. Coloring does rule!!

  2. Hello, I liked the comments. Totally agree. Unfortunately there are strange things going on. Where I work we were told not to give any colouring pages to kids as we can kill their spontaneity and creativity. We’re only allowed to give them blank sheets for them to draw. No words for such foolishness. Some people shouldn’t run childcare centres…

    1. Hmmm… I agree with giving children blank sheets as they can come up with really original ideas and work of art. Buuutt… Giving them coloring pages won’t necessarily kill their spontaneity and creativity. Balance is the key to everything. 🙂 I have students who really enjoy working on coloring pages because it’s their way of relaxing. Doing something mechanical and not actively thinking is refreshing, right? I think we should give our students that choice.
      Thank you for reaching out. I enjoyed reading your comment. Happy learning!

  3. It’s always a good idea to spend some time practicing naming colors. I know, it sounds obvious but sometimes we miss what’s right in front of us! Name them as you use them so that when someone asks for one of those shades in an art project or game, they can easily find the right color for your work when coloring online on Varityskuvat!

  4. hank u soooooo much for your website. I have a hard time with the computer and your printables really helped me soooooo much. I cant thank u enough. I now have hope in getting organized. U r awesome.

  5. This is awesome! I’ve just pinned for later as my daughter has just started drawing more (shes only 2 so you can imagine) …. all over my walls, toys, chairs etc you know what I mean lol Your sheets are perfect for her!

    1. 🤣 We cab totally relate! My nephew would write and draw and color everywhere if given the chance. That is why we always have coloring pages available around the house. 😁 Thank you for saving this!

  6. One thing about toddlers is that they always try to get busy as time goes by. Thus, coloring would be a perfect activity that won’t tire them eventually. it is also good for building creativity as you say.

    1. Toddler years is the perfect time to introduce crayons. It can help develop their fine motor skills and at the same time it’s a new experience that they get to learn from. 😊

  7. I love coloring, even now that am adult. Back then, coloring is part of our discipline exercise – coloring and not crossing each lines is a challenge, but I made it!

    1. Congratulations! 😁 Coloring can be challenging for children especially becauae they are still developing their fine motor skills. But once you conquer it, you can be assured that you can do more things. 😁

  8. my elder girl like coloring. i let her be. give her colors and paper and let her draw what she want and let it color. i made a routine that everyday after school homework their will be coliring activity. coloring activity helps kids recognize colors fast and easily.

  9. Yes, Coloring activity is one of the best thing in my school time. I used to color books even I purchased a lot of coloring books from market. This helps in Hand And Eye Coordination. The other thing is focus. Focus is one important lesson that your children can learn from coloring. There are lots of benefits of coloring. Sharing your blog. Thanks for writing this article

    1. I agree. Coloring does help in developing focus. Having a long attention span can help children do better in all activities- both academic and non-academic. 😊 Thanks for dropping by and for sharing my post.

  10. I remember as I kid, I always loved to color. Even when I was growing, I still love it. But I had no idea that it could bring so much benefits!

  11. This is so helpful.
    My daughter is 2.5 years old and slowly I would like to start these activities with her.
    She loves playing with colours and this is something we can do together.

    1. I think so, too! At my age I still buy coloring books for myself. AlthoughI still like the ones for kids. The coloring books for adults are way too complicated for me. Too much details. 😱 Thanks for dropping by!

    1. Thank you! 😊 Coloring is really an awesome activity. It’s so simple yet it packs a lot of benefits for children. Hopefully more parents will be encouraged to make this activity part of their children’s daily routine. 😁

  12. My son loves colouring and as much as it can get messy at times, it’s so nice to see how much he learns and get’s excited finding out new things and objects.

  13. These coloring pages for kids are great! My youngest loves to color and it’s one of the activities I use to help him calm down before nap time. Thanks for sharing them!

    1. You’re welcome. 🙂 I really made these coloring pages for my nephew. Because most of the coloring pages in the market are too detailed. And at his age, he really doesn’t pay attention to those details.
      Thanks for dropping by! 😊

  14. I agree with every point you have mentioned for coloring for toddlers. Even I have seen many people adapt to this method, and the results which they are getting, are in their favour. Coloring rules!!!

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