So prepare ahead of time and make sure that you've got enough distractions for the kids so that the trip will be uneventful in terms of fighting. Siblings don't usually like sharing stuff so you'll need at least two of everything. Two sets of crayons, two sets of coloring books. And it's probably best to make sure that both sets are exactly the same so that they don't get into an argument over the perception that Billy's coloring book is better than Casey's. Some cool crayons that you can find are the metallic or glitter ones. Kids love playing with the new media that manufacturers are coming out with these days. Gel pens are even good for the kids to play with. Hopefully you'll put a blanket down in the backseat so that the kids won't get ink or crayon wax on the upholstery while you're driving.
Another advantage of coloring pages is that they provide your child with the chance to strengthen their hand eye coordination, as they learn to color in the lines. This skill will develop gradually as they go from struggling to stay inside the lines, to perfecting this fine motor activity. The last benefit I would like to discuss, actually consists of two advantages. Coloring allows your child's creativity to blossom, but it also provides insight into a child's emotions, and often child psychologists will utilize this tool to learn more about a child's feelings or frame of mind at a particular time. This is another great benefit of coloring for children, it can help you to understand how exactly your child feels at any given time. Armed with this new information, don't you feel that providing your child with these powerful learning tools is something that you should do? Coloring pages offer a great way to combine learning and enjoyment for your child.
Doing a search on Google for printable coloring pages will bring up numerous different websites that offer you coloring pages to print. Google even offers a selection of pages with everything from dragons to princesses and Dora the Explorer to animals and sports cars. Each picture is accompanied with a link to the website it was taken from, so you get a huge range of websites you can look on to find different kinds of coloring pages. This is a wonderful resource that provides you with a diverse collection of free, printable coloring sheets. Individual character websites also often have great coloring pages to print. For example, by searching Google for the Strawberry Shortcake website, you can print a large number of high quality coloring sheets that will delight any little girl. You can try looking up other favorite characters for your child, such as Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder, and Curious George, and you’ll find some free coloring sheets you can print out at each site. It’s like having a hundred different coloring books at your disposal all the time.