Not sure what to draw? Take inspiration and ideas for drawing from the season, and bond with your child with our spring coloring pages.
Coloring isn’t just a fun activity for children, it can be beneficial for adults too. We’re sure that by now you’ve heard of mindful coloring and all its benefits, such as reducing anxiety levels and relaxing the brain. Now we’re here to offer you one more benefit: quality bonding time with your child.
Drawings for girl and boy artists can also help adults conquer the fear of failure
The great thing about coloring is that it has no age limit. It’s about creating, how could it have? Coloring pages give you the chance to experiment with different tools and techniques. And by “experiment” we mean “try and fail”. What, fail? Yes, you heard us. Let us explain. Failure is seen as a dirty word, something to avoid at all costs. It’s one of the biggest fears of adults, but is it really so bad?
In the beginning, kids don’t have this fear of failure. Every day they’re trying new experiences and learning about the world around them. Sometimes they make mistakes and fail, but they learn. The trouble is, children are learning to fear failure earlier and earlier, and it can be in part due to parents’ fears. So, how can we show children that it’s ok to fail when we fear it so much ourselves? One solution is kids’ coloring pages.
Coloring is a low-risk activity. If you color outside the lines, so what? You can start anew or, better yet, find a creative solution to fix it. Maybe you add something to the drawing, or how about you mix in another color and see how it looks? The possibilities are endless. Messing up a little while being creative will show not just your child but also you that failing isn’t always that bad.
And if you’re thinking that the pages for children are too simple, you’re missing the point of it being a creative activity. You can draw ANYTHING you like on it, and at the same time show your child that making mistakes is just an opportunity to grow.
What’s this about sheets for coloring helping my child and I bond?
Coloring and drawing activities can be a lifesaver when it comes to keeping your child occupied while you take care of the million-and-one things you can never find time for. But it can also provide the opportunity for a great bonding experience.
It’s hard to stay in a bad mood when you’re coloring in pretty pictures, so what this activity creates first if all is a fun, relaxed atmosphere for you and your child. What it also does is give you a calm space to have a conversation with your child. Sometimes direct conversation can be… well, too direct. A child can feel like they’re being attacked or put on the spot with sudden questions. If the child has something else to focus on while thinking about answers, some of the pressure is relieved and it’s less stressful.
Start small with your conversation topics – find out whether your kid’s favorite color has changed or what animal they like. You’ll likely find that you can listen more patiently while drawing, which allows your child to feel more comfortable and open up to you more naturally.
Get printables, coloring pages for free from Bini
We’re always making new printables for you and your kid to enjoy. This time they’re spring themed! Spring has so many wonderful images: flowers, baby animals, butterflies, new growth, and more. Our spring coloring pages provide an excellent opportunity for kids to color and learn new spring-themed vocabulary. You can use these sheets to learn more about your child and get closer to them, not to mention gradually overcome the fear of failure!
So, download and print our new spring coloring pages today. You never know, you might just find out something new and exciting about your kid in the process. Enjoy!