“ Printable Coloring Pages for kids. „
Coloring-book.info is a great site that I came across when I was looking for pictures to print off for my children to colour in. I searched for colouring pages free to print.
As you click on the site we have a pink first page with four options at the top in the shape of crayons. These are colouring, newsletter, links and forum.
When you click on colouring you are then taken to the page where they are all listed in categories such as Harry Potter, Shrek, Transformers (a big hit with my son) and they even had a section for Valentine's Day much to my daughters delight.
Once you have found a picture that you would like to print you can do one of three things. There is a printer icon at the top left of the screen so you just need to click on that or if you right click on the picture you then have an option there to print picture. The third option and the one I use is to open Word and copy and paste the picture into a new document. The reason I do it this way is that I can then crop the picture (taking off the sites information and the amount of blank space that is on the image. I can then enlarge the picture so that the picture can fill the most of an A4 size paper. Also what I did with the valentines hearts was that I copied over about 4 on one page and my daughter had great fun is creating her lovely colourful assorted hearts.
With the vast amount of categories you are sure to find anything that you would like to print off here on this one site from Easter (coming soon!) to Hello Kitty to the recent Princess and the Frog. I would say that this site can be used constantly throughout the year for all the different holidays there are. There is a item called Christmas friends which has winnie the pooh and Mickey mouse in a Christmas theme and I think that this Christmas I will definitely come back to this site to help my children make their Christmas cards for family.
Newsletter is there for you to subscribe so they can send you updates that have occurred on the site, this is sent once a month
Links gives us a few links to other sites they recommend and also the jargon html links for us to add their link to our site or webpage.
Clicking on Forum opens up another window and to the sites forum. I have not used this but on having a quick look at it I can see that it isn't used a lot.
Overall I thoroughly recommend this site if you need quick, free and clear pictures for either a project or for your child's favourite character as I am sure it will be on this site. The pictures are very clear and easy to colour. The picture you are looking for is easy to find. There is a search box in the top right of the screen and although it says Google it does search on the site and gives you the Google-like link, you just need to click on the link that starts with www.coloring-book... Or just click on colouring link at the top and all the categories are there alphabetically so really easy to scroll down to what you require.
At the moment, I'm partway through a Story Sacks course at my daughters school. Basically, you take a book you like, and make puppets, jigsaws, games, masks, and anything else you think would aid you in telling the story. The book I chose for my course is called 'The monkey with the bright blue bottom'.
Currently, we're focusing on making a game to play with the kids, and I'd done the basic gameboard . The only thing was, I needed some images of monkeys to help jazz it up a little, and I'm not much cop at drawing . So, I had a browse online to see if there were any online sites that would let me print out simple pictures I could then colour in myself - and came across this website .
The site is primarily in pink, and navigation is pretty simple - there are four main navigational links at the top of the page, Colouring, Newsletter, Links, and Forum . I'll be honest, I haven't really bothered with anything except the colouring section, as all I needed was pictures to use on my course. There is also a handy little search box, allowing you to search for a specific kind of picture . I typed in monkey, and it came up with a series of 64 'Curious George' monkey pictures, some of which were perfect for my course. These were displayed as thumbnails, and clicking on the thumbnail came up with the full sized picture and an icon of a printer. It's so simple, even a child could figure out how it works .
And my daughter has! She now knows how to use the search to find her favourite characters, or she just browses until she finds a picture she likes, which she then prints off to colour in. This has resulted in my printer cartridges emptying rather rapidly, but she seems happy. There are a wide range of pictures to choose from, mostly of well known characters, such as Disney Princesses , cartoon characters, even Barbie . I can also see this site potentially being useful for people who work in schools, as it has themed sections - such as Easter, Halloween, and Valentines day, and these pictures could be incredibly useful for printing out to use as colouring sheets in classes .
It could be quite useful for long journeys too - just print out a few pictures for your kids to colour on the train, far less bulky than a colouring book .
The site is great . It's free to use, easy to use, and has a wide range of pictures of all kinds of characters. There are so many pictures here, my daughter will be colouring forever, provided I remember to keep buying printer cartridges, of course.
My one criticism, and this is really nitpicking, is that the address is spelt with color , not colour. I always type it in incorrectly the first time! But, not a big problem, and certainly not worth deducting a star for .
This is a fantastic site for getting colouring in pictures to print for your kids to colour.
The main page is really easy to navigate and has coloured crayon icons at the top so you can navigate to various aspects of the site. You have Colouring, Newsletter, Links and Forum.
I never really use anything except the colouring tab as this was the reason I fond the site to begin with. If you click on the crayon called Colouring you get to a page that shows a list of all the subjects they have colouring pages for along with pictures. This is very useful as it means I can turn to the main page and my four year old daughter who can't read yet, can see which topics she wants to look at by recognition of the picture. She is great on the computer so I can leave her to it and she prints whatever she wants.
The type of things they have pictures for are kids characters, like Barbie and Disney Princesses, Dora and Backyardians, as well as boys characters like Action Man, Batman and Disney's CArs. There are loads of different ones on there and it is well worth a look as I am sure your child would find something they liked.
Once chosen, you click on your character and up comes the picture selections you can print to colour in. There are lots of these too and my daughter has printed hundreds of pages over the year, she absolutely adores to colour!
I think the fact that my daughter can navigate round the site and print her own pictures is testament to the fact that it is really simple to use and extremely useful as well.
I love this site and urge everyone with kids or working in Pre-School to check it out and see if there is anything for their children.