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National Coloring Book Day

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National Coloring Book Day

A (Short) History of Coloring Books

The history of coloring books can be traced back to the 17th century when the concept of coloring illustrations began to emerge in Europe. They were initially intended for an adult audience and hand-painted by skilled artists. These early coloring books often featured intricate designs and detailed scenes meant to be colored with watercolors or other artistic mediums. It was in the 19th century that coloring books started to be produced for children... click to read full article

In honor of National Coloring Book Day create a 8-page coloring book created from one piece of letter-size paper. It is a bilingual coloring book teaching colors and numbers one through ten in English and Spanish. There is even a page of questions to give the kids counting practice and a chance to record their findings. The downloadable packet includes the coloring book master, lesson ideas, and directions for folding the paper into an 8-page coloring book.

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*Archived from ChildCareEd's Constant Contact Newsletter [8.23.2023]


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