Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tip #17 Coloring pages

All kids love to color.

Coloring pages that go with the story you’re reading are the best. I know, I know, you’re thinking “Great Joy, where am I going to find ones that go with my story?”

Thanks for the internet. Many authors now a days have coloring pages available on their web sites or blogs.

If you have a favorite book, look up the author and see if they have them.

You can also check out the illustrator’s site, they might have even more coloring pages you can printout for your child or student to color.

Worse comes to worse, trace over the pages in the story and let your little ones color them in.


Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

This is something I never would have thought of doing. Next time my grandson comes over, I plan to have some pages ready for him to color. Thanks for the idea.

Jane Kennedy Sutton
Author of The Ride

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...


You are amazing! How do you come up with all of these ideas??

Anonymous said...

I do these all the time! They make great blog posts as well as little promotional tools for your books. I started doing them because they were just plain fun, too.

Joy said...

Jane, Have fun with this. You'd be amazed at the things you'll find on author and illustrator sites for children's books.

Shari, You make me blush. I'm glad you're here.

Christina, I like your coloring page Tuesdays. Thanks for sharing.