I can recall vividly my father introducing me to coloring in sheets as a hobby, and now I am doing the same with my child. Never mind how the world changes, our children nowadays love to color in just as much as we did when we were young. Kids love to show off what they can do by using their paints on the coloring sheets you give them.
Everyone from the harried parent to party hosts have found coloring to be a wonderful activity to engage the children in, and since the advent of many wonderful technologies such as the computer, internet and the printer we have gained access to the world of printable coloring pages. At any point in time from the early morning to late at night a child can get on the internet and look for printable coloring pages to keep themselves entertained.
One way to really utilize coloring pages for preschool age kids is to let them pick one or a few pages, have them color them in and encourage them to make up a story that goes along with the drawings and pictures. You might just be surprised at how detailed and creative little kids can be when it comes to something so seemingly simple such as coloring pages. You can also have them add something to the drawings such as background designs, holiday decorations, or even items that begin with particular letters. Tinkerbell coloring pages are not just a great way for kids to pass time, but they really teach kids.