So now that its the first of November, I’ll be printing out our Thanksgiving coloring pictures and putting them in a folder for the little kids to choose from each day. It’s time for Thanksgiving celebrations to begin. And while it seems like the rest of the world is rushing ahead to Christmas at full speed, we are slowing down, and relishing the gift of life together. At least thats what I hope my kids walk away with. I guess only time will tell.
At our house, the celebration starts with these beautiful Thanksgiving coloring pictures for my kids to enjoy as we begin talking about Thankfulness, reading verses about Thanksgiving in the Bible, and preparing our hearts for a season of gratitude for all the blessings we’ve been given. I’ve found that giving the kids a coloring page and some markers or crayons helps them be still as they listen to God’s word or even picture books and stories about Thanksgiving!
Since this set includes some imagery from the first Thanksgiving, its perfect to give the kids when you are reading about the history of the holiday. You will notice that our free Thanksgiving coloring pages are simple and basic lines so that even the youngest child can enjoy coloring them, while older children still enjoy the detail and variety this set provides, since it is not all turkeys.
Children will love seeing their works of art displayed prominently in your home as the holiday approaches too. Set aside a wall or sliding glass door to hang up the various thanksgiving worksheets and coloring pages they are finishing. Its really exciting when Grandma and Grandpa or visiting friends notice their handiwork!
I know some of you are saying – but my kids don’t even like coloring pictures! And I know that is for sure true of some kids. One of my favorite memories of my oldest was watching her sit and color and draw and cut and paste for hours at the kitchen table with her little brother and sister. They followed her lead and every time I got all the stuff out it was at least a couple hours of peace! Today, my oldest is getting her degree in Graphic Communications and still enjoys creating and making on a daily basis.
So, that was my three oldest children who are now teens, and it doesn’t quite work like that for my youngest three. But, if for no other reason than peace for mom, it is worth working with your kids to see if they can learn to enjoy coloring and creating. If not our Thanksgiving Coloring Pictures though, you might have more luck getting them to sit still with this set of free Thanksgiving Lego challenges.
If you are wondering how else you might display your child’s finished thanksgiving coloring pictures, you might consider letting them color with marker, and then cutting out around the image. Then you can laminate the picture, and hang it in a window to collect light. They are to opaque to make stained glass, but they are pretty that way none-the-less. You could also simply mount on card stock to set them apart from the wall and make them a little more special. It looks like a pretty, colorful frame that way and adds to the holiday feel. Or consider spiral binding the coloring pages and making a little book to keep for remembering. Kids love this!
I went to download your free Thanksgiving Scriptures Copywork ebook and it isn’t free – it cost $0.99 via PayPal. Did I miss the timeframe of the free book?
Amy Blevins says
The Thanksgiving Scripture Copywork has never been free. I am sorry for the confusion. It is normally $3.99 and is on sale right now for 99 cents. Would you mind telling me where you saw it listed as “free”?
It is directly in the blog post above. The very last sentence says: “We print out my free Thanksgiving Scriptures Copywork ebook and everybody gets to pick their favorites to copy. We find free Thanksgiving printables, read our favorite Thanksgiving books and just generally have a lot of fun while building a unit study around Thanksgiving.”
I guess that is where I got confused – the “my free Thanksgiving Scriptures Copywork ebook” and there is a link for it to be $0.99 online, not free.
Sorry, I meant the very last sentence of the first paragraph.
Amy Blevins says
I apologize. That was a typo on my part. I started to reference the coloring pages in this post and then went back and changed it to the Copywork but didn’t take out the free part.
Ah, ok, that explains it. Thanks!
Deborah Cariker says
I’m old and cranky and not very techy … and I cannot figure out how to download the coloring pages. My special needs’ 8 year old suddenly “loves to color”, and I thought he might like these. I clicked on the “–>Download your Thanksgiving Coloring Pages Here. <–", and that brings me to an "untitled" web page, but no coloring pages. Please help my brain know what to do.
debbie in Texas
Amy Blevins says
When it opens the second, untitled page, the file actually downloads to your computer in that instant. If you are on a MAC, it goes into your downloads file. I am not sure where it goes on a PC, but it goes somewhere. You just need to figure out where your downloads are stored and you will find the coloring pages. 🙂
I had the same problem with the link opening a blank “untitled” web page and didn’t download. I fixed it by adding a “h” in front of the ttp in the address bar. It should be http. The pdf came right up then. Thanks for the coloring pages! They’re great.
Amy Blevins says
Thank you for clarifying the error! I fixed the link. 🙂
Thank you very much for the coloring pages link!