Monday, September 07, 2009

Time Out for Fun! - Scrap Coloring

Have you seen this site? Scrap Coloring offers free online coloring pages for kids. What's different about this site is that it comes with a rich variety of colorful patterns, gradients, fabrics, papers and textures for kids to color with.

I played around with it for a bit and had some fun. I can see some great classroom tie-ins here as well. I selected a background pattern and then colored the chameleon in different ways to try and camouflage it. Kids would enjoy doing this as well. For older kids you could actually discuss and give examples of concealing coloration, disruptive coloration, disguise and mimicry. Then the kids could try to create animals with camouflage in these types of forms.

I also think kids could work with the butterfly and mandala images to experiment with the concept of symmetry.

The number of images available is small (46), but hopefully growing. This one looks to be a lot fun, so take some time to visit and play around. You won't be disappointed.


  1. Thanks for this link. I was looking for something for kinders & first grade to do in the lab in the first week of school. This looks great for learning to log on, click links, navigate a webpage, and use a smartboard and/or a mouse.