When Being SLOW is Good

Time to SLOW Down Coloring Page

My sister is a school teacher, so she is always coming up with smart new ways to teach important lessons. Last time I was at her house, I noticed a clever saying on the wall over her desk. An example of when being slow is good:

Time to SLOW Down!

If you look closely, you can tell she just framed a piece of fabric — or maybe she used patterned paper — then wrote the words on the glass with a dry erase marker:

Speak respectfully
Listen attentively
Obey cheerfully
Work diligently

Isn’t that brilliant? She may have spotted the framed fabric idea on Pinterest, but I’m pretty sure she came up with the saying all by herself.

And just think… if I’d visited a week earlier or a week later, I might have missed it!

Anyway, I’ve been intending to share it with you ever since I first spotted it at her house, but am only just now getting around to doing so. Here’s a printable version you can let your kiddos color, then hang it on the frig or put it in a frame to serve as a reminder that sometimes, being SLOW is a good thing — a very good thing, indeed!

Free printable - SLOW Down
[click on image to print]

More to Color

I hope you enjoy our Time to SLOW Down coloring page. If you like to color, then come back again next Sunday for a new one. To download any of the pages I’ve published in the past, simply follow this link: Free Christian Coloring Pages.

If you’d prefer a bound collection, check out my Color the Word series. I designed these richly detailed, Scripture-based coloring books with grown-ups in mind. But they can be enjoyed by all ages. They’re even available in Spanish!

Color the Word Coloring Books by Jennifer Flanders

For those who enjoy journaling as well as coloring, my devotional journals offer the best of both worlds. Now with twelve titles to choose from.

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Time to SLOW Down Coloring Page

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  1. Hahaha. This is a scripture that just came up as I was in prayer: “The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that ALL should reach repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

  2. Thank you, I love it! You have some of the best printables I have found. I appreciate you making these available to other families! I especially love the Praying from Head to Toe printables.

    1. You’re so welcome, Natalie. If you’ve already printed this one off, you’d better try it once more. The original had a typo — oops! — but I’ve posted the corrected version now.

  3. Oooops! Just noticed now that ‘respectfully’ has a typo on the free printable that you offered. Thank you for this printable. Over the years we had been going much too fast. The past few years have been slower and it’s so much easier and enjoyable that way!!

    1. How embarrassing! I SO appreciate your letting me know, Elsie. I’ve corrected both the image and the printable now, so it should be good to go.

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