The response has been so positive to the free printable coloring pages I shared over Christmas that I’ve decided to make it a regular feature in the New Year, starting with this Teach Us to Number Our Days coloring page.
I plan to upload a new one each Sunday. Many will be adapted from pages in my devotional journal series. But others will be brand new, like this week’s.
“Teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) Can you think of a more fitting verse for the coming New Year?
For me, numbering my days means evaluating how I’ve been spending my time. It means investing it in ways that help me focus on my highest priorities and make progress toward my most important goals.
Do the Math
Sometimes my husband likes to take a literal approach to this verse. Here’s the worksheet he uses, not only to number his days, but to count his summers, weekends, hours and minutes. 🙂
Of course, this is assuming he makes it to age 80. That’s pretty sobering stuff, isn’t it?
However you choose to do it, I hope you’ll give some good thought to this verse, and make your time on earth count. Encourage your children to do the same. (A great book on this topic: Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper)
Ideas for using these coloring pages:
- If your younger children have a hard time sitting still through church, let them color these Scriptures during the Sunday sermon (older kids might rather take notes with this printable)
- My children and I enjoy coloring these sheets together while my husband reads aloud to us in the evening. (For a special treat, I let them use my Prismacolor pencils.)
- I give them to my children during school time so they can color at the table while I work with their older siblings, and vice versa. (Since each of them has their own devotional journal, I’ll sometimes just assign pages out of that for them to fill in or color — that way, they get some handwriting practice, too!)
- I do one of several things with the pages once they’ve finished coloring them (and none of them wind up on our refrigerator): Sometimes we send them in letters to penpals. I might glue one into a child’s scrapbook or tack it on his bulletin board. Our littlest guys have even been known to frame them as a creative arts entry for the State Fair — there’s nothing like winning a ribbon and cash premium to motivate them to do their best job coloring future pages!
If you enjoy coloring, follow this link to download any of the designs I’ve published in the past: Free Printable Christian Coloring Pages .
Prefer a bound collection? Then check out my Color the Word series. I designed these richly detailed coloring pages with adults in mind, but they’re good for all ages.
Or, if you enjoy writing as well as coloring, you’ll love my devotional journals. With 12 titles in the collection to choose from, there is something for almost every interest.