The response has been so positive to the Scripture coloring pages I shared over Christmas that I’ve decided to make that a regular feature in the New Year.
I’ll upload a new one each Sunday. Many of them will be adapted from those in my devotional journal series, but some of them will be brand new, like this week’s:
Isn’t that a fitting verse for the coming New Year? “Teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”
For me, numbering my days means evaluating how I’ve been spending my time and deciding where I need to invest it in order to focus on my highest priorities and make progress toward my most important goals.
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. 🙂 And that’s assuming he makes it to age 80. It’s pretty sobering stuff.
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.
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 enjoyed this post, you can find more of my coloring pages here.