I hope you had the loveliest of Easter celebrations last Sunday. I missed posting a coloring page on Resurrection Day but I wanted to share this one with you today. It looks back to Jesus’s finished work on the cross, something the Bible calls “a fragrant aroma.”
“Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a sacrifice and a fragrant aroma unto God.” (Ephesians 5:2)
We should never grow weary of reflecting on God’s great love for us, that prompted such a sacrifice. I hope you will think on His amazing grace and unfailing love as you color this week’s free printable.
Ideas for using these free printable 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 — but only with supervision, as they are professional-grade and a little pricey.)
- I give these printables 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!
More coloring pages
The above design (hand drawn by yours truly) comes from the first in a line of coloring books I released this spring.
Need more coloring pages? Look here for more free printables — and tell your artistic friends where to find us!
If you would enjoy journaling as well as coloring, check out my devotional journals for the best of both worlds:
I am teaching a class on Colorful Prayer next week to a group of about 100 moms… can I have your permission to use your Ephesians 5:2 page for the class? They will have time to color after my talk, and this is the verse they have been studying all year!
Jennifer Flanders says
Certainly, Karli. I’d be happy for you to share my coloring page with your moms group. I appreciate your asking.