I’m of the mindset that children should honor our fathers (and wives their husbands) not only on the third Sunday in June, but every day of their lives.
Nevertheless, since today is a day we traditionally set aside for recognizing fathers, I’ve designed a coloring page especially for the occasion.
It’s based on one of my favorite verses, Proverbs 20:7, which reads:
“A righteous man, who walks in his integrity — how blessed are his children after him.”
I am so thankful that my own father was a man of integrity.
And I’m even more thankful that the father of my children is a man of integrity.
The lives of everybody in our family have been richly blessed by both of these righteous men.
If you like coloring, then come back next week — I post a new coloring page every Sunday — or browse all the pages I’ve published in the past by following this link.
Today’s design came from my newest devotional journal, Sweet Child of Mine, made with moms in mind.
In the meantime, I invite you to check out the other titles in this series. At over 200 pages a piece, they are packed with writing prompts, coloring pages, word studies, and lots and lots of Bible verses. Read more about them here.
If you’d prefer to skip the journaling exercises, you might try out my Scripture-based coloring books. Although these were designed specifically for grown-ups, they are good for all ages.
Ideas for using my 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!