This week, I’m sharing a special coloring page forGrandparents Day. This holiday falls annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day. That’s today!
The Bible tells us,
“Grandchildren are like a crown to the elderly, and the glory of children is their parents.” (Proverbs 17:6)
If you or your children are blessed enough to have grandparents still living, I hope you will honor them, not just on a solitary Sunday in September, but all year long.
Grandparents enrich our lives in so many ways. We can learn from their wisdom and experience. We can relive history through their eyes. We can bridge relationships between the next generation and the last. And we can be a crown and a comfort to them in their old age.
And if you are a grandparent yourself? Then celebrate the opportunity you have to pour into the lives of your grandchildren. Even if they live far away and you don’t get to see them often, you can pray for your grandkids and connect with them in ways that cross miles and transcend cultures.
Speaking of transcending cultures, this coloring page is also available in Spanish:
More to Color
Do you like to color? Then come back again next week. I publish a new coloring page almost every Sunday. Or you can follow this link to download any of the designs I’ve posted in the past: 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 can be enjoyed by all ages. And they’re even available in Spanish!
For those who enjoy journaling as well as coloring, my devotional journals offer the best of both worlds.
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!