This week, I’m sharing a special coloring page for Grandparents Day, which is celebrated 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.
This coloring page is also available in Spanish:
If you like to color, then come back again next week — I post a new coloring page every Sunday. Or you can look here to download any of the pages I’ve published in the past.
If you’d prefer a bound collection, check out my Color the Word series. These richly-detailed, Scripture-based coloring books were designed with grown-ups in mind, but can be enjoyed by all ages. 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!