I’m often looking for coloring pages online for my elementary students that go along with their science and history lessons. I don’t have a lot of time to search the web, so I prefer sites with page links that show thumbnails of the images instead of text only. That way I know the picture is one I want without waiting for it to download. If you’re looking for free printable coloring pages to supplement your curriculum, here are some of my favorite sites in no particular order:
Edupics.com: This site was started in 2004 and now features over 5000 free coloring pages and images. Categories include animals, history, space exploration, art, geography, music, architecture, and more. I especially like the history section, in which you can find coloring pages featuring all of the U.S. presidents through George Bush.
Crayola.com: Crayola offers over 1000 coloring pages for younger children. These pages include activity pages as well that require cutting and piecing together.
EnchantedLearning.com: This site offers free printables to supplement lessons in science, history, geography, and foreign language. If you purchase a membership, you gain access to even more of their 20,000 + pages.
TheColoringSpot.com: This is one of my all-time favorites. The navigation of this site is so easy, and my children love looking through the animal pages and choosing some to color. Other categories on this site include music and musical instruments, holidays, athletes, and wonders of the world.
MomsWhoThink.com: While this site offers quite a few free coloring pages, our favorites by far here are the automobile pages. Though they aren’t labeled, my son could tell you the make and model of each of the 51 realistic cars featured here. You can find the link for “Coloring Pages” under the “Parenting” menu on the left-hand side.
By Guest Blogger: Samantha Bell