Ah, summer days, warm sunny times filled with picnics and reunions, camps and vacations. Then, there are the times where there is absolutely nothing to do. For those times it’s best to find a nice comfortable place and grab a good book. The same goes for the kids. Take them to the library, and pick up a few books for them. I hate to sound like a bossy nitpicker but are you really going to rip off a piece of junk mail to keep your place? And if you are planning on returning those books to the library without the librarian giving you the stink eye, don’t you dare dog-ear those pages.
What to do? Print the original coloring book--mark full size on cardstock. Then, give it to the kids and let them color away with colored pencils, crayons, whatever is on hand. In reality horses come in tons of colors, but don’t stop there-- anything goes. You can even date it, sign it on the back and stick on some laminating film, inexpensively found in any dept. store. Instant memory!
I would love to see the decorated bookmarks because I know that kids are more creative than any of us. Email me a jpg. and I’ll put them on the blog. Enjoy!