These days color by number books can be found in various forms. You could choose among different fairy tales characters and/or animals, autos and so on and so forth. If your child is in love with Winnie-the-Pooh, then you may find a lot of colour by number games with the heroes of this toon.
Specific Occasion Coloring Sheets - you can also opt for the coloring pages, which specifically meant for an exclusive season. These sheets will open your child's mind and make him more informed, and that is what you desperately need. How I guessed, yes, no doubt. In case it is the time of Christmas, you can look for materials which are meant for this festival, and which will prove a great resource to teach your kids the things that are associated with the season.
There are many coloring page themes and subjects to choose from but nothing tops cowboy coloring pages! Boys love cowboys and little girls love them too. Children have been playing cowboys and Indians since the beginning of time. Or how about shoot em' up? What about a game of "pow, pow, pow"? It doesn't matter what you call it. It's all about being a cowboy. And for every kid who pretends to be a cowboy, you'll find a lot of hooting and hollering, running around, play toy guns and rifles, rope, and who knows what else. Your child's imagination is wide open, creative, and bound by nothing. And that's the beauty of a child.
These coloring pages range from Disney characters to religious festivals. There are coloring pages available online on every conceivable topic you can think of. The primary stimulation to the brain they provide is that knowledge of colors. It is not merely colors that help but the kids get that aesthetic sense by the act of coloring. He starts to recognize the various shapes and forms. He also gets to know what are boundaries and lines.
As you take a step down memory lane, specifically recalling your favorite childhood pastimes, I'm sure you, like myself, can remember the pure and simple emotions you felt while occupying yourself and your time with those activities.
Of course it takes a little bit of creativity to get the coloring page activity to be fun. For example if there is a festival just round the corner then get your kid all the coloring pages related to the festival. That way he or she can lean about all the festivals. Make sure to make this fun and interesting by inviting other friends of his age group to your home and have a nice contest among them. Better still tell them to create images of the festival activities and let them exchanges those drawing sheets with each other for coloring.
The lowly printable coloring page is really a chance to show kids a lot of things about the world and best of all you can find coloring pages on just about every theme and idea and they are often free to print out. Printable coloring pages even work well in a pinch. If you have a bunch of kids over and only one unused coloring book left, it's easy enough to go online and print out as many copies of coloring pages as you need.