If your kids are anything like mine, they absolutely love to color. Baby and Monster are constantly covered in paint, markers, and our kitchen table is usually covered in crumbled crayon bits and pulverized color pencil. While coloring books aren’t terribly expensive, they add up if you’re on a budget, and sometimes you just want to grab something quick to entertain the kids for a while.
Thankfully, the Internet is a bountiful resource of free kid’s coloring pages. I did the hard work for you and slogged through 16 pages of Google results to bring you this list of free resources for children’s coloring sheets.
Crayola Free Coloring Pages
Crayola has a lot of cute free coloring pages, including pages featuring characters from popular franchises like Star Wars, Finding Dory, Trolls, Shopkins, and Rainbow Brite. They even have an adult coloring books section so Mom & Dad can have something to color along with the kids.
Coloring.ws has a huge collection of free coloring pages in several categories, including Pokemon coloring pages, Spiderman, and sports coloring pages like Hockey and Football. They also have a sizable section of Christian-themed coloring pages, but sadly none rooted in other religions. They also have a people with disabilities category. The quality of their coloring pages isn’t quite as crisp as Crayola, but they make up for it with such a variety of topics.
While you’re there, be sure to check out their nature collections too — they’ve got some amazing dinosaur and bird coloring pages.
Fisher Price has a great collection of printable coloring pages. Many of their pages are designed for younger kids, with more simple shapes and less complex imagery. They don’t have much in the way of character-themed coloring pages, but they do have a nice little collection of pages for special events like “Birthdays,” “Get Well Soon,” and “Thank You.”
Super Coloring has one of the largest collections of free printable pages to color I’ve seen. Their “Mammals” section alone contains 3000+ pages and features all sorts of animals — perfect after a visit to the zoo! Super Coloring is also the first site I’ve seen to feature non-Christian religious coloring pages. Check out their collections of Buddhist coloring pages, Hindu coloring pages, and Islamic coloring pages. They’ve even got sections on famous historical composers and explorers. You really just have to explore it a bit and see everything they have to offer.
Their site design is a little hard on the eyes, but Coloring-book.info has a big collection of character- and franchise-themed coloring pages that’s quite a bit more diverse than what I’ve seen from the sites above. They’ve got everything from Backyardigans to Caillou to Hotel Transylvania. If your little artist is hooked on a particular show or movie and you’re having trouble finding coloring pages for them, check this site and there’s a good chance they’ll have it. They had Masha and the Bear and Paw Patrol coloring pages, two series that Baby and Monster are totally in love with.
Soulflower has some beautiful realistic flower coloring pages based on real flowers like lavender and chamomile.
Art For Kids Hub has a cool collection of 10 insect-themed coloring pages to teach kids about symmetry — each page only shows half the image, and prompts kids to draw the other matching half of the insect.
Thomas & Friends has printable coloring pages featuring all of the Thomas the Tank Engine characters.
Honest to Nod has printable paper crowns to color, along with many more free coloring pages.
Coloring Squared has a neat twist on color-by-number coloring pages. Kids have to solve math problems — addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to find out what number to color each cell and reveal a picture. Great for math practice!
Huffington Post has a collection of girl power coloring pages, featuring inspiring women both historical and modern, figures like Rosa Parks, Michelle Obama, and Jane Goodall.
Twisty Noodle has a collection that combines coloring pages with writing practice.
Jade Summer offers a free coloring book in exchange for an email subscription.
Edupics.com has some free coloring pages on unique topics, such as children’s rights, emotions, and hobbies.
USA Printables has coloring pages to teach kids about United States places and historical events.
Learning Links from the University of Texas at El Paso has some great Native American coloring pages inspired by archaeological finds.
QuiverVision has free coloring pages combined with an augmented reality app — once your child colors the page, they can use the app to see it come alive on their tablet!