The first coloring book, "The Little Folks' Paint Book" was published in 1879. Crayola introduced the crayon in 1903. And the average American child spends 28 minutes a day coloring and wears down about 730 crayons by the age of 10. Between parents and schools, roughly 2.5 billion crayons are purchased each year. Before the road trip take the kids to the stores so they can pick out their road trip coloring books and other activities. This is an even better choice because the kids will settle beforehand which type of activity is most interesting and the best for them. Tell them that you'll hold onto the items until the road trip and they'll spend the time until the trip in anticipation of playing with their new toys. They'll be that much more likely to stay involved with their coloring books and crayons on the trip rather than on each other, so you'll be that much more relaxed while on the drive. At initial stage may be a whacky affair for some kids but eventually they tend to expertise it. They understand the importance of filling true and natural colors at right places. So whether it is coloring papers of Spiderman or their favorite cartoon characters, it is a real fun loving activity for kids. You might think that looking for SpongeBob Squarepants coloring pages is going to be something that will take you all afternoon, or all day depending on your particular point-of-view. However, you are going to find that there are websites out there that cater to this, and many other whims like this, that ca be found pretty easily with a few simple mouse clicks. If you have a few hours to kill to look for this stuff, that is pretty good. However, if you only have about an hour, or maybe less, you are going to be able to find what you are looking for relatively quickly when you are very specific about your search terms. Anyone that has very young children automatically knows that there really are not enough hours in the day to do what you really need to do, much less what you want to do that is recreational.
People are making the adult coloring books bestsellers on Amazon! At the time of this writing, eight of the top twenty books on the bestsellers list, are coloring books for adults. There must be something behind this recent growth in interest. Believe it or not, there is now a way for children to create their very own iron-on transfers with some new technology that has been developed. The Magic Color Page is transfer paper that has been specially developed for kids. They can draw on this transfer paper just as if they were creating their own picture in a coloring book. Coloring pages help a child to develop better fine motor skills as well as hand eye coordination. You might wonder if colouring inside the lines is important, yet you will soon realise that it is when you see your children use the same skills when playing sport. Creativity is your children's greatest achievements particularly when coloring online. Children gradually start to create their own images, style and color online. Children will often find numerous ways to be creative both on and offline. Experience and creativity is education and learning for everyone. If children are creative they will likely be open to new ideas and educational experiences.