Don’t dismiss the value of good old fashioned coloring! This allows kids to develop their small motor skills besides it’s just plain fun! Talk to your smaller children about the pictures they are coloring and the colors they are using. Have your older kids outline the pictures before they color them. They can try using darker colors to create shadows. If they are using colored pencils they can experiment with mixing the colors to create shadows and textures.
You can print your own coloring pages from online. Kids love to color pages based on their favorite characters. Even my teens will go online sometimes and print out coloring pages! You can even let your kids play coloring games online.