Celebrate National Coloring Book Day

National Coloring Book Day
Cross Country Education
August 02, 2020 20:50 PM (GMT-05:00)

Download Our Free Coloring Sheets for Kids and Adults and Enjoy Numerous Benefits 

In honor of National Coloring Book Day on August 2, we’re offering some super-cool, FREE coloring sheets for both kids and adults to download and enjoy. But first, let’s take a look at the benefits of coloring, for both children and adults. Educators and school-based healthcare providers know that letting kids color provides a number of benefits, including improvement of motor skills, focus and hand-eye coordination. Coloring can also stimulate creativity and help kids learn about boundaries and spatial awareness. Finally, coloring is just a really great way for kids to have fun and be entertained that doesn’t cost a lot and can be enjoyed just about anywhere.
Five Benefits of Coloring for Kids
•    Helps improve motor skills
•    Improves focus and hand-eye coordination
•    Stimulates creativity
•    Teaches boundaries, structure and spatial awareness
•    Low cost way to relax and have fun
You might be fully aware of all the ways coloring is a wonderful activity for kids, but did you know it can offer benefits to adults, too? Aside from the heartwarming bout of nostalgia a whiff of crayon can ignite, coloring is also a great way for adults to relax and relieve anxiety. Coloring can also improve focus, much like yoga or meditation does, in that it allows you to be fully present in the moment. But coloring provides physical benefits, as well. Do you normally relieve boredom by scrolling mindlessly through the newsfeeds on your phone? Why not give your eyes a break a try coloring, instead? In addition to giving your eyes a much-needed break, the avoidance of your digital screen, especially in the hour or two before bedtime, will probably improve your sleep, as well. 
Five Benefits of Coloring for Adults
•    Relieves stress and anxiety
•    Helps improve focus
•    A form of meditation
•    Reprieve from looking at screens
•    Better sleep
Ready to give coloring a shot to see for yourself all the improvements it can offer? Download some of our free coloring sheets, with selections for both kids and adults.

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