Someone left me a comment asking what are my favorite coloring books.  Actually until I had my princess loving daughter I was never a big fan of coloring books and my two boys never really used or seemed to enjoy them.  I always felt a plain piece of paper was the way to go, but my four year old loves plain old fashion coloring books—the more princesses the better. So for her I have scummed.

For older children my favorite coloring books are a series of clever books by Susan Striker, The Anti-Coloring Book: Creative Activities for Ages 6 and Up

The pages of these books are filled with open ended questions to get a child thinking and creating!

Often times a blank page is intimidating for a child.  These books  provide a nice prompt for getting the imagination flowing! You may try some free sample pages of Susan Striker’s books here.

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  1. Brilliant! I have a bug who does love to colour-in but also does his own unique creations so I’m not too worried about him colouring-in as long its a quality design – these look great. I have also liked the look of these

    Something I will do if Hug-bug wants to colour-in is do a quick google search for *mandalas*. You can find some great ones online for free & it’s a kinda spiritual experience 🙂

  2. I have these!! They are wonderful. Used to use them in my classroom when I taught — kids loved them.

  3. This is really cool. Thank you so much for recommendation. I just got a new box of crayons and can’t wait to get started!

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