It’s that time of the year again, time to get the kids in the back to school mindset! What better way to start getting them ready than some free back to school coloring pages?
After a summer full of busy days, this is the perfect calming at home activity that’s great for kids of all ages. Whether they’re going into preschool or 5th grade, there is a back to school coloring page for everyone!
Benefits of Coloring for Kids
Did you know that coloring actually has multiple benefits for kids? A few of the benefits of coloring include:
- improves motor skills
- prepares them for school
- teaches color awareness and recognition
- improves focus
- stimulates creativity
- enhances hand eye coordination
- is a form of therapy and stress release
These are just a few of the many benefits of coloring for kids. (Read more on this post from Color Psychology.) I personally feel like the second bullet is extra pertinent for this post specifically! All the more reason to print out some of these free back to school coloring pages!
Back to School Coloring Pages
You can’t go wrong with a classic back to school coloring page. All of the school supplies are there and ready to go! While you’re kids color these pages, it’s a great opportunity to talk to them about the school year ahead. Try to see what they’re excited about and any worries they may have. (Communicating with your school-aged kids is so important!) While you’re at it, color one yourself. You’ll be amazed at what a great stress reliever it is, plus you’re kids will love that you’re doing it with them!
Chalkboard and Desk Back to School Coloring Page
School Bus Back to School Coloring Page
Back to School Bus Coloring Page
Back to School Gear Coloring Page
Everything You Need for Back to School Coloring Page
Themed Back to School Coloring Pages
Here are a few fun, themed back to school coloring pages for your dinosaur and unicorn lovers! I hope to add more to this collection soon!
Dinosaur Back to School Blast Coloring Page
Magical Unicorn First Day of School Coloring Page
Related Post: Free Learning to Write Printables
First Day of School Coloring Pages
If you need a printout for the first day of school, these first day of school coloring pages are perfect! They’re also great for your kids to color, practice writing their grade level (for little ones), and even adding a sentence or two about what they’re looking forward to in the upcoming school year!
First Day of School Fill in the Blank Coloring Page
Another First Day of School Fill in the Blank Coloring Page
First Day of Kindergarten Coloring Page
First Day of Preschool Coloring Page
Related Post: How We’re Preparing for a Great Year of Preschool
This final back to school coloring page is a full fill-in-the-blank. Add your child’s name and grade for a first day of school photo before they start the year! Interested in a fully customized coloring page? Feel free to reach out to me!
First Day of School Fill in the Black Name and Grade Coloring Page
That’s a Wrap!
I hope you and your little ones enjoy these back to school coloring pages as much as mine do! Printing out and coloring before the big day back at school is a great way to great your kids ready for the new school year. Plus it’s a great screen-free activity for your kids to do inside on a hot, end of summer day!
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If you’re looking for more printables and back to school prep for preschoolers, be sure to check out these additional posts:
- Learning to Write Preschool Printables
- Free, Educational Printables for Preschoolers
- Preparing for Preschool Prep (including free printables!)