This month's free coloring page from children's book illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg is perfect for my 8 year old self -- and doubly so because you can transform this butterfly fairy coloring page into a pretend play theater activity.
I've always felt a little wistful about the fact that I can never interest my boys in playing with fairies. I did once convince my then four year old that magical gnomes lived in the garden, but alas, it it superheroes that inform their pretend play, not fairies.
But I digress.
Of course you can print out this fairy coloring page for a quick boredom buster on a rainy spring day, but it is also good to tote along to restaurants and appointments when you know you need your kids to have a quiet time activity.
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT --> (By clicking the following link, you agree to our terms of service. *See below.) Fairy coloring page.
Fairy Theater Activity:
Extend the fun by turning the musical fairy, her peacocks and butterfly into a tabletop theater. Here's how:
- Print the fairy coloring page out on card stock.
- Cut out butterflies and glue onto wooden craft sticks.
- Make crisp folds along the side borders of the frame where the fairy picture meets the peacocks.
- Fold slightly inwards so the page stands up by itself. (Alternatively, you could glue the page to cardboard and fold in sides for a sturdier theater.)
- Put on a show!
More spring themed and dramatic play coloring pages:
- Rainbow coloring page
- Spring garden coloring page and rhyme
- Under the sea fish puppet coloring page
- Mermaid paper dolls coloring page
See all of Melanie’s coloring pages:
Meet the illustrator:
Melanie Hope Greenberg is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is, a book of poems by Norman Rosten, the poet laureate of Brooklyn. Her very popular Mermaids on Parade was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists.
As well as visiting schools and libraries to talk about the process of creating a book, Melanie is an expert on author led promotion. Coming up in April she will leading a workshop, "Capturing the Spotlight: Getting the Gigs 2015" to help authors improve their visibility and give their books a long and happy life. Learn more about her internationally recognized art work at her official website. If you live in New York City, she is frequently seen at local events, reading from her books.
If you haven't read one of Melanie's books, yet, you are in for a treat (and I'm not just saying that 'cause she's my friend!) Melanie signs all copies of her books purchased through her Amazon vendor link. (You can also click on a cover below and scroll through the third party vendors to find Melanie’s vendor link. Please note: book covers are affiliate links.)
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