Spring is nigh. What better way to celebrate than with rainbows and a hefty dose of imagination. Melanie Hope Greenberg is offering up this darling fairy tale coloring page complete with a princess in a castle, kids in a hot air balloon off on an adventure and a shepherd watching over his flock! Personally, I love it. And I bet your kids will, too.
Download and print: (by clicking on the following link you agree to our terms of service* see below) Over the Rainbow Coloring Page
If the weather doesn’t quite feel like spring then print out a few of these fairy tale coloring pages and transport yourself to another realm.
Literary Extension: While your children are coloring, or perhaps after they finish, ask them if they see a story in the picture. If they seem reluctant, you could start with a few low key prompts, “I wonder where the children are off to, in that hot air balloon?” Or, “I bet the shepherd gave his sheep some funny names!”
More springtime coloring pages:
Another rainbow coloring page!
Happy spring coloring!
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. 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.
Melanie does wonderful school visits where she teaches kids about the process of writing and illustrating children’s visits. Learn more at her website.
Melanie’s newest book is Americanly, an ode to all the diverse locations in the United States. You can order it directly from Melanie here.
I’m sure you know a kid who likes diggers. Or mermaids? Or subways? Melanie signs all copies of her books purchased through her Amazon vendor link.
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