If your child is feeling a little anxious about going back to school after a carefree summer one strategy you can implement is giving them a few school coloring pages. Coloring pages can reduce anxiety, and improve mindfulness in the moment for children, as well as providing a much-needed break. And perhaps a few school-themed coloring pages and templates to color with do the trick? This collection of school coloring pages by Melanie Hope Greenberg even includes her newest design, a math homework coloring page with a friendly teacher (or parent? or tutor? or big sister?) helping out a pair of students.
Print out the entire collection (for free!) as a fun way to help calm your kids while they wait for school to start, or after a long day at a desk, or whenever you think they need a little time to focus. Some of the choices, like the school bus and school house will even inspire pretend play.
Download and print (by clicking on the following link you agree to our terms of service* see below): Homework Coloring Page
And get the other school coloring pages:
School bus coloring page and template! Click here for the school bus template and instructions.
Click here to get the school house coloring page template! Plus: bonus pizza parlor! Everyone needs a little snack after a long day reading and writing.
How about a tree full of apples for the teacher? Get this darling apple coloring page. I wrote a 5 little apples rhyme to go with it, and singing relieves anxiety too, right?
Click here to get the school photo frames!
Click here to get the back to school bookmarks!
And of course, write an end of summer story about flying a kite! Free, printable template here.
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. 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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