This month's coloring page is for kids who love transportation, the sea, mice, scuba diving and have big imagination. That pretty much covers all kids, yes? Our lovely coloring page artist, Melanie Hope Greenberg, created this submarine coloring page featuring a scuba diving mice in an underwater landscape with fish and kelp, and is the absolute cutest.
We never like you to go away with "just a coloring page" so we have a great tip for how to use the submarine coloring page for an extension activity that encourages pretend play.
Coloring Page Extension Activity
First, head over to Melanie's other underwater scene coloring page and print that one out.
Second, print out the submarine coloring page (By clicking on the following link you agree to our terms of service* see end of post) -->: Submarine and scuba mice coloring page
Next, after your kids have fully colored both pages, find a large piece of cardboard on to which both sheets will fit and create a theatrical backdrop for the fish puppets your kids will make from the under the sea coloring page. Here's a photo to see how it's done.
Kids will have a grand time practicing their storytelling skills while playing with their fish puppets against the backdrop of an extended underwater scene!
More ocean-themed coloring pages to use for this activity:
And..... be sure to ask your kids, are these scuba mice the same ones that pick apples in the fall?
About the Illustrator
Melanie Hope Greenberg is part-mermaid, loves the ocean and hopes one day to see a pack of scuba diving mice. She's an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. She was an Artist-In-Residence at the Eric Carle Museum and her books have been featured as a NY Times Great Children's Read. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is.
One of Melanie's favorite parts of being an author/illustrator is talking about her craft with students at libraries and in classrooms. You can learn more about author visits (virtual or in-person) at her website.
Melanie's iconic book, Mermaids on Parade, is available at your local library! It was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists. It was named one of the Top Reprints of 2019 by Fuse#8.
MERMAIDS ON PARADE
written and illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Ingram 2019 Paperback ISBN 978-0578552125
Paperback 34 pages x 8.5 x 11 inches Perfect Bound $13.99
1st Edition Putnam/Penguin 2008
Print-On-Demand - can be purchased by schools, libraries, stores.
Institutional Book Ordering from Ingram
Or, buy it from Amazon
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