Let's face it, during the summer, kids need lots of boredom busters. Sure, it's ideal if they spend all their time outdoors, communing with nature and engaging in free play, and parents should encourage that as much as possible.
But what about:
- Car rides
- Waiting to pick up brother or sister from the summer camp bus
- Days that are so hot it isn't safe to play in the sun
- Sick days
...or any other time, kids just want a little quiet, downtime. I know, it isn't that common, but it does happen!
Here's your answer: have a pack of these free summer coloring pages on hand for those times you need a quick boredom buster! With beaches, sandcastles, oceans and underwater sea creatures, mermaids, starry nights and camping fun, these summery coloring pages are just the ticket.
All of our summer themed coloring pages are made exclusively for us by children's author and illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg who creates our monthly coloring page activity series!
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Beach and Ocean Coloring Pages
Beach and ocean themed coloring pages are the ultimate in coloring sheet fun. Grab a tin of these Under the Sea coloring pencils and you are good to go. With their cute sand pails, sea creatures, swimmer and sun bathers, these seaside coloring pages will get your kids excited for their next beach trip.
- Beach coloring page
- Summer solstice coloring page
- Summer reading by the seashore bookmarks coloring page
- Summer seaside themed bookmarks coloring page
- Ocean coloring page with fish stick puppets
- Under the sea coloring page
Outdoor Summer Fun Coloring Pages
What's more quintessential summer fun than camping or heading out to the swimming pool? Throw stargazing into the mix and you have a trip threat of outdoor summer fun, all in a darling coloring page format.
- Campfire coloring page
- Swimming pool coloring page
- Summer camp bus coloring page
- Night sky coloring page
- Aliens in the summer sky coloring page
Mermaid Coloring Pages
Are your kids on the lookout for mermaids every time you head to the seashore? Perhaps they crane their necks to see over the rugged rocks and crashing waves, hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive creatures? Even if they don't spy a mermaid on their next visit to the ocean, satisfy their imaginations with a mermaid coloring page.
Our coloring page illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg, has the perfect book for your little mermaid fans, Mermaids on Parade, about a young girl experiencing her first Mermaid Parade at Coney Island. You need to read this book and BONUS: Melanie signs all copies of her books purchased through her Amazon vendor link.
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