Are you ready for the summer solstice? How about a summer solstice coloring page as part of our monthly coloring page series?
The very famous Coney Island Mermaid Day Parade is the subject of Melanie Hope Greenberg's award winning book, Mermaids on Parade and this month's summer solstice coloring page is a scene from that book.
At the Mermaid Parade the chosen King and Queen of that year are given a basket of fruit to throw to the Sea Gods and Goddess and open the ocean for the summer with a good season of swimming.
Sounds like a crazy fun time, right? Well, if you can't make it to Coney Island this year, you CAN experience the fun vicariously with Melanie's fruit in the waves summer solstice coloring page.
Download and print (By clicking on link you agree to our terms of service, *see below): Fruit in the waves coloring page
Pretend play idea:
Print out the ocean coloring page and stack this solstice coloring page on top so that you create an ocean backdrop (under and over the waves). Just follow the instructions for creating an easy theater backdrop in the ocean coloring page post. Then use the fish puppets that come with the ocean page and the Melanie's mermaid paper dolls for awesome summer beach themed pretend play.
More summer coloring pages:
- Ocean coloring page
- Mermaid paper dolls
- Beach coloring page
- Circus coloring page
- Campfire coloring page
- Space alien coloring page
Take a look at 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 is currently illustrating a non-fiction picture book due to be published fall 2016 and would love to to connect with teachers and librarians. She conducts sought after author-illustrator visits and workshops in schools or via Skype. You can learn more on her website, and read about her love of connecting with children at Huffington Post.
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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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