Grab your markers and some free coloring pages! It’s a rainy summer day. Stay in the screen porch, snuggle with the cats and make a masterpiece with your colored pencils.
It’s summer, the time to pack your beach bag and head to the pool.
It’s July in St. Louis. Out in the garden on these hot mornings I’m reminded of the slow, humid summer days of my childhood, spent mainly at the pool. Each morning, before it’d get unbearable, we’d pack the tote with essentials: sunscreen, towels, a few snacks, my caboodle full of friendship bracelet-making supplies, and – being toe-headed – Ultraswim shampoo. Then we’d head out for a long hot day – 10am to 5pm – poolside. We mastered backflips. We strapped on goggles and discovered sunken treasures, an earring or a few quarters. We exhausted ourselves with hours of canon balls, ring fetching in the deep end, and treading water.
But what about those rainy days?
Inevitably summer is sprinkled with stormy days. In the midwest one rainy day will often stretch into 2 or 3, the rolling waves of rain washing away any hope of playing outside. Adventures at the pool taunt your memory when you’re cooped up wishing for the sun. I have a vivid recollection (I must have been about six) of watching the rain from our living room one soggy summer stretch, my nose and hands pushed against our front screen door.
When the storms roll in, how do you keep the little ones entertained?
Six year old me spent rainy days with my coloring books and a big tin full of crayons. I’d sprawl out on the floor of our wood paneled den surrounded by colored pencils and my favorite Ed Emberley books, Make a World or the Drawing Book of Animals. One summer I spent two dreary days drawing the whole St. Louis zoo.
Here’s the perfect activity for those inevitable long afternoons spent inside
On Sunday it stormed here all day. I thought of all the creative little ones stuck inside dreaming of summer days outside, so I decided to make some coloring pages just for them. These pages have tons of opportunity to splash the color around – flowers, butterflies, polka dots and pool towels – not to mention cats!
Print these downloadable coloring pages for your next rainy day!
You can print these on regular printer, grab some crayons and your little one will be good to go for the afternoon. Download my free cats of summer coloring pages.
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