Families come in all different shapes and sizes. Why not give your kids printable coloring pages that show families like yours? Here, you'll find images of single moms and single dads enjoying time with their children. These pages can be used to ease your child's anxiety about transitions between your two homes or simply to reinforce the idea that the time you share together is precious!
- To print each coloring page, click the blue link next to each image.
- Turn coloring time into story time by using the story text next to each coloring page.
1. Mom and Daughter Flying a Kite Together
Story: This mom and her daughter enjoy spending time together outside. When they woke up that morning, the sun was shining, and there was a breeze in the air. So they knew it was a perfect day to fly a kite!
Enrichment Activity: What kind of tree do you think that is? Is it an apple tree? An oak tree? And what time of year do you think it is? Draw leave on the tree to show what you think.
2. Dad Reading a Bedtime Story
Story: Here's a dad who loves to read to his kids, just like us! Sometime they laugh because he uses funny voices for each character. Right now, the kids are listening closely because they can't wait to find out what happens next!
Enrichment Activity: Draw a picture inside the picture frame on the wall.
3. Mom and Children Watching Fireworks
Story: This mom and her children love to go to the fireworks every year. Can you hear them saying "oh" and "ah" as the beautiful colors explode in the nighttime sky?
Enrichment Activity: Imagine that the family brought a picnic basket along for the evening. What snacks it include? Add some to the page.
4. Dad and Son Running
Story: This dad and his son like to chase each other out in the yard. No matter how hard the dad tries, his son beats him every time!
Enrichment Activity: What kind of day is it? Do you think it's warm? Sunny? Cloudy? Rainy? Add some details around them to show what kind of day it is.
5. Mom Picking Up her Child at the Bus
Story: This young boy just started school, and his mom is meeting him at the bus stop. He can't wait to tell her all about his day!
Enrichment Activity: Where do you think they live? Add buildings to the page to show what you think their neighborhood looks like.
6. Dad and Daughter Getting Ice Cream
Story: This little girl has been looking forward to having ice cream with her dad all day. Now they're going to walk to a nearby park to play on the swings.
Enrichment Activity: What kind of ice cream did they get? Are the scoops identical or different? Use crayons or colored pencils to illustrate the flavors.