Look around you and you will probably find a lot of adults who really love to get out the Crayolas and stay inside the lines. One of the greatest joys of childhood is one of the ones that starts really early for most kids & coloring. There is just something magical about putting colored pencil or crayons to a sheet of paper and making magic with color. I don’t think any of us ever really outgrows the sense of joy and wonder that coloring brings. In fact, I am convinced that one major reason people decide to have children is to have the chance to sit down and color again ñ without anyone looking at them sideways.

So, if you are in charge of some kids this year – whether they are your own children, the friends of your kids, or a classroom full of wee ones – you should not let the Halloween season pass by without giving them the chance to fill in some beautiful or scary or just plain fun Halloween coloring pages.

You can do the old fashioned thing if you like and head out to the discount store and buy a few Halloween coloring books, but with technology what it is, you don’t really even have to make that much effort to put the fun of coloring into your classroom or living room this Halloween.

All you really need to do is get online and type in a search. Just type in “Halloween coloring pages” and you will come up with thousands of different sites that are related to Halloween, and there will be so many Halloween coloring pages to choose from. Just go to a few different sites and download or print whichever ones you like the best.

It is a good idea to match the Halloween coloring pages with the age of the people who will be coloring them in. The older the children, the more complicated the pages can be. If you have mostly toddlers, pre-schoolers, or kindergartners, you will want to stick with basic, easy coloring pages that have big areas to color and simple things like pumpkins or witches or black cats.

If you want to, it can be great fun to hold a Halloween coloring contest. If you own a local business, this is a great way to add a little flair to the Halloween season in your front office or below your cash register. Just print the Halloween coloring page and make plenty of copies; then, let your littlest customers color them and return them. Judge the best one a week or so before Halloween and give out whatever prize you want.

Halloween coloring pages are a great way for teachers to decorate the classroom or hallways, too. Kids love to see their work displayed for everyone to see, and the coloring pages can serve as decorations, too. So, give your students some time to make Halloween magic with crayons and provide them some Halloween coloring pages to set their creativity ablaze.