More than a Coloring Page: 10 Unique Uses for Your LDS Lessons

Every week in the Primary Lesson helps, you see multiple coloring pages to use. Coloring is great, however, sometimes you want to do something more. What else can you do with all those coloring pages? If you have already tried these 6 more ideas for coloring pages, keep reading for more ideas.

 
 

Puzzles

Cut up one picture and hide the pieces around the room for your class to find later (under the chairs, tables, behind the door, etc). Or make a puzzle for each child and hide them in an envelope under each chair. Finding the pieces is half the fun! You can glue the pieces onto a piece of paper or assemble it with magnets on the board.

Order of Events

A lot of the coloring pages can be used to fill in a timeline. Draw a line of the white board and tape the pictures up as you go. At the end everyone can pick one and color it. 

10 Other Ways to use Coloring Pages while teaching

Story Wheel

Tape together similarly themed coloring pages to tell a story in one long strip. Then attach each end to 2 separate empty paper towel rolls. Roll up the papers so only one pictures is showing at time. Insert into a box that has an opening large enough for the picture to be seen through as well as slots for the tubes. It's kind of like a cardboard TV. As you get to different parts of the lesson have someone roll it to the next one.  

Mormon Origami

Go ahead and color the pages then turn the pictures into something even more fun! Older classes can make origami on their own with a little guidance. If you have a younger class, memorize one way you can quickly fold one for everyone. My son's teacher does this while waiting for the parents to come. They think it is the coolest thing ever. Mormon Origami is a great book to get ideas and works great with regular sized paper. Try the tie, CTR shield, or even an easy temple.

Booklets

Print the coloring pages out at quarter the size to make a booklet instead. If you have an older class, let the kids think of the words to go with each page. 

Finish the Drawing

Cut the coloring pages into different pieces. Paste part of the page on a blank piece of paper. Have the kids finish the drawings. It's fun to see what the final copy brings!

Dots

Bring Bingo markers instead and make dot pictures (make sure you get washable ones). Don't have one? Stamp pads and Q-tips will do the trick as well. Foam shape stickers are also a lot of fun.

Magazines or Tissue Paper

Bring old magazine pages or tissue paper that is already cut up in smallish pieces (large enough so if they drop on the floor it isn't annoying but small enough to glue on). Have the kids glue in the pieces to fill in the pictures like a mosaic.

Stain Glass

Color as normal then coat the pages in a thin layer of oil. You may want to send these home with paper towels. When they put the pictures up on the window, it'll create a stain glass effect.

Flip Books

Challenge the kids to make a flip book- the kind you thumb through the pages and it looks like a moving picture. Start or end the story with the coloring page (Print it out at 1/4 of the size). It's fun to see what everyone comes up with it. Flip books works best with a pad of sticky notes- you can divide up the pad into smaller sections for everyone use and glue a portion of the coloring page on.  

 

Coloring is always more fun with neat markers like these Glitter and Metallic ones.