Coloring Sheets Provide Options for Elderly Activities
(Oklahoma City, OK)
Coloring sheets and pages aren't just for kids..I have first hand experience with my mother. The options when it comes to arts and crafts for seniors are nearly limitless and provide a variety of themes for seniors to color.
From Christian-based themes to fantasy, cartoon characters, the natural world, animals, or sports, coloring pages are available in free printable downloads on the Internet.
Coloring sheets are popular with a wide variety of age groups and help stimulate creativity, imagination, and provide more physical benefits such as digital dexterity.
I was a bit hesitant suggesting that my 82-year-old mother color, but she really liked the Bible coloring pages that she saw in a book, and wanted to do something for the children's nursery and Bible studies rooms at our local church.
The degree of difficulty is also based on preference, so whether I'm choosing a holiday theme, Disney themes, or my mom's favorites, the Biblical based coloring pages that bring stories to life, I typically look to Dover Publications. By clicking onto their website at www.doverpublications.com, it's easy to find a variety of books based on theme.
Another popular website, especially for crafts, cartoons and activity sheets is Crayola - and who better to supply coloring pages than the world's leading crayon maker?
I soon realized that coloring not only helped Mom pass time while in the company of others, but increased her imagination in the use of colors. Sometimes she even experimented with colors, which I was happy to see.
Diagnosed with moderate Alzheimer's, Mom has found (and I agree) that coloring pictures has helped keep her mind sharp, her imagination and creativity strong, and her involvement in a simple project stress-free and enjoyable.