Need some quick coloring activity books for a rainy day? Our state and federal government agencies put together resources for children (and the young at heart!) that can be downloaded and printed quickly and are educational as well as fun. You can search our catalog for many of these.
To do this, go to our catalog and search for “coloring book” or “activity book”. You will get different results for each term, so make sure you search for both! On the left, under Format, select online resources- this will give you all of the items that can be downloaded via a link in the catalog so that you can print a copy to color.
Here are some to get you started!
From the Secretary of State’s Office, SoS for Kids, a coloring book about Arizona.
From the Arizona Department of Transportation, Be Aware and Care, an activity book about travel and highway safety.
From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wetlands, a coloring book about wetlands and the animals that inhabit wetlands.
From the Environmental Protection Agency, Carl Gets Some Rest, a coloring book about pollution and using public transportation.
And from NASA, To Space & Back: How We Can All Use NASA’s Tools, a coloring book about products that were developed for the space program that are being used to make life on earth better.
You can find dozens more Federally published coloring books by going to the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. Select Electronic Titles under “Catalogs” and then search for “coloring books”.
Enjoy coloring and learning something interesting along the way!