Coloring pages are a staple in our house. Over the past few years, we’ve created tons of coloring pages.
Everything from Disney, to dinosaurs, Pokemon, butterflies, and everything in between!
Since summer is quickly approaching, we decided to make the newest addition to our collection, these adorable mermaid coloring pages.
If your child loves mermaids, also be sure to check out all of our fun mermaid activities for kids.
The Benefits Of Coloring For Kids
Lots of parents realize coloring pages are a quick, cheap, and easy activity to keep kids entertained, but not as many understand the benefits of coloring for kids.
Besides exercising their creativity in choosing colors for their picture, kids can develop lots of additional skills parents might not be aware of.
For very young children (think toddlers and preschoolers), coloring is one of the best ways to work on fine motor skills. While coloring, kids can work on the pincer grasp and further develop hand muscles.
Children can also use coloring to strengthen their imagination and planning. When you give a child a blank coloring page, they’re faced with limitless possibilities of colors, combinations, and ideas.
Another wonderful skill kids learn from coloring is patience. This is usually a skill older children will cultivate, but often younger kids will have greater focus when coloring too.
Along with patience, kids who complete their coloring page often feel a greater sense of accomplishment in themselves. This feeling helps kids build their confidence in themselves and their abilities.
The development of all of these skills is a great reason to turn the tv off and get your kids engaged in coloring this summer!
Cute Mermaid Coloring Pages
Inside this printable mermaid coloring pack, there are 8 pages, each with a unique mermaid to color.
Since these coloring sheets are a digital download, you’ll receive the file to print as soon as your purchase is complete!
If you’d like to try a page before you buy, don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get your free mermaid coloring page.
Ocean Unit For Kids
Want to create a themed unit around these coloring pages? We’ve got lots of ideas to get you started.
We love borrowing books from the library or buying some to add to our home collection. Reading is a great way to introduce a new unit and as you know, has tremendous benefits! Below are some of the top rated ocean books for kids!
The Snail and the Whale– Julia Donaldson, author of the famous book The Gruffalo, brings kids another fun book about an unlikely set of friends. Snail and Whale have lots of fun together in this colorful book!
How To Catch A Mermaid– This vibrant book is great for mermaid fans! Join the kids to see if their schemes will land them a mermaid!
The Rainbow Fish -This is a classic children’s book with a wonderful message for children. In it, a fish learns to share his favorite possession, his glittery scales, with his friends!
For some fun ocean-themed crafts, try out some of our favorites below:
This ocean sensory bin is great for when you want something done for you. If you prefer the DIY route, try out this frozen ocean sensory bin.
The ocean playdough kit is a great way for kids to get hands-on with their play. Plus, the pre-made dough is ready to go, so all you need to do is open the box and start playing.
It’s a fun way to explore the ocean world without getting wet, and it’s also a great way to develop fine motor skills. So whether your child is a beach bum or a landlubber, the ocean play dough kit is sure to be a hit!