Day 2 of 12 Days of Halloween Fun: Fun Halloween Color and Activity Sheets
As a child I loved laying on the floor in my bedroom with a sheet of paper in front of me and an assortment of colors! It warms my heart when I walk into one of my child's rooms and see them doing the same thing. Coloring helps develop motor skills and encourages creativity. It also has been found to not only be beneficial for children, but also adults. In an article posted by The Huffington Post, titled "Coloring Isn't Just For Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults Combat Stress.", it discusses the distressing benefits that have been found when adults color. In the article, psychologist Gloria Martínez Ayala states, "The action involves both logic, by which we color forms, and creativity, when mixing and matching colors. This incorporates the areas of the cerebral cortex involved in vision and fine motor skills [coordination necessary to make small, precise movements]. The relaxation that it provides lowers the activity of the amygdala, a basic part of our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress." So, to put it plain and simple coloring is beneficial for anyone, regardless of your age!
For day 2 of 12 Days of Halloween Fun, I thought I would post some Halloween Coloring and Activity pages :
This is how the below printable will look when put together