Most young children love to color, and coloring pages can be used to help children learn about themselves and others while developing their fine motor skills. A variety of free downloadable coloring booklets, pages, and activities for young children can be found on the internet. The following lists some of the websites with coloring pages and booklets available that highlight children with disabilities including mobility issues. I hope that you, your child, and your child’s friends and classmates enjoy these coloring and activity pages!
*The Capable Kids Coloring and Activity Book is available as printable sheets or you can order a hard copy. This book features coloring pages and activities featuring children with mobility issues who use a wheelchair or standing frame. The “Capable Kids Clubhouse by Easy Stand” also has other printable activity sheets, a chart to track standing, and award certificates. Web address: http://blog.easystand.com/printables/
*The Easter Seals Disability Services website has a free downloadable Easter Seals Coloring and Activity Book that shows children using wheelchairs, crutches, and leg braces. The activities are designed to help promote values such as acceptance towards those with mobility issues. Web address: http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntl_puzzles
*The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities website has a downloadable coloring book called Play Ball. This coloring book tells the story of the development of a friendship between two boys, one in a wheelchair, and their common interest in playing baseball. This site also has links to coloring books focusing on children with learning disability, hearing impairment, and traumatic brain injury. These downloadable books are available in English and Spanish. Web address: http://www.uwyo.edu/wind/cpac/coloring_books.html
*At the Coloring Pages for Kids website, there are a number of free printable coloring sheets featuring individuals with a variety of disabilities. Pages include children with mobility problems using a wheelchair, walker, and electric scooter. Web address: http://www.coloring-pages-kids.com/coloring-pages/family-people-jobs-coloring-pages/people-disabilities-coloring-pages/people-disabilities-coloring-pages-gallery.php
*The Kidsuki website has several coloring sheets featuring individuals with disabilities including athletes with mobility issues engaged in sports activities such as basketball. Web address: http://www.kidsuki.com/s/Athletes+with+Disabilities/ and http://www.kidsuki.com/s/Disabilities/
*The MDA Hop-A-Thon Fundraiser website includes a downloadable coloring, story, and activity book called Flip Flop Hop Book about muscular dystrophy. It includes text in English and Spanish. This book was written by Kathy Gordon and dedicated to her son Travis. Web address: http://mdahops.org/forParentsandKids.html
*Mosaic, a ministry serving people with intellectual disabilities offers the Duncan goes Exploring Coloring and Activity Book which was created to help children become more aware and respectful of children with disabilities. The printable coloring book features a girl who uses a wheelchair. Web address: http://www.mosaicinfo.org/about/resources/children/index.htm