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Colouring pages for kids?
« on: December 09, 2008, 04:17:09 PM »
I am currently teaching my kids how to use the computer to print out colouring pages. So far they have mostly been printing things from lego.com but I thought it would be a great idea to have them print out pictures of Jesus and the saints.

Alas my web-fu is weak. I have been unable to locate line drawings of classic icons.

Can anyone here help me? I'm mostly interested in Jesus, Virgin Mary, St Nikolaos and St Georgios.

If you could help me I would post 7 (yes, seven) of these smileys ":angel:", in your honour.

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Re: Colouring pages for kids?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 04:33:02 PM »
I used to have such a book, and I'll try to find it and scan or maybe it's on the Internet.
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Re: Colouring pages for kids?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 04:39:45 PM »
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The Antiochian Gospel Program has great line drawings for coloring; my three year-old and I discuss what the gospel's going to be every Sunday morning while she eats her breakfast.  Click on the Sunday you want (my OCA church was off a Sunday for a while because of certain Sunday feastdays, but it lines up pretty well), and scroll down to page two of the pdf.

Also, the OCA Dept. of Education has some good clip art resources that can be done in grayscale and over 300 line drawings in their line drawing archive, courtesy of Fr. John Matusiak.
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Re: Colouring pages for kids?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 04:42:26 PM »
This page has some lessons on it with coloring pages from feast days and events in the liturgy.

Another for St. Nicholas specifically.

There are several for sale as a coloring book, also.  

I like this idea!
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Re: Colouring pages for kids?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 07:51:18 PM »
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More links are welcome. Especially a drawing of a classic theotokos icon.

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Re: Colouring pages for kids?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2008, 10:54:49 AM »
The Greek Orthodox Website @ www.goarch.org has a great children's website that prints color pages of icons, allows the child to computer paint an icon, games,  and more on it. My grandchildren love it.  Their Lutheran grandmother  has even downloaded it on her computer as a favorite site so they can use it in her home when they visit. Try it, I think they will like it.

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Re: Colouring pages for kids?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2008, 11:42:46 AM »
The Greek Orthodox Website @ www.goarch.org has a great children's website that prints color pages of icons, allows the child to computer paint an icon, games,  and more on it. My grandchildren love it.  Their Lutheran grandmother  has even downloaded it on her computer as a favorite site so they can use it in her home when they visit. Try it, I think they will like it.

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Thank you for the info. Unfortunately I could not find the childrens page :-\ Could you perhaps give a direct link?

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Re: Colouring pages for kids?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2008, 03:24:32 PM »
12 major Feasts
icons of Theothokos

Sorry for bad quality but I'm as a bad in taking pictures as in photos processing. Maybe someone of the Mebers would like to make them look better.

Erm, there isn't Nativity of Holy Mary because it was coloured by me about 11 years ago :P Now I'm wondering why the faces and halos of the St. Anne and other people are painted in blue ....
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Re: Colouring pages for kids?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2008, 04:59:01 PM »
The Greek Orthodox Website @ www.goarch.org has a great children's website that prints color pages of icons, allows the child to computer paint an icon, games,  and more on it. My grandchildren love it.  Their Lutheran grandmother  has even downloaded it on her computer as a favorite site so they can use it in her home when they visit. Try it, I think they will like it.

Thomas

Thank you for the info. Unfortunately I could not find the childrens page :-\ Could you perhaps give a direct link?

I will posts your 7 smileys already:
 :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:
...now you OWE me that direct link  :police: ;D


You can find it here http://games.goarch.org/  it is located at the bottom, right hand side of the home page and is called Saints Alive Beta.

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Re: Colouring pages for kids?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2008, 07:19:27 PM »
You can find it here http://games.goarch.org/  it is located at the bottom, right hand side of the home page and is called Saints Alive Beta.

Thomas
Thank you very much Thomas. This website is fantastic!

12 major Feasts
icons of Theothokos
And thank you mike for these. I really appreciate the time you have taken to provide these. They are great!
Here are your promised smileys:
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Re: Colouring pages for kids?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2008, 04:15:50 PM »
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You are welcome :)
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