For Immediate Release
March 15, 2020
Cedar Rapids Mom Offers Free Activities for Kids During Extended Spring Break
Free printable coloring pages, speed-draw videos bring creative outlet for kids, break for parents.
As Iowa parents face the possibility of extended spring break and extra time at home with their kids, one Iowa mom is offering a free option to keep kids busy, encourage their creative expression, and provide some light hearted fun for other moms during a challenging time.
Parents and caregivers can download over 80 free, high quality, clever coloring pages that give kids tactile, hands-on motor skill development, plus artistic and creative learning. “In this digital age, kids are losing fine motor skills, and some of the creative capabilities that come from hands-on drawing,” says Amy Stouffer, The Custom Coloring Mom.
“But we also live in the digital age, so budding artists can also go to my YouTube Channel to watch me draw the coloring sheets,” says Stouffer. “It’s a mix of digital and hands-on learning.”
Amy Stouffer, the Custom Coloring Mom, is an illustrator and a mom of two young boys. “My sons were always asking me to draw something that they could color,” says Stouffer. “I found that other kids like doing this, too, and I’ve had so much fun customizing hand-drawn coloring pages for artists of all ages. That's how the idea for Custom Coloring Mom was born."
Free Resources for Creativity
With the continued spread of coronavirus nationwide, parents everywhere are adjusting to new daily routines, including staying home from school, cancellation of activities, and avoiding social gatherings. The Custom Coloring Mom’s gallery of 80+ free printable coloring pages is available online at www.customcoloringmom.com, and Amy hopes they’re a valuable resource for parents who find themselves homebound for a while.
“I’m right there with many of my fellow moms – feeling overwhelmed about keeping my kids busy during this social distancing period,” Stouffer says. “It’s my hope that the free printable coloring pages will provide simple opportunities for kids to express their creativity while also giving moms a moment to breathe – or an excuse to join in the fun.”
There’s some levity for moms, too. Custom Coloring Mom’s latest endeavor is a coloring book called #Momlife: A Coloring Book for Modern Moms. This collection of 14 hand-drawn illustrations celebrates the good, the bad, and the absurd moments that only motherhood can bring. #Momlife is available for purchase – hard copy or digital download – in The Mom Shop, www.customcoloringmom.com/shop.
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www.CustomColoringMom.com/free -- an online gallery of FREE printable coloring pages, hand drawn by Amy, the Custom Coloring Mom
www.CustomColoringMom.com/shop -- coloring books, custom jigsaw puzzles, and other hand-drawn items from Amy, the Custom Coloring Mom.
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Amy Stouffer, the Custom Coloring Mom