I don’t know about you but, even at the age of 30, there is something therapeutic about colouring in. So many times when I have pulled out the colouring books when my niece and nephew visit, I am usually still colouring between the lines long after they have moved onto the next activity.
For the seventh year, STAEDTLER and Save the Children have joined forces globally in support of World Kids Colouring Day, May 6, 2014. Colouring is an important form of expression and creativity for kids. It helps develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Kids can put this all to a good cause with World Kids Colouring Day to help vulnerable children. The concept is simple; kids sell their artworks to raise funds which contribute to Save the Children Australia and their Early Childhood Care & Development programs working towards ensuring that every child in Australia enjoys a safe and happy childhood.
This years colouring theme is ‘Picture stories – colourful trip around the world’. Whether it be a far-off land visited during a family holiday or a dream destination, kids are encouraged to express what it means to them through colouring and drawing.
More than 1 million children worldwide participated in World Kids Colouring Day in 2013, creating imaginative and wonderful pictures at group and school events or at home. STAEDTLER is calling upon all teachers, educators and parents to organise their own colouring events at school, kindergarten and home in support of World Kids Colouring Day, May 6.
Getting started is simple, visit www.world-kids-colouring-day.com.au where you will find a diverse range of materials available to download;
- Registration page for schools and organisations.
- Support materials incl. World Kids Colouring Day magazine, colouring templates, theme and inspirational ideas to help get children started.
- Teaching resources – developed by teachers for teachers to assist with lessons. Educational information on the subject of exploring the world and ready-made worksheets for students.
- General information (how to contribute and make donations), and ideas on how to participate in the program (e.g. art exhibition, art auction, colouring day, sponsors for individual artworks etc.…)
Deadline for artwork submissions to STAEDTLER is June 2nd. The lucky winners will be awarded with some great prizes up for grabs:
- Schools / organisations that enter as a class will have the chance to win the ‘group prize’ of $1,000 cash grant plus a $500 STAEDTLER prize pack.
- The most ‘creative individual entry’ will receive a $200 STAEDTLER prize pack.
- There will also be prizes for ‘donation champions’, with the highest donation nationally receiving an $500 STAEDTLER colouring set and all donations totalling more than $500 will receive a $100 STAEDTLER colouring pack.
Thanks to STAEDTLER you can win one of three prize packs to encourage your little ones colouring creativity. Visit our win page for the details.
To get the kids started here is a fun STAEDTLER colouring page. Click on the image to download the PDF printable.
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