One of my favorite cozy, indoor activities as a kid was coloring. I thought it would be fun to gift you all with a sampler of the new herbs coloring book we created to go along with the updated edition of the Wildcraft! board game. In this printable PDF, you’ll find five color pictures of common plants that can be used for herbal first aid, and five line drawings of those same plants for your kids (or you!) to color.
How Coloring Pages Help Kids Learn About Plants
Maybe your kids or grandkids will choose to color these plants the way they appear in the natural world, like the sample color pages we provide. Or maybe they will have more fun coloring the plants in neon or crazy color schemes that you would never see in nature. They can dress them up in ways they’ve never appeared before. Either way, they will have fun and spend time with useful plants, and those are two of the most important keys to learning about them.
As kids color, they will start to train their eyes to notice all the little details that help distinguish each of these plants from the others growing around them. Maybe they will notice the leaf shapes and the way they are positioned on the stem, the flower shapes, colors, sizes, and all sorts of other identifying characteristics of these plants. Then, when they go out hiking on a trail or take a walk through the neighborhood, they will more easily recognize the plants that can help them.
Get Your Wildcraft! Coloring Book
Feel free to print out multiple copies for when your kids have friends over.
The second edition of Wildcraft! comes with the entire digital coloring book, which includes all 27 plants in the game.
I hope you have fun coloring!