I read about this birthday tradition months back . I just wish I started it last year when Aki turned one. We started this when Aki was 19 months old. Every year, on Aki’s birthday, we will ask him to color the same coloring page. I could not decide which is better so I got and photocopied these two.
Mickey, his favorite
And this picture of a little birthday boy.
Am excited to see how his artistic skills progress. Maybe from jumbo crayons, we will progress to craypass to painting. Now it is all swirls, dots and zigzags. In a few years, we will see him carefully choose the colors and color within the lines. So exciting, right?
Speaking of Jumbo crayons, I bought a new set for Aki. This set stays in our house. His first crayons are in my MIL’s house where he stays during the day. I like his new crayons from Crayola because they are fat and small. No need to break them into smaller pieces. I also like that the colors are very vibrant. There is no paper wrapping which I think improves the grip.
I am amazed by the people behind Crayola. When we go back to PA for a visit, we will definitely schedule a trip to the Crayola factory. Did you know that they now carry colored bubbles and colored sand? Amazing! Who ever thought of the washable crayons is probably a mother like me who hates scrubbing walls.