Are you thinking about purchasing a set of our large coloring posters, but you’re not sure how to use them in your context? Are you looking for inspiring ways to use our large coloring posters? Well, whether you work in a church, hospital, retirement community, school or many other places, we got you covered! Over the past few years, we’ve been inspired by so many of our customers and the creative ways they have used our large coloring posters. We’d love to share with you ten creative ways that you can use them, but trust us when we say there are many more ways to use them. Just place your order and get creative!
Where to Use our Large Coloring Posters
While we have had families order our coloring posters and have a great time coloring them, because of their size, they are ideal for communities where many people can gather around the posters and color together. Below is just a short list of some of the places we’ve heard about our coloring posters used. Keep reading below to learn about some ways to use our large coloring posters.
- Schools (both Christian schools and public schools, depending on the poster set)
- College campus ministries (we’ve even seen photos of our coloring posters being set up in college faculty lounges)
- Retirement communities and nursing homes
- Off-campus ministry sites (people have taken them to local meal centers or shelters and colored with guests)
- Mission trips (some have used our regular posters, but others have printed off our Spanish-language coloring posters for mission trips
- Vacation Bible Schools
- Summer camps
- Family reunions
Ways to Use Our Large Coloring Posters
Below are just a few of the ways which we’ve heard about our customers using their large coloring posters. But people have also found other creative ways to use them, so let this list be just the jumping off point for you and your community and your imaginations!
All-ages education: Host an all-ages education hour during Advent, Lent, or during the summer. Gather folks together for coloring and conversation. Many of our coloring posters also come with Devotional Guides available that can help guide those conversations.
Advent/Lent: If you have a kickoff event for a special time during the church calendar year (i.e. an Advent Fair), grab a set of the posters for all to gather and color together.
Coloring with Multiple Generations: Have your children’s ministry or youth ministry take some posters to a nursing home to color with the residents.
Coffee Hour: Many have found the posters a great addition to their Fellowship/Coffee hours. Whether the children were working on them during Sunday School or worship, or you just pull them out for that time after worship, it’s a great opportunity for older adults to sit down at tables with children and youth for coloring and getting to know one another.
Intergenerational Dinners: Whether it’s during Advent or Lent, or perhaps your church regularly gathers together on Wednesdays for an intergenerational meal, put the posters out on the tables while people are waiting and pose some thoughtful questions that connect with whatever the theme or topic is for the evening.
Children’s Ministry: Find ways to incorporate the posters into your Sunday morning programs for children (whether that’s during Sunday School or during another time).
During Worship: Dedicate a portion of your worship space to allow young people (and those who are young at heart) to color during worship. We’ve heard this is an excellent way to allow children to engage with worship in a fun and creative way.
Youth Ministry: Children aren’t the only ones who like to color. We’ve had hundreds of youth programs around the world use our coloring posters. Give your youth a ‘study break’ some week when it’s close to finals and allow them to color the posters.
College/campus ministries: We’ve also had many campus ministries use our coloring posters. And we’ve seen photos of our posters in some faculty lounges at colleges where professors have worked on a poster together!
Private/Parochial Schools: Some private Christian schools have purchased our posters and found ways to engage multiple classrooms in creating a collaborative art project. If you’re a public school, you could purchase a set of our Inspired Posters, which don’t have over theological or biblical themes.
Share with Us More Ways to Use Our Large Coloring Posters
We hope this has been helpful and maybe sparked some creative ideas for you. Have you used our large coloring posters in ways that we didn’t list here? Tell us more in the comments below.