Coloring is important. It's meaningful. It's creativity and artistic expression. It's fun. It's a finished work to take home and feel good about. Of course, it also lays the groundwork for myriad other skills and abilities such as writing, reading, concentration, attention to detail, completion of work and self-esteem. Until now, it has been difficult to find large, simple images with spaces to color that are the right size and/or useful and relevant illustrations with bold, thick lines. Here are 39 perfect pictures! The subjects were selected especially for the early childhood curriculum and suggestions for use offer many creative tips and ideas.