Most boys like the creepy crawling things they see around them much to their mother’s chagrin. Thus snake coloring sheets may be one of their favorite choices when it comes to finding something to color. Snakes bugs and the sort are what we boys enjoy watching. It might be the fascination with all things created that drives us to seek out such things or it may be the reaction we see from the girls that drives us closer to the creepy crawly and slithering things of this world.
Whatever the reason, if you have a boy and want to have him sit quietly coloring with his siblings (sisters?) it would be best to offer him something that a boy would enjoy coloring. They will see snake coloring pages as “cool” and they will likely be willing to color when they would not be so willing if you were to put a picture of a kitten in front of them. They might enjoy coloring realistic snake pictures or they might be more interested in the cartoon style snakes such as Kaa from The Jungle Book.
Offering coloring pages that boys will like and enjoy coloring will not only keep them quiet for you for a time but also gives them a chance to work on strengthening their ever important creative side. This creative time, whether it be in simple make believe or in coloring and artistic activities is a valuable and important part of their growth. Give them the option with something they will enjoy to keep them at it long enough to gain from the activity.