5 Ways to Celebrate National Coloring Book Day!

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A whole day just for coloring!

Tomorrow, August 2nd, is National Coloring Book Day, and there are so many ways to join in on the fun. Not sure how? Check out these five ways to celebrate National Coloring Book Day.



Donate to Charity

national coloring book dayNot all of us can afford supplies to participate in National Coloring Book Day. And some of us have more than we will ever use. Head to your local library, hospital, school, women’s shelter or charity, and donate your extras. You will give joy to someone.

Alternatively, consider giving your time to an organization that needs some extra hands. Head over to Volunteer Match to find a cause that is meaningful to you.

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone with Some New Coloring Books

In need of some fresh inspiration? Get a new, interesting coloring book that is different from what you usually gravitate to. For example, do you love to learn? Try a science-y coloring book!


Or, treat yourself to a “keepsake” coloring book. There are beautifully-constructed and look great on your coffee table both before and after you color them:

Party On!

national color book dayColoring can be fun – and different – in a social setting. You will you meet fellow coloring book lovers and may pick up some great tips and advice.  Go here for a list of coloring parties sorted by state. Or you can bring some family and friends together for a fun coloring party at your home, and add your event to the National Coloring Book Day website.

Read about starting your own coloring club, or check out how to go about hosting a coloring party

If you are hosting your own coloring party, why not try a group coloring activity? Here are some great super-sized coloring pages:





Check out some coloring book history

National Coloring Book DayAlthough you may think adult coloring has only been around for a few years, it actually goes back centuries.  Go here to learn about more recent coloring book history.  And check out one of the oldest coloring books ever found.

Post Online with #NationalColoringBookDay

national coloring book dayDon’t forget about social media! You can participate in National Coloring Book Day online by posting your finished coloring and appreciating others’. Take a picture of your work and tag it with #NationalColoringBookDay, #coloringbooks, or #coloring. While you’re at it, like and follow Adult Coloring 101 on Facebook and post your finished treasures on our Page.


There you have it — five ways to celebrate this National Coloring Book Day in style!

So how are you going to celebrate? Share your plans in the comments section below!




6 Comments on “5 Ways to Celebrate National Coloring Book Day!

  1. Tomorrow on National Coloring Day and I will be coloring with my granddaughter Karina and great granddaughter Hallie

  2. Well, I missed it. I wasn’t even aware there was any such thing as national coloring book day. Next year I’ll be ready and maybe have a party!

  3. I colored all day! I bought my first Halloween grayscale color book. I enter lots of coloring challenges so I need books for every holiday and now I have one.

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