Recycling Colored Pages for Schoolwork

My son came up to me a couple of hours ago and told me that he needed to come up with an art project for a language class. They were assigned to create something featuring idioms. My son wanted to make it colorful because they apparently get plus points.

Since I have been into coloring and he has also been into it, I suggested featuring coloring pages he's done and then finding idioms that fit the design. This is the end result.


Idiom; dragon lady - a ruthlessly powerful woman


Idiom: on the side of angels - supporting the good side


Idiom: promise me the moon - to promise things you cannot fulfill


Idiom: hold your horses - wait a moment


Idiom: lounge lizard - a man who wants to get rich by marrying a rich woman


Idiom: snails pace - being very slow


Idiom: barking at the wrong tree - to make the wrong assumption


Idiom: 800 lbs gorilla - someone so powerful they feel that they do not need to follow the rules


Idiom: wake up and smell the coffee - pay attention


Idiom: green fingers - good in gardening

B was the one who colored all these pages and wrote the idioms. I only guided him. I felt so happy that we were able to really utilize the coloring pages he made for a school project.


It feels really good when you get to help out your son with the things that you love.

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16 comments:

  1. That is a great idea. My kids coloring books are mostly superheroes, though :)

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  2. You should keep all of these and when he is older, go through them. They will make amazing memories.

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  3. I like these colorful pages. My favorite one is the coffee cup.

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  4. Those drawings are so cool! I love the dragon lady!

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  5. Oh these are really nice. I love how the idioms relate to each page!

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  6. That's a great idea! I think he did awesome in coloring the pages as well and choosing the idioms. It's always nice to help them out, it's fun and you get to spend time with them.

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  7. This is a fantastic idea. He does a great job at coloring. Love all of the colors he selected for each page.

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  8. Aww. This is so sweet. What a creative and fun way to bond. Good job! AMER

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  9. This is a great idea! He does a wonderful job at coloring! Cool drawing

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  10. This is a fantastic idea. I have a bunch of coloring books we can use for this.

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  11. That is a brilliant idea and shows exactly what the idiom is meant to mean in plain English!

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  12. This is such a great idea! And his colouring is really great, loved those pictures

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  13. This is such a great idea. I keep as many of my kids coloring pages as I can :)

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  14. What an awesome idea! I keep my kids coloring pages in a binder but this is a lot more fun.

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  15. Great drawings! I keep all my kids drawings and art work in a giant tote box. I plan on showing them when they get older.

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  16. Good job! Those drawings and colors all make feel very imaginative, the characters and the quotes really help "draw" out the essence of fun with them.

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