At long last we have here the remaining alphabet coloring pages for the Writing the ABCs on Little Hearts series. This is a collection of pictures drawn by Lydia to teach an alphabet's worth of virtues to little ones. If you are not familiar with these, you can see all the other letters and download the pages in these old posts:
She also did a drawing that can be used as a cover page if you like. You can slip it into the clear front pocket of a binder and keep all of the coloring pages inside, or you can fasten your pages into a book with staples or comb binding or the like. If you use a binder perhaps you might even include little narrations done by the children as you discuss the virtue learned, or concerning the stories or picture books you use to reinforce each virtue.
U is for Understanding, and we see a group of girls playing paper dolls at the table. They Understand that their friend has some physical challenges and uses a wheelchair, but that doesn't stop them from having a jolly time together and enjoying each other's friendship.
V is for Valiant, and we see a big brother being Very Valiant and bravely whisking his frightened little sister away from a big snake that has crept too near to their picnic. Understanding courage in such a concrete depiction paves the way for applying the concept in more abstract applications as the child matures.
W is for Wait, and we all know that patience is a very important virtue in life. Here we see a girl watering some seedlings, and the children will practice patience as they wait for the wonder of new plant life to grow, eventually yielding lovely flowers or perhaps something good to eat.
X is for eXcellence, and we want our children to do all things with eXcellence. We see a boy at table working on his printing skills. Whether it is school work or chores or sports or play, we want our children to always do their best and strive for personal eXcellence.
Y is for Yes, Ma'am and Yes, Sir. We a girl using her best manners when speaking with the librarian, and that lady seems quite pleased to encounter such a courteous little girl.
Z is for Zeal! Just look at the enthusiasm in these cheery children clearing the table all together. Perhaps they are even singing a jolly song as they work. We want to encourage our children to do their tasks with energy and zeal and without complaining.
Thank You once again to Lydia for drawing all of these and sharing her talents! And can you spot all of the birds she snuck in to the series? This set even has a whooping crane, one of her current favorites. :-)