The child who is glued to the television when Thomas and Friends airs probably likes colouring activities featuring his or her favourite engine. Thomas and his friends live on the Island of Sodor and are featured in television shows, books and videos. Bookstores, toy stores and mass distributors sell colouring books featuring Thomas. Many websites offer free printable colouring pages of the blue engine and his friends.
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Thomas Coloring Pages
Thomas the Tank Engine colouring activities include pictures of the blue engine alone and with his friends. Thomas preschool and early grade level colouring books include dot-to-dot pictures and colour-by-number worksheet activities. You can download Thomas puzzles, birthday cards and colouring pages from the activities section of the official Thomas & Friends website (www.thomasandfriends.com). Print the PDF puzzle activity sheets and secure to a sheet of cardboard before cutting the pieces apart. Birthday cards and colouring pages print in black and white for colouring by the Thomas fan.
Thomas & Friends Coloring Activities
The Thomas & Friends television series features Thomas and seven other main characters known as the Steam Team. The Steam Team includes Thomas; Gordon, an express engine; Emily, a large sterling single engine; Percy, a saddletank engine; Toby, a steam tram and a group of mixed-traffic engines named Edward, Henry and James. Each Steam Team member has a page on the Thomas & Friends website with an individual colouring activity. The Engine Depot section contains the Steam Team profile pages along with pages for all other engines and characters in the television series.
Thomas Coloring Pages on Sprout
The online site for PBS Kids Sprout offers colouring pages of Thomas the Tank Engine as well as pictures of his friends. The PBS site provides a picture of Thomas and Percy together, one of Henry and another of Thomas alone. Download the pictures for printing or e-mail them to a friend. Sprout allows parents to upload completed artwork to share online with others. The website also offers Thomas the Tank Engine games and videos.
Find Other Thomas & Friends Activities Online
Visit the Fisher Price website (www.fisher-price.com) for more Thomas & Friends activities. You need Adobe Reader software, available on the site, to download the activities. Once you have this software, you can print colouring pages, follow cut out directions to make an official engineer hat, solve mazes and dot-to-dot sheets and build a track from the layouts provided.
For another colouring activity, make your own Thomas the Train colouring book from printable pages found using search engines. Image searches on Google, Bing and other search engines show multitudes of train engine colouring pages. Use the name of your child's favourite engine to find exact photos. Combine the name and the words "colouring pages" in quotes to get results in colourable form. Use the term "steam team colouring pages" to find colouring activity choices for the main characters.
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