The Old California Missions Coloring Pages
Coloringpagesfortoddlers.com – Between 1769 and 1823, under the leadership of Father Junípero Serra, the Spanish Franciscan friar who founded a mission in Baja California and established a chain of missions from San Diego to San Francisco. He built eight more California missions over the next thirteen years. Models of architectural beauty, they stretched from San Diego to north of San Francisco.
Artist David Rickman’s accurately rendered and well-researched drawings (including several double-page spreads) depict all 21 of these admirable structures, among them San Buenaventura, San José de Guadalupe, Santa Cruz, San Diego de Alcalà, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Clara de Asís, Santa Bàrbara Virgen y Màrtir, Santa Inés Virgen y Màrtir, San Francisco Solano, San Juan Bautista, and San Luis Rey de Francia. We provide some of them in these California Missions Coloring Pages to introduce your children and grandchildren about missions. These California Missions coloring pages could be given by the teacher in a class for a learning activity.
See also: Jesus Coloring Pages
Also included are realistic, ready-to-color vignettes re-creating various aspects of mission life, particularly the role of the mission in converting the Indians to Christianity and instructing them in farming, weaving, blacksmithing, masonry, and other crafts — even painting and decorating the mission church and surrounding buildings. Choose a series of California Missions coloring pages that meets your kids need, and then print and have fun!