It’s time for the annual #ColorOurCollections, hosted by the New York Academy of Medicine! Each year libraries, archives, and cultural institutions around the world share free coloring sheets based on their collections. You might recall the Coloring Feathers post we did in 2021…but this year, we went alphabetical with “C is for Cotsen,” celebrating some of the cool alphabet books we have in our special collections vaults!
Our coloring pages consist of seven images spanning 1805-1959, including this hilarious one from 1840, “C is for Collision.” It was so completely random for an alphabet book, Katie and I had a good laugh over it
You can see our complete coloring pages here. In addition to the coloring activity, we thought it would be fun to revisit some of our fun alphabet posts. Here there are, in no particular order, starting with some tabletop topiary letters:
A story time where we rounded up some letters on the ranch!
A popular DIY keychain project we designed for a community event table:
Our review of some awesome spelling straws:
We discover the cutest alphabet tactile toys, ever:
A gorgeous letter art activity for teens and tweens:
We test out some amazing vanishing paper for some free floating fun:
Annnnnnd there was that time we filled our library with 130 giant inflatable alphabet letters: