Enjoy this free printable Israel coloring page featuring a dove of peace over Jerusalem! When you’re done, you can give this dreidel coloring page a go too. This post contains affiliate links.
My heart absolutely breaks every single day. It’s shattered every time I hold my own redhead baby. It’s aching every time I think of another mother and what her redhead baby’s plight might be, how she is herself, how her interactions with her baby might be…
One of the ways I’ve been trying to help is by using my Etsy shop to raise funds. While I haven’t announced it on my shop (Etsy has funny rules with putting these things on your shop, as bad actors sometimes use it to exploit tragedies) I’ve been quietly donating all my Etsy earnings to various Israel based causes, sharing my initiatives in my newsletter and on social media.
Since Etsy is a side gig for me, and it doesn’t cost me to send out digital products, I’m able to do this.
At the same time, I’ve been trying to express myself through art besides for that. When the attacks first happened, I found myself illustrating a coloring page featuring all different strokes of Jews and Israelis and thinking of the rallying cry of “beyachad nenatzeach – together we will win.”
As things progressed, I illustrated other coloring pages. And I’m adding them to my Etsy shop as I still donate earnings (through the end of Jan 2024 – beyond that TBD). My latest bundle is one that expresses my hopes for a LASTING and enduring peace for the Jews and all people on the land which we hold sacred.
An end to all wars.
We hurt enough. Enough is enough.
No more internal wars. No more NEED for existential wars.
I don’t want anyone to misunderstand me or misquote me. I don’t hold Israel responsible for this war. I’m not calling for a pretend ceasefire. I hate this war. We all do. We all pray for peace, for everyone. We all know how this war can end today.
Call these Israel coloring pages your reminder that the ultimate goal is a peace that can last, not another temporary faux truce. And that our strength is in our unity, in our heritage, in our truth.
About the free Dove of Peace Israel coloring page
I decided to also illustrate a freebie to share here for those who want a little “art therapy” in their life.
One of the “Shalom peace and unity” pages features a dove of peace, with an olive branch, flying high above Jerusalem in a gesture for peace.
I zoomed in on that and added lots of intricate detail to make a free coloring page so that EVERYONE can enjoy this.
I had fun coloring mine using artPOP! markers from Blick – I grouped them into color families for the larger areas and then tackled the fine spaces. This is a fun way to teach about color theory in art class – using this strategy to color complex coloring pages.
It shows how different shades of different colors can give a solid effect while adding depth and character.
The page itself is highly detailed in portions but with lots of white space. This gives it an “intricate” coloring experience, while also allowing for shading practice and creativity in others.
Download it here
About the full Shalom Peace & Unity Coloring Page Bundle
The bundle includes five pages, plus a sixth bonus page – the free one shared above.
I always choose my favorite to color (sometimes I finish, sometimes I don’t…)
This time, it’s the typography one: Am Yisrael Chai – the Nation of Israel lives. It features the text written on a background of a banner, with a split star of David. The bird is the Hoopoe bird – doocheefat in Hebrew. It’s the national bird of Israel and fun fact: it’s not Kosher!
The flower is – you guessed it – the national flower of Israel which is the red anemone (calanit). This is particularly a tribute to the anemones of the Be’eri forest.
I colored it using Prismacolor Premiere alcohol markers.
The other coloring pages include the Kotel (Western Wall), the dove flying above Jerusalem (not a very specific picture – it’s just inspired by the architectural details), Israelis united, and an intricate Shalom (in Hebrew) page.
The Shalom was illustrated by accident: I made those criss-crossing rectangles and found the space for the word “shalom” in the gaps. I defined it and brought it out in the design.
The pages feature different styles to keep things interesting, and are medium level, making them accessible for a wide variety of age groups.
Which Israel coloring page is your favorite? Comment below!