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Fun-Filled Playtime Activities for Kids

Playtime activities for kids like coloring and working with clay promotes a relaxing environment. We encourage you to include playtime in your child’s schedule so that you may enjoy quality time together.

At giggles for you, we are committed to letting families have fun. Explore our activities below and fill your child’s playtime with laughter and fun!

A Message from the Basset Brigade

We are the Basset Brigade. We hope that you have fun coloring pictures of us! You can color our pictures, cut out the bows and Lightning's neckerchief, and glue them on the pictures of us. We would love to see y'all's coloring pages—so be sure to share them with us. Have a great time getting to know our brigade. A special thank you to Ms. Anne for creating us on paper. We love you!"

- Laeni, Lisa, Lucy, Little Bit, and Lightning!

Coloring Pages

Coloring is a great way to build a child’s coordination, creativity, and self-esteem. We have many animal coloring pages that will give your children plenty of time to have fun and create something of their own. 

Here is our collection of illustrations for children to color. You can access them by right-clicking the image you want and selecting “View Image.” From there, you may print them out. It is possible to make kids’ books by printing all of the images.

Bassett Brigade 1 Coloring Page

The Bassett Brigade 1

Bassett Brigade 2 Coloring Page

The Basset Brigade 2

Lightning Coloring Page


Little Bit Coloring Page

Little Bit

Laeni Coloring Page


Lisa Coloring Page


Lucy Coloring Page


Playdough Recipe

You can save money by making your own playdough. Simply follow our recipe below.

Kids Playing With Play Dough

1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
1 Cup Water
1 Tbl. Oil
2 Tbl. Cream of Tartar
Food Coloring

Cook and stir all ingredients constantly over medium heat. Remove the mixture when it no longer sticks to the sides of the pan. Spread on wax paper until it cools. The dough is ready for play when it cools. You may store it in a container to keep its consistency. Please note that the colors may wash out over time.

The Benefits of Coloring

Kids of all ages enjoy coloring. It builds coordination skills and improves focus, and it teaches children how to use crayons, markers, and pencils. Coloring pages also allows children to develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

When combined with children’s books designed for coloring, this activity allows children to engage in stories while expressing their creativity.

Of course, everyone can benefit from coloring! It is a relaxing activity that gives people a chance to unwind and de-stress. Many adults are rediscovering the joy of coloring. Why not download our animal coloring pages and give them a try?

About Our Coloring Pages

Our site has free coloring pages for boys and girls. Each page has an illustration of the “Basset Brigade,” our family of adorable basset hounds. The members of the Basset Brigade are Lightning, Lisa, Laeni, Little Bit, and Lucy. You’ll also spot a few of our other animals in these lovely illustrations, such as Brooks the Mini-Donkey and Rusti the Goat.

New coloring pages are released from time to time, so we encourage you to bookmark this page for updates. We are always coming up with new playtime activities for kids, and we value your feedback. Please contact us if you would like to know more about the Bassett Brigade or to get more ideas for activities. We share our content with families around the world.