Swatara Police create ‘Kids Coloring Challenge’


Are your kids bored?  Are they running out of things to do? 

The Swatara Township Police Department is presenting a Kids Coloring Challenge to keep kids busy while they’re home from school.

The coloring challenge is open to children up to the age of 17. Children can choose to draw, color, paint or create a picture using any material they prefer.  Children can participate in as many of the challenges as they would like to. 

Police say they will be adding a new challenge every few days for the kids to create new pictures. Challenge 1 is to draw a picture that represents something that you do to help prevent the spread of germs.

Challenge 2 is to draw a picture showing what YOU do to stay active and healthy. Exercising regularly helps boost your body’s immune system, which is responsible for fighting off illnesses.  It is important now more than ever to take care of your body by staying active!  So, what types of exercises and/or activities do you like to do around the house or outside to stay healthy?

Swatara police say once the children are back in school they will take a vote on all of the submitted pictures and choose a winner for each age group and topic. Each winner will receive a goody bag from the police department. 

There is no cost to participate and this challenge is open to residents and non-residents of Swatara Township. 


  • Pictures must be submitted via email at bpokrop@swatarapolice.org (Please do not mail the picture into the department).  Please include your child’s name, age and the challenge       that their picture is pertaining to as well as the child’s parent/guardian’s name and contact phone number
  • Pictures must be drawn by the child, unassisted by another person regardless of age (participants include all children up to the age of 17)
  • Deadline to submit pictures is April 3, 2020 (This includes all pictures regardless of which challenge it is)
  • One winner will be selected from each age group for each challenge:  Age groups include ages 2-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-15 and 16-17.

However, they ask that you don’t include the information on the child’s artwork since they will be posting some of the pictures on the Swatara Township Police Department Facebook Page. 

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