Well, apparently they were back then and still are today for people of all ages.
There may be many fun games for kids over internet but coloring pages from Disney story books have no substitute. They can be provided by school teachers as a fun activity too. But you also need to award your child when he is done with the coloring. Kids need appreciation and it can be done by encouraging them through rewards.
As a young ones parent or a school teacher you need to plan activities with him for coloring pages. For the most part the parents tend to give those coloring pages to kid to keep him busy. But the fact is that these kids need to get some mental exercise from these coloring pages and it should be construed by the kid as a mundane exercise.
The net, activity booklets in dollar stores, family restaurants, or even sometimes at public libraries are sources of coloring pages, simple black and white drawings most commonly of cute cartoon characters.
Add all in the list of those, who are participating in the birthday party to make poster board sea creatures to hang as well; starfish, shells, octopus, crabs etc. Inside parties will hang streamers and curling ribbon from the ceiling and pictures on the walls and windows. Invite your guests in with a Sponge-Bob Square pants personalized birthday banner.
Wild and woolly weather outside and nothing for the kids to do how about kid coloring pages. All children love to color in and its much better for them to color on a piece of paper than on your walls or floors. Most children love to display their work but sometimes computer paper can be quite expensive when children are young and only put one or two lines on the page and then say they are finished. There are cheaper alternatives to computer paper and give just as much if not more enjoyment to your child but also utilise both sides of the paper twice the amount of time on one piece of paper.