Try to use a themed coloring. For example, a series of coloring books about animals, buildings or machines give children an idea of the objects of the world. Coloring of fairy tales or cartoon characters, are good because they allow the child to "talk" with their favorite characters and express their attitude towards them through colors.
In the process of painting you focus your attention on a subject that is at your fingertips. If you do it with enough concentration, it will ignore the extraneous noise, unpleasant thoughts and worries. This is a very useful skill that will be useful in situations where you need to briefly forget about your physical or emotional pain.