Let's first start with using crayons. It's usually one of the first coloring material introduced to little children because it's perfect for kids to use since there's jumbo sized ones that they can easily handle without breaking it in half. It's also a great material for bigger kids and even grown_ups because it has a wide range of colors to choose from.
Mid_range pencils from brands like Staedtler or Faber Castel offer softer application, which allows you to get more color into the paper. This can produce a more vibrant color and reduces the chance of white flecks of paper showing through. Softer wax pencils are also better for shading and blending.