There are some kids who thrive on creativity. Ones who are always coloring or doodling, who would always choose to be crafting or building instead of learning about numbers or letters. There is absolutely nothing wrong with children who prefer creativity. If we didn’t need creative minds, the names Picasso, John Cage, or Shakespeare would mean nothing to us!
As teachers, we just need to find ways to reach these children. It can be easier said than done to combine creative activities with learning letters and numbers, but I have created one I think everyone will love! What is a better way to combine creativity and numbers than hands-on activities like these Color By Number Activity Pages?!?
Number Worksheets for Kindergarteners
If you are working on numbers 0-10, these Color By Number Activity Sheets are PERFECT for you. Even if your children are not creativity focused, this activity seems like a fun game more than ‘work’.
Not only do these activity sheets help strengthen knowledge of numbers 0-10, they are filled with other benefits. Fine motor skills are strengthened by coloring the various parts of the picture, as well as, writing the number. This fun number activity will feel like a mystery, that will help a child’s mind think outside the box.
Color by number pages can also promote focus and relaxation. Sometimes kids need an activity to help them center their brain on the task itself.
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Prepping & Playing
Prepping for this activity is super simple. The only thing you HAVE to do is print. Print the activities and set them out.
Here is where the choice lies. The traditional way to use this activity is to give children the coloring papers and coloring utensils. They can color directly on the paper.
If you would like to save paper, you can give the activity to students in dry erase pouches along with dry erase markers.
Either way will encourage creativity, fine motor skills and practicing counting, number recognition and more.
How to Use the Color by Number Worksheets
This activity is excellent for strengthening so many skills. Fine motor skills, number recognition, and more.
The first thing I have my daughter do was trace the number.
Next, I ask her to color the correct number of objects in the top array. For instance, on the 3 page, I show her the apples and ask her to color three apples.
This provides a bit more of a challenge than a picture of the correct number of objects. These arrays require kids to focus on counting the correct number instead of just assuming that the objects shown are the right amount.
The final and most exciting part is to color the color by number portion. I have used blue, yellow, red and green. Children will follow the number map: 1- Blue, 2- Yellow, etc. When it is all colored in correctly, the number word will be bright and bold.
- Use the Color By Number sheet as a guide to ask children to write the number and number word on a separate sheet of paper.
- Ask children to count from 0-10 with each sheet that is completed.
- Use the following books and tools to continue the practice of counting 0-10.
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