Once children know their numbers they love color by number worksheets. These coloring pages turn Math into art class. Yay!
Color by number makes Math seem like an adventure.
Trying to follow the path and find the next number can be fun like a scavenger hunt. Also, after the Math lesson the kids can color the picture for fun.
This first color by number coloring page is my favorite! I love the bells and stained glass window. Check it out for yourself.
The snow angel picture and the picture of the little girl with the balloon are probably easiest for preschool as they can leave the background blank or color it all one color.
The last picture here does not have a legend for the colors and numbers. This is a great time to write the list of colors on the board and give instructions like, "Color the 100 yellow." "Color the car red." "Draw a hill behind the car or a road around it." I'd start with the little pieces first like the bumper, tires, wheels, and head lights.
The first thing I do when I'm helping children color by number is review the names of the colors and the numbers and make a splotch of the right color right next to the number.
Another idea is to color the correct color through the name of the color which leaves the number free to be read more easily.
Also, if the children want to choose a different color, that's fine if they understand the colors and numbers already. Some of us like blue coats, some of us like red. :-)
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