Color by number printables provide a fun learning activity for kids of all ages. Do you have older kids? Believe it or not, you can even find color by number printables for your middle and high schoolers and even for yourself. Here’s a great list of color by number worksheets for all ages.
Color By Number
Do you remember being in school and doing math problems on a color by number worksheet? That is the one thing that I actually enjoyed about learning addition and subtraction, and even times tables. Somehow, coloring math by number made it more appealing to me. Math coloring sheets can be a way to make it more fun for your kids too.
What does color by number mean?
Color by number printables simply divide artwork or picture into distinct areas using lines. Kids use a color code to complete the picture. Some color by number pages simply use numbers and colors to create a pleasing final picture. Others let you choose your own colors. Then, some more detailed printables require the student to solve a math equation in order to find the right colors to use on the printable.
Benefits of color by number activities
While using different colors to complete a picture is relaxing in its own right, there are multiple benefits for using color by number activities in your homeschool. These printables are a great way for your younger kids to practice their fine motor skills. These skills are essential for future reading and writing. Of course, younger kids benefit from learning to decipher different numbers and colors. Color by numbers are also a fun activity for improving hand-eye coordination. For older kids and adults, it provides a relaxing way to unwind.
Color by Number Worksheets for Preschool
Introducing color by number worksheets in preschool helps your young learner develop number recognition skills. It’s also a great activity to keep preschoolers occupied while you work with your older students.
Color by Number Worksheets for Kindergarten
You can use slightly more advanced forms of color by number with your kindergarten kids as they start to learn addition and subtraction.
Color by Number Worksheets for Elementary
Free Color by Number Printables – Find many dozens of options here, including characters, seasons, math practice, and more.
Color By Number Mario-Themed 100s Chart – Your kids can use these color by number pages to create 100s charts to use for math facts. And they’ll find their favorite Mario themes hidden in the pictures.
Color by Number Math Worksheets – Your students will enjoy practicing their math skills with these free printable coloring pages.
Color by Number Worksheets for Middle School
Middle school students can also benefit from color by number worksheets.
Middle School Math
Integer Operations Color by Number – In this free math color by number, students solve 20 integer operation problems.
Mean, Median, Mode, Range Color by Number – This printable is self-checking and free. Students solve 20 problems, find the solution numbers on the coloring page and color with the color indicated.
Color by Number Worksheets for High School
Color by Number for Adults
Color by Number Online
Online Coloring Games – Color By Numbers – Now you enjoy color by number online. This resource has three options: easy, difficult, and numberless.
Color by Number – Try out this interactive coloring activity for preschoolers that’s completely online.
Free Paint by Numbers
5 Free Printable Paint By Numbers – Here’s a great way to introduce kids to intentionally painting with different colors. Try using watercolor paint.
Printable Paint By Numbers – These painting pages will help your kids develop creativity, focus, and practice those fine motor skills.
Color by Number Holidays
35 Free Thanksgiving Color By Number Printables – Even if you’re taking a slower pace around the holidays, your kids can still practice their math skills with these fun Thanksgiving-themed pages.
Color by Number Free Printables – You’ll find dozens of free printables for all the holidays here.
Color by Number is an activity that anyone can enjoy, no matter the age. From developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, to practicing math and relaxing, there are so many benefits. Print some color by number pages today and see how you can benefit from using them in your homeschool.
Abby is a former public school teacher, now homeschooling her five children. She’s in the trenches just like you and knows it can be challenging to be home with your kids all day while you struggle to keep up with the housework and educate your kids (and maybe even work on the side!). She blogs over at www.4onemore.com and hosts the Homeschool with Moxie podcast.