Color-by-number printables are so much more than just an activity! They provide valuable learning opportunities that can be instrumental in helping students gain a deeper understanding of key skills. Plus, they’re fun and engaging – something all teachers strive to bring into their classrooms. So don’t feel guilty about assigning these worksheets – you’ll find out why it’s well worth keeping them as a staple in your teaching toolbox!
5 REASONS WHY COLOR-BY-NUMBER PRINTABLES SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR CLASS TIME
Bring some pizazz and enthusiasm back to learning! Color-by-number printables can engage students of all ages in a fun, creative way while building skills. No more groans when you hand out a worksheet; cheers are now heard instead as kids (and adults!) enjoy these colorful opportunities for learning.
Take a break from your hectic routine with the relaxing and therapeutic activity of color-by-number printables. A must for rainy day recess activities, sub tubs, early finishers, or homework assignments – coloring can be enjoyed by everyone! Recent media reports support this as a great way to relieve stress in both kids and adults; it is even endorsed by the American Art Therapy Association as part of self-care. And if you need some proof that these soothing worksheets work, just try taking five minutes out of an especially stressful day to pick up your favorite colored pencils and markers – I guarantee you’ll find yourself feeling calmer than before!
Color-by-number pages provide an exciting way for students to practice following directions. Problems and questions challenge their brains, then as they fill the image by using the coloring key, a vibrant image begins to take shape! Watching it come together is so rewarding and fun – who knew following directions could be such a blast?!
With emergency situations and unexpected activities that inevitably arise throughout a school day, it’s crucial to have no prep, printable materials on hand. Color-by-number worksheets provide just such resources: they’re easy for students to use independently; require minimal guidance; keep kids entertained while practicing important skills – all without taking up too much of your already precious time! Make sure you stock up now so those busy days don’t catch you unprepared.
Coloring is more than just a fun activity; it can help build important fine motor skills that are essential for older students. Struggling with handwriting, staying in the lines when coloring, or difficulty cutting or drawing shapes may be discouraging – but these difficulty areas don’t have to remain uncertain! Helping improve fine motor skills will empower your learners and let them show their full potential through confident mastery of basic tasks.
IDEAS FOR USING COLOR BY NUMBER PRINTABLES
- Instruct students to complete all of the problems on the page first. Then students follow the instructions and the key on the page to see their colored picture emerge.
- When it’s time to move to a different activity, have students place their incomplete pages in a “Work In Progress” folder that they keep in their desk. This will give them an engaging and relevant activity that is ready-to-go. They can take these pages home to complete as homework, use them as early finisher work, or use them during transition times to stay engaged and continue learning.
⭐ And. . . if your administrator asks why you are coloring in your classroom, be sure to refer her to this post!
Have you noticed other benefits of using color-by-number printables? If you can add to this list, please tell us in the comment section below!
Are you looking for more Color by Number printables for your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade classroom? These NO PREP printables are also available in Teachers pay Teachers digital Easel! Students can use the Pen Tool to color these digitally! I think you’ll LOVE them! Get ready for an explosion of skill work fun. Explore these resource creations now!
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