Looking for some easy color by number pages for your kindergarten students?
These number printables are perfect for your younger children – and really kids of all ages!
They are a great way to sharpen important skills, such as fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and basic number recognition of 1-10.
But the best part is that they are also fun!
Your younger kids will *light up* when you pull these number activities out during regular lessons, morning work, for the math center, as a break from distance learning, or even on rainy days.
They are such a fun activity that my kids would do them outside of school hours!
Below you will get to see a preview of all of the printable coloring pages.
I included some notes and tips to best use them. At the bottom of this post you will find a link that will take you to an instant download pdf file for the whole packet.
Please only use them for personal, classroom, homeschool, or co-op use.
Check Out Your Easy Color By Number Free Printable Worksheets!
This first batch of color by numbers worksheets includes a butterfly, dog, bee, flamingo, airplane, backpack, castle, and fruit bowl.
To keep things simple, there is a color key on each of the printable pages and no more than 4-7 different colors are used.
You can print it in color so that the child can use the color key to figure out which crayons to use. This option might be a good choice if you are just beginning to teach color words as sight words.
If your child is already comfortable with color words, then just print it in black and white.
If you can’t print it in color (but wish you could), you could always go through the coloring sheets with your child and help them color the color word with the appropriate colors.
****This fun color by number coloring page includes “white” for the clouds. It couldn’t be printed in white obviously, so just be sure your child understands what to do.
I hope you enjoyed those first 8 number sheets!
It is always so much fun to see that hidden picture change and come through in color!
The next batch of number worksheets is an easy way to practice numbers without worrying about color words.
All the numbers are at the top of the page in colored boxes or circles. The child just has to match the colors from their crayon box – perfect for preschool lessons!
I tried to make sure there was a little something for everybody, so the number pictures include a turtle, bull, palm tree, shark, starfish, horse, and cow.
****If your student struggles with color recognition skills, be sure you help them start on the right foot with all the correct crayons. You may even pull them beforehand so they are ready to go.
This particular printable is a great example of why you need to check your student’s work closely. See if they are following the directions and know their numbers…or if they are coloring what they *think* the numbers should be.
Notice that the trunk of the palm tree will be colored brown, but the island will be pink. That is a little unexpected. And 6 and 9 can be easily confused.
Warn them that this color by number may look simple, but their little hands need to be careful.
What Is the Best Way To Check These Color By Number Printables?
It may be a little time intensive, but the best practice is for your child to check themselves.
Have them check their work and then give them a completed sheet that you colored.
Let them go back and forth and see if they match! This will go a long way to help them really internalize what they are learning.
Of course, you will want to double-check their work for yourself.
What If My Child Colors Their Paper Incorrectly?
That can be very frustrating.
Maybe your child was coloring too fast. Maybe she wasn’t paying attention.
Maybe he assumed that something was going to be a certain color…until it wasn’t.
Things happen. When it comes to coloring for school – not just for fun – I always recommend that kids use erasable colored pencils.
They work amazingly well and help kids avoid a lot of needless heartache.
Kids can easily erase their mistakes and move on – easy peasy!
But if you think your child is truly struggling with the content of the work (not just silly mistakes), then definitely continue with the entire pack of color-by-number worksheets.
Going through each sheet, patience, and consistency will help tremendously.
Color by number is such a fun way to introduce basic numbers to kids.
They will be so excited to find out what the finished product is, that they won’t even realize that they are learning!
Even older kids (first graders and up) who are prone to number reversal mistakes could use these easy printable pages as an occasional review.
You might be wondering why I made 15 of them. I mean who needs 15 free color-by-number worksheets?
Well besides the fact that it’s fun, it’s also something that could always use a little more review. Be sure to grab all the free printables at the above link, so you easily mix in some foundational review throughout the year!
Keeping those skills sharp will put your kid in a great place to start adding in more math skills!
How did you use these printables with your students?
Drop a comment below and let me know!