We are switching things up with this vertical color by number activity! It’s not only a fun way to get your preschoolers or kindergartners practicing their numbers but working on a vertical surface is also a fantastic way to help them strengthen the muscles that they’ll use for writing later on.
Getting the Vertical Color by Number Activity Ready
To start, you’ll need:
Decide on the picture that you’d like to use, or better yet, let your students choose their own. Using a single color, draw the outline of your chosen object on a window.
Within the outline, add numbers to your picture with each number representing a different color.
For younger children that are just beginning to learn numbers, try using the corresponding color to make each of the numbers rather than using the same color that you used for the outline. For example, if spots marked with the number 3 are supposed to be colored red, use a red window crayon to write a number 3 in those sections.
For older children who simply need more practice, write the numbers using the same colored window crayon that you used for the outline.
Finally, next to your image, add a color coded key for your students to follow while they are coloring.
Doing the Vertical Color by Number Activity
Once your picture is ready, give your students access to the window crayons and explain that each number represents a color and that each space marked with that particular number should be filled in with the corresponding color.
Give each student the time to work through their color key and color their picture.
If your students have already mastered their numbers, try using letters or shapes to make it a bit more challenging.
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