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You Need Color-by-Number Worksheets in Your Classroom Now!

These fun color-by-number worksheets are so versatile and students love them! You will love them, too. Let me show you how.

Have you tried a color-by-number worksheet yet? These creative worksheets make use of skills students need to practice and add some flair with the amazing graphics uncovered in the designs.

I have used these sets for years in the STEM Lab! Let me tell you why you need color-by-number sheets and how to use them!

 Versatile & engaging worksheets for the elementary classroom! These color-by-number pages are a hit with students as they solve math problems to find the key.

Why do you need Color by Number sets?

Obviously, these worksheets practice or review specific skills. That’s one reason. I do have several more reasons to share!

Color-by-Number Worksheets are Easy to Adapt

In a package of coloring worksheets, you will find differing levels of skills. Choose the ability set for your classroom. You may even find some puzzle sets that are provided in easier/harder forms.

Expect High Engagement with Color-by-Number Sets

Coloring worksheets allow students to continue to learn and have fun at the same time. This means high engagement and makes a perfect way to keep students calm and quiet (you know what I mean)!

Coloring Sheets are Perfect for Review of Skills

Practicing skills, even something learned earlier in the year is always needed. Why not try practicing with an engaging coloring set?

Active Learning and Hands-on Problem-Solving

Students are kept busy with the problems or skills of the color-by-number. They must also work by following the directions of each sheet and using the tables of charts to find the colors needed.

Creativity with Color-by-Number

Color-by-number sets are scripted but the coloring style is not! Students can shade, color darker or lighter, and add details to their work.

Yes, Even in the Quiet Times

Color-by-number sheets can be completed in quiet time. Seatwork, morning work, or small group time are all times when students must work quietly.

So, when do I use Color-by-Number in STEM?

Great question! I have several sets to share and tell you how I use them!

Color-by-number sports themed worksheets featuring upper elementary math. Perfect for football season or March Madness!

This Sports set has 6 worksheets to color. The math skills for each page are upper-level elementary standards. Great, engaging practice!

I would use this set after completing a Sports Escape Room or Sports STEM Challenge.

Make copies of the sheets and as teams “escape” they can grab a sheet to stay busy while others teams finish.

This works for early finishers in a regular classroom too!

Winter themed color-by-number sets featuring math skills for upper elementary. Great for sub days!

This Winter Color by Number set features math skills for 3rd and 4th grade.

I would use this after a paper/pencil no-locks breakout – like my Escape the Blizzard set.

As students “escape’ they can grab a set to try.

Another STEM Lab idea- I occasionally have a class show up to the lab that is missing too many students to have regular class time.

I grab my stack of themed coloring sets and we get to work!

Valentine's Day puzzle pack for upper elementary grades includes color-by-number and logic puzzle. Great for sub days!

This Valentine’s Day Puzzle Pack has coloring worksheets and other puzzles.

I use this when classes arrive for STEM on the day of Valentine’s Day. Students are too excited to try a STEM project, so we tackle these puzzle sheets instead!

Sheets like these are perfect for those emergency days when you must have a substitute. #sotrue

Get Ready for Halloween!

Are you looking for a no-prep activity to keep students engaged? Here's a perfect set of worksheets featuring a Halloween theme. The set includes school-related words in word searches, math color-by-number, a maze, and a partner game board.

This Halloween pack is a versatile set that is perfect for October.

These are great to have ready for a sub or for early finishers of a Halloween Escape Room.

The set includes word searches, 3 color by number pages, a tangle maze, and a partner game board.

Let’s recap!

Ways to use color-by-number sheets or puzzle packs:

  • Early finishers (in STEM or the regular classroom)
  • Small group time (something to keep students working while you are with a group)
  • Substitute days
  • Morning work
  • Tutoring (perfect way to engage a single student that needs extra help with a skill)
  • Centers
  • Rewards

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Color-by-number sheets are so versatile and engaging and so easy to use!

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