Today we’re sharing these pre k color by number sheets for young kids to have fun and learn!
Around our house, color by number worksheets are one of our favorite ways to keep little ones entertained while doing something educational.
They’re super simple to download, print, and get ready. All it takes is literally a few minutes and you can have a fun activity ready for your child!
In the past, we’ve made some color by number sheets geared towards older children, but today we’re sharing some that are perfect for eager little learners in pre k.
Read on below to see how to use these printables with your children.
Pre K Color By Number Worksheets
Pre k kids will giggle at these cute little color by number worksheets. They’re a fun hidden picture activity that’ll keep your kids engaged and learning!
Tips For Pre Readers
If you’re using these worksheets with kids who can’t read yet, there’s a simple tip to allowing your child to do this worksheet on their own. After you’ve printed off the page they’ll be working on, just separate out the crayons they need and color each crayon in with the appropriate color.
This way, your child doesn’t have to ask you each time they move onto another number. Now they just look at the crayon, see the color green, move their finger across and see it equals number two.
In order to encourage learning sight words, you can color the crayon keys in with your child then show them the word. Tell them a color, then have them point to the correct word. Over time, this pairing repetition can help them learn what each word is.
Benefits Of Color by Number Printables
Often as parents, we turn to coloring pages because they’re a quick, cheap and easy activity to keep kids occupied but they really have so many benefits for kids!
First, they’re great for working on fine motor skills. Those little hand muscles have to hold on tightly to the crayons, which increases their strength. Coloring is also a great time to have kids learn the proper way to hold pen, pencils, and crayons.
Color by number worksheets also help kids with introductory math concepts, like number recognition. In order to color each section, the child must be able to recognize the number at the bottom of the page, then find each corresponding space in the coloring sheet with that number.
These worksheets also help children increase their focus and perseverance. It takes several minutes for kids to color the entire picture.
Finally, another benefit of color by number printables centers around color theory. Children will not only learn to recognize primary colors but also secondary colors. They’ll also see what happens if they mix colors on the page.
Ways To Use These Coloring Pages
We love color by number coloring sheets because of all the fun ways you can use them!
Of course, the simplest and most common is to print out on standard paper and let your child color them in with crayons. This is best when you need a last-minute activity to keep your child entertained.
Another way you can use these coloring pages is to print them out on heavy white card stock or art paper. Then, instead of coloring, let your child have a fun paint by number! Tempera paint works best for this type of application.
These printables also work great with markers, oil pastels, and colored pencils.
More Zoo Animal Activities
Books are a great way to get even further into a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win-win situation! Try out some of these cool books about space:
The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.
The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!
Giraffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.
Sensory activities are also another activity you’ll want to incorporate into your zoo animal theme. This zoo playdough kit is perfect for letting the kids have some independent playtime.
Add in some zoo animal crafts to help with creativity, focus, and fine motor skills! Below are some of our favorite ones:
Giraffe Handprint Craft – Come have some fun at the zoo with this adorable giraffe craft. Kids will love creating this cute animal, and you’ll love how easy it is to make! All you need is a few basic supplies and our free template.
Elephant Paper Bag Puppet – This elephant craft is the perfect zoo-themed activity to keep kids entertained. All you need is a few simple supplies and you’ll be able to make your very own elephant puppet in no time!
Tiger Headband Craft – It’s almost zoo day and you’re looking for something fun to do. Why not make this tiger headband craft with your kids? It’s easy, affordable, and perfect for a day spent at the zoo. Plus, when you’re done your child will have a cute new accessory to wear!