Color by Code: Summer Color by Number Activity for Number Sense


# of Pages: 42

File Type(s): PDF

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Do your students struggle with number sense? Use these fun Summer-themed pages to practice number sense with your students! These color by number printables are perfect for morning work, homework, or an independent activity.

There are 42 pages of color by code practice!

The eight Summer designs included:

  • Surfboards at the beach
  • Beach balls
  • Sand pail and shovel
  • Flip flops
  • Summer popsicles
  • Sailboats at sea
  • Sandcastles
  • Summer shades

Students will practice number recognition with the following examples:

  • ten frames
  • dominoes
  • dice
  • tally marks
  • counting fingers

See preview for close up images of all 42 pages.

How can I use these printable color by number pages in my classroom?

These pages can be used as an independent activity! Each page has numbers and number words listed (for e.g. 1 one, 2 two) along with a code at the top. For students that struggle to read number words, make a model for them with only the code at the top colored. They can look at your code and match the color to the color word on their own page.

These pages can be used as morning work, homework, an independent center activity, or as an early finisher. Students will practice number recognition and feel like they are completing a fun coloring page!

What makes these color by number pages effective learning tools?

– Not only are students developing meaningful number sense skills, but they are also engaging in fine motor practice. They have to color neatly and inside the lines. This requires the use of fine motor skills.

– They also get to stimulate the creative side of their brain! Coloring is a ‘fun’ activity and students will enjoy the opportunity to be creative.

– These printables also increase student engagement. When a student sees a blank coloring page, they feel the anticipation of what could be. This is the ideal brain space for learning!

– Coloring is calming. Completing these pages will be much less stressful than doing a round of flashcards. This is brain-friendly practice!

What is subitizing and how can these printables help?

Subitizing is the ability to recognize the total number of objects without counting. It’s an important foundational math skill. For example, when a student sees a dice with two columns of three, they know without counting that the number is six. There are 10 pages of domino and dice practice, which are very helpful to teach subitizing. Encourage students to identify smaller groups with their eyes to help them recognize numbers.


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