One of the best activities I’ve found for helping a preschool or kindergarten-aged child learn how to recognize numbers, work on handwriting, and develop fine motor skills at the same time is color-by-number.
These color-by-number worksheets also make the perfect addition to Christmas cards, Christmas letters, and updates to family over the holidays. Let your little one show off their artwork to grandparents, aunts and uncles, and family friends. I love making keepsake artwork with my kids, and I think you’ll love the printables included here.
My five-year-old loves the challenge of figuring out the patterns on color-by-number coloring sheets, and he especially likes the finished product. This is the perfect Homeschooling through the Holidays activity since it employs three important areas for brain development at once. It also features some adorable graphics including a Christmas elf, Christmas Tree, Christmas presents, train engine, and gingerbread house.
Teaching Skills to Enrich Early Childhood Development
Each graphic is designed to help a young child with number recognition and object permanence – two key skills for early childhood development. When a child learns that something is still there even when something else is obstructing the view – they learn object permanence.
For example, in the picture of the elf, the elf is holding a Christmas card; and when the child learns to color the rest of the arm the same color as the top part of the sleeve, they are noticing something that they can’t actually see (the part of the arm hidden by the card) because they know it’s there – that’s object permanence.
Tips for Using the 5 FREE Color-by-Number Christmas Activities Pack
Depending upon the age and maturity of your child, you can opt to color code the number key and each number in the drawing to help your toddler through eight-year-old with this fun and easy coloring challenge. I color-coded the numbers and the color key for my five-year-old.
My son wanted a number inside even the smallest parts of the coloring sheet. Once I explained to him that each number indicated a “part” of the drawing, he relaxed a bit, but some kids are pretty particular when it comes to color by number.
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Did you know you can enrich your preschooler’s early childhood education with just a few simple preschool activities at home?
Hi, I’m Monica, an Early Childhood Education Certified Teacher. I started out as a homeschool preschool mom, but quickly learned I have a passion for helping other moms and teachers with their preschool at home efforts. I share preschool tools and kids’ activities via my website at HappyandBlessedHome.com; and I’ve developed an entire preschool learning curriculum at VisualMontessori.com. If you enjoy encouraging posts for moms, easy recipes, free preschool tools, and ideas for family fun, I hope you’ll connect with me online. I’d love to hear from you. Sign up for my e-mail newsletter and get some free printable activities for kids ages three through eight sent directly to your inbox.
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