It’s no secret that kiddos love to color. Color by numbers activities are a great way for them to work on learning their numbers and colors. Now you can take the learning to the next level with these fun roll of the dice ice cream color by number printables!
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I love those learning activity books for my kids, especially during the summer. One thing about them is that many of the ones for preschoolers and kindergartners include color by number pages. They are a great way to teach kids but, frankly, mine got tired of them after a while. That’s why I came up with the idea to turn color by number into a game that is slightly more challenging than the traditional version.
Not only do the kiddos have to differentiate between the 2 different number meanings, they also have to briefly keep track of what number they are coloring and what color is associated with it. It is up to you if numbers can be reused on the page. It is kind of fun because you get some pretty crazy coloring creations when you do.
- If you notice your little one is having trouble keeping track of the colors and numbers, have her number 1 through 6 on a piece of paper then roll for the color combinations. Write or color each associated color next to the numbers then let her go to town coloring.
Ice Cream Color by Number Printables
Before we get to the rules, be sure to download your printables right here.
How to Use Roll of the Dice Color by Numbers
Since these are different from traditional color by number sheets, here are some easy instructions to help you know how to use them. The best part is that once you do, they can be used over and over again which is pretty awesome!
What You Need:
First you have to print out your ice cream color by number sheets.
Next, pull out the crayon colors listed on the bottom of the sheets. Set the rest of the crayons aside.
Now roll your die. Keep in mind that you are rolling to decide which color corresponds with the number 1’s on your coloring sheet. That means that if you roll a 6, then purple is the color for all of the number one sections.
Immediately color all of the number 1 sections in with the rolled color.
Repeat the rolling and coloring steps for each number on your sheet. Make it easy by going through the numbers in order. Don’t skip from the number 2 sections to the number 6 sections then back to the number 3 sections. This gets too confusing, especially for young kiddos.
- Don’t forget that you can roll all of your colors upfront and write them down on a numbered list if your little ones are struggling to remember. Ultimately, you want to help them get to the place where they don’t need this step.
These roll of the dice ice cream color by number printables are super fun (and educational) activity that can be used over and over. Because the colors are based on the roll of the die, the creations change each time you color them. It keeps the kiddos from memorizing the picture and therefore not paying attention while they color it. Print out multiple copies for fun time and time again.
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