When Emily was learning her numbers she really enjoyed doing color by number pages. When I found roll and color pages I really liked the idea of them because she was still able to be creative and pick the colors she wanted to use, while practicing number recognition. Since we love games I turned her roll and color pages into a fun learning game that we both had a great time playing. This roll and color number game was a great way to practice counting and numeral recognition.
Here is how we played our roll and color game:
I printed a Frog Roll and Color coloring page for Emily and one for myself.
Emily rolled the die, counted the dots and then found that numeral on her coloring page. Then she colored that section in. We are always using our foam dot dice for learning activities. I purchased ours at the dollar store, but you can also find them online.
Next, it was my turn (I had fun coloring too, if you like to color you will love this game!!).
If you roll a number that you have already colored you miss your turn
The winner is the first to finish coloring all the numbered spots on the coloring page.
You can find more Roll and Color printable pages at Making Learning Fun. You can also make your own by adding numbers to coloring book pages and then making a copy of them.
Little Hands-on ABC’s and 123’s is a bi-monthly feature that focuses on practical and simple ideas that you can do at home to help your tot develop their letter and number skills.