These Color by Number Back to School Kindergarten Worksheets are perfect for getting excited about back to school with your kindergarten learners this year. You’re definitely not going to want to miss them!
It’s almost time for back to school! I’ve always loved this time of year. There’s something magical about all the clean white paper, freshly sharpened pencils, and brand new books. If you’re preparing for a brand new kindergarten year, you’re going to love these new Color by Number Back to School Kindergarten Worksheets.
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Color by number worksheets are fun and engaging for early learners. Kids can get excited about back to school as they reveal the hidden picture in these adorable no-prep coloring pages. Plus, worksheets like these help kindergarten learners build important critical thinking skills, fine motor skills, and number and color recognition.
Keep scrolling to learn more about these important skills and more fun back to school activities to make your first day a lot of fun.
Kindergarten Learning Skills
These color by number worksheets are easy to use, just print and color. Here are some of the early learning skills your kindergartners can practice with these printables.
Fine Motor Skills
Little hands must develop strength and dexterity for proper penmanship. Developing fine motor skills help children with academic skills like handwriting and life skills like buttons and tying shoes.
In education, we refer to fine motor skills as skills that involve using the small muscles in the hand. These skills help children use proper pencil grip, build finger muscles, and form letters.
Color by number worksheets give kindergartners the opportunity to practice proper pencil grip and build finger muscles while completing a fun coloring page.
Critical Thinking Skills
Color by number worksheets are an excellent way for kindergarten learners to build critical thinking skills as they try to reveal the hidden picture. Children can exercise their cognitive skills as they try to determine the picture and think about which colors are used and why.
These worksheets are also the perfect way to practice important number recognition skills with your kids as you begin the kindergarten year.
Practicing number recognition helps children to develop important early math skills like counting. These worksheets are fun and engaging, so counting becomes more meaningful for your kindergartner as they color the secret back to school picture hidden in the worksheet.
Color by number worksheets also give kindergartners the opportunity to review what they know about colors. Kids can practice recognizing a variety of colors with these back to school kindergarten worksheets in order to prepare for the new school year.
Beyond basic color recognition practice, these easy printables help kindergartners learn to differentiate between light and dark shades of colors too. It’s an important distinction that can help build comparison skills your kindergarten learner will need for solving mathematical equations later.
Also, these cute back to school worksheets go perfectly with other fun first-day activities. Keep scrolling to get your back to school color by number kindergarten worksheets. Then, enjoy even more fun activities with your little learners this year.
Back to School Books
As you probably know, there’s nothing I love better than reading a great book with my kids. If you have a rising kindergartner this year, consider sharing a book about the first day of school to help them prepare. Here are some really cute ones to read together.
- The Night Before Kindergarten* by Natasha Wing
- The King of Kindergarten* by Derrick Barnes
- Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten!* by Lisa Robinson
Another great way to help your child prepare for the first day of school is by using a dramatic play activity. Practicing their new kindergarten routine through dramatic play can help give your child confidence and create excitement about the first day of school.
You can use your child’s favorite stuffed animals or toys to act out first day routines and expectations like eating in the cafeteria, walking in lines, and raising your hand when you have a question.
First Day Snacks
Packing a special snack is another exciting way you can help your kindergartner have a great first day. Try one of these fun ideas.
- Cookies with a simple note that says “You’re one smart cookie!”
- Gummy “bookworms”
- Apple slices with peanut butter or caramel sauce
Don’t forget to print some fun back to school color by number worksheets for your kindergartner. These easy printables will help your kindergartner practice early learning skills before the first day.
Color by Number Back to School Kindergarten Worksheets
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Scissors and Glue
Worm in Apple
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
I hope you enjoy using these color by number back to school kindergarten worksheets with your little kids as much as I enjoyed creating them with mine.
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