A Halloween color by number? Yes, please!
Toddler and preschool activities do not require many supplies! Here, we created a Halloween color by number using paper and a fresh pack of markers. – yep! That is all you need to welcome your early risers, and drink your coffee as they create.
Bring on the simple, silly monster drawings! It is time to freshen up pencil grip through play.
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This Halloween coloring activity has some hidden skills.
Did you know that you can practice pencil grip and how to write before forming a single letter?
It’s true! Simple activities like this monster coloring sheet will allow children to grow comfortable with proper finger positioning in a relaxed environment.
We want to introduce writing and drawing with risk-free invitations to write before setting limits on how to form letters correctly.
The more free choice with markers, squirt bottles, scissors, etc. we offer now, the more open our children will be down the road to learning how to form letters. This post here shares the stages of pencil grip and how you can help your child at any age.
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Why is coloring important for preschoolers?
Coloring has many benefits for the mind and creativity.
- Improves fine motor development
- Encourages creativity
- Increases concentration
- Hand-eye coordination
- Paying attention to detail
- Help learn color names and color shades
My toddler played color by number differently.
I set the monster up for my toddler to color by matching colors. It turns out, he went in his direction and colored how he saw fit. – such is the life of a toddler.
When this happens, I prompt by showing my three-year-old that different parts of the monster are labeled with a matching color. If my toddler still shows disinterest in following the color codes, he can carry on as he sees fit.
Remember, coloring practice is better than no coloring practice. Forcing my three-year-old to use the correct color will not do any of us any good. Allowing some flexibility helps us all enjoy our morning and wake up with creativity. – A Breakfast Invitation win.
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My preschooler colored by number and followed the directions.
Here, my five-year-old has the concentration and momentum to follow each color by number correctly.
He also has years of squirting, squeezing, and sticker peeling under his belt, so his grip has improved drastically over the years!
This color by number is a terrific Halloween activity to warm up his hands for writing and mind for creative play.
Let’s set up these monsters!
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Tape the white paper to your tabletop.
Find simple monster images to sketch on your paper quickly.
Include color dots or create color by number key to your drawing.
Invite your child to join in and color the Halloween monster!
When will you make this Halloween Color by number activity?