Summer is a great time for not only fun learning themes, but more independent preschool work! My very favorite summer learning themes are the beach and ocean, lemonade, watermelon, camping, and ice cream! I feel like bubbles probably lands in there too somewhere. All of these things make me think about being a little kid in the summertime! Our new summer color by code printable set has all the summer feels and includes color identification, color words, fine motor skills, as well as number and letter skills. The set is a great addition to send home with your preschoolers, work on in small groups, and even use as a quick assessment!
Summer Color By Code Printables
The summer color by code printable set includes 4 color by code pages.
There is a watermelon set that uses uppercase and lowercase letters in its color by code. There is the option to choose between uppercase and lowercase letters. There is an ocean set that uses numbers in its color by code. There is the option to work with numbers 1-10 or 11-20.
All pages include color words and direction. Print the pages on white paper and make copies as needed.
The summer color by code pages can be colored with crayons, markers, colored pencils, or even watercolor paints! The watermelon set needs blue, green, red, and black. The ocean set needs blue, green, purple, yellow, orange, and red.
When introducing color by code pages to preschoolers, it is a great idea to go over color words. I have a printed and laminated list of color words that my preschoolers can take on the go with them whenever needed. We use this list for the groups that come to our small group and still cannot recognize the high frequency color words yet.
After putting names on the papers, we go over the color words. Each time we figure out what a new color word says, we find that colored crayon. In my classroom we color the color word at the top of the page the color it says. This helps avoid confusion with the multi-step directions for this activity.
It can be tough for preschoolers to find a letter, go back up to the code to find the same letter, then identify the color word next to the letter in the code, find the correct crayon, and then go back down to the letter in the picture, and color it. So taking the steps down a notch can be extremely helpful!
The summer color by code printable pages are a way to quickly assess your preschoolers at this point in the year. Here are skills that I am looking for when I add the color by code pages to our learning centers or small groups.
- name writing
- color word identification
- color identification
- fine motor skills (coloring, crayon movement, wrist movement)
- hard work “endurance” (coloring the entire area vs. just coloring over the letter)
- visual discrimination
You can quickly look through the completed summer color by code pages to really see where your preschoolers are. Now some preschoolers may be on point or even above average with all of these skills and still insist that coloring is not their thing. But I feel as the teacher, you always know your preschoolers very well and understand this.
I hope you are loving the options available within the summer color by code set! As a preschool teacher, I know that it is nice to have differentiated options readily available.
Grab your summer color by code set now!