| ||Color by number|
| ||While coloring an area/zip code
students talk about colors and numbers.|
- For each
map of area/zip code, with an empty legend associating colors and
- As an
students can create their own maps.
(various colors) number (various numbers) phone book
code zip code left right middle
Click on the
thumbnail image if you want to see a larger picture. Teachers who use a
should ignore the links to the larger images, as the
screen reader will read the instructions in order.
are area-code maps of Idaho (208), Wyoming (307), and Montana
1. Create a legend, associating numbers from 0 to
with individual colors.
Decide on a color scheme, e.g., the first number on the left, the second
its right, etc.
the first number in the center, the second surrounding it,
4. Color the
areas according to your scheme. When you have finished, explain the map
the class. Have students decipher some of the area/zip codes by the
Suggested links for additional ideas:
Color by Number
Scholastic provides an interesting
the typical color by number activity. This one, which has students
computer, keyboard and monitor, combines coloring with math. For each
that is to be colored, the student must solve an arithmetic problem.
colors are represented by numbers, and the answer to each arithmetic
tells which color is to be used. We think foreign language students
welcome this kind of activity when beginning to learn numbers.
by Roger Barkan and Mike Pieja (aka Peach)
Rog and Peach,
are studying at Harvard and Princeton, ask whether we are ready for the
grown-up version of what we did as children and provide the solution to
puzzle if we are stumped:
The Coloring Hut
A superb Web page of links to other sites that offer tons
free pages to print and color. Some links lead to color by number
and others are of sites that provide images to color.
A treasure of color
by Number and letter activities, by Pratt's Educational Resources.