These FREE St. Patrick’s Day color by code printables will prepare you to “shamrock and roll!” Use any of your favorite supplies to color these cuties in.
Our St. Patrick’s Day Color by Code printables are fun for many ages
I love, love, love color by codes!
I loved them as a kid, I love them as an adult, and I love using them with our preschoolers.
Color by code feels like solving a puzzle. An image gets assembled piece by piece, working from being slightly put together to nearly put together to complete and gorgeous.
Related: Our GIANT 10-foot St. Patrick’s Day coloring page is off-the-charts fun AND is the largest coloring page your kids have ever seen!
Four different levels of St. Patrick’s Day color by code included
To keep kids’ interest heightened and fresh, we have four different levels in our St. Patrick’s Day color by code set:
- Color by letter
- Color by number
- Color by shape
- Color by sum (addition problems)
We love activities kids of different ages can do together, and your kids will love them!
Looking for more St. Patrick’s Day activities? Here are some lucky charms:
- Rainbow Letter Sort – Pocket of Preschool
- Yarn Wrapped Shamrocks – Red Ted Art
- Magic Leprechaun Rocks – Gift of Curiosity
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- FREE printables (below)
- Crayons or markers
- Watercolor paints – optional but fun to try!
This is just about as simple as it gets (yay!).
Print off the pages and choose what page(s) will work best for your child.
While all children are different and some skills come easier to others, a broad scale of difficulty you can use as a beginning gauge is:
- Color by letter – easy
- Color by number – easy
- Color by shape – moderate
- Color by sum – hard
Of course, letters might be easier for some kids than shapes, and sums might be easier for some kids than letters, but this is how I would look at them when choosing them for most of my preschoolers.
Invite your child to color in their pages with markers or crayons (or ANY of their favorite drawing materials!).
Also, have fun with watercolors. Even though they’re called color by code, they are also fun to color with paints. Some preschoolers don’t particularly love coloring but will fly through sheet after sheet with watercolors.
Why I love color by code
Oh, there are so many reasons!
Here are my top favorite reasons why I love this activity:
- Visual discrimination: When looking at the image, there is a lot to sort through. Kids must concentrate and work hard to match the colors to the correct code. When I visualize this part, I always picture a kid working with their little tongue sticking out of the side of their mouth. So much focusing!
- Fine motor: So! Much! Coloring!
- Academic skills: One way to keep young learners excited about learning academic skills (ex: letters, numbers, shapes, etc.) is by introducing them in new ways. Looking at a paper and coloring all the rectangles blue or all the 2s orange is often met with excitement and energy!
Any age that is ready to begin these academic skills! We use color by codes with our 3-6 year old preschoolers and they LOVE them.
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Whatever you want! We use a mix of regular copy paper and cardstock.
Have fun with the St. Patrick’s Day Color by Code FREE printables
Our color by code sets are among our most popular and requested items, and we are thrilled to share these with you all.
We also have a FREE rainbow printable that kids are LOVING.
We think they’re pure gold, and we hope you do, too!
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