Do your students need to practice place value but want something better than worksheets? Get in some practice in with this fun color by number game. These fun place value coloring page is a great way to work on which digit is in the tens, hundreds, and thousands.
The free SAMPLE can be found at the END of this post. Click on the blue “get your free printable here” button.
Did you know that math can be quite boring?? Really, who wants to do a whole page of “What number is in the 100’s place in the number 726?”
I know I don’t! My fourth and fifth-grade students didn’t! And I can tell you that my boys definitely don’t want to, and many times will whine when they see a page of math problems. (Don’t worry, we are working on attitudes!)
Kids need to practice math, though. Sometimes a child just needs to do the same type of problem over and over for them to master it.
How do we accomplish this without having our children HATE math?
Games and Activities
If children can practice math through a game or a fun activity, they are more likely to enjoy their math time. Place a game in front of a child where they are solving numerous problems while they play, you probably won’t hear a ton of complaints. Compare that to putting a worksheet in front of them with the same amount of problems…oh yay, they most likely are not thinking happy thoughts.
Check out over 30 fun math games here.
Practicing Place Value
I knew my first-grade son need to practice place value more and wanted to provide a few fun games to play. We started with a pirate place value game where we used expanded form to create numbers. Then we moved onto this coloring page.
It was a huge hit. Both my boys begged to play this each morning till they had colored in all the sheets. What’s better, is it is low prep with lots of learning.
Prep Work For Place Value Coloring Page
- First, print off the coloring pages.
- Next, provide crayons, paper clips, and pencils to each child.
- Show the children how to create a spinner using the pencil and paper clips.
And you are ready to go.
How to Use
To begin, each player will spin at the same time.
Then, the players will choose one number on the picture that matches what they spun.
In this example, the child landed on the space that says a seven in the 10’s place. So they can move over to the picture and color in the small patch on the leg.
This time the picture asks for a two in the hundreds place. As you can see, the child decided to color in the shirt!
Now, this sheet in the thousands is asking for a five in the thousands place. So This child decided to color in the broom handle, but he could have colored in the pirate’s face.
The children keep spinning at the same time, and then coloring in a part of the picture. They lose a turn if there is not a number to color that matches what they spun.
The game ends when a child has colored in the whole picture.
Math can be fun, even when a lot of practice is required. So for Today, sit back, grab some crayons, and have fun coloring with your kiddos while they practice place value.
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