Halloween Color by Number Activities

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A Halloween Color By Number Puzzle of a Jack O' Lantern

A Jack 'O Lantern. Websterlearning

Who doesn’t love Halloween?  Our students with disabilities do, for sure.  Rather than being a distraction, these color by number activities encourage our students to exercise fine motor skills, executive function and reading skills.  It will also provide some practice in identifying and matching colors.   Knowledge of colors is a valuable functional skill, because it helps students distinguish between similar items. 

Coloring puzzles provide students with opportunities to:

  • Exercise executive function by matching colors to numbers from the key to the puzzle itself.
  • Recognize color names. If a child is not yet reading, you can help them color the words next to the numbers.  Each time a child does one of these activities, he or she will see the color with the word and begin to associate “red” with the color red.

Adding Some “Pizazz”

Older students will enjoy doing these puzzles with colored pencils rather than crayons.  You could create an award and have a coloring contest.  I also like to have a “star work” board, where you can recognize students when they improve their accuracy, as a reflection of improving fine motor skills and increasing hand strength. 

Age Appropriate

Many older students with disabilities need to build fine motor skills, often catching up, being years behind typical peers. These puzzles avoid "cutesy" and will appeal to older students who need to exercise fine motor skills.

This simple Jack O Lantern uses few colors and offers moderate challenges to students with fine motor challenges as well as hand-eye coordination challenges.

A free printable pdf of the Jack O Lantern

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A Halloween Color by Number Puzzle of a Haunted House

A haunted house. Websterlearning

This scary haunted house offers your students a challenge--the spaces are smaller and the fine motor requirements are tougher.  This would be a good puzzle for older students who need to sharpen their hand to eye coordination and improve attention to detail. 

Coloring puzzles provide students with opportunities to:

  • Exercise executive function by matching colors to numbers from the key to the puzzle itself.
  • Recognize color names. If a child is not yet reading, you can help them color the words next to the numbers.  Each time a child does one of these activities, he or she will see the color with the word and begin to associate “red” with the color red.

Adding To the Challenge

Older students will enjoy doing this puzzle with colored pencils rather than crayons.  You could create an award and have a coloring contest.

Age Appropriate

Many older students with disabilities need to build fine motor skills, often catching up, being years behind typical peers. These puzzles avoid "cutesy" and will appeal to older students who need to exercise fine motor skills.

This haunted house offers more challenges to students with fine motor challenges and hand-eye coordination challenges.

A free printable pdf of the Haunted House

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A Halloween Color by Number Puzzle of a Skeleton Trick or Treater

A Skeleton Trick or Treater. Websterlearning

Coloring puzzles provide students with opportunities to:

  • Exercise executive function by matching colors to numbers from the key to the puzzle itself.
  • Recognize color names. If a child is not yet reading, you can help them color the words next to the numbers.  Each time a child does one of these activities, he or she will see the color with the word and begin to associate “red” with the color red.

Adding Some “Pizazz”

Older students will enjoy doing these puzzles with colored pencils rather than crayons.  You could create an award and have a coloring contest.  I also like to have a “star work” board, where you can recognize students when they improve their accuracy, as a reflection of improving fine motor skills and increasing hand strength. 

Age Appropriate

Many older students with disabilities need to build fine motor skills, often catching up, being years behind typical peers. These puzzles avoid "cutesy" and will appeal to older students who need to exercise fine motor skills.

This skeleton trick or treater uses few colors and offers moderate challenges to students with fine motor challenges as well as hand-eye coordination challenges.

A free printable pdf of the Skeleton Trick or Treater

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A Halloween Color by Number Puzzle of a Witch

A Color by Numbers Witch. Websterlearning

Who doesn’t love Halloween?  Our students with disabilities do, for sure.  Rather than being a distraction, these color by number activities encourage our students to exercise fine motor skills, executive function and reading skills.  It will also provide some practice in identifying and matching colors.   Knowledge of colors is a valuable functional skill, because it helps students distinguish between similar items. 

Coloring puzzles provide students with opportunities to:

  • Exercise executive function by matching colors to numbers from the key to the puzzle itself.
  • Recognize color names. If a child is not yet reading, you can help them color the words next to the numbers.  Each time a child does one of these activities, he or she will see the color with the word and begin to associate “red” with the color red.

Adding Some “Pizazz”

Older students will enjoy doing these puzzles with colored pencils rather than crayons.  You could create an award and have a coloring contest.  I also like to have a “star work” board, where you can recognize students when they improve their accuracy, as a reflection of improving fine motor skills and increasing hand strength. 

Age Appropriate

Many older students with disabilities need to build fine motor skills, often catching up, being years behind typical peers. These puzzles avoid "cutesy" and will appeal to older students who need to exercise fine motor skills.

This  Witch puzzles offers moderate challenges to students with fine motor challenges as well as hand-eye coordination challenges.

A free printable pdf of the Witch