Summer Themed Color by Number

Summer is a great time to relax and have some fun with the kids. And what could be more fun than summer themed color by number worksheets?

These free printables are perfect for preschool and kindergarten math, helping kids with number recognition and color words.

With a range of different pictures, there’s something for everyone! So grab your crayons and get ready to have some fun in the sun!

It’s that time of year again! The kids are out of school and the days are long and lazy. But just because they’re on summer break doesn’t mean the learning has to stop.

There are plenty of ways to keep your preschooler or kindergartner engaged and excited about learning, even during the dog days of summer. And don’t forget to make learning fun!

With a little creativity and a few free preschool printables, you can make sure your child’s math skills are sharp all summer long.

Color by Numbers

Color by number worksheets are a great teaching tool for preschoolers. Not only do they help with number recognition, but they also provide an opportunity to practice color words. And best of all, they’re just plain fun!

Plus, they’re perfect for those times when you need to occupy a group of kids for a few minutes (or longer).

So the next time you’re looking for a way to keep your preschoolers engaged, try using color by number worksheets. They just might be the answer you’re looking for.

What is Included?

This color by code packet includes six summer-themed images for kids to color. These pictures include summer animals, summer treats, and more.

The worksheets feature numbers 1-12. They include all of the colors of the rainbow and black, grey, brown, and flesh.


This set of worksheets is print-and-go. This means, you just print them out and they’re ready for use with your preschoolers.

If your kids want to use markers or watercolors, you may want to print the pages on cardstock so they’re less likely to bleed through.


To complete these activity pages, your kids will follow the color code at the bottom of the page to reveal the hidden image.


If your preschooler isn’t ready to read and identify color words yet, set out only the crayons they’ll need to complete the page.

Use those crayons to color the color word on the worksheet. Then, preschoolers can use those as visual cues to decide which crayon to use.

Summer Books for Preschoolers

There is something special about summer picture books for kids. The warm weather and long days provide the perfect opportunity to curl up with a good book. And what could be better than a book that takes you on a sunny adventure?

Whether it’s exploring the beach, going on a road trip, or spending time with family and friends, summer picture books are sure to please. Here are just a few of our favorites:

Beach Day! by Candice Ransom: Collecting seashells, building a sand castle, visiting the seaside attractions–enjoy all the indelible memories of childhood summers! 

The Wonders of Summer by Kealy Connor Lonning: Such a delightful book, that follows an adventurous girl, and her dad, as they enjoy the simple pleasures of summertime. They have a picnic, watch the clouds, wade in a river, eat ice cream, and catch fireflies. 

One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews:  Readers will feel the summer heat while exploring the sensory delights of summer, including making chalk pictures on the pavement, swinging on the swing set, slurping grape pops, and enjoying a cooling rainstorm.

These are just a few of the many wonderful summer picture books for kids. So whether you’re looking for a title to read aloud or one to enjoy on your own, be sure to check out some of these great books.


If your children enjoyed these color by number worksheets, you’ll love the color by code worksheets featured below.

Round Out Your Unit with These Activities

If you love using peg dogs in your imaginative play area, you don’t want to miss these eco-friendly Summer Peg Dolls decorated with hand painted summery flowers!

Storytelling is part of the learning process. Add some summer story stones to your reading and literacy centers. 

We hope you and your kids have a blast this summer with these fun color by number worksheets. These activities are not only educational, but they’re also a whole lot of fun!

Be sure to check out our other summer printables for more learning opportunities all summer long.

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