Class coloring books are a fun twist on the classic class book project. They are lots of fun, but also a great way to build classroom community!
Class coloring books are like class books, but with a twist. A class coloring book still tasks students with completing a sentence frame, and illustrating a picture, but that’s where the similarities end. Instead of coloring their illustrations, student use a black marker to outline their drawing, and trace over their writing. The students’ pages are compiled into a book. Each student gets a copy of the class book to color themselves!
Why should you encourage coloring?
Coloring offers lots of value and shouldn’t be written off as fluff.
- It improves hand-eye coordination.
- It’s relaxing.
- It helps develop hand strength.
- It requires focus.
Templates for all four seasons, plus major holidays/events are included. More specifically, 9 different themes are included (2 versions of each theme). Each theme includes a cover page, as well as a writing page with a sentence frame.
- The Best Part of Fall
- The Best Part of Halloween
- My Favorite Thing About Thanksgiving
- In Winter
- Treats for Santa
- I Love My…
- Spring Is…
- In Summer
- School Memories
A second version of each theme is also included. The second version has a more general cover page and can be paired with the matching blank writing template. This allows you to use your own sentence frames, or let your students write whatever they want.
- Valentine’s Day
- Our Memories
How to Use:
- Make copies of students’ completed pages and staple into individual books. Give each student a copy of the book to color independently.
- Make only a few copies of the book and set them out as a center for students to practice their coloring skills.
- Make one copy of the book and place it out as a fast finisher activity. Once the book is colored, add it to your classroom library.
- Use it as you would use any class book templates instead of creating a coloring book. :)
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