Farm themed following directions/listening comprehension coloring page. This no-prep coloring page can be used in the classroom, speech therapy, occupational therapy, or at home!
This activity works for students of various grade/skill levels. Directions should be read out loud. The goal is for the students to color the pictures correctly based on either the single step directions or the multi-step directions.
single step directions page
multi-step directions page
*Crayon colors needed include: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, black, and gray.
Following simple and complex directions
Pronouns (his, hers)
Prepositions (next to, on top, between, right, left)
Quantitative concepts (all, rest of)
Print one set of instruction pages (pg 4-5) and as many as needed of the farm coloring page (pg 3).
As a speech therapists I love to use activities like this! They are so versatile. When using this activity here are some ways that I have modified it for use with a variety of students.
- Take time before beginning take time to look at the picture and label the items in it. This way you can discuss new vocabulary and draw attention to the different things in the picture. For example: "Do you see the rooster?" "How many bales of hay are there?" "What is this/that?" "Look he is a boy and she is a girl."
- Be very explicit when giving them directions even adding in "step one" and "step two" when reading multistep directions. For example: "Step one color his hair brown. Step two color her hair yellow."
- Give additional cues such as gestures and pointing. You can point the areas they need to color as you say the directions.
- Carry the activity over to multiple session if needed. Don't be afraid to stop and continue at another time. Some children require frequent rest breaks and that's ok!