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Farm Animals Printables! Colouring Time!

Updated: Jul 18, 2020

May is here! It’s been a challenging few months for everyone as we battle with the global pandemic of Covid-19. Our busy schedules from one to two months ago have been replaced by a different kind of busy. Working from home, taking care of our kids, cooking, household chores, … The ‘To-do-list’ is always going to be long. Parents are superheroes not recognised enough! It is IMPORTANT to take a moment (or many moments) for yourself.

The theme for this month is ‘Farm animals’! In this post, you will find guided colouring sheets.

Learn how to colour with Our Special Story

What is it Colouring sheets containing 4 animals with different borders widths (Thick borders, thin borders, normal border).

Learn to colour with Our Special Story
Thick border
Learn to colour with Our Special Story
Thin border
Learn to colour with Our Special Story
Normal border

Teaching Objectives

1) Develop colouring skills

2) Practice using a tripod grip when holding colouring materials

How to use

  • If your child is learning to use hold using a tripod grip, use thick colour pencils/ markers; rock/egg crayons; or small broken crayons.

  • These will naturally help with straightening out their wrists and develop the fine motor skills needed to hold pencils using a tripod grip.

  • If your child has yet to understand the purpose of borders, start with the thick border.

  • Provide hand over hand prompt with the area to colour. Gradually reduce the pressure used to hold your child’s hand.

  • When he is able to colour the animals with thick borders independently, proceed to the thin borders, then normal borders as he progresses.

  • Use a variety of colouring materials (colour pencils, crayons, markers, paint)

Teaching tips

  • Even if your child has some understanding of colouring within borders, it is always good to start with something easier to warm him up (i.e. build momentum) and build his confidence in the skill.

  • If your child still struggles with colouring within borders, continue to thicken the borders to provide assistance.

  • Praise your child for good looking as he colours!

Embed more learning opportunities

  • Receptive language: Point to/ find the (animal). Give me the (colour) marker.

  • Expressive language: What is this? What colour?

  • Matching: Match animal figurines to pictures

  • General Knowledge: What sound does the (animal) make?

-Specially created by Our Special Story-

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