Coloring Pages Ė Take a Break!
Take advantage of the 195 free coloring pages
available on Busy Teacher. This coloring sheets collection
, for example, is actually a set of 45 awesome coloring pages that you can use in classes for young learners. They encourage students to be creative and can be used to introduce a variety of topics. Some of the pages practice coloring skills while others focus more on vocabulary such as shapes, daily activities, food, and animals. Since there are a lot to choose from, you can find ones that fit your class best and they are free to print so you can save time creating lesson materials.
Taking a break to color is sometimes just what students need.
With older learners, coloring is not generally considered a good use of class time but with younger students arts and crafts are important too. Asking students to quietly color in class is not an ESL activity but you can incorporate English into the coloring activity. Since students are not writing at this stage, coloring pages and simple worksheets give students the chance to become comfortable with holding and using writing utensils. This will increase their confidence when it comes to having to write later on in their studies.