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Teaching English as a second language to younger students presents its own set of special challenges - and while it takes some patience, it also brings its own unique rewards. While your younger students may not be able to handle all the types of exercises that your older students can, they bring a fresh-faced enthusiasm into the classroom - and they often turn out to be full of funny surprises.

If your class is still at the age where they’re first learning to read - even in their own native language - you can’t exactly just hand them worksheets and expect them to figure out what to do. One approach to this is simply to focus on listening and speaking instead - but even those activities work more smoothly if you’ve got some pictures and words to point out along the way. Or you may want to organize some games, so your high-energy youngsters can burn off some  excess energy while they learn.

Whichever approach you take - and, if you’re like most experienced ESL teachers, you’ll probably try a combination of all the above - BusyTeacher.org’s 172 coloring pages for kids will make sure you never run out of activities to present. When used in combination with the more detailed exercises in your ESL textbook, they’ll provide a wealth of diverse exercises that’s sure to keep your youngsters engaged and interested.

In fact, the name “coloring pages” doesn’t really do justice to the sheer variety of resources we’ve got here. While some are just simple sheets of colorable pictures and vocabulary words, others provide short sentences for kids who’ve learned to read a little, or encourage kids to draw the pictures that match with the vocab words listed. Some even help kids design their own crafts, which they can take home and show off to proud parents.

Planning a special themed unit? We’ve got whole sets of coloring pages designed around themes like holidays, international cultures, foods, animals, body parts, and many others. But in any lesson, these worksheets will serve as a welcome switch-up from the routine of board work and speaking, and will get your kids thinking about the English language in all kinds of new and creative ways.

All these 172 coloring pages have found their way onto BusyTeacher.org thanks to the efforts of ESL teachers just like you, working all over the world. Our international community believes in sharing, which is why we’ve made every worksheet completely free to download, print, use, and share as you like. All we ask is that, if you’ve got a worksheet of your own that you’d like to share, you click the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page, and send it our way.

BusyTeacher.org’s 172 coloring pages are here for you to use however you want - so dive in and take a look! You can choose from the top ten most popular coloring pages, or browse our whole library with the handy thumbnail view. You’ll also notice our “Quick View” feature, which lets you pop out a larger view of the first page of any worksheet, so you can see exactly what you’ll be getting when you download it. Take a look, grab any coloring pages you like, and give ‘em a try in your classroom. We’re sure your students will love ‘em!

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Coloring for Complete Beginners to Teach Spelling Skills

Coloring for Complete Beginners to Teach Spelling Skills

Marina Talvir
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This worksheet enables young children to demonstrate their knowledge of consonants and encourages them to read words with letter "Aa". Looking a the pictures children should guess what consonants ...
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Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 11

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 11

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Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 2,682 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 11

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 11

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Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 1,570 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 10

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 10

, , Coloring Pages For Kids
Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 1,530 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 9

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 9

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Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 1,445 Elem
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Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 8

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 8

, , Coloring Pages For Kids
Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
3 Views 1,761 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 7

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 7

, , , Coloring Pages For Kids
Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 1,573 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 3

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 3

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Valentine's Day worksheet: Bumblebee colouring. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students ...
2 Views 1,318 Elem
Greetings Card - Happy Hanukkah (with Dreidels)

Greetings Card - Happy Hanukkah (with Dreidels)

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Kids can write their own message in this greetings card or use it as an extra resource when learning about Hanukkah! Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, and i ...
3 Views 2,125 Elem
Colouring Worksheet - Menorah

Colouring Worksheet - Menorah

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Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday. Kids can colour the colouring worksheet and use it as an extra resource when learning about ...
2 Views 1,913 Elem
Colouring Worksheet - Dreidel

Colouring Worksheet - Dreidel

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Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday. Kids can colour the colouring worksheet and use it as an extra resource when learning about ...
2 Views 1,710 Elem
Colouring Worksheet - Happy Hanukkah

Colouring Worksheet - Happy Hanukkah

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Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday. Kids can colour the colouring worksheet and use it as an extra resource when learning about ...
2 Views 1,710 Elem
Junior A/B Colours-Numbers

Junior A/B Colours-Numbers

ATHANASIA DIPLAROU
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A colourpage to practice numbers and colours for junior classes. Students have to be able to read the numbers (in letters) understand which number is in the picture and choose the correct colour t ...
5 Views 6,070 Beg
Zombie Pirate

Zombie Pirate

http://retrocoloring.com
, Coloring Pages For Kids
A coloring page from "Cool and Funny Zombies Coloring Book" by Yury Shchipakin - first zombie coloring book appropriate for 3 – 5 years old kids.
2 Views 4,695 All
Look or Looks

Look or Looks

, , Coloring Pages For Kids
I designed this worksheet for younger students, they have to complete the sentences with "look" or "looks" depending if it is singular or plural, then they can color the images as they wish. I hop ...
3 Views 6,360 BegElem
Print and Color

Print and Color

» Coloring Pages For Kids
This coloring page for kids combines colouring and some words (classroom furniture and objects mostly) and phrases for the very beginners (see "Excellent! 1" Unit 1 and 2 active vocabulary). Child ...
2 Views 8,407 Beg
Hello-Goodbye for Kindergarten Students

Hello-Goodbye for Kindergarten Students

juan constant velasquez
, Coloring Pages For Kids
This worksheet its about a funny elephant that says "hello"  showing a smile, then it says "good bye" showing its backwards. It is perfect to be used with very young ESL learners in their fir ...
5 Views 11,287 BegElem
Food Activity for Young Learners

Food Activity for Young Learners

, Coloring Pages For Kids
This worksheet is made for young learners. Once you have taught them some food vocabulary and how to write it, you can have fun with this activity. My students loved it. Your students have to ...
7 Views 14,474 Beg
Class rules! Perfect for First Days

Class rules! Perfect for First Days

, Coloring Pages For Kids
I will be using this worksheet on the first day of class as a way of introducing some simple rules. It's designed for children, I made it thinking about the nine year olds that will come into my c ...
13 Views 24,827 BegElemPre-Int
Chinese New Year - Colouring Page 1

Chinese New Year - Colouring Page 1

, Coloring Pages For Kids
Chinese New Year is celebrated on the 19 February. Use this colouring page of a Chinese dragon for younger learners when teaching them about Chinese New Year. This activity could help lead into a ...
4 Views 5,510 Elem
Chinese New Year - Colouring Page 2

Chinese New Year - Colouring Page 2

, Coloring Pages For Kids
Chinese New Year is celebrated on the 19 February. Use this colouring page of a man holding a Chinese flag for younger learners when teaching them about Chinese New Year. This activity could help ...
3 Views 3,574 Elem
Chinese New Year - Colouring Page 3

Chinese New Year - Colouring Page 3

, Coloring Pages For Kids
Chinese New Year is celebrated on the 19 February. Use this colouring page of a rat for younger learners when teaching them about Chinese New Year. This activity could help lead into a Chinese New ...
3 Views 3,353 Elem
Chinese New Year - Colouring Page 4

Chinese New Year - Colouring Page 4

, Coloring Pages For Kids
This year, Chinese New Year is celebrated on the 19 February. Use this colouring page for younger learners when teaching them about Chinese New Year. This activity could help lead into a Chinese N ...
3 Views 3,369 Elem
Chinese New Year - Colouring Page 5

Chinese New Year - Colouring Page 5

, Coloring Pages For Kids
Chinese New Year is celebrated on the 19 February. Use this colouring page of a Chinese dragon for younger learners when teaching them about Chinese New Year. This activity could help lead into a ...
3 Views 4,091 Elem
Chinese New Year - Colouring Page 6

Chinese New Year - Colouring Page 6

, Coloring Pages For Kids
Chinese New Year is celebrated on the 19 February. Use this colouring page of a Chinese dragon for younger learners when teaching them about Chinese New Year. This activity could help lead into a ...
3 Views 3,591 Elem

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