1. Overview

“Skip Coloring” practices skip counting by two, five, and ten. Skip counting is a fundamental skill that helps children count groups of objects quickly and learn addition.

Skip count and color by two!
“Skip count and color by two!”
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2. Materials

  • Sight Words Skip Coloring Board
  • Colored pencil, Crayon, Pen, or any other writing tool
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    3. Activity

    Print out the Skip Coloring Board, get a colored pencil, and give it to your child. Color in each multiple of two (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, etc.).

    Adult: Color in two.
    Child: [Colors in two]
    Adult: Now count two more and then color that number.
    Child: Three…Four [Colors in four]
    Adult: Count two more and color that number in.
    Child: Five…Six [Colors in six]
    Adult: Keep going.

    After the whole board has been colored, tell your child to recite all the numbers she colored.

    Adult: Now recite all the colored in numbers!
    Child: Two, Four, Six, Eight, Ten, Twelve…Thirty

    Once your child masters counting by twos, then print out another board and color in each multiple of five (5, 10, 15, 20, etc.). When the whole board is colored, tell your child to recite all the numbers she colored.

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    4. Extensions

    Once your child has mastered the game, try the following extensions:

  • Color in twos and fives – have your child use two different colors for twos and fives. For numbers like 10, 20, etc that are both multiples of two and five, color them in with both colors.
  • Count by threes, fours, sixes, sevens, etc. and follow the same directions written above.
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    2 Responses to “Skip Coloring”

    1. Victoria Sweeney

      What does FRY mean when it comes to the sight world games?

      • Sight Words Admin

        Hi Victoria, “Fry” refers to Dr. Fry. Please see this reference on our Fry Sight Words Page: “The Fry Sight Words list is a more modern list of words than the Dolch list, and was extended to capture the most common 1,000 words. Dr. Edward Fry developed this expanded list in the 1950s (and updated it in 1980), based on the most common words to appear in reading materials used in Grades 3-9. Learning all 1,000 words in the Fry list would equip a child to read about 90% of the words in a typical book, newspaper, or website. The Fry words are listed by the frequency with which they occur and are often broken down into groups of 100. So the first 100 Fry words are the 100 most frequently occurring words in the English language.”


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