We’ve been doing lots of process art this month which means that we are focusing on what we’re doing versus on the end results. We’re going to continue with that, but we’re going to put a little spin on it (pun intended).
Grab a FREE copy of the Paint by Number Spinner Template HERE.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Understand values of numbers 0-10 (1-6)

Visual Arts

  • Identify basic colors

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Understand values of numbers 0-20 (1-6)

Visual Arts

  • Identify basic colors

Required Materials

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Paint By Number Spinner Template

*Washable Paint


*Paper Clip

*Paint Brush


*White Paper

Step #1
Print and cut out the Paint by Number Spinner Template.
Step #2
Put some paint on a pallet or plate. You will need red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
Step #3
Lay a paperclip in the center of the number spinner. Put a pen or pencil through the paperclip and spin the paperclip around the pencil. The number that the paperclip lands on is the number of dots you will paint on your paper.
Step #4
Repeat the same process of spinning the paperclip on the color spinner. This will tell you what color dots you are going to paint.
Step #5
Paint the appropriate number and color dots on the paper.
For instance, if you spun a four and the color purple you will paint four purple dots on your paper.
Step #6
Continue doing this until your Lil’ looses interest or there’s no more room left on your paper.

Teacher Tip

Full disclosure here, Rea did not have the patience for the spinners. She saw the paints and wanted to have a free for all, so I adapted. I made sure that she could identify each of the colors and then I just let her do her thing because ultimately her enjoying our school time is more important than this one activity so I didn’t want to force something she wasn’t interested in.


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