Butterfly Color by Code

Make addition exciting for kids with this playful color by code activity!

Print your freebie below and then hop over and snag our Addition Fact Fluency Pack too.

Getting Ready

When it came to prep, this couldn’t have been easier!

I simply printed the page and grabbed our batch of crayons.

That’s it! We were ready to play.

Color by Code

Before handing over the sheet, we talked about two different ways to complete the activity:

We could solve each problem and write the answer with a pencil before coloring the box.

Or we could solve the problem and immediately color the answer.

My first grader was feeling confident with his addition skills so he decided to go with the second option.

Working on one box at a time, he found the sum and colored according to the key.

He worked his way through the paper until the entire page was complete and the butterfly magically appeared.

The simple craftivity was such a fun way to practice sums to 8!

Snag Your Download

Click the blue button below to grab your download and then make sure to check out these other fun butterfly activities your kids will love!


Butterfly Writing Craftivity // Literacy with the Littles

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Butterfly Number Bond // Recipe for Teaching

Butterfly Addition within 20 Matching Game // Sara J. Creations

Butterfly Fine Motor Activities // Fairy Poppins

Magic E Puzzles // Playdough to Plato

Roll-a-Butterfly Playdough Mat // Teach Me Mommy

Butterfly Life Cycle Sequencing // The Primary Post

Butterfly Count and Cover Mats // Fun Learning for Kids

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Malia is a National Board Certified elementary teacher turned founder of Playdough to Plato and The STEM Laboratory - sites sharing addictively fun learning activities for kids. She earned her Master’s in Education from Stanford University and spent seven years teaching in a classroom.

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Hi, I’m Malia.

I’m a National Board Certified Teacher and love showing Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers easy-to-follow systems for getting EVERY student bigger results.