These adorable dog coloring pages are a great way to engage your child or students in a fun printable coloring activity while also teaching new skills such as new vocabulary, fine motor skills, taking turns and social interaction. Use these free coloring pages to teach your child or students at home, in your classroom or in your therapy practice. Enjoy more free printables for kids with autism here. You will love these autism worksheets as well!
What are coloring pages?
Coloring pages are simple line drawings that are intended to be colored in using markers, crayons or colored pencils. They can be contained in a book or free standing printables as is the case with the coloring pages I have created for you. I made these dog coloring pages for you. They are simple to just print out and add to a binder or present as an activity in your progress nook.
How can you use coloring pages with children with autism?
- Teach new vocabulary.
- Build fine motor skills.
- Provide a calming activity.
- Build social skills by taking turns to complete the colouring pages together.
- Use the pages as a reinforcer.
Use them at home
You can easily incorporate these dog coloring pages as part of your child home therapy program or homeschooling program.
Use them online
You can also include these printables as part of an online program. Email them to your students or therapy clients to use at home during your online teaching sessions.
Use them in the classroom
Print the coloring pages several times to use with your students in your classroom again and again.
- Step 1 – Download and print out the free printable dog coloring pages.
- Step 2 – Optional : you can laminate the coloring pages to use them again and again.
- Step 3 – Pair the coloring pages with markers, colored pencils or crayons.
- Step 4 – Have your little learner do this activity alone or in a small group.
How to use dog coloring pages to build new skills
- Teach new vocabulary : have your child or students label each image by saying “dog”.
- Build fine motor skills : coloring builds fine motor strength and precision. Have your little learner use a wider pencil or marker if his or her fine motor skills are currently a bit weak. (I love these thick colored pencils for kids.)
- Provide a calming activity : coloring is a great sensory activity to put in place between other learning activities or as a fun, quiet time during the day.
- Build social skills : take turns to complete the coloring pages with your child.
- Use the pages as a reinforcer : prepare this activity as a fun and reinforcing activity following other table activities.
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More Autism Learning Resources
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- Sensory Communication Workbook – Build communication skills with simple sensory activities.
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- Zoo Animals Play Dough Mats Bundle – use these printable play dough mat to work on the names of the animals, build language skills, and increase fine motor strength and precision in a fun, sensory way!
Free Printable Dog Coloring Pages
Enjoy using these free printables with your little learners on the autism spectrum for Valentine’s Day.
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