Fun Math Coloring Worksheets, Mystery Pictures & Color-by-Number

July 27, 2016

If you’re reading this, there’s a chance that you’re looking for something interesting to teach your kids math.

Perhaps your students need some motivation to solve math problems… or they are bored, and you want to offer them something fun… or maybe you want them to be engaged in an activity so you’ll have time doing your own work.

Whatever your reason is, we’d like to help.

We created our math coloring sheets to make learning math fun and interesting for kids.

Below you’ll see a collection of our math coloring activities. Just choose which one fits your needs.

Don’t forget to pin, bookmark and share. We always update this page as we add more to the collection. 

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A. Mystery Pictures Coloring Worksheets


Mystery Pictures Coloring Worksheets

What Are Mystery Pictures

'Mystery pictures' is a coloring activity that lets kids solve the hidden pictures by coloring the squares in the grid. They follow a letter-color guide to reveal the hidden image.

Most kids are excited to solve mysteries, and we use this as a motivation for them to answer math problems. By doing so, students are eager to finish answering the questions in order to uncover the mystery picture.

How to Prepare the Activity

The math problems in our mystery pictures products come in different forms. Some are in ready-to-use worksheets, others in the form of task cards or flip cards, and some come in both forms. The coloring worksheets or pages are included in each product.

How to Solve the Mystery Pictures

Here’s a video on how it is used.



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Kinder Math Mystery Pictures Coloring Worksheets

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1st Grade Math Mystery Pictures Coloring Worksheets

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2nd Grade Math Mystery Pictures Coloring Worksheets

Your 2nd graders will surely be interested to work through the math problems in this collection, so they can solve the mystery pictures. The hidden images include pictures of animals, kids, vehicles, fruits, vegetables, monsters and a whole lot more!


We cover several topics, so just choose the right one for your class.

  1. Addition with regrouping
  2. Addition without regrouping
  3. Adding 3 to 4 numbers
  4. Arrays (including skip counting & repeated addition)
  5. Addition word problems
  6. Subtraction with regrouping
  7. Subtraction without regrouping
  8. Subtraction word problems
  9. Two-step word problems
  10. Place Value Basics Mystery Pictures
  11. Number Names Mystery Pictures
  12. Expanded Form Mystery Pictures
  13. Measuring Length
  14. Length Word Problems
  15. Telling Time
  16. Money Word Problems
  17. Interpreting Data - Bar Graphs and Picture Graphs
  18. Shapes
  19. Fractions


3rd Grade Math Mystery Pictures Coloring Worksheets

Let your 3rd graders enjoy working on math problems with these coloring sheets. They wouldn’t mind answering word problems or other math questions because they will feel motivated to complete the activity to solve the mystery pictures. They can uncover images of charming little kids, cute animals, pirates, vehicles and a lot more.


Here are all the topics in the collection:

  1. Addition and Subtraction
  2. Multiplication
  3. Properties of Multiplication
  4. Division
  5. Multiplication and Division Word Problems
  6. Two-Step Word Problems
  7. Rounding
  8. Equivalent Fractions
  9. Fraction of a Whole
  10. Fraction on a Number Line
  11. Time Word Problems
  12. Volume and Mass Word Problems
  13. Picture Graph and Bar Graph
  14. Perimeter
  15. Area


4th Grade Math Mystery Pictures Coloring Worksheets and Task Cards

Your 4th graders will surely have fun answering these coloring worksheets. They will be motivated to finish all the math problems, so they can solve images of adorable kids, musical instruments, monsters and a lot more.

The sets in this collection come in two forms – ready-to-use worksheets and task cards. Both are included for your convenience, so you just have to select which medium fits your teaching style.


Here are the topics included in this collection.

Number Operations

  1. Addition, including word problems
  2. Subtraction, including word problems
  3. Multiplication
  4. Multiplication Word Problems
  5. Division (Exact)
  6. Division with Remainder
  7. Division Word Problems
  8. Multi-Step Word Problems


  1. Adding Fractions with Same Denominator
  2. Adding Fractions Word Problems
  3. Adding Mixed Numbers with Same Denominator
  4. Adding Mixed Numbers Word Problems
  5. Subtracting Fractions with Same Denominator
  6. Subtracting Fractions Word Problems
  7. Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Same Denominator
  8. Subtracting Mixed Numbers Word Problems
  9. Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
  10. Multiplying Fractions Word Problems


  1. Area Word Problems
  2. Perimeter Word Problems
  3. Length/Distance Word Problems
  4. Liquid Volume Word Problems
  5. Mass Word Problems
  6. Money Word Problems
  7. Time Word Problems


5th Grade & Above

For 5th grade and above, choose any of the math topics below.

Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Word Problems


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Addition Coloring Worksheets

Practicing addition can be so much fun if combined with art and surprises. With these coloring pages, your students will experience just that. Who would have thought that they will uncover pictures of animals after answering all questions on addition? Imagine the fun that your kids will have after answering the ‘boring’ addition problems.

Here are samples images of what they can discover:


There are different types of addition problems in this collection, including addition with and without regrouping, addition word problems, adding three to four numbers, double digit addition and more.


Area and Perimeter Coloring Worksheets

Solving for the area and perimeter of rectangles and shapes can be difficult for some students, but kids can have fun while doing so.

Consider a feedback from someone who used our area and perimeter coloring pages.

"My students LOVE these and I feel like they are genuinely being challenged with most of the problems."


The problems in these sheets include finding the area of rectangles, floor layouts, using distributive property to find the area, area of rectilinear figures, and word problems.


Bar Graph / Picture Graph Coloring Worksheets

Interpreting data on bar graphs and picture graphs can be more fun with these worksheets. They are presented with graphs and are asked a number of questions. With those answers, they can work on the coloring pages to see the hidden pictures.

Here are some examples of the mystery pictures that your kids can solve.


There are several sets in this collection, with each set having a questionnaire, coloring sheet and an answer key.


Decimals Coloring Worksheets

Practicing to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals can be challenging, or sometimes boring, for some students. You can give them something interesting by having them work on special task cards and the coloring pages.

Here are examples of the mystery pictures that your kids can solve.


You can get coloring pages on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals. We also included conversion between fractions and decimals.


Division Coloring Worksheets

If you’re looking for a fun way for your kids to practice division, let them work on these mystery pictures. They sure will love answering the division problems in order to solve the pictures hidden in each coloring page.

Here are some of the pictures of what they can see after coloring the pages.


Your kids can practice division with and without remainders. You can also let them answer division word problems.


Fractions Coloring Worksheets

If you want your students to have fun as they learn fractions, give them one of these coloring sheets. They will enjoy answering the problems related to fraction in order for them to discover the hidden pictures.

They can uncover pictures such as these:


To view more of the fraction coloring sheets, just click on the button below. You can get worksheets on:

  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Ordering Fractions
  • Fractions on a Number Line
  • Mixed Numbers
  • And a lot more!


GCF, LCD, LCM Coloring Worksheets

This is a collection of our task cards and coloring sheets on solving for the greatest common factor (GCF) and least common multiple (LCM) of two numbers, and the least common denominator (LCD) of two fractions.


Measurement Coloring Worksheets

This is a collection of our coloring pages related to measurement, including problems on:

  • Length or distance
  • Mass
  • Time
  • Liquid Volume
  • Money
  • Area and Perimeter

    After solving the word problems, your students can view the hidden pictures. Their answers serve as clues to the mystery.

    Here are some of the images that they can uncover:


    The problems include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of numbers involving unit of measures. You can view more by clicking on the button below.


    Money Coloring Worksheets

    These are word problems on counting money. It includes activities such as ‘If you have… how many cents/dollars do you have?”, yes/no word problems, and operations involving money.


    Multiplication Coloring Worksheets

    Multiplication perhaps is one of the most difficult, yet an important skill for kids to master. You can help them by making their practice more fun. They can be motivated to answer multiplication problems, so they can uncover the mystery images hidden in each of the coloring pages.

    These are just some of the pictures that they can reveal after coloring the squares.


    This collection includes multiplication facts, multiplying two to four digits by one to two-digit numbers. You can also get multiplication word problems.


    Place Value Coloring Worksheets

    Give your students something fun to learn place value. By using the coloring activity as a motivation, they will surely be interested to answer the problems on place value.

    With this, they can discover hidden pictures of animals, fruits and much more.


    There are several activities in this collection, including matching two columns, filling in the blanks, counting hundreds, tens and ones, understanding expanded form and number names.


    Shapes Coloring Worksheets

    This coloring worksheets on includes activities like identifying 2D and 3D shapes, drawing shapes and rectangles, and counting the squares.


    Subtraction Coloring Worksheets

    Let your students have fun practicing subtraction with these coloring pages. These printable sheets will make your kids want to answer more problems so they can solve the mystery hidden in every page.

    Here are some examples of the mystery pictures that they can uncover.


    There are several subtraction problems in this collection, including subtraction with and without regrouping, subtraction word problems and subtracting three to four numbers.


    Time Coloring Worksheets

    Give your kids a fun activity about time with these mystery pictures. After answering all the questions, they can work on the coloring pages to reveal hidden images, such as watches, clocks, and vehicles.



    There are several types included in this collection, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems. Problems related to measurement are also included. Click on the button below to view more.


    We can't fit all information in a page, so you have to click the topic that you teach. More information are posted on the succeeding pages.

    If you need to view the list again, go back to the Table of Contents

    Remember to pin or bookmark this page. We will be posting more coloring sheets, so come back often.

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