Counting Math Game Inspired by I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!

Here’s a fun counting and coloring game inspired by the book, I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! This free printable activity encourages children to get creative and gives  them the opportunity to practice their one-to-one correspondence too! (This post contains affiliate links.)

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Drawing and Counting Math Game for Kids Inspired by the Book, I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (Free Printable) ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

The Preschool Book Club is back this week with creative activities for kids inspired by the popular children’s book, I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont. Every other week we’ll be sharing some fun activities for kids based on the book of the week. (Be sure to check out all my activities for kids inspired by children’s books!)

 

Color and Counting Math Game for Kids

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! is a silly story about a child painting just about everything he can get his paints onto. Even when his paints get taken away, the little boy rescues them from the closest and gets busy painting different parts of his body in all kinds of designs and colors.

My preschooler really connected with this story and thought it was hilarious! The first few times reading it, he just enjoyed watching what the boy did and laughing. During other readings he began noticing the rhyming pattern in the text, as well as noticing all the patterns and designs the child painted on his body and throughout the house.

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

 

Because Theo really responded to the child painting himself and noticing the colors and designs in the illustration, I decided to create a free printable math game for kids that incorporates decorating yourself just like in the story! It’s a very open-ended game that combines both art and math, and it can be played independently or with your friends!

Drawing and Counting Math Game for Kids Inspired by the Book, I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (Free Printable) ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! Counting and Coloring Math Game for Kids

Materials for Counting Math Game

Drawing and Counting Math Game for Kids Inspired by the Book, I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (Free Printable) ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Directions for Playing the Counting Math Game

1. Print out the body outline to use for the math game.

body outline for math game for kids

Draw a face and hair on your printable person so it looks just like you!

 

2. Roll the die. Use a marker (in the color designated by the die) to draw a design onto your person- just like in the story. It can be anywhere!

 

3. Roll the die again and do the same thing with the next color.

 

4. Continue until you are happy with your final design.

 

5. Count how many designs you made using each color and record the number on your printable.

Drawing and Counting Math Game for Kids Inspired by the Book, I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (Free Printable) ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Tips and Modifications for the Game

You can simplify the activity by only drawing dots on you person based on the colors rolled. This makes it easier to count at the end.

Drawing and Counting Math Game for Kids Inspired by the Book, I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (Free Printable) ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Lucy and Theo also wanted to be able to draw on the back of their people so they traced the body outline on the back of their paper to add designs to.

 

Here’s Lucy and Theo’s finished drawings!

Free Printable Math Game for Kids Inspired by I Ain't Gonna Paint No More

Color and Count Math Game inspired by the children's book I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! - Free printable activity  for preschool and kindergarten! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

More I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! Activities

Be sure to check out all the creative I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! activities created by the other members of The Preschool Book Club!

Activities for kids inspired by the children's book, I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

Cardboard Dollhouse from Homegrown Friends

Body Painting Activity from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Color Identification Craft and Game from Sugar Aunts

Colorful Printed Handprint Keepsake from Mama Papa Bubba

 



 

Comments

  1. Love this idea! Very creative way to incorporate math and literacy. Pinned and scheduled to share!

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