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5 Food Coloring Pages by Category

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Get 5 cute and educational printable color-by-number food coloring pages, each filled with all of your favorite foods! Each page showcases a different category of food: Fruit, vegetables, dairy, sweets/desserts, and favorite foods.

5 cute color by number pages organized by category in a colorful graphic.
Scroll to the bottom of this post to download these pages FREE!

Why We Love It

There’s nothing that grabs and holds children’s attention quite like food, so we put together five separate coloring pages, all about food!

Each page represents a category of food, and is filled to the brim with illustrations of different foods that fit in that category. Students must color in the areas by matching the number to color according to the code provided.

This is an independent, engaging, no-prep resource to help foster visual discrimination skills, fine motor skills, and build number recognition. And because the color words are all high frequency words, it’s a simple way to encourage repeat exposures.

So whether you’re working on a nutrition lesson or simply want to foster conversations around food, these free printable pdfs are a fun visual aid to use with young children.

🍏 Food Coloring Pages

Check out the different fun categories of coloring pages! Get all the color by number pages when you scroll to the “Download & Print” section below!

A printed fruit category coloring page with cherries, peach, banana, apple, blueberry, and strawberry.

Fruit: This coloring page is bananas! Children will love to color the banana, cherry, apple, peach, strawberry, and blueberries.

A printed vegetable category coloring page with peas, squash, broccoli, pepper, lettuce, and more.

Vegetables: Even picky eaters will have a ball coloring in the broccoli, sweet potatoes, squash, zucchini, bell pepper, carrot, and peas.

A printed dairy category coloring page with cheese, milk, and yogurt.

Dairy: Cheese, milk, and yogurt imagery are fun to color!

A printed sweets and desserts category coloring page with cake, donuts, candy, and a cupcake.

Desserts & Sweets: We couldn’t forget dessert! This page has images of cake, candy, a cupcake, and a donut.

A printed favorite foods category coloring page with pizza, fries, egg, meat, fruit, and a taco.

Favorite Foods: A mix of foods including fruits, honey, tacos, pizza, eggs, meat, and French fries. These are kid-approved, easy to recognize foods to help our bodies grow!

🖍️ Lesson Focus

  • Children will learn to identify different foods as well as food groups.
  • Use these coloring pages to open conversations about food, cooking, and likes/dislikes.

Age Group

  • These food coloring pages would be best suited for grades 1-4, but they are appropriate for children ages 4-8.

Download & Print

DOWNLOAD TERMS: All of our resources and printables are designed for personal use only in homes and classrooms. Each teacher must download his or her own copy. To share with others, please use the social share links provided or distribute the link to the blog post so others can download their own copies. Please do not save our files to a shared drive, reproduce our resources on the web, or make photocopies for anyone besides your own students. Your support in this allows us to keep making free resources for everyone! Please see our Creative Credits page for information about the licensed clipart we use. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our terms, please email us. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Evelyn! That would be great. Just be sure to share the link to the blog posts instead of the files themselves. That way people can come to the website to download their own copies. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 -Katie & Laura

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