### Color by subtraction

Here’s a **free color by numbers worksheet** with a farm theme. It is ideal for students who are beginning or practicing subtraction. Download the PDF file and have your kids solve the subtraction equations in the problem. Next, they should color the girl, the barn, the rooster and the rest of the farmyard scene according to the color key provided at the bottom of the worksheet. When your class has finished coloring the scene according to the equations provided, they can then color in the rest of the picture however they wish. This will provide some colorul variations in case you’re interested in posting the results of this exercise on the classroom wall.

### More color by numbers worksheets

Completing color by numbers activities for addition, subtraction, and other operations helps to reinforce math skills in your students in fun and creative ways. If you’re interested in finding more color by numbers activities for various types of mathematical operations, check out our Math Puzzles and Picture Math products at the Mixminder TPT store.

### First and Second Grade Common Core Standards for Mathematics

This worksheet aligns with the following standards:

**1.OA.5**, Operations & Algebraic Thinking for first grade:

Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).

**1.OA.6**, Operations & Algebraic Thinking for first grade:

Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.

**2.OA.2**, Operations & Algebraic Thinking for second grade:

Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.