Some good printable coloring sheets for first graders include Create Your Own Superhero Cape from Scholastic, color-by-number pages from Education.com, and a flower coloring and craft activity from KinderArt. First-grade students may also enjoy coloring awards for their parents, or coloring pictures of their favorite cartoon characters.
Several character coloring sheets can be found at Coloring.ws, including pages with Barbie, Dexter's Lab, SpongeBob SquarePants and Spiderman. As of 2015, coloring sheets with awards for mom and dad can be printed out from JumpStart.com.
Open-ended coloring pages such as Create Your Own Superhero Cape give first graders an opportunity to express themselves creatively, while color-by-number activities reinforce number and color recognition. Color-by-sum pages are good coloring sheets for first graders to practice adding.