Big Picture

Summary: By taking a black and white image and dividing it into as many as pages as needed, students can each color one and come together to make one big picture.


  • Coloring utensils
  • Tape
  • Coloring pages created from one image (prepared by Imagineers)


  1. Find a fun coloring page and divide it into a grid so that each section of the picture is printed onto its own sheet of paper.
  2. Randomly hand out pieces and have the children color them.
  3. After they are colored, tape them together to create one big picture.


  • “Ecosystem jigsaw” – Everyone gets a piece of an ecosystem to color-in. Once everyone’s finished with their piece, put it all together onto a larger poster and see how an ecosystem comes together with all its parts. Debrief by asking if the ecosystem would still work if one of the parts was missing.

Debrief Questions:

  • How does it look all together?
  • Did you like how everyone was able to contribute?
  • What did you think it was as you were coloring your piece? Did you know what it was going to be?
  • How can we come together in other ways?

Grade Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Messiness Level: Not so Messy

Activity Length: Medium (15-30 minutes)