Color by Coding Happy New Year Coloring Page

Happy New Year!! Let’s start off the year with some hands-on, screen-free coding! Kids will love the challenge of this Happy New Year Color by Coding Coloring Page. It uses ASCII binary and decimal codes as the key to the colors. Read on to get the free download and to learn more how we’re exploring STEAM this year.

Kids will love deciphering the code in this festive color by coding Happy New Year coloring page. This fun holiday activity uses ASCII to create color codes. It's an easy way to start the new year with STEM and STEAM to the classroom or home!

Kids will love deciphering the code in this festive color by coding Happy New Year coloring page. This fun holiday activity uses ASCII to create color codes. It's an easy way to start the new year with STEM and STEAM to the classroom or home!

What is Coding?

There’s a lot of talk today about coding being the language of the future. But what exactly is it and why is it important? Coding makes it possible for us to tell computers how to do stuff, like run our phone, play a video game, and make a website. Any app you use on your phone or computer is possible because of code.

Computers speak the languages of zeroes and ones, essentially on and off signals to computer parts called transistors. These zeroes and ones have been translated into codes called the ASCII Binary code where every letter, number and character has an 8 digit combination of zeroes and ones. ASCII is the most common format for text files for computers and the internet. It stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange and uses numbers to represent letters and special characters. The binary version uses only zeros and ones in a 8 bit (or digit) pattern.

But it would take FOREVER to do anything if we had to anything in just zeroes and ones, so computers use other languages now, that are all based upon binary. But for today’s activity, we’re going to design with where it all started, binary.

Happy New Year Color by Coding Coloring Page Supplies Needed

You don’t need much for this learning activity. And that makes it a perfect budget time filler in class or at home.

  • Happy New Year Color by Coding printable (See below for download instructions.)
  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Art supplies like markers, crayons, or colored pencils
  • Ruler (optional, but a ruler can help kids grab the right code on the ASCII code list)
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How to Color by Code

If the kids have ever done a color by number page, they’re half way there to figuring this out. Except they have to decipher which color goes with each number. And the way they will do it is with computer code called ASCII. Depending upon their ability levels, kids will find the codes in either the Binary or Decimal columns on the ASCII sheet and figure out which letter corresponds to the code. Then enter that letter on the color code sheet until they’ve spelled out the colors. Then they can color away!

I’ve included everything you need to have an independent STEM learning session in class or at home. The download includes:

  • Happy New Year Coloring Page
  • Answer key
  • ASCII binary and decimal decipher the color code page
  • ASCII code sheet
  • Teacher guide
  • What’s the STEAM Behind It? background learning page

More Coding Activities for Kids

Or maybe you’re more here for the coding than the coloring! Then these activities are totally for you.

Hour of Code: Be sure to check out this amazing coding resource from Code.org. They’re great for Computer Science week AND all year round.

If-Then Coding Game for Kids: Add a dose of programming to their play with this fun take on a classic game.
Coding for Kids
Candy Cane Coding: Kids will love making a personalized color coded candy cane with this  screen-free binary activity.
Candy Cane Coding
Color by Coding Coloring Ebook: Be sure to check out Volume 1 of our popular Color by Coding series. It’s filled with all these coloring pages below.
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