31 March, 2011

Color By Numbers- Review and Giveaway!

I’ve got a fun little review and giveaway for all of my readers!  How many of you remember color-by-numbers from childhood? Or those neat paint-by-number coloring books with the built in water color paint pad? I remember them and I loved them! So when this opportunity came my way I jumped! I don’t know who was more excited me or X-man, of course Bug was sooo willing to help his big brother too!

I received product codes from Color By Numbers that allowed us to download the full versions of Color-By-Numbers Vehicles and Animals. (So I secretly kinda wanted the Princess ones, but shh don’t tell!) I can tell you right now that X-man LOVES them!! He had so much fun coloring the pictures and I love that it’s helping him with his numbers, number recognition, and color recognition. It’s also helping him with basic computer skills, though I will say it’d be MUCH easier with a mouse instead of just a touch pad like we have on our laptops. (Note to self: purchase a mouse in the near future!)

It helps quite a bit that the colors won’t work in the wrong numbered space. Say you’ve selected color number 3 and you want to fill in color spot number 7. It won’t work but it will flash which color tube to select. X-man figured it out pretty quickly and only needed a bit of guidance on the first page, after that he was set and I had to pry my laptop out of his hands. Perhaps instead of buying him a mouse we should get the kids their own computer…hrm. You can easily set the colors yourself as well just by clicking the paint tube icon at the top of the screen you can change the preset color to whatever your heart *cough* I mean your childs heart *cough* desires! When the image is fully colored a fun little graphic plays over the screen in celebration, it really is quite fun! 

And when you’re all finished the picture is automatically saved so that your child can choose to erase the coloring next time or keep it all prettied up. The music and sound effects are fun and inviting, helping to make learning fun! Overall I have to say I give it 5 stars. It's an awesome program and the price isn't too bad either!

Color By Numbers also has a nice little video about the product you can watch to find out more too!

Want one of your own? Here's how you can get one!

[b]Buy it![/b] Head on over to Color By Numbers and pick one or all three and buy them for 9.99 for one, 17.98 for 2, or 25.47 for all 3!

[b]Win One![/b] One lucky reader will win a serial number for Color by Numbers Vehicles. Here's how! Remember to include your email address in this format with EACH entry so I can contact you if you win! threemenandmama (at) gmail (dot) com

Mandatory Entry: Head on over to Color By Numbers and tell me which coloring pack your little one would like the best!

Optional Entries: For EACH entry post a separate comment. If it says you get 4 entries you need to post 4 times.

4 Entries: Follow Three Men And A Mama via Google Friend Connect
3 Entries Follow Three Men And A Mama on Facebook
3 Entries Follow Color By Numbers on Facebook and let them know I sent you!

Winner will be chosen by Random.org on April 05, 2011 and notified via email from threemenandmama (at) gmail (dot) com. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen!

Disclaimer/Disclosure: I received a product for review, no other compensation was given.
For more information on my blogging practices, please see my disclosure policy. 


  1. I would love the animal one since I have little boys and girls and animals are neutral

  2. I would love the animal one since I have little boys and girls and animals are neutral.I have no clue why the last comment came up like that

  3. My son would enjoy the animal one because that is the one he knows the most words out of. He loves to tell me what he sees.

  4. Oh and I just started following you through google even though i thought i did that ages ago

  5. and post #2 for the google thingy

  6. Carter said he likes the "vehicles" the best! =)

  7. I follow CBN on FB and told them you sent me!

  8. I follow CBN on FB and told them you sent me!

  9. I follow CBN on FB and told them you sent me!