Every year I have a few students who have a really hard time following this pattern. I usually color it along with them on the overhead, but I still have a few who really have difficulty coloring every other square brown. You might want to emphasize the difficulty factor with your students if you choose to do this craft.
This is my favorite Christmas art project! They are so cute on my windows with snowflakes around them! I usually leave them up through out January.I love them so much!