Do your children enjoy learning about animals in your homeschool? Try printing out some animal coloring pages to give them the next time you are doing a unit or science study on animals.
Why is coloring important?
Coloring is important because it helps to strengthen children’s fingers and hands which aids in the development of fine motor skills. It strengthens their pencil grip which will help give them a good start on being able to hold a pencil and write for longer periods of time.
What are some other benefits of coloring?
- Coloring is calming. Kids of all ages can benefit from the calm that comes from coloring quietly.
- It helps to ease anxiety.
- Improves attention spans and concentration.
- It is a great way to help children with color recognition.
How do you learn about animals while coloring?
As your children color the animal, read them some fun facts about each animal.
Talk about the animals as you color them and ask your child what their favorite animal is. They can also write their favorite fun facts on the page that they are coloring.
Free Animal Coloring Pages
Use these free printables to help your children learn about the different animals and the habitats they live in. There are so many free animal coloring pages that your kids can even create their own coloring book with them. If you have little learners, check out some animal lacing cards.
Woodland Animals Coloring Pages
9 Woodland Animal Coloring Pages – There are 9 free printable animal coloring pages in this set. Color a fox, hedgehog, deer, rabbit, squirrel, bear, raccoon and skunk.
Rainforest Animals Coloring Pages
Rainforest Coloring Page – Color a full rainforest with the different tree canopies and plants.
Forest Animals Coloring Pages
Jungle Animals Coloring Pages
Over 18 Jungle Animals to Color – 18 different pages of cute jungle animals to color and make your own coloring book with.
Preschool Jungle Animals – This coloring page has cute cartoon style jungle animals that little ones will enjoy coloring.
Realistic Jungle Animals – Color this sheet of realistic animals that live in the jungle with their name identification.
Safari Animals Coloring Pages
African Safari Animal Coloring Pages – There are 3o different safari animal coloring pages to choose from.
African Safari Coloring Sheet – Cute coloring sheet with many different animals you would see on an African Safari.
Baby Animals Coloring Pages
Cartoon Style Baby Animal Coloring Pages – These coloring pages are so adorable with cute baby animals that like look they are from a cartoon.
Sea Animals Coloring Pages
Water Animals – There are lots of fun animals you will find in the ocean with a cute cartoon style to them.
Sea Turtles Coloring Pages – These coloring pages feature sea turtles and ocean scenes of turtles swimming.
Farm Animals Coloring Pages
10 Farm Animals to Color – 10 different pages of animals on the farm. These are so adorable.
17 Farm Animal Coloring Pages – Sweet realistic coloring pages of humans and their animals on the farm.
Zoo Animals Coloring Pages
Zoo Coloring Pages – 30 Coloring Pages of animals that you will see at a zoo and animals in their zoo habitats.
10 Z0o Animals to Color – Realistic coloring pages of the most popular animals that you will find at the zoo.
Easy Animal Coloring Pages
Simple Animal Coloring Pages – This simple pages are great for little ones that don’t need extra details to color.
Cute Animal Coloring Pages – These easy-peasy animal pages are super cute and easy to color.
Easy Animals to Color – Over 25 coloring pages of cute animals that are easy for your children to color and decorate with markers or crayons.
Coloring is calming and fun. Incorporating animal coloring pages into your science or unit studies is a great way to keep your kids engaged in what they are learning in a relaxing environment.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!