These Animal Coloring Pages will help teach your child about different kinds of animals, while improving their understanding of color and their fine motor skills.
These coloring pages cover everything from the wild lions and tigers of the African plains to the cutest kitties and puppies – not to mention barnyard animal favorites like cows, horses, and pigs.
To print out our free animal coloring pages, click on the links below to find the corresponding animal page for your child to color. Be sure to bookmark this page as we add new pages often! These pages are just the tip of the iceberg for our printable coloring pages.
When you get the animal coloring page you want to print:
1) Select Print on your browser for the animal you want to color.
2) When you have finished printing the coloring page for the animals you want, close the window.
3) Give your child the coloring page you printed, along with some crayons, colored pencils, or markers. You may want to print out several copies of the same animal, in case a mistake is made or your child wants to color multiple copies of the same animal.
Other Fun Activities Your Child Can Do
Finding activities for your child to do on a rainy day or while you're busy can be a headache at times! If they've grown bored with their toys, check out some of these ideas to help keep them busy and happy.
Free drawing is a great way to stimulate your child's creativity while training their fine motor skills. Give them a piece of printer paper or similar, along with some colored pencils, markers, or crayons. Let them draw whatever they want, or give them a category like “food” or “animals” to use. If you want to make it fun and challenging for them, set a time limit for them to draw a complete image.
If you have construction paper on hand, you can give it to your kids and have them draw shapes to cut out. They could write their name in bubble letters, draw a fun animal, or whatever else they want. When they're done, have them cut the drawing out to paste in a scrapbook or pin up on the fridge. If you have very young children, make sure they use safety scissors or cut the drawing out for them.
If you have an old phone, tablet, or camera on hand that you don't mind your kids using, give it to them and have them shoot a “movie”. Let them come up with the script and the costumes. Monitor them to make sure they don't do anything inappropriate; some older kids might see this as a chance to push boundaries. Make sure the device, if it's a phone or tablet, isn't connected to Wi-Fi so that your kids have to focus on making a movie.
For future rainy days, keep some craft supplies on hand. Sponge painting supplies, yarn, watercolors and paintbrushes, paper plates, construction paper, and tracers are all supplies you'll want to have on hand for your kids!