Free Printable Animal Coloring Pages

Kids of all ages will love these free printable animal coloring pages. They are a fun activity for a rainy day. The free coloring pages include farm animals, zoo animals, and jungle animals. Young children will appreciate the easy outlines of each picture. Your little animal lover will have fun coloring all of the different animals.

Printable Pages Included

  • lion
  • elephant
  • snake
  • giraffe
  • monkey
  • pig
  • fish
  • cat

Did you know that there are many benefits to coloring for kids? It improves motor skills and stimulates creativity. Coloring improves focus and confidence. It is a form of self expression and it reduces stress. Can you believe coloring reduces stress? It’s true!

Targeted Skills

  • color recognition
  • fine motor skills
  • hand-eye coordination

Ways to Use the Coloring Pages

There are so many ways you can use these free printable coloring pages!

  • Staple them together to make a coloring book.
  • Use the printable pictures in your letter of the week curriculum.
  • Color the animals you’ve seen after a trip to the farm or zoo.
  • Take them with you on the go for times you have to wait like the restaurant, waiting room, or in the car.

Fun Facts

Did you know these fun facts about these animals? These are such great fun for younger and older kids! Sharing a fact while coloring is a great way to start a conversation, make a connection, and develop new vocabulary.

A lion’s roar can be heard over five miles away.

Elephants have about 150,000 muscles in their trunk!

Snakes don’t have eyelids.

When a giraffe is born, it can stand up after 30 minutes.

Monkeys have feelings just like us!

Pigs are smarter than most animals, even dogs!

Fish breathe with gills.

Cats sleep about half of the day.

Download and Print the Animals Coloring Pages

More Animal Printables for Kids

Check out our cheetah printables for kids. They include a cheetah dice game, cheetah coloring page, and a cheetah puzzle for preschoolers.

Keep talking and learning about animals with this free printable animal bingo game. With all types of animals it is great for a party or to turn into a matching activity.

Try these animal shadow matching puzzles. For extra practice with scissors students can cut along the dotted lines to cut the animal pictures apart. Then match the animals to their shadows.

These easy dot to dots for preschoolers include different animals that your child will love. Connect the dots and then color. It is great for number recognition, counting, and fine motor skills.

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