Answering the Call of the Wild! How Jungle Coloring Pages Can Teach Kids About Nature
As your kids start coloring their little explorer pages, be sure they’re paying attention to the animals they’re shading, ask them if they know what jungles are.
If the opportunity presents itself, you could cart out an old globe or map. Whatever you have, use it to point out where the majority of jungles on this planet are. Explain which of the animals on the printable pages belong in Asian, African, and South American jungles.
Of course, some of the animals in the pictures technically don’t belong in jungles. For example, lions and rhinos are usually found in African grasslands. But Indian rhinos live in rainforests too — which are somewhat similar ecosystems to jungles.
Now, you’ll have noticed that we’ve included two distinct art styles in the examples above. Generally, we recommend giving more detailed drawings to a kindergartener or preschooler. Older kids will appreciate the intricacies of the silly ostrich, sly komodo dragon, or mischievous mandrill. They’ll probably be amused by the names of those pages, too.
Or if you have toddlers and younger kids, the simpler designs of front-facing animals should do the trick. Those illustrations even have the names of the animals written below the pictures, so they’re great for learning basic spelling. And since the shapes are so simple and large, you could also have your child attempt to copy the drawing. As far as we’re concerned, it’s never too early to start developing those artistic skills!
More Fun Jungle Coloring Pages for Kids
Now, if the pages we’ve presented aren’t doing it for you, we can recommend several other high-quality sources. For example, if you’re looking for simple drawings for toddlers, we recommend checking out this page.
Alternatively, other sites like education.com offer a mix of jungle illustrations for kids of all ages.
Lastly, we wanted to recommend at least one coloring sheet that requires more skill and focus. This rainforest coloring page from Rainforest Alliance is perfect for that! It shows at least fourteen different animal species. So you can use it to encourage your kids to ask questions about animals that live in the jungle!
Best of all, you won’t have to do much research to get the answers. Simply hover your mouse over the “i” icons on the page we linked to. Clicking through those links will lead you to another page with even more details about the animal you’re interested in.