Get Your Kids to Love the Great Outdoors With Woodland Animal Coloring Pages
Most adults enjoy hiking through wooded areas so we know exactly how magical nature can be. Unfortunately, not all kids get the opportunity to experience the same thing. Unfortunately, some parents are too busy to pack up and drive to the nearest national park at a moment’s notice. So how can we make our kids interested in Mother Nature?
If you have really small kids or toddlers, the printables we’ve included should start the process. You’ll find the names of the animals depicted in the drawings below each image. So if your child wants to know more about the animal they’re coloring, you could easily look it up.
Alternatively, you could play an educational YouTube video on the subject.
Many children’s television channels now have segments during which they play footage of animals in the wild. You can also put on Animal Planet and let your children color as they watch the program. Or if you don’t want them seeing the circle of life in action, just play cartoons featuring animal characters instead.
Who can resist a classic Tom and Jerry or Bugs Bunny episode?
While your kids are coloring, you could also explain some of the common associations we have with various woodland animals. For example, if your child is coloring an image of a frog, tell them the story of the Frog Prince. If they’re doing an owl coloring sheet, explain the connection between the bird and the Ancient Greek goddess Athena.
More Woodland Animals Coloring Pages for Kids
You might have noticed that most of the coloring page examples above show only one character surrounded by empty space. On the one hand, that could leave space for your child to express their creativity by drawing the scenery. But you could use other printables too:
- Coloring Home has printable sheets with more detailed backgrounds and more realistic animals
- Nature Coloring Pages has printable images of forests drawn in different art styles
- First School has compiled a detailed list of forest animals coloring pages
- The Neopets haunted woods coloring pages are perfect for kids who like seeing cute characters in scary settings