Animal Templates

Print these templates for colouring and craft activities.

Elephant

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Here is an elephant template and a connect the dots. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about elephants and where they live. What is special about elephants? Do you have some story books about elephants?

Tiger

This template shows a Tiger Click image for the full-size template Print and colour in. Related skills: language, fine motor. Discussion Topics: Talk about where you see tigers. Have you seen tigers in a zoo? Do you have tigers in any of your books? One of our family favourites is Terrible Terrible Tiger Tiger-related Toys [...]

Zebra

This template shows a Zebra Click image for the full-size template Print and colour in. Related skills: language, fine motor. Discussion Topics: What’s special about zebras? Black and white. Stripes. Where do they live? Can you think of other animals that live in the jungle? Do you know what they eat? Have you seen a [...]

Platypus

The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) live in burrows beside rivers and lakes in Australia.

Kangaroo

This template shows a kangaroo. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, gross motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about kangaroo and where they are found. Kangaroos are marsupials. They keep their babies in their pouch. Kangaroos are popular characters for children’s books and toys. Kangaroo Books and Toys ToysOnline [...]

Crocodile

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This template shows a crocodile. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, gross motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about crocodiles and where they are found. Talk about safety and the need to respect wild animals. Pretend to be a crocodile using your arms to imitate the jaws. Find out [...]

Snake

One template of a snake to colour and one to connect the dots Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the snake and connect the dots. Talk about snakes, where they live, the part they play in nature, and safety.

Veterinarian

Cat and dog with Vet’s sign, syringe and stethoscope – all ready to see the vet! Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Do you have pets?  Have you taken them to see the vet? Veterinarians diagnose and treat sickness, disease and injury in all types of [...]

Tree

Colour this tree and its surroundings. You could draw animals or children playing underneath. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about trees and their importance. What animals need trees? Do you have a favourite tree in your garden or in the park? Talk about [...]

Farm Animals

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Here are some templates of farm animals – a cow, horse and join-the-dots horse. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Talk about different farm animals, their shapes and sizes and where they live. Related Templates: Farmyard [...]

Birds

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Here are some templates of birds to colour including a kookaburra, cockatoo and ibis. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Talk about different bird, their shapes and sizes and where [...]

Farm

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This is a template of a farm scene with barn and vegetable beds Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour in the pictures. You can add some chickens, ducks, cows or other animals. Talk about the different crops that are grown on farms – and chickens and animals. [...]

Penguin

This is  a penguin template with corresponding color-by-number template in two versions: “easy” and “hard”. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates. This activity helps with number recognition and the abstract idea of using [...]

Dogs

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The faces of these three dog templates have been left blank so that you can draw them just the way you like them! Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates. Talk about dogs, different [...]

Cats

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Here are a range of templates of cats – cute cats and a Halloween black cat Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates. Talk about cats, different types, [...]

Animal Matching Cards

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These animal matching cards can be used for matching games, memory games, to practice vocabulary and more! Color them before playing or play with them as is. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, [...]

Camping – campsite, tent and campfire

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These template shows a campsite with tent, logs, fire and trees with a close up of the fire in the second template. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, gross motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates and talk about camping, the food you take when [...]

Hand Turkey – from a hand outline

Making turkeys out of hand outlines is a popular Thanksgiving activity in America. You can use an outline of your own hand or this template. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: Discussion Topics: fine motor, language, spatial Template created by and copyright : nighstar mayfair You can also get a pdf version (2 [...]

Ibis

This template shows an Ibis – a wading birds with long legs and curved beak. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: Discussion Topics: Talk about how wading birds tend to have long legs. Template created by and copyright : nighstar mayfair

Happy Thanksgiving Turkey

Here are two different templates for Thanksgiving Turkeys. Click image for the full-size template For a more informal picture, you can print this handprint, trace around your own hand or get children to trace their hands. Click image for the full-size template   Related skills: fine motor, language, social Discussion Topics: Thanksgiving is in October [...]

Frog

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This template shows a Frog Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Where do frogs live? What colour are they? Do you have any in your garden? What sounds do they make? There are lots of stories about frogs – one of my favourites is the Frog and Toad [...]

Cockatoo

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This template shows a Cockatoo Colour this bird that we call a Cockatoo Click image for the full-size template Related skills: Discussion Topics: Where do cockatoos come from? What different types are there? See the wikipedia page on Cockatoos for ideas Do you know stories about cockatoos? Template created by and copyright : nighstar mayfair

Chicken or Hen

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This template shows a Chicken. Click image for the full-size template Colour the chicken – more advanced children might want to research the different types and colours of chickens. Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: What sounds do chickens make, where do we find chickens, do you or anyone you know have chickens at [...]

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