Nature & Wildlife

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 [...]

Whale Template

This template shows a Whale Click image for the full-size template Print and colour in. Related skills: language, fine motor. Discussion Topics: Talk about whales and where they live. Have you heard the sounds that whales make? Do you know any different types of whales? Have you ever been whale watching? Template created by and [...]

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 [...]

Snail Template

This template shows a Snail Click image for the full-size template Print and colour in. Related skills: language, fine motor. Discussion Topics: Talk about where you see snails, go for a snail hunt in the garden. What do snails eat? What eats snails? Talk about how some people eat them. What do we mean when [...]

Platypus

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

Caterpillar

A caterpillar in two parts to colour and cut Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Caterpillars come in lots of shapes and sizes. Do you have caterpillars in your garden? What are they eating? Colour the template.

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 [...]

Crab Template

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This template shows a crab. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, gross motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about crabs and where they are found. Talk about eating crabs and what they taste like. Pretend to be a crab. Walk or crawl like a crab. Make pincer movements with [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Butterfly Templates

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Here are a range of templates for butterflies – plain and with patterns 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 Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template [...]

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 [...]

Spider

This template shows a spider. Draw on patterns and color this large, blank spider for Halloween or any time of the year. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, gross motor, language Discussion Topics: Spiders play an important part in nature. They come in different shapes and sizes. Do you have spiders [...]

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

Ant

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This template shows an Ant to colour. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Talk about where ants are in your house or garden, where they like to build nests, the role they play in nature, how they respond to rain, how children should be careful not to disturb them. [...]

Australian Water Dragon

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This template shows an Australian Water Dragon Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Australian Water Dragons are common along the east coast of Australia.   Have you seen water dragons? You can see lots of water dragons at places like the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Template created by and copyright : [...]

Tortoise

This template shows a Tortoise. Tortoises usually live on land. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: What’s the difference between a tortoise and a turtle? Tortoises usually live on land whereas turtles tend to live in water so turtles have webbed feet. Do you know stories about tortoises? The [...]

Weather – sunshine

This template shows a large bright sun Click image for the full-size template Related skills: Discussion Topics: Sunshine means warmth and light. Talk about what we do in the sunshine, plants need it to grow. We need to get enough but not too much sun. How does a sunny day make you feel? Sunshine also [...]

Weather – snow or hail

This template could be snow or hail falling from the clouds Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Talk about which season we get snow and in which countries. For hail, talk about storms, damage done by hail and safety. Template created by and copyright : nighstar mayfair

Weather – rain

This template shows rain coming from the clouds. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: language, fine motor Discussion Topics: Talk about the rain – heavy rain, light rain, when it comes straight down, when the wind blows it. What happens to it when it reaches the ground or the roof of your house? [...]

Weather – lightning

This template shows weather – lightning Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Talk about lightning and thunder, and whether they frighten you. Also discuss safety issues with lightning and storms. Template created by and copyright : nighstar mayfair

Weather – clouds

This template shows clouds partly covering the sun – for drawing and perhaps talking about shade and shadows or as part of a weather theme. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Talk about different types of clouds, rain clouds, thunder clouds, storm clouds. Research the scientific names for types [...]

Octopus

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This template shows an Octopus Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Where does an octopus live? What do you call more than one octopus – octopuses or octopi? Why is it called an octopus? Eight legs. Can you think of other words that start with octo or octa meaning [...]

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 [...]

Dolphin

This template shows a Dolphin to colour Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: talk about other sea life, has anyone seen a dolphin? Template created by and copyright : nighstar mayfair

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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