Kids love animals of all kinds, and while they may not be able to have a whale or a tiger as a pet, they can fill the gap with these adorable, free, printable animal coloring pages.
As with all our coloring pages, the following illustrations of dancing dogs, waddling penguins, leaping unicorns and more were created exclusively for us by children's book author and illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg.
Playful Poodle Puppets
Color this trio of puppies and then turn them into stick puppets for some extra pretend play. Best of all, they don't shed or need to go out for a walk on a freezing cold day. Get the prancing poodles coloring page here!
What kid doesn't love to roar like a tiger whenever they get the chance? With a pair of scissors and a little ribbon, your child will transform into a tiger and you'll soon wonder if you've gotten lost in the jungle. Get the tiger mask coloring page here.
Frog in the City
This imaginative frog coloring page features a scene we hope never to experience in real life, but it sure makes for a great coloring page. A giant frog looks ready to leap, but by the smile on his face, the city folk have nothing to fear. Get the frog coloring page here.
Everyone's favorite sea mammals, giant whales and leaping dolphins, feature on this life under the sea coloring page. A curious school of fish swims over to watch the action. Get the under the sea coloring page here.
Fish Under the Sea
More ocean life, but this time with the opportunity for some pretend play. Color the seascape, glue the fish to some craft sticks and your child will exercise those storytelling skills. Get the fish puppets and ocean scene coloring page here.
Whale in Love
This whale and fish coloring page is a good coloring page for Valentines' Day, but there's no reason not to print it out any day of the year. After all, love is for every day. Get the whale and fish coloring page here.
Kids who love unicorns, rainbows and all things sparkly will enjoy this star-studded unicorn and rainbow coloring page. For extra bling, use metallic colored pencils, and add some sequins and sparkly do-dads. Get the unicorn coloring page here.
Rabbits on the Go
Where are these rabbits off to? This rabbit coloring pages features three bunnies on wheels, reminiscent of an old-fashioned wooden toy. Get the rabbits coloring page here.
Mix 'n' Match Heart Animal Puppets
After coloring this sheet to your heart's content, cut out the heart-faced animals and use the extra hearts to mix and match your own heart-shaped creatures. Get the animal puppets coloring page here.
Banish winter doldrums with this pixilated reindeer herd. Turn the coloring page into a greeting card, or cut out individual reindeer to make stick puppets for pretend play. Get the reindeer coloring page here.
No doubt your dinosaur-obsessed child will be able to name every lizard on this imaginative coloring page. Perhaps they will even spot some evolution in progress. Get the dinosaur scene coloring page here.
Sure you could color this penguin rookery in rainbow colors, but the important part is that these playful penguins will put a smile on any child's face. Get the penguin coloring page here.
The six animals on this Noah's Ark coloring page are probably hoping they spy land soon, because they are getting a tad too big for their sea-faring vessel! Get the Noah's Ark coloring page here.
Kangaroo Printable Card
From one kanga to another! This kangaroo gift exchange is a delightful addition to any Christmas coloring page collection. Use the large space to write a holiday greeting to a friend. Get the Kangaroo coloring page here.