With April being Earth Month (April 22 is Earth Day), many kids are learning about the environment, especially the wondrous and vast oceans and their ecosystems. Be sure to include this under-the-sea coloring page by children's book author and illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg, as part of your celebration with little ones.
This sea life coloring page with whale, dolphins, fish and other creatures comes from the picture book, It's My Earth, Too, by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Melanie. We even have an earth coloring page from the cover of the book here on the blog, too. That illustration also made a cameo on a Children's Defense Fund poster!
It’s My Earth, Too was originally published in 1992 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers. You might be surprised to learn that the book publishing industry is actually not very environmentally friendly, but this book was printed on recycled paper with soybean oil inks. There was no paper dust jacket, and water-soluble glues were used in the binding. Melanie and Kathleen fought hard for the eco-friendly publishing method, and the resulting book is a joy to hold and read. It's also available as an ebook.
Download and print (on recycled paper, of course!) the pdf coloring page: (By clicking here you agree to our terms of service* see below). Sea life coloring page.
What's the perfect way to use this coloring page?
- Include the under the sea coloring page in your lessons about Earth Day
- Libraries can distribute the under the sea coloring page during activity hour after Earth Day story time
- Bring out the colored pencils and a picture book because coloring pages are a great activity for squirmy kids while you read aloud!
More earth and ocean themed coloring pages:
- Fish and ocean life coloring page and puppets
- Whale and fish in love coloring page
- Children holding up the Earth coloring page
About the Under-the Sea Coloring Page Illustrator
Melanie Hope Greenberg is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books and she loves to teach about the art of children's books in the classroom! Her cheerful book, Mermaids on Parade, which depicts the iconic Coney Island celebratory Mermaid Parade, was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists.
Melanie also does wonderful school and library visits where she shares with children the process of writing and illustrating children's books.
Are you looking for the perfect book gift? I’m sure you know a kid who likes diggers! Or mermaids? Or subways? Melanie signs all copies of her books purchased through her Amazon vendor link.
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