Cheetahs

Did you know that the cheeetah is the fastest animal on earth? Find out more about this African wild animal and enjoy our cheetah colouring pages, printables and worksheets below.

Cheetahs at Activity Village

Learn about Cheetahs

Cheetahs live in south and east Africa and some parts of Iran. They are tall, long and thin, with small heads and big chests, and characteristic spots on their bodies which provide excellent camouflage when they wait in the long grass for their prey.

They can run fast! For short bursts, usually when hunting, they can reach 100 km/h (70 mph)! Even more amazing, they can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in only 3 seconds! When they catch their prey, they will trip it up and then kill it - and then may take up to half an hour to recover their breath before they eat!

In the distant past, cheetahs have been successfully tamed and used for hunting. They were also hunted extensively themselves for their fur, and are now few enough (with only about 7,000 cheethahs still living in the wild) to be classified as "vulnerable" and on the verge of "endangered".

Fun fact: A group of male cheetahs is called a "coalition"

Our Cheetah Resources

Cheetah Acrostic Poem Printable

Cheetah Acrostic Poem Printable

There are four versions of this cheetah acrostic poem printable; lined and unlined, with or without graphic. If you are not feeling poetic they make useful writing or drawing frames!

Cheetah Colouring Page

Cheetah Colouring Page

We've already coloured the spots so this cute cheetah colouring page will be a speedy colouring!

Cheetah Dot to Dot

Cheetah Dot to Dot

Practise numbers up to 20 with this cute cheetah dot to dot printable!

Cheetah Finger Tracing

Cheetah Finger Tracing

There are lots of curly letters to get a feel of as you trace over the letters with a finger on our cute cheetah finger tracing page.

Cheetah Grid Copy

Cheetah Grid Copy

Trace the squares one by one and look carefully to see where the spots are on this cheetah grid copy.

Cheetah Handwriting Worksheet

Cheetah Handwriting Worksheet

There are 3 fonts to trace and then space to try to form the letters independently on our cheetah handwriting worksheet.

Cheetah Jigsaw

Cheetah Jigsaw

This spotty yellow cheetah adorns a quick printable jigsaw activity. Just print and cut using our jigsaw instructions and cutting guides and the kids will be putting it back together again in moments. Fun for younger kids in an African Animal topic.

Cheetah Jigsaw 2

Cheetah Jigsaw 2

This cute cheetah jigsaw would be a fun distraction to keep children busy on a journey to the zoo! Cutting guides can be found here.  

Cheetah Lacing Card

Cheetah Lacing Card

This cheetah lacing card has a nice simple outline for children to practise sewing skills by punching holes and lacing around the outside.

Cheetah Notebooking Page

Cheetah Notebooking Page

Our notebooking pages help older children to present their research and writing projects neatly. This one features a cheetah, the fastest land animal.

Cheetah Poster

Cheetah Poster

This cute cheetah would look lovely on a classroom wall as part of a zoo or African animals display.

Cheetah Poster 2

Cheetah Poster 2

This photographic poster of a cheetah shows clearly its slender body, big chest and small head, and also gives children an idea of how the pattern on the fur camouflages this big cat against the landscape.

Cheetah Story Paper

Cheetah Story Paper

Our cheetah story paper is perfect for young children to write a sentence or two describing this really fast cat.

Cheetah Tracing Page

Cheetah Tracing Page

Get young children drawing by printing our cute cheetah tracing page for them to complete, all they have to do is draw over the dotted lines.

Cheetah Word Tracing

Cheetah Word Tracing

There is lots of pencil control practice to be had with this cheetah word tracing worksheet. Trace the letters and then colour in the picture.  

Cheetah Worksheet

Cheetah Worksheet

Do your children know that the cheetah is the fastest land animal? What other facts about cheetahs can they find out for our cheetah fact finding worksheet?

Cheetah Writing Page

Cheetah Writing Page

Available in colour or black and white, our cheetah writing page will hopefully encourage independent report writing with its cute cheetah image.

Cheetahs Scene Card

Cheetahs Scene Card

Do you know someone who loves big cats? They'll enjoy receiving this lovely cheetahs scene card. Print using the borderless settings on your printer for the best results.

Cheetahs Scene Colouring Page

Cheetahs Scene Colouring Page

We've got lots of colouring pages featuring big cats here at Activity Village. This one features the fastest land animal on earth - the cheetah...

Cheetahs Scene Poster

Cheetahs Scene Poster

Here's a lovely poster of some cheetahs, perfect to display as part of a big cat or African animal theme.

Cheetahs Scene Story Paper

Cheetahs Scene Story Paper

The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world, so perhaps use this story paper to write about the two cheetahs in the picture having a race?

Complete The Cheetah Puzzle

Complete The Cheetah Puzzle

Can the kids complete this picture of our adorable cheetah? Use the finished picture as reference and fill in the missing parts of the grid - be careful copying his spots!

Learn to Draw a Cheetah

Learn to Draw a Cheetah

Kids will be sure to have fun adding the spots to make their drawing unique when they follow our simple learn to draw a cheetah guide.

Not a Cheetah Story Starter

Not a Cheetah Story Starter

Here is a fun story starter using a young cheetah called Kobi, who can't run fast like his cheetah friends. How will the children finish the story?

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