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!
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.
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
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.
Trace the squares one by one and look carefully to see where the spots are on this cheetah grid copy.
There are 3 fonts to trace and then space to try to form the letters independently on our cheetah handwriting worksheet.
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.
This cheetah lacing card has a nice simple outline for children to practise sewing skills by punching holes and lacing around the outside.
Our notebooking pages help older children to present their research and writing projects neatly. This one features a cheetah, the fastest land animal.
This cute cheetah would look lovely on a classroom wall as part of a zoo or African animals display.
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.
Our cheetah story paper is perfect for young children to write a sentence or two describing this really fast cat.
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.
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.
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?
Available in colour or black and white, our cheetah writing page will hopefully encourage independent report writing with its cute cheetah image.
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!
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.