Can the kids complete the first picture of the deer, wth reference to the second? It takes good copying skills!
If you are doing a British Wildlife topic, or just finding out about these graceful creatures with the kids, we can help! From deer colouring pages to deer printables of all sorts, you'll find them below, along with a little information about deer to get you started.
There are six species of deer found in the British Isles. Two of those species were native (red deer and roe deer) and four were introduced (fallow deer, sika deer, Reeves's muntjac, and Chinese water deer. You can see an example of sika deer, which originated in Japan, in the photograph below. It is thought that there are over 2 million deer in the UK at the moment, more than at any time in the past.
If we look at deer all over the world, there are over 45 different species and a huge amount of variety. The smallest deer is the Northern Pudu, weighing in at about 10kg (20lbs). The largest is the moose, weighing in at 430kg (1000lbs)! Colour and patterning varies - often according to native habitat - but most species are strong swimmers and fast runners, using a zigzag running technique to evade, and exhaust, their prey. The only places you won't find deer are in Australia and Antarctica.
A baby deer is called a fawn, a male deer is called a buck, a female deer is called a doe, and a group of deer is called a herd.
Get the kids working on their acrostic poems with these fun printable pages! You might also find them useful as writing frames for your deer projects ...
Choose from the lined or blank version of our deer booklet, then print and fold using our origami booklet instructions. Kids love how easy it is to make these booklets and they are the ideal size for storing some notes, observations or drawings!
The beauty of the deer is captured in this simple deer colouring page, suitable for younger kids. Letters spell out the word underneath the picture.
Colour the picture of a deer and then finger trace the word below. Once confident, children can trace the letters with a pencil too.
This grid copy is one for older children, who will enjoy trying to draw their own deer, complete with tricky antlers!
Kids can practice their letters with this lovely handwriting worksheets, which will help them to remember how to spell "deer", too.
We have two versions of our deer notebooking page - one with space for a drawing, the other lined throughout. Kids can use them for storing their notes or observations about deer.
Our lovely illustration of a deer is here ready to print as a poster. It also makes a useful cover or addition to a project, and there's space for the children to write notes about the deer around the edges if they want.
Here's a lovely poster of an adorable deer in a forest. Simply print out and use for topic work or display on walls at home or in the classroom.
Our colouring cards make an extra special greetings card for friends and family, especially if the kids do their best colouring! This one features a woodland scene with two lovely deer.
Here's a beautifully illustrated poster of two deer to print and display as part of an animal or wildlife theme - print using the borderless settings on your printer for the best result.
Use this deer scene story paper to collect facts or perhaps make up a story. With a simple lined and a handwriting lined version available, you could also use it for some handwriting practice. And don't forget to colour in the picture!
Our lovely deer illustration sits at the top of this story paper, waiting to be coloured in when the kids have finished writing...
Have young children practise their pencil control by following the dotted lines on our deer tracing page to draw their own magnificent stag.
Find out what the kids already know about deer, and fill in the gaps when you fill in this fact-finding worksheet. We have one for all our British Wildlife and many other animals and birds, so you can build up a really nice collection.
Children can use this lovely deer writing page for collecting facts, project writing or even a story...
It's not often you see a hot air balloon with a deer in it - and certainly not one that is going to be so much fun to colour in! Enjoy!