Deer

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.

Deer for Kids

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.

Complete the Deer Puzzle

Complete the Deer Puzzle

Can the kids complete the first picture of the deer, wth reference to the second? It takes good copying skills!

Deer Acrostic Poem Printable

Deer Acrostic Poem Printable

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 ...  

Deer Booklet

Deer Booklet

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!  

Deer Colouring Page

Deer Colouring Page

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.

Deer Finger Tracing

Deer Finger Tracing

Colour the picture of a deer and then finger trace the word below. Once confident, children can trace the letters with a pencil too.

Deer Grid Copy

Deer Grid Copy

This grid copy is one for older children, who will enjoy trying to draw their own deer, complete with tricky antlers!

Deer Handwriting Worksheet

Deer Handwriting Worksheet

Kids can practice their letters with this lovely handwriting worksheets, which will help them to remember how to spell "deer", too.

Deer Notebooking Page

Deer Notebooking Page

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.

Deer Poster

Deer Poster

Our lovely illustration of a deer is here ready to prinint 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.

Deer Story Paper

Deer Story Paper

Our lovely deer illustration sits at the top of this story paper, waiting to be coloured in when the kids have finished writing...

Deer Tracing Page

Deer Tracing Page

Have young children practise their pencil control by following the dotted lines on our deer tracing page to draw their own magnificent stag.

Deer Word Tracing

Deer Word Tracing

Kids can trace over the dotted letters of the word "deer" then colour in the picture.

Deer Worksheet

Deer Worksheet

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.

Deer Writing Page

Deer Writing Page

Children can use this lovely deer writing page for collecting facts, project writing or even a story...  

Fawn Colouring Page

Fawn Colouring Page 2

Here's a cute colouring page of a lovely little fawn, with his name written below.

Learn to Draw a Deer

Learn to Draw a Deer

With their magnificent antlers deer aren't the easiest of animals to draw.  Our learn to draw a deer step by step guide will soon help you on the way to drawing your own herd. 

Learn More About Deer

Learn about fallow deer in the UK:

This pudu fawn is only 5 days old and as cute as can be!

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