The Giant Panda is one of the most recognisable species on earth with their black eye patches. Their Latin name ailuropoda melanoleuca means "black and white cat-foot".

The Giant Panda is native to the mountains of Western China. Adults grow to 4-6 feet long and 2 to 3 feet high, so they are not as large as many people imagine. Although they are bears, and members of the order Carnivora, 99% of their diet is bamboo.

Giant panda theme for kids

We've got a giant collection of giant panda activities on this page! Scroll down to find fun facts, panda printables of all sorts, original panda colouring pages and some wonderful panda crafts to inspire you - not to mention a useful collection of links to other websites and videos you can enjoy.

Fun Panda Facts

  • A baby Giant Panda only weighs approximately 1/900th of the weight of an adult.
  • Pandas spend about 12 hours a day eating!
  • Did you know that pandas need to eat up to 40lb (18kg) of food a day to get enough nourishment? (Just lift a packet of sugar or something of similar weight to get an idea of how much bamboo this is!)
Panda Colouring Pages
A collection of panda colouring pages for younger children. We also have a panda tracing page for...
Panda Crafts
We've got a really lovely collection of panda crafts for kids of all ages here, including panda...
Panda Printables
Activity Village offers this collection of panda printables - ready for a visit to the zoo, a theme...

Panda Jokes

Why does an embarrassed panda get mistaken for a newspaper?
Because because they're both black and white and red (read) all over!

What does a Chinese bear like to do best in the evenings?
Visit a pandamime (pantomime)!

What goes black, white, black, white, black, white, black, white...
A panda rolling down a hill!

A Panda at the Movies!

(NB Children should not browse video sharing sites unsupervised)

The most famous panda in popular culture must be DreamWorks Animation's Po, Kung Fu Panda.

"I'm not a big, fat panda. I'm the big, fat panda!"

How to draw Po:

More Panda Activities

(NB Children should not browse video sharing sites unsupervised)

How to draw a panda:

Watch this gorgeous baby panda playing at San Diego zoo:

Panda's in the wild fromm BBC's Wild China:

See how the pandas Yang Guang (Sunshine) and Tian Tian (Sweetie) settled in at Edinbugh Zoo:

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