Children need to fill in the missing parts of the platypus at the top by referring to the picture at the bottom - his webbed feet might be tricky!
The platypus is a semi-aquatic mammal (it lives in and out of water) native to Australia, and is a very strange looking creature which seems to be made up of parts of many other animals: a duck's bill, a beaver's tail, an otter's feet - and it lays eggs!
Fun fact: the male platypus has a venomous spur on his back foot which causes severe pain to humans, so stay out of his way!
Have some fun with our platypus activities for kids. We have useful notebooking page and mini booklet - part of a set of Australian animals - as well as a platypus template. We also have new colouring pages and printables for younger children in the pipeline. Browse our resources below.
Have you always wished you could draw a platypus? Now you can! Just follow along with our printable tutorial, step by step...
The duck-billed platypus is one of Australia's strangest creatures! Find out what you can about it then print out our mini booklets to use to write it all down! Choose from lined or blank booklets and then just click the links below to download and print.
Colour in this picture of a platypus - just one of a set of more "realistic" colouring pages of Australian animals for older children.
Have you ever coloured a platypus before? This one is great for younger children with lots of big areas to colour.
Here's a fun way to practise letter skills! Finger trace the letters in the word "platypus" first, then perhaps have a go with a crayon too?
Can the kids copy this picture of a platypus from the left grid to the right? It's a good idea to count carefully and copy one square at a time...
Kids will be much more confident in writing and spelling the word "platypus" when they've had a go at this fun worksheet. Why not colour in the picture too?
Making this Platypus jigsaw is easy - just follow the instructions and the cutting guides here. The Platypus is such an unusual creature and this activity is a great way to start a discussion on overseas animals.
This platypus lacing card just makes me want to smile! This is a brilliant first introduction to sewing for young childen with a nice simple outline to follow.
The uniqueness of the platypus is definitely appealing and this one is exceptionally cute. Children can learn about Australian animals by dressing up with our handy printable platypus mask!
Here you will find two versions of our printable notebooking page for the duck-billed platypus, one of Australia's native animals. Choose from two designs, and just click on the links below to download printable versions.
The duck-billed platypus lives only in Australia, and it's a strange looking creature! Here's a poster to print out for display or projects. There are two versions to choose from below.
Print out this Platypus poster and make a display of Australian animals, or perhaps mammals. The Platypus is an unusual type of mammal which lays eggs!
Write about the interesting platypus, native to Australia, or make up a fun story using this story paper. We have two versions to suit a range of ages - one with handwriting lines and one lined for older kids.
Part of our Australian animal theme, this duck-billed platypus template is instantly recognisable! Use it for crafts, tracing, cutting or writing projects.
The Platypus is a semiaquatic mammal from Australia. He looks quite cute but can give you a sting with its back legs! You can trace his outline to practise pencil control, and then colour him in.
The platypus is quite an unusual looking animal! Colour in this lovely picture of one and then trace the letters underneath.