Studying ants with the kids? Here's a fun ant colouring page for younger children...
Simple Animal Colouring Pages
This (very large) collection of animal colouring pages are perfect for younger children. Many are large pictures and have simple outlines so they are perfect for cutting out and display, too. Some are realistic, some are funny and some are just cute!
Don't forget you can search by Animals A-Z here.
We have more detailed Animal Scene Colouring Pages here.
Print out our simple anteater colouring page for the kids to colour in. The word is included to help with recognition, spelling and TEFL.
Our baboon colouring page features a very happy looking baboon that children are sure to have fun colouring.
Here's a fun bat colouring page to print for younger kids to colour in, with simple outlines and a cheeky face!
This bat colouring page certainly doesn't feature the scary type of bat - but rather the loveable sort! Colour him in and cut him out for a cute Halloween display - especially if you do more than one!
This is most definitely our cutest bat colouring page of many! When the kids have coloured him in, why not cut him out and put him on display? Lots of lovely bats hanging from the ceiling or windows would make a fun Halloween display.
This is a simple bear colouring page suitable for younger kids, with the word spelled out underneath the picture.
Brown or black? What type is your bear? This cute bear colouring page is sure to be a favourite with young children.
We've got a cute bear cub here to print and colour for younger children, with words underneath the picture for early readers.
Everyone loves a bit of colouring and this beaver colouring page is a great way to occupy kids for a while. We have lots of other suitable colouring pages on the site if you have animal lovers to please!
Bees are a fascinating insect - did you know they are the only insect that makes food that people can eat? Here is a picture of some buzzy bees and honeycomb to colour in.
Here is a beetle colouring page for younger children, who will enjoy the smile on our cute beetle's face!
This simple printable billy goat colouring page is aimed at younger kids, with its name written underneath the picture. Great for farmyard fans!
If you want to colour in a bison, we've got one for you! This simple outline bison colouring page is perfect for younger kids, with the word written underneath the picture.
Bison are the largest land animals in Europe and North America. Young children can practice their colouring skills with our simple bison colouring page.
Butterflies are a true wonder of nature, and you can make this one even more fantastic by colouring it in with some colourful pens or crayons and making it bright and beautiful!
We have quite a few pretty butterfly colouring pages to choose from just like this one, so why not colour in a few different butterflies then display them together?
This fancy butterfly looks quite pretty already, but it'll look even better once the kids have used some bright crayons or pens to colour it in!
Butterflies make a perfect subject for colouring pages, as they're so beautiful and colourful in real life - and the kids can use lots of different colours on this butterfly colouring page.
Learn about nature and have some colouring fun too with our butterfly life cycle colouring page. Choose from two versions below: labelled, or blank.
This colouring page illustrates the life cycle of a butterfly, starting with eggs on the left and progressing through larva / caterpillar and chrysalis.
Teach the kids about the life cycle of the butterfly with these lovely colouring pages. There are 4 pages in this set, and you can choose from a ready labelled version, or blank so they can add their own labels.
Here's a simple colouring page of a pretty calf, part of our set of cow and cow shed colouring pages.
Print and colour in our stately camel colouring page. It's a simple outline suitable for younger children, with the name written underneath the picture.
This kitty cat colouring page is perfect for the youngest kids, with its size, big bold lines and cute face.
This simple cat colouring page is fun for younger kids to colour in, and you could even make it into an easy cat mask if you wanted to (print or back onto some card, then punch holes for elastic).
Silver tabby, black and white, ginger or something else - you get to choose the colour of this cute cat!
This cat colouring page features a rather sleek looking cat - the kind that is confident and knows exactly how to keep its owners in check! I've also included this colouring page in our Halloween listing because I don't think this cat would like out of place on a broomstick!
This cat looks so happy, curled up in his comy bed and with a big smile on his face! This is a cat colouring page that I'm sure many will enjoy colouring in...
This cute cat colouring page has a lovely simple outline, so it's a perfect colouring activity for younger kids.
Bugs and butterflies have huge kid appeal so they are sure to love our cute caterpillar colouring page.
Chimpanzees are everyone's favourite monkey, and this cute chimpanzee colouring page will go down well with the kids. It features the word underneath the picture, too.
Children born in the Year of the Snake are great thinkers, and also enjoy peace and quiet, so they'll love to sit quietly and colour in our Chinese New Year snake - and children born under other Chinese zodiac signs will enjoy colouring him in too!
According to the Chinese Zodiac, those born in the Year of the Tiger are powerful, courageous and daring, but they can be sensitive too. Colour in this lovely picture of a tiger as an activity for Chinese New Year, or anytime!
Download two of our Chinese zodiac animal masks in one PDF file - the rabbit and the horse. These are black and white versions for the kids to colour in. Best printed onto white card…
You will find the remaining 10 animals of the Chinese Zodiac here as lovely black and white masks for the kids to colour in. We suggest you print onto white card or good quality paper, and for a lasting effect, laminate the masks when they have been coloured.
This delightful under-the-sea themed circles colouring page is a puzzle too, as children can count the circles as they colour. How many will they find?
Colour in a corgi! We thought it would be fun to offer a corgi colouring page as we all know that the Queen loves them and they can be used for any royal theme, the Queen's birthday, or just when you are looking for a colouring page of a dog for younger children.
Colour in our cute cow and calf picture to remember a trip to a farm or as part of a project. Perhaps you could add a field of grass around them for them to graze.
Here's a stately cow colouring page for younger children to colour, complete with letters spelling out the word underneath the picture - great for early readers.
Crocodiles can vary in colour depending on where they live. Their colours range from black, to grey, to green, so you had better get all your pens out for this 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.
This cute dog looks very happy that he's just been given some tasty food in his bowl! Print out this lovely picture then grab some crayons and colour it in.
There is lots of space to write on this dog and puppy colouring page making it a useful addition to a project on dogs or pets. Colour in the pictures and add notes around the outside.
This gorgeous puppy dog colouring page is perfect for the youngest children, with its big bold lines and cheeky face!
"How much is that doggie in the window? The one with the waggly tail..." The lovely dog on this colouring page has a waggly tail and looks very happy indeed!
This cute dog has picked up a very large bone! Ask the kids to grab some crayons and colour in this lovely picture.
Here's a simple colouring page featuring a happy doggy face - great for younger kids. You could even print this page onto some card, colour in the picture, then cut around the edges and cut out holes for eyes to make a simple dog mask!
This little dog looks like he is bounding into the air with joy - perhaps welcoming her owner back home, or enjoying the park in the summer ...
This lovely dolphin looks as if he is in mid-leap! Colouring in his lovely smile might put a smile on your child's face, we hope.
This fun colouring page has an echidna on it! Echidnas live in Australia and although this animal eats ants, it isn't related to the anteater. All interesting facts you can discuss while the colouring goes on!
Here's a big, bold, appealing elephant colouring page for younger kids, just one of a set of printables using this image.
Print and colour our elephant colouring page for younger children. It's realistic but simple, and it has letters spelling out the word elephant underneath for early readers.
Here's a walking elephant colouring page to print and enjoy with the kids, complete with word underneath to familiarize children with the spelling.
Here's another cute coloruing page from the movie Finding Dory, featuring favourite characters from Dory's underwater world for the kids to colour in.
There's something about this fish that just makes me want to colour him in with my brightest colours, cut him out and paste him up on the wall in the family bathroom! Hopefully he will inspire some creativity in your house or classroom too!
This lovely fish looks like he knows exactly where he's going! Colour him gold and use him for Chinese New Year displays, or colour him any colour that appeals!
Here's a second fox colouring page - and this is definitely a cheeky fox that the kids will hopefully enjoy colouring in!
Isn't this frog gorgeous? He makes a lovely colouring page for younger children and is also simple to cut out for display when done...
My son rescued some tadpoles last year and watched them develop into frogs, and the whole process was fascinating! You can learn more about the life cycle of a frog from this simple colouring page. Choose two versions below: labelled, or blank for you to label yourself.
Each colouring page in this set of 6 has a different phase of a frog's life cycle to colour in, and if you choose the blank versions you can label each stage too.
A graceful gazelle graces this colouring page. It is one of our series of African animal colouring pages.
Print out this gibbon colouring page - just one of a set of similar colouring pages at Activity Village, for younger children to colour in. We've included the word underneath the picture for early readers.
The tall and stately giraffe is such an unusual creature, he is always popular with children. Our giraffe colouring page is fun for younger kids, with the word underneath.
This super cute giraffe colouring page is sure to delight younger children and have them reaching for the crayons.
Here is a simple outline goat colouring page for younger children, with the word underneath the picture for early readers.
You can colour in these goldfish in traditional orange - or go really wild and colour a much more imaginative fish!
Colour in this lovely goldfish! Our picture is perfect for younger children, and has an easy outline for cutting and sticking too.
Our grasshopper colouring page is a fun addition to a minibeast project or perhaps a book study of James and the Giant Peach.
The kids will enjoy colouring in this lovely guinea pig who is about to tuck into a tasty strawberry!
The children will love colouring in this very cute guinea pig! Guinea pigs are happier living in pairs, so why not print this page twice and colour in a guinea pig friend for him too ?
The cheeky hamster on this colouring page looks like he has stuffed his cheeks full! Younger kids will enjoy colouring him in.
This funny frog is hopping over a lily pad and waving at us as he does so - fun for the kids to colour in!
We know there are a lot of horse lovers out there. Here's another colouring page for them. This one features an elegant horse and their stable.
This is a very large, big, bold and cute cartoon horse colouring page - specially designed to appeal to younger kids!
For horse fans, this is one of a collection of horse colouring pages available at Activity Village. This one is perfect for younger children, with letters spelling out horse underneath the picture.
I think that this horse is enjoying jumping over the hurdle! It's a lovely simple horse colouring page for younger children.
Here's a lovely colouring page for younger kids showing a horse grooming session in full swing - it looks fun!
A pretty horse riding colouring page for older children! We've added a frame because we think this one will look lovely on display.
Getting around on horseback used to be a privilege, of course, when most people's only transport would have been their own two feet! Here's a lovely horse and rider for the kids to colour in.
Here's a lovely colouring page for anyone who loves horses - and remember to colour in the horseshoes too!
Our jellyfish colouring page is sure to delight younger children. I think it would look especially good done with glittery or sparkly pens or crayons.
This simple but realistic kangaroo and joey colouring page has the words underneath the picture, making it perfect for younger children and early readers. Just print and enjoy.
Put a bounce in someone's step with this kangaroo colouring page. These Australian creatures can reach speeds of 25mph when bouncing along!
Kids that like cats will enjoy this sweet colouring page featuring three little kittens, playing and enjoying each others' company.
There are actually four kittens on this fun colouring page - can you see a cheeky one peeking out of the box?
Here's a simple koala colouring page to print and enjoy, great for younger kids with the letters spelling out koala underneath the picture for early readers.
Here's a cute little koala holding onto a branch of eucalyptus. With the word underneath the picture and a simple outline it is particularly suitable for younger children.
Koalas sleep for up to 20 hours a day! So you'll have plenty of time to finish this colouring page before he disappears to find some gum leaves!
Our cute little lamb colouring page with word underneath is just one of a set of similar farm animal colouring pages at Activity Village. Perfect for spring time colouring!
Here's a simple leopard colouring page with word underneath, suitable for younger children and early readers.
If you're looking for a slightly more unusual colouring subject then you will love this meerkat colouring page. These desert dwellers are real personalities and live in large family groups.
This lovely octopus sits against a bubbly underground background so that he "pops" out of the page for the kids to colour in.
Colouring is a great activity to help young children practise their pencil control and our cute octopus colouring page is sure to make colouring fun.
Here's a cute otter for the kids to colour in. Perhaps they could use lots of little strokes to show his fur?
Here's a simple, fun ox colouring page for younger kids, perfect for Chinese New Year or a Nativity stable scene.
If you need an ox, we've got an ox colouring page here! With the word underneath the picture and a realistic outline illustration, it's particularly suitable for younger children.
Here's a gorgeous pig colouring page for kids to print and colour - just one of a set of similar farmyard animal colouring pages on the website. The word is underneath the picture for early readers.
This colouring page full of funny pigs is bound to put a smile on anyone's face! Especially the pig sat on top of another pig (giving him a piggyback?)!
Have you ever coloured a platypus before? This one is great for younger children with lots of big areas to colour.
The polar bear in this polar bear colouring page looks cute, but this animal is in fact very dangerous! Print and colour, with the words underneath for reading practise.
This simple polar bear colouring page lends itself to being cut out and glued onto an icy, snowy background scene!
I just love this pretty pony colouring page, and I hope the kids do too! We've done two versions, one with word and one without.
This lovely pony colouring page has a background pop of colour that makes the picture really stand out and makes it extra fun to colour in!
I wouldn't want to meet a porcupine - especially not this one, which looks very prickly! Fun for kids to print and colour, though!
This cute cartoon puppy and butterflies colouring page is perfect for younger kids. My little Labrador puppy was just as fascinated with butterflies as this little puppy is!
This cute puppy looks like he'd love some attention! Print out this lovely picture then colour him in.
Here's an adorable puppy ready to print out and colour - I wonder which colour spots you will give him?
Here's a simple rabbit colouring page to colour in - with a tulip that makes it perfect for Spring or Easter!
Here's a delightful rabbit colouring page aimed at younger children, ready to print out and enjoy! He's perfect as the Easter bunny, too!
This cheeky rabbit colouring page is perfect for younger children to colour in for Chinese New Year or Easter, or anytime a rabbit is required!
A simple rabbit colouring page with word underneath, perfect for younger children to colour in for Easter, pet studies or Year of the Rabbit.
Rabbits look ever so cute when one of their ears is flopping down, like the one on this cute printable colouring page!
This rabbit looks very pleased with his carrot. Make sure you have an orange crayon to colour it in for him!
This colouring page with a simple outline of a rabbit is perfect for younger children to enjoy. It would make a lovely cut out decoration for Easter, too!
Here's a rat colouring page to print and colour - perhaps for those with a pet rat, or for Chinese New Year!
This cute reindeer colouring page will keep younger children busy for a little while. Will he have a red nose?
Colour in this picture of an adult reindeer with impressive antlers at Christmas, or any time of year!
The kids will love colouring in this adorable reindeer - fun at Christmas or any other time of year!
The African rhino is a fierce-looking creature - certainly the one in our rhinoceros colouring page is! Print it out for your kids to colour in.
Seeing the sea lions being fed at the zoo is one of my favourite childhood memories. Now if you can't go and see them you can colour one with our sea lion colouring page.
Our lovely sea turtle colouring page has a shell that you could colour in different colours. Coloured in and cut out they would make a lovely display, each unique.
Our pretty seahourse colouring page is sure to encourage children of all ages to reach for the colouring pencils. Scroll down to see a lovely idea for combining colouring and collage using this page...
Our sheep and barn poster freatures a tradition barn that is usually red. What colour will you colour it?
Are you going on a farm visit to see the newborn lambs? Our sheep and lamb colouring page is a lovely way to remeber a day out.
Here's a lovely big sheep colouring page for the youngest children, with big bold lines and a pretty smile!
Whether you want a black sheep or a white sheep or something in between, we've got a sheep colouring page here which is great for younger children. We've added the word underneath the picture for early readers.
Here's a lovely shaggy sheepdog colouring page to print and enjoy - just one of our farm animal colouring pages.
Did you know that skunks are a nocturnal animal, so they sleep during the day and look for food at night? You can print out this picture of a skunk and colour it in.
Here's a realistic snake colouring page to print and enjoy - perfect for Chinese New Year or any time reptiles are required!
Snakes come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours, so the kids can go to town on this snake colouring page!
This cheeky spider is hanging from a perfect web! He makes a very simple colouring page for younger children, possibly at Halloween.
Here's a fun spider colouring page for Halloween or as part of a minibeast project perhaps. No one could be scared of this spider!
This funny spider colouring page is far from scary, so he makes a perfect one for younger children – perhaps at Halloween?
Anyone who has seen a springbok will know what beautiful creatures these African animals are. Here is a simple outline springbok colouring page for kids to print and enjoy.
This starfish colouring page is perfect for younger children, who will enjoy colouring in the smiley starfish. Why not cut it out and put it on display?
This big and bold tiger colouring picture, with its lovely cheeky face, is perfect for little children. Just print and colour.
The sitting tiger in our second tiger colouring page doesn't look very fierce - but I wouldn't want to get too close to him, would you?
Here's a realistic tiger colouring page to print and enjoy. Useful for Chinese New Year or a jungle animal theme.
Here's a simple outline illustration of a fierce prowling tiger, with the word underneath for early readers.
We've made this tortoise colouring page with younger children in mind, keeping the outlines bold and simple - but he makes a fun colouring project for all ages.
This cute tortoise colouring page is sure to delight younger children and have them reaching for the crayons.
Tropical fish are bright and colourful, so grab your pens or crayons and choose some lovely vivid colours to colour in this picture of one.
Here's a lovely colouring page of a trotting horse. It has been beautifully groomed and is nicely turned out - perhaps it is on parade?
I love this cheerful whale colouring page, and I hope that the kids do too! It's got nice simple outlines so is perfect for younger children.
This lovely whale is jumping for joy - and he's perfect for younger children to colour in lovely bright colours!
Wildebeest (or gnu) are large antelopes of Africa. Here's a wildebeest colouring page that is sure to brighten up any project on African animals.
This little wolf cub is a cute colouring page. Why not colour some other forest animals too like a deer and squirrel?
Wombats are usually brown, and live in burrows in Australia. This colouring page features a very cute example, aimed at younger kids.
Zebras obviously don't need a lot of colouring in - if you want to be authentic, of course! But this zebra colouring page - one of a set of 3 - looks great cut out and on display in an African animals theme.
Here is the second of three fun zebra colouring pages for kids on the site. Why not colour them in with different bright colours!
Go wild with our zebra colouring page - great for an African animal theme or zoo theme. This is one of three...