Coming in all shapes and sizes, snakes are some of the most feared creatures on earth but children can be fascinated by them! Whether you are looking for facts or colouring pages, theme ideas or Year of the Snake crafts, we hope we have something here for you!

Snakes theme for kids

There are about 3,600 different species of snakes - ranging from tiny 10cm thread snakes to pythons measuring over 8.5 metres! Most snakes are not poisonous and most that are use their venom to subdue or kill their prey - but of course some carry enough venom to kill a human being.

Did you know that 16th July has been designated World Snake Day? It's a great excuse to explore our snake themed activities - including crafts, colouring pages, printables, worksheets and puzzles - below!

Year of the Snake
The snake is one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. If you have a snake in your household or classroom, you might like to check out our activities!
Year of the Snake

Our Snake Resources

Snake Colouring Pages
A variety of snake colouring pages to print and enjoy with the children.
Snake Crafts
Enjoy these snake crafts with your children. Whether you want something for Chinese New Year of the...
Snake Games
Just for fun, a collection of printable and online snake themed games for kids. Fun for anytime,...
Snake Printables
Snake printables for the classroom or home! Scroll down for snake masks, snake writing paper, snake...
Snake Worksheets
Celebrate Chinese New Year or explore a Snake theme in the classroom with our collection of snake...

Snake Books and Poetry

Picture Books:
One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom
The Greedy Python by Richard Buckley and Eric Carle
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler
The Snake Who Came to Stay by Julia Donaldson and Hannah Shaw 
There's a Snake in My School! by David Walliams

Chapter Books:

The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

Akimbo and the Snakes by Alexander McCall Smith

The Serpent's Shadow (Book 3 of The Kane Chronicles) by Rick Riordan 

Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle by N.D.Wilson


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