Printable Coloring Pages
- The Smurfs Printable Coloring Pages
The Smurfs are a wonderfully simple creation of Belgian cartoonist Peyo, who launched the lovable blue characters in 1958 via a comic strip. Over time an entire community of Smurfs emerged, with over 100 characters now part of the storyline; all...
- Fun Penguin Printables
Penguins are one of the most affable birds there are in the world, and among all wildlife rates among the top as far as approachability and desirability of people to interact with. That of course appeals wonderfully to children, who probably...
- Grinch Christmas Printable Coloring Pages
It seems because the Grinch had a big change of heart at Christmas, starting off as a villain but then transforming into a hero because of his decision not to steal Christmas, children and adults have an affection for the character, whom they...
- Christmas Word Puzzle, Word Search Printables
Word games are a lot of fun for both children and adults, and during the Christmas season they offer some enjoyment for families and friends when included in the activities when visiting one another. To that end I've collected some great printable...
- Thanksgiving Coloring Pages, Printables
Printables are a wonderful way to to express oneself during the Thanksgiving season and day, with numerous Thanksgiving designs and themes being offered for free on the Internet. Included in the Thanksgiving themes are Pilgrims, Indians, turkeys,...
Elephants are a fantastic mammal, with some very interesting and distinctive characteristics that is attractive and fascinating to all that view and enjoy them. African male elephants are the largest of the species, standing up to 13 feet tall and weighing in at as much as 15,000 pounds or more.
Their long legs, huge bodies, big ears, extended trunk, and amazing tusks make them unique in the animal kingdom, and great material for photos and art.
Children are especially enamored by the giant elephants, viewing them with awe and respect when the see them for the first time, and afterwards as they digest the size in relationship to themselves. That's amplified even more if they are fortunate enough to hear the sound an elephant makes.
With that in mind, elephants are terrific material to use as coloring pages with children, and that's especially true in the early stages of coloring development, as they are large in size, even when used as illustrative images to color.
Printable coloring pages of elephants are readily available on the Internet, and I've gathered together a group of them here that can be immediately downloaded and printed out for the children in your life to use immediately.
Mama Elephant and Baby Coloring Page
As children relate to images of animals and their babies, this one of a mama elephant with her baby is a good place to start for a coloring page, as it will elicit comments from a child which can generate interaction and opportunities to talk about the giant animals.
After all, we don't only want to give a child something to do, but also create situations where we are able to spend time with them while they're engaged in their coloring activities. Of course there are times when we want them to color on their own, and they will feel the same as well. But for those times when interaction is part of the desired outcome, images like this are good starting points to launch a conversation with a child in a natural way.
More Printable Coloring Pages
- Tinkerbell Online Printable Coloring Pages
For those familiar with the life and story of Tinkerbell, they know that when she saw the toy ballerina that she wanted to become like here. That's the premise behind this printable with Tinkerbell sitting there with a contemplative and somewhat...
- Lion King Printable Coloring Pages
The Lion King is one of the most beloved animated films of all time, as the story of a young lion who lost his father and a throne, while eventually coming back to avenge the murder and retake his throne, is one that has captured the imagination of..
- North Pole Printables, Coloring Pages
Every child imagines at times during their lives what it's like where Santa, the reindeer, and the elves live, and that makes for great opportunities to create terrific creations of what the North Pole would look like if Santa in fact did live...
Printable of Elephant Spraying Itself
One of the funnest things for a person or child to see with an elephant is when they extract water with their long snout and then spray it all over themselves. It's an unforgettable image when first seen, and one that we never grow tired of looking at.
With this elephant printable that is exactly what is going on with this happy elephant, with the humorous addition of a bird getting a ride on the trunk while the water is shooting out. The fish looking up from the water is another nice touch children will love.
This would be a good elephant illustration to color in for children of intermediate skills, as it offers the large body of the elephant as an easy canvass, but includes the foliage, water, bird and fish as additional objects to use different colors to fill them in.
If you have children of different ages and skill levels doing the work, this is a design that would satisfy most age and skill groups.
Big, Individual Elephant
Like the first elephant illustration, this is one that would cater nicely to new and budding little artists, for the obvious reason of having large areas to color in.
It's a little different in that it includes a little more detail, like a more defined trunk, ears and leg muscles.
Dora the Explorer Printable Coloring Pages
- Dora the Explorer Printable Coloring Pages
For over a decade the popular animated series "Dora the Explorer" has delighted children as the watch the wonderful little girl and her terrific and interesting friends interact with one another as they participate in all sorts of a
Coloring Page of Elephant Drinking Water
One of the more desirable practices of an elephant to see is when it takes up some water through its long snout. To see the water in a container quickly disappear from the extraction process is very cool.
This image of an elephant doing just that should provide children a compelling picture to color in, as the chatter about the actions the elephant is taking, and of course if they've seen one do this in real life, will no doubt remind you of that fact as they happily color in the elephant drawing water from the bucket.
Snowman Coloring Page Printables
- Online Snowman Coloring Page Printables
There are quite a lot of snowman printable on the Internet coming in a variety of designs and ancillary subject matter. Some are made to cut out and build your own snowman, while others are built to fill in a blank snowman figure. We have one of...
Elephant and Ostrich Coloring Page
Finally we have a great printable of a mama elephant and her baby, along with an ostrich and several babies. This is a much more detailed drawing, one that any child would love to look at and color in.
There are a lot of elements in the drawing which will allow a child to use different colors with. There is some water in the upper left of the picture, the sky, some tree outlines, grass, fencing, and of course the elephants and ostriches.
Overall this has just about everything a child could want to color in, and it would be terrific for those looking for more of a challenge.
Elephants are wonderful material for printables to color in by children, and those here show a nice cross section of what is available out there.
While there is no need to go elsewhere for the larger, more simple elephant illustrations, if you want images of elephants with diverse animal types, just do a search including the name elephant and the desired animal, and add the word "printable" or "coloring page" at the end.
For example, write in the search box "elephant and lion printable," and whatever is on the Internet will be there for you to quickly grab.
Whatever the particular elephant picture you want, your children will be thrilled to color them in.