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Snakes, Lizards, Crocodiles, Turtles, Frogs, Toads to Color
Snakes, Lizards, Crocodiles, Turtles, Frogs, Toads Coloring Pages - amphibian and reptile coloring books and activity sheets. The printable slithery critter pages in this story offer a good selection of creepy-cool creature pictures to color: turtles, snakes, lizards, toads, crocodiles and even the oldest reptiles, dinosaurs. Each printable featured has been reviewed and screened for quality. I visited each approved link personally.
Kids may be fearful of live snakes, snails and lizards but most boys and many girls enjoy learning about these interesting animals from books, videos and nature craft activities.
Printable Gecko Lizard Drawing, Lee Hansen
Red Eft - Young Eastern Newt
I just love the bright orange colors of the juvenile Eastern Newts that patrol my vegetable garden. This little orange guy was busy looking for his lunch one morning when I came out to the garden to check on my veggies and herbs. We have streams along our property boundary and a large culvert with slow water, so many amphibious creatures live nearby.
Photo credit: © Lee Hansen
Amphibians and Reptiles
Reptiles live on land but they like to stay close to a source of water so they can spend time swimming and feeding. Most hatch from eggs but they're cold-blooded creatures. Amphibians start life in the water, then develop lungs and move from the pond to live on the land. Like reptiles, amphibians are cold-blooded animals; they like to bask on warm rocks or in the sun to stay warm.
Amphibians live one part of their lives in water and another part on land. They breed in or near water. Many amphibians are born with gills but as they mature they develop lungs for breathing The amphibian family includes frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts (creatures with backbones) plus some strange worm-like species. They're all cold-blooded so they use the environment to regulate body temperature. It's believed that the first animals to leave the sea and begin to live on land were amphibious creatures, so the're an important evolutionary link between fish and reptiles.
Reptiles have been around since the dinosaur ages. Today there are more than six thousand species of reptiles, the most familiar being crocodiles, alligators, snakes, lizards, and turtles. Most reptiles live on land and reproduce by laying eggs. They are vertebrates - they have a backbone. A reptile's skin is made up of scales. Reptiles, like amphibians, are cold-blooded.
Photo: a painted turtle came to visit the garden wildlife habitat in our back yard one afternoon last summer
Critter Habitats for Animal Study
When I was a kid I caught frogs and toads but never had a suitable home for them so I had to release them after bringing them home to show to my mom. One time I caught a huge bullfrog and wanted to take it to school for science day, so my mother found a very large glass jar and we put water and a rock inside so he'd be comfy for a day away from the pond. If I'd had a nice habitat like one of these I could perhaps have kept him around the yard for a few days while I studied him and showed him off to the boys in the neighborhood.
Frog Coloring Page - Frog Face to Color - Make a Frog Face Mask
I love to photograph nature. This frog face picture was drawn from a snapshot I captured of a green frog sitting in the sunshine by our garden pond. You can make a mask from this picture!
Differences Between Reptiles and Amphibians
For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.
- Reptiles are warm-blooded creatures
- Amphibians spend their entire life in the water
- Amphibians start life in water and move to land when they mature
- Amphibians are known as cold-blooded creatures
- Most reptiles live in the water
- Both reptiles and amphibians reproduce from eggs
- Reptiles have teeth; amphibians are toothless
A to Z Reptiles Coloring Book
From alligators to ... hmmm, A to Z reptiles on coloring pages.
Toad's Love Song - Video: Spring toad calling for a mate
What does the toad say?
I recorded this singing toad video in early spring on a cool but sunny afternoon near our rain garden pond. The toad's skin is very dark and damp from a long winter sleep in the black mud near our garden pond and rain garden.
It's calling out a love song to find a mate because it discovered the perfect little pond in which to raise tadpoles into toads. After mating, the toad will lay eggs that will hatch into the next batch of tadpoles who will live in the pond. The tadpoles will live in the water until they lose their tails in the summertime and move on to the dry land and eat the bugs in our garden.
Turtle Coloring Page - Free printable turtle coloring sheet for personal and classroom use
I sketched this turtle coloring page in early spring, just after I discovered a snapping turtle in our back yard. You can download a full size printable coloring page by clicking here - don't worry, he can't snap you!
A Snake Visits My Garden
This snake enjoyed the warm rocks of the retaining wall outside the door to my artist studio in late spring. The sunshine on the rocks helped the snake to warm its cold-blooded body.
In the heat of one summer evening we discovered a trio of snakes (2 garter snakes, 1 large milk snake) living in a pile of lumber stored under a big old pine tree in our back yard. They were using the dark coolness of the shade and lumber pile to avoid overheating in the near-100 degree weather. Those snakes also happened to find a good spot for lunch because the chipmunks in our yard were also hanging around in the same woodpile. After we discovered the snakes, we figured out why all the chipmunks suddenly disappeared from the backyard.
Snakes of the World to Color
A worldwide book about snakes presented with realistic drawings to color in.
Color a Striped Snake - Printable Serpent Coloring Sheet
S is for striped snakes - SSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I created this illustration for the year of the serpent, and the letter S. It's available on my web site, Pastiche Family Portal, in the animals coloring pages collection.
Reptile Printables - Snakes, turtles, chameleons, crocodiles and many other reptiles to color
Reptile coloring pages offer plenty of creature feature excitement without the danger of a close encounter with a crocodile or big snake! A few ancient species are included here - dinosaur coloring pages!
- American Alligator Coloring Page
Detailed drawing of a large reptile coloring page with an American Alligator.
- Dinosaur Coloring Pages
Dinosaur coloring pages & coloring sheets are available for young kids, toddler and kindergarten at morecoloringpages.com.
- Snake Coloring Pages
Snake coloring pages & coloring sheets
- Reptiles Coloring, Alligator, Snake, Turtle, Lizard
Reptile coloring pages for Kids to color such as Alligator, Lizard, Snake and Turtle.
Salamander Coloring Page - Printable Newt Coloring Sheet
This is my original drawing of a spotted salamander - these interesting creatures vary in coloration. Some are bluish-black with lemon yellow spots. Others are brown or orange with yellow or dark brown spots.
Amphibian Pictures to Color - Toads, frogs, salamanders, newts and other amphibious creature pictures to color
Print out these free pictures of salamanders, newts, toads, frogs and turtles to color in.
- Spotted Salamander Drawing
Spotted Salamander coloring page, spring amphibian picture to print and color in, a free printable endangered animal coloring sheet.
- Simple Salamander Picture
Small salamander coloring sheet.
- Newt Coloring Page
Preschool line drawing of amphibian newt coloring printable.
- Frogs and Toads Pictures to color
Frogs and toads come in all the colors of the rainbow! Here's some frog pictures for you to color
- Frogs and Toads Coloring Pages
Printable Frog Coloring Pages, including Waiting Frog, Spotted Frog, Smiling Frog, Leaping Frog, Frogs Playing Leap Frog.
- Lizard Coloring Sheet Preschool Activity
Free printable rain forest gecko lizard coloring page for childrens coloring activities and kids craft and art.
Spring Salamander - Uncover flat rocks in the spring and you might find a salamander or two ...
This is a photo of a salamander that lives in my garden. Well actually, there are hundreds of these brown salamanders living in my yard under the flat marble stepping stones. The other variety I've seen is a red eft, sometimes called an orange newt, which I think is the young version of this salamander.
Do you like the slithery wildlife featured in this story? Have you had close encounters of your own with any of the reptilian and amphibious creatures I've found in my garden?
© 2009 Lee Hansen
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fathomblueEG on May 22, 2014:
You are a gifted artist and the reptiles you have pictured are very colorful. I love little chameleons. They are so full of personality. Nice lens!
JennyBentle on October 26, 2012:
My son will love these!
abarth76 lm on October 04, 2012:
Reptiles and coloring what more can you ask?
anonymous on June 28, 2012:
We share a common interest, coloring books, reptiles, amphibians. Lovely lens
anonymous on February 12, 2012:
pawpaw911 on September 12, 2011:
anonymous on May 29, 2011:
i love reptiles and anfibians the r the most wonderfull creatures !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stoney2009 on February 28, 2011:
Great lens, lensrolled to my Dinosaur coloring pages lens :)
Jeanette from Australia on February 16, 2011:
They are certainly amazing creatures. Lovely resource.
GoPoochYourself on December 13, 2010:
Cute! I love reptiles and amphibians. Newts are my favorite!
shirts101 lm on September 17, 2010:
Awesome Lens. Very interesting.
VJYoung on August 12, 2010:
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Yvonne L B from Covington, LA on February 14, 2010:
You and this lens have been featured on Nature at Its Best - Frog Songs Blog ( http://bestnature.crabbysbeach.com/blogs/ )
Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on December 21, 2009:
You always have the most interesting coloring pages.
The Frogs in the Pond just stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.