Painting pirates, watch out: Free coloring picture with shark in sight!
Even the sharpest shark teeth can't do anything at the coloring table - because here your little treasure hunters are in charge! In the mission not to color out of the lines of the shark image, your child goes on a hunt which playfully encourages concentration. Armed with your favorite crayons, the journey into the depths of the ocean begins. There, your kids will not only get to know the shark's habitat, but will also practice carefulness and accuracy in precise drawing. This has a particularly positive effect on their handwriting, which becomes softer and neater. Whether colored pencils or watercolors - with this free printable shark to color, you create a fun and educational activity for your child.
Shark Coloring Pages
If your little ones love baby shark, then they are sure to enjoy these exciting shark coloring pages. These will provide hours of educational and creative time learning about some of the biggest and most interesting animals in the Earth's oceans. With scientifically-accurate designs, these shark coloring pages will make your children smile while they learn.
There are so many different colored sharks in the real world, so your kids can use a range of colors and materials to decorate realistic or fantastic sharks. Make sure you have blue, gray, black, and white crayons or colored pencils. Some sharks even have brown and orange markings. To make your shark drawing even more lifelike, try shading the movement of the waves. With these simple images there are so many different ways to play and learn.
All About Sharks
Some of the most noticeable things about sharks are their sleek bodies and their ferocious mouths. Unlike a human denture, a shark's tooth is pointed. Sharks are a type of cartilage fish, which means that their skeleton is made of soft cartilage instead of bones. There are 440 different species of sharks.
Did you know that the whale shark is the largest fish in the world? They can live to be about 70 years old, and they eat tiny fish and microscopic animals including plankton. Although these sharks have 3,000 tiny teeth in their mouths, they don't use them to eat. Instead they are filter feeders, which mean they strain tiny food particles out of the ocean water using filtering pads at the back of their mouths towards the entrance to their throats. They may eat tiny food, but they grow to be about 20-30 feet long and weigh over 20 tons! Even though these sharks are big, they are not scary.
The tiger shark is a ferocious predator found in warm and tropical waters. Their bodies are perfectly adapted to swim and maneuver quickly in the water. Because of their high dorsal fin (the one on their back), they can pivot and spin quickly like a dolphin. These sharks are solitary hunters known to eat many things including crabs, fish, seals, birds, dolphins, turtles, octopuses, and squid.
When people think of sharks, they usually think of the Great white shark. Great white sharks are found in coastal waters across the globe. Even though people often see them close to beaches, they still dive into deep waters too. Female great whites are larger than males, and they can grow up to 20 feet in length.
Baby Shark Coloring Pages
For a fun and educational day of coloring, download a free printable pdf shark coloring sheet and start your undersea adventure!