If you are looking for fun ways to engage your kids in learning activities, check out these versatile coloring resources. Coloring is a wonderful way to introduce your children to many new learning experiences. These coloring pages are easy to print and can be used alongside many other types of activities. Here, we’ll fill you in on a few creative ways you can use these pages to get your kids excited about learning.
Welcome to our collection of free CHIPMUNK coloring pages. Click the Chipmunk pictures or illustrations you like and you’ll be taken to the PDF download and/or print page. Every coloring page is a printable PDF and/or can be downloaded.
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Story Time Companions
For very small children, coloring pages are a great companion activity to offer along with storytime. Your local library can provide you with books about local wildlife such as chipmunks. As you read to your children about these adorable woodland creatures, they can keep their hands busy working on their coloring page.
Many children actually listen better when their hands are actively engaged. Coloring is a great way to keep their minds and hands active.
Take occasional breaks while reading the book to make sure your child is paying attention. You can do this by simply asking a simple comprehension question now and then.
Nature Walk Prep/Wrap Up Activity
Another fun way to use this chipmunk coloring page is to present the coloring page before a nature walk. You can discuss with your child the types of local wildlife they might encounter on their walk. You can talk about how to identify some animals such as a chipmunk. As your child colors their page, you can discuss the chipmunk’s characteristics, behavior, and where it might live.
You could also use the coloring page as a wrap-up activity after a nature walk. Children love to get outside and observe the plants and animals that live nearby. When you conclude your nature walk, you can discuss the fun animals you saw along the way. Let your child color this chipmunk coloring page as you discuss their discoveries. If they did not see a chipmunk this time, they can be on the lookout for next time.
Gentle Science Lessons
This coloring page is also a great way to teach science concepts to young children as well. The cute animals that live nearby present a great way to start teaching very young children about habitats and ecosystems. It is important for children to start to connect with the nature that literally lives in their backyard. Connecting to nature in this way helps children grow into adults that care about their environment and their effect on the environment.
My Neighborhood Animals Project
To get your children more interested in the environment, you can start a, “My Neighborhood Animals” project. Help your child start observing the many different types of animals that live in their yard and surrounding areas. Present coloring pages of the various animals, like this coloring page of a chipmunk. After your child colors the page, carefully cut the image out for your child to add to a poster board. Title the board, “My Neighborhood Animals.”
This type of project can be added to over many days or weeks. Your child can add as many animals to the poster as they like. This activity will help your child start to form a personal attachment to the local wildlife. You can even encourage your child to give the animals names. This helps the child to remember that each animal is important and should be respected.
You can also use this opportunity to teach your child about how they are also an important part of the ecosystem and habitat too.
As a companion activity to the “My Neighborhood Animals” project, you can also discuss with your child ways that they can be a good neighbor to the animals in their neighborhood/ecosystem. You can discuss things like:
- Importance of not littering
- Importance of not destroying habitats
- Importance of not dumping harmful stuff
- Importance of respecting babies and mama animals
- Other topics you come up with