Gopher coloring pages range from friendly animated pictures of gophers waving hello to more realistic sketches of rat-like critters with long claws. Gophers are in the rodent family and have a similar appearance to mice and moles. They’re also known for digging tunnels underground like gophers and many other rodents.
What else should you know about gophers before printing out a few coloring pages? We have some fun facts to make your coloring adventure more fun, plus some ideas for using gopher coloring printouts for education and leisure.
Welcome to our collection of free GOPHER coloring pages. Click the Gopher pictures or illustrations you like and you’ll be taken to the PDF download and/or print page. Every Gopher coloring page is a printable PDF and/or can be downloaded.
Fun Facts About Gophers
- Gophers have four large front teeth. Two are on top, and two are on the bottom. These teeth are used to dig through the ground when creating a tunnel.
- If you could look inside a gopher’s underground tunnel, you would often see them moving in reverse. They use their tails to push their way through the tunnels while moving backward.
- Gophers don’t feed on other animals. They keep their diet natural and healthy with plant matter only. They mostly eat roots and stems that they come across when digging underground.
- Many people believe gophers are blind, but they can see. Their vision just isn’t as sharp as their noses and ears. They’re likely to hear and smell you before they see you walking through their natural environment.
How to Use Printable Gopher Coloring Pages
There are a variety of creative ways to use printable coloring pages. There are only so many you can hang on the fridge, right?
For starters, you can color pictures of gophers and use them to cover everything from a wall in your home to a box for unique gift wrapping. What about lining the insides of envelopes with your colored pictures? That makes those envelopes harder to see through from the outside and adds a fun surprise when you mail letters.
Gopher Coloring Sheets for Education
If you’re teaching preschool, kindergarten, or older children, printable coloring sheets are a great way to introduce new animals. They can learn about claws, teeth, habitats, and a variety of animal behaviors while coloring the animal. It’s a great way to combine creativity and learning to get children interested in what you’re teaching.
Gopher Coloring Sheets for Family Fun
You can also use coloring sheets featuring gophers for everyday relaxation and enjoyment. These adorable rodents aren’t what you want to see inside your home, but they do make great coloring companions on a rainy day.
Try printing out a variety of gopher coloring pages along with coloring sheets featuring other animals. Maybe print mice, moles, and other animals from the rodent family. Another option is to print gopher coloring pages along with a different animal for every letter in the alphabet. You can literally color your way through the alphabet in one day with an animal theme.
What’s most important is that you have fun with those you love. Whether your children enjoy coloring while watching television or you get in on the action too, gophers are a fun coloring subject. Who can resist smiling when a silly gopher is grinning at you from the page?
Gopher Coloring Pages for All Ages
Gopher coloring sheets are perfect for young children just learning how to color and older adults who enjoy passing time with printable coloring pages. To select the perfect pages, think about the skill level and personality of the person ready to color. Young children often giggle at silly gopher pictures with oversized teeth, goofy grins, and bashful poses. Older adults may appreciate a more realistic image of a gopher.
Some gopher pictures have more detail. They may feature the gopher underground surrounded by dirt, in the process of digging into the ground, or surrounded by natural landscapes above ground. There are also less detailed images that are easily colored with one single color. There’s something for everyone when it comes to exploring gophers through coloring.