Welcome to our collection of free MUSHROOM coloring pages. Click the Mushroom pictures or illustrations you like and you’ll be taken to the PDF download and/or print page. Every Mushroom coloring page is a printable PDF and/or can be downloaded.
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Fun Facts About Mushrooms for Smart Kids
Do you like mushrooms? I hope you do because there are many recipes to prepare mouth-watering mushrooms. In the meantime, I’ll tell you incredible facts about these delicious plants. Ready. Go.
1. Mushrooms grow differently from other plants.
How does a mushroom grow? It’s a fungal plant that starts as spores or cells. When they shoot up, the spores turn into many connected roots known as mycelium. The mycelium grows underground to search for food in the soil. And it makes a mushroom after several days. But the mycelium continues growing by developing more spores.
You can grow your mushrooms if you buy fungal spores.
2. Mushrooms require specific conditions to grow well.
Do you want to grow tasty mushrooms? It’s doable. You need fungal spores, light (not too much), and a humid place with plenty of air. Mushrooms can grow in a plastic bucket or brown paper bag.
3. Ultraviolet light can produce Vitamin D in mushrooms.
Vegetables and fruit need lots of sunshine to develop. However, mushrooms can grow in a place with little light. Most plants need light to make their food. Mushrooms get their food from compost. You can use corn, cocoa, oats, and more as the growing medium for your mushrooms.
The plants make Vitamin D2 when they get into contact with ultraviolet light. Maitake, Portabella, white, and brown mushrooms produce Vitamin D when they absorb light.
4. All 50 states grow mushrooms.
You can grow mushrooms all year round indoors. Hundreds of farmers produce them in 50 states. Most of the mushrooms come from the start of Pennsylvania. The most popular mushrooms in that state are white mushrooms.
5. Mushrooms use little electricity and water.
Farmers in the U. S. grow mushrooms without harming the environment.
- Mushrooms don’t need a big area to grow. They can grow indoors. Only a small piece of land can produce over 1 million pounds of mushrooms per year.
- You can use different growing mediums. Examples include oats, straw, cocoa hulls, etc. It’s also possible to recycle the materials for other uses.
- They can also develop well in the dark. You can use little electricity to produce mushrooms.
- Vegetables and fruits need plenty of water to grow. But mushrooms only require less water. About 1.8 gallons of water can be enough to produce 1 gallon of delicious mushrooms.
- Mushrooms are good for humans but bad for a bearded dragon.
- They’re nutritious because they contain vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. Mushrooms can have Vitamin D if you grow them under ultraviolet light.
- Crimini mushrooms contain zinc, which is good for children’s growth. Eat plenty of these plants to get enough zinc.
- Some health experts say mushrooms can strengthen your immune system to fight some illnesses.
- You can make mushroom snacks. And there are lots of recipes for making delicious meals.
Free Printable Mushroom Coloring Pages
Now you can grow your mushrooms and have fun with the free printable mushroom coloring pages. The coloring sheets are great for sparking beginner’s and kids’ creativity, imagination, and inspiration. Children can use crayons to create unique illustrations or drawings.
Adults can help their kids by suggesting colors for the mushroom coloring pages. When the children have colored all the drawings, they can showcase their art in a coloring book.
Here’s a fun way of entertaining your kids with mushroom printable pictures!