When you need a reason to smile, download and print a few whale coloring pages. Some of the best coloring pages feature happy whales with smiling faces, cheerful eyes, and water splashes erupting from their heads. Some even show their striped bellies, giving you even more feel-good vibes. Do you really need anything else to stimulate a good smile?
You aren’t limited to blue or black when coloring whales. You can get creative and use a variety of crayons, colored pencils, or markers. In addition to the whales, you can also color a variety of underwater plants, rocks, and other creatures like crabs. Many whale coloring pictures include bubbles, while others just feature one whale up close and personal.
Some pictures also extend to the above-water terrain, featuring palm trees, grass, and spacious skies. These printable whale coloring sheets allow you to extend your color range even wider, bringing in browns and greens.
Welcome to our collection of free WHALE coloring pages. Click the Whale 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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Fun Facts About Whales
- Some whales have no teeth. Instead, they have mouth plates that allow them to consume large quantities of small sea animals like krill and crustaceans in one gulp. Other whales that do have teeth are better able to feed on squid, fish, and other larger sea animals.
- Humpback whales living in the Southern Hemisphere take a long journey to the Antarctic every year. The mission is to feats on krill before returning to their warmer waters in their tropical home.
- Some whales go without food for up to 7.5 months. They may not easily find food while venturing from one body of water to another, so their bodies are adapted to go long periods without feasting.
- Dolphins are classified as part of the whale family. In fact, what many people refer to as a “killer whale” is actually a dolphin known to consume a wide variety of animals, including penguins and sea turtles.
- Whales use their bubble-blowing skills to help trap animals they want to eat. Some fish and other sea animals won’t cross a line of bubbles, so whales will blow bubbles in all directions to trap them in one spot.
- The largest animal on the planet is the Antarctic blue whale. It can weigh up to 200 tons.
What Makes Whales So Much Fun to Color?
Whales are the perfect focus for coloring sheets because they have an energetic, fun-loving nature that is often captured with playful poses and sly grins. They’re surrounded by colorful environments, both under and above water. Some whale coloring sheets share the spotlight with adorable creatures like crabs and shrimp, which only makes whale sheets an even more fun way to pass some time.
Since whales don’t have intricate patterns, they’re easy for children and adults of all ages to color. Some coloring sheets are a bit more detailed than others, with lines on the bottom of the whale and perhaps small circle patterns on the sides or backs. The patterns are still suitable for beginner to intermediate coloring skills.
How to Use Printable Whale Coloring Sheets
Whale coloring pages are perfect for leisurely coloring on a long weekend or holiday. You can also use them to help educate children about animals, including the fun whale facts that we shared above plus others that you may know. Children are more likely to gain interest in an animal when they see them as playful, spirited animals on the coloring page. The more time they spend coloring whales, the more inquisitive questions they may have about the animals in real life.
The world under our ocean floors is fascinating because it’s unknown to most of us. Whale coloring pages allow you to get closer to one of the most lovable animals currently living within those deep waters.