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Dolphin Coloring Pages
Dolphin coloring pages are fun and they really help kids relax. Here you will find a fantastic collection of dolphin coloring pages for different ages.
There is something for everyone, whether you just need a little pick-me-up or if you’re looking for something more in-depth to stimulate your mind, the choice is yours. These free PDF coloring pages of dolphins are suitable for preschool up to a few designs that adults will enjoy.
Whether you are an adult looking for some creative fun or you are looking for some interesting activities to do with your kid or teen, there is sure to be a dolphin coloring page here that will suit your needs.
I love coloring after dinner, it helps calm me, center me and is a much better alternative to TV or scrolling my phone.
Dolphins are so friendly and adorable that it’s no wonder why they have quickly become such a popular subject among drawing artists.
Dolphins actually follow fairly consistent color patterns across their range. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that these colorful creatures are popular subjects among hobbyist animal painters as well.
Even so, the variety of different species available makes finding the perfect painting challenging enough without having other artists competing against you at the same time trying to outdo each other with their own designs.
However even amateur aquarium owners can appreciate how much work goes into creating a realistic painting of dolphins from just watching them in real life. Fortunately there is no shortage of Dolphin Coloring Pages here to inspire both beginners and experts alike.
All About Dolphins
Dolphins are one of the most wonderful and fascinating animals on earth. They are so interesting and complex, it is hard to resist getting a little more information about these amazing creatures.
Learning more about dolphins will only add to your love for them and their wild beauty. The dolphin coloring pages below will give you some insight into the lives of these beautiful creatures as well as a few tips on how to draw them so that you can bring some of these amazing animals into your life through art.
Many people have misconceptions about what dolphins really look like. Many think they have webbed feet but in reality, they don’t. There are actually only four bones in the entire body of a dolphin making up its flippers.
They also have external ears instead of internal ears, which allows them to hear better in water than any other mammal, including humans!
They are also very social creatures that communicate with each other through sounds and whistles, much like bats do with their sonar system. And just like birds and whales, dolphins can use echolocation to navigate in the dark waters without sight.
Dolphin or Porpoise?
Here in the mid-Atlantic, we often go to the beach and “think” we saw dolphins. In reality, it was most likely a porpoise. Still, they are just as fun to watch! Here are some porpoises getting pretty close to me and my husband while we were kayaking in the Delaware Bay.
Fun Facts about Dolphins
Dolphins are found in warm and temperate seas.
They are known to be playful, intelligent creatures that often perform “dolphin drives” — large groups of dolphins encircle a school of fish and shear them off the surface.
Dolphins may be able to tell when they are being watched by humans because they become more active in their own natural environment.
This is most likely due to what is called their “awareness of self.” Dolphins also come in all sorts of different colors and patterns which make them an interesting subject matter for artists and hobbyists alike.
Don’t Miss: I have another kids’ activity on here with Ocean Sight Words and another with a Sea Animals Game.
Why do kids love dolphins?
Dolphins are popular among kids for a number of reasons. For one thing, dolphins are intelligent and fun to watch. They are also social and playful creatures and can be quite entertaining when they play together, like in their natural habitat.
Many children love the idea of taking care of a dolphin because that is a great way for them to learn about how animals behave and interact with each other in their natural environment.
In the 1990s, dolphin “stuff” and bedroom decor became quite popular among tween and teen girls. It also sparked an interest in marine biology as a career.
Today, you can visit sanctuaries for dolphins where you can get educated on caring and rescuing dolphins, and even get to help with the mammals.
Printable Dolphin Coloring Pages
So, here you go, the PDF dolphin coloring pages.
I separated them into batches to make it easier for you to scroll through and print.
Here is one that also allows kids to practice letters and sight words. And, has more sea animals besides just dolphins.
And here’s one more 11 page coloring book. With any of these, you do not have to print all the pages.
Lisa Lightner is an award-winning and nationally-known Special Education Advocate and Lobbyist who lives in suburban Philadelphia. She has or is serving on the Boards of numerous disability and education related organizations including the Epilepsy Foundation and PA Education Voters. She also has testified before State House and Senate committees relating to special education issues and education funding issues.