Whales are some of the most amazing creatures on the planet! Kids love them and there are so many different species of whales that each child is bound to find a favorite!
These whale coloring pages for kids are a great supplemental activity for an ocean or whale themed unit!
They’ve got large pictures and big lettering so they’re great for young children in preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.
If you like these coloring pages, be sure to check out all of our fun coloring pages for kids!
Did you know that there are around 90 different whale species in the world?! It’s quite amazing!
We included some of the most popular whale species kids learn about in our whale coloring pages including:
- Killer Whale (Orca)
- Blue Whale
- Sperm Whale
- Beluga Whale
- Bowhead Whale
- Humpback Whale
Most kids and adults learn at least a little bit about a whale’s appearance by pop culture.
When we think of Killer whales, we often think of Free Willy or Shamu from Sea World. Disney’s Finding Dory had a funny Beluga whale named Bailey. The great whale of Moby Dick is portrayed as a Sperm whale. And of course, there’s a friendly Narwhal on Elf.
Creating an ocean themed or whale themed unit to teach kids about the many different kinds of whales is a fun way to help them learn more about these awesome animals!
Ocean Ideas For Kids
Whenever we’re learning about new animals, we love to introduce the topic through books. Below are some of our favorite whale books for kids!
The Snail and the Whale – Julia Donaldson, author of the famous book The Gruffalo, brings kids another fun book about an unlikely set of friends. Snail and Whale have lots of fun together in this colorful book!
Baby Beluga – This book based on the popular song, is a great book for young readers!
Whales: An Illustrated Celebration – Kids who want a simple way to learn more about whales will love this beautifully illustrated book. It’s loaded with facts and a variety of species.
Want some more ocean themed educational activities? Try out this ocean activities bundle!
Did you know we have lots of other ocean animal crafts for kids to do?
If you want to stick with whales, try out this narwhal craft for kids. It’s simple to make and has a free template to download.
This shark headband craft is a fun activity for ocean themes and kids will love wearing it once they’re done!
We also love this jellyfish craft for kids. It’s pretty quick to make and kids love creating the tentacles!
This ocean sensory bin is great for when you want something done for you. If you prefer the DIY route, try out this frozen ocean sensory bin.
The ocean playdough kit is a great way for kids to get hands-on with their play. Plus, the pre-made dough is ready to go, so all you need to do is open the box and start playing.
It’s a fun way to explore the ocean world without getting wet, and it’s also a great way to develop fine motor skills. So whether your child is a beach bum or a landlubber, the ocean play dough kit is sure to be a hit!