When asked about favorite animals, many children choose giraffes — and it makes sense why. They’re the tallest mammals on Earth, which is completely fascinating. They also seem pretty gentle. That may be because giraffes are herbivores, preferring to eat leaves from trees. While the best place to see giraffes is at a zoo, many closures (due to social distancing guidelines) may make it a tough trip to make. But at least these giraffe coloring pages should tide you and your kids over for now.
Giraffe coloring pages are also a great way to learn more about giraffe facts. While coloring them in, you can make it an educational experience. Here are two pieces of trivia to get you started. Did you know that a giraffe’s heart is two feet long? It’s true! And according to The San Diego Zoo, giraffes only have two actual predators in nature — lions and crocodiles. ·
Now that you know, you’ll feel an even stronger connection to these giraffe coloring pages.
Free Giraffe Coloring Pages
1. Giraffe No. 1
This giraffe looks like it’s on its way to a fancy party! With its big ol’ smile, it might be related to Geoffrey the Giraffe from Toys “R” Us fame. There are a bunch of fun spots to color in with this one, making it a wonderful way to pass the time.
2. Giraffe No. 2
This giraffe is almost the opposite in certain ways. While its spots are pre-filled, there’s a lot more surface to color in. With a vibrant smile like that, you should feel free to use neon colors. Or, hey, why not go a bit wild? This giraffe would also benefit from a sparkle pen, especially for the fur in its tail.
3. Giraffe No. 3
Looking for a simple, yet sweet giraffe to color in? This one may be just the pick. A bold yellow would look exuberant, but any color choice would look nice on this precious fellow.
4. Giraffe No. 4
So far, this giraffe is the most basic of the bunch. But that doesn’t mean he’s not a blast to color! Based on the assortment of spots, we recommend a rainbow motif.
5. Giraffe No. 5
Maybe you’d like to color a slightly more realistic giraffe. Well, this guy would be perfect. In this drawing, you can really see how long a giraffe’s neck is. Reportedly, their necks are 6 feet long and weigh a whopping 600 pounds! That’s yet another reason why they’re such cool creatures.
6. Giraffe No. 6
Without any spots, this giraffe is a clean slate! You should definitely get creative and add your own. You should also draw in a big tree, where this giraffe is pulling his leaves from. Or you can even omit the tree and pretend this giraffe is sticking out its tongue. Giraffes often have dark blue or black tongues, in case you want to make it realistic.
7. Giraffe No. 7
On the topic of cartoonish giraffes, this one takes the cake. He looks straight out of a cartoon show or comic book. You know what that means, right? You should embrace crazy colors and designs while coloring him in.
8. Giraffe No. 8
This giraffe has a youthfulness about it, don’t you think? You can try your hand at drawing parents in the background, or maybe you could add an interesting and scenic environment. Who knows? Maybe this giraffe is uncharacteristically hanging out at the beach.
9. Giraffe No. 9
Learning about shapes at home with your toddler? This coloring page has your back. You can have your toddler point out the squares and ovals, and then color them in. Not only is this bound to be a fridge-worthy coloring page, but it also doubles as an educational activity.
10. Giraffe No. 10
Finally, this goofy buddy is a great way to express your love of giraffes. He seems to have a lot of character already, so adding vivid colors will only enhance that more. Remember, you don’t always have to color things realistically — that’s part of the magic of coloring. Don’t shy away from bright and shining colors, especially since they’d suit this particular coloring page quite well.