Lizard coloring pages are a lovely distraction for plenty of reasons. For one, lizards can come in all shapes and colors. In addition, many lizards, such as chameleons, can also change their appearance. That means that for a budding artist, lizard coloring pages are pretty superb. They also give you an excellent excuse to use some neon colors, as plenty of these creatures are just as colorful as a rainbow. If you’re looking for gecko coloring pages, you’re in luck on that front, too — many of these free printables can double as both. Did we mention that geckos are a ton of fun to color? Plus, they’re an interesting lizard to study for kids who find reptiles fascinating. (And they make pretty good pets, as well!)
In other words, your little reptile fan will think you’re the coolest mom ever when you break out this collection for them to color. Or, hey, you won’t get any judgment from us if you’re the nature nerd in your house who turns these into works of art. So whether you need a distraction while on the road with your kids to the aquarium, simply want to teach kids more about reptiles, or still dream of one day hosting your own nature docuseries, here are 10 lizard coloring pages everyone will enjoy. When you finish these, slither on over to our other reptile coloring pages, including turtle coloring pages, snake coloring pages, and alligator coloring pages.
Free Printable Lizard Coloring Pages
Lizard Page No. 1
This gecko looks like it’s on its way to an important event — perhaps to shoot a Geico ad? This guy would look incredible in a dark reddish-brown for its body, with accents of red detail. Colored pencils would be a great tool to use to give him a bit more personality.
Lizard Page No. 2
Sometimes, the best lizards are simple lizards. As you’re coloring this one in, think about all of the lizards you can name. If you live in a state like Florida, it shouldn’t be hard — lizards are almost everywhere. It’s the perfect state for a herpetologist. In fact, Florida is home to 15 native lizard species and 34 exotic species. These creepy crawly creatures live in nearly every type of habitat in the Sunshine State.
Lizard Page No. 3
For lizard coloring pages that don’t include a ton of detail, you can always add your own. You can also feel free to really experiment. Make this lizard hot pink, or even use some desk highlighters to give it a lot more pizzaz. You can also add a lot to this coloring page by just shading it in, and adding details, with a standard No. 2 pencil.
Lizard Page No. 4
Here’s another gecko, although it could also be a newt if you’re looking for a bit of variety. That said, newts aren’t technically labeled as lizards, even though they look the part. They’re classified as semi-aquatic amphibians. Still, they’re pretty cool in their own right. Did you know that newts can regrow body parts? And not just limbs, either.
Lizard Page No. 5
Iguanas live for a surprising amount of time — often well over 20 years! That means that if you want to buy an iguana as a pet, you’re going to need to really commit. If it’s too much for you, don’t worry; this iguana coloring page is much less of an effort.
Lizard Page No. 6
This water monitor, on the other hand, might not be the friendliest of lizards. They’re not terrible in nature, but they do have a venom that could slightly hurt (but not kill) humans. However, that only happens when they’re feeling intimidated. They’re often dark brown or black, so colored pencils may work best if you want to try and make this guy stand out.
Lizard Page No. 7
This happy bearded dragon looks like it’s awake bright and early and ready to start its day. Many lizard-loving families choose the bearded dragon as a first pet as they’re very gentle, especially with kids. If you want to make this guy realistic in color, aim for a dusty brown hue. If you want to teach your kiddo about another super-distinctive lizard, draw two horns on this guy’s head to transform him into a horned lizard. And while you’re at it, tell your kid (who’ll undoubtedly be impressed) that horned lizards can squirt blood from their eye sockets, hitting their prey from up to four feet away. Talk about bloodshot eyes!
Lizard Page No. 8
We can all agree that chameleons are one of the coolest types of lizards around, right? They’re also one of the most fun to color. Depending on this chameleon’s atmosphere, it can be a variety of different colors. Supposedly, male chameleons try to out-bright their competition, as this attracts female chameleons.
Lizard Page No. 9
Have you ever wondered how geckos can climb on virtually any surface? As it turns out, their toes are covered in nanoscale hairs known as setae (6.5 million!) which reportedly generate so much force that they could support the weight of two people. Another cool thing about geckos? They communicate using clicks, barks, and chirps. They also use their tails to store nutrients and fats, which is a pretty cool place to keep the essentials.
Lizard Page No. 10
Flying lizards sure may seem scary, but keep in mind that they glide more than they fly. Also, they’re mostly harmless. Flying lizards come in plenty of fun colors and mostly live in the rainforest. They also help control the insect population, as that’s their top cuisine.
Lizard Page No. 11
Lizards are strange little creatures. Did you know they can actually remove their tails if they’re surprised? They usually do it if they feel like it’s the only way to escape. This guy also shows off another fascinating lizard trait — the dewlap. A dewlap is a longitudinal flap of skin that hangs from the lizard’s neck. Lizards tend to exhibit their dewlaps during interactions with other lizards or when they feel threatened.
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