11 Squirrel Coloring Pages That Celebrate Nature's Cutest Environmentalists
Squirrels — either you think they’re a lot of fun or think they’re a bit of a nuisance. Sure, they may run in front of the car and cause you to panic. Yes, they may steal all of the seed from the bird feeder. But if you take a good look at one, they’re pretty darn adorable. With their fluffy tails and playful scamper, it’s kind of nice to see them in nature, preferably far away from your house. If you want all the cuteness of squirrels at home (without actually inviting them inside), we recommend our collection of super-cute squirrel coloring pages.
Unlike squirrels themselves, squirrel coloring pages won’t bust into the attic or chew through electrical wiring. Instead, they embrace the good — like their precious little furry bodies and innocent eyes. Do squirrels make the best pets? Not at all. So, it’s best to keep a healthy distance and appreciate them by coloring them. Plus, this may be the only way to have squirrels nearby without driving your dog or cat completely crazy.
While most squirrels are gray or brown, you always have the liberty to color these pages however you wish. That’s the best part about art, right? It’s up to you to make the final decisions when it comes to color and coloring utensils. With that said, here are 10 excellent squirrel coloring pages to print out and enjoy with your family. And once the kiddos finish with these, they can scamper over to our other woodland creature printables, like fox coloring pages, bunny coloring pages, mouse coloring pages, and wolf coloring pages.
Free Printable Squirrel Coloring Pages
Squirrel No. 1
See, it’s drawings like this that’ll make you forget squirrels are wild animals and not Disney characters. These two curious squirrels seem to be chatting about something serious. For extra fun, draw a ledge or a tree branch to serve as their perch. Have you ever wondered how squirrels manage to climb trees so easily? Well, part of the success comes from their ankles, which turn 180 degrees while they climb.
Squirrel No. 2
This happy squirrel is by no means tiny. But did you know squirrels are only an inch long when they’re born? If you happen to find a brand-new baby squirrel in the yard, reach out to a local wildlife organization for tips on giving the little fellow the best chance of survival. Fun fact: Squirrels are one of the few animals that can run down a tree headfirst.
Squirrel No. 3
This squirrel seems to have cat-like reflexes. Squirrels are pretty agile and light on their feet. Did you know squirrels can run up to 12 miles an hour? Not bad for a creature with such diminutive legs. Squirrels are also really sneaky creatures. They will actually pretend to hide a nut, to throw off thieves that may be watching them. Do you know what the largest squirrel is? The Indian giant squirrel is three feet long!
Squirrel No. 4
This squirrel is enjoying quite the feast. This picture is pretty accurate, as mushrooms fall within a standard squirrel’s typical diet. They also like seeds, nuts, and tree buds. Interesting fact: Squirrels can find food buried beneath a foot of snow! Their name also comes from the Greek words “skia” and “oura” which means shadow and tail, respectively. They were given this name because the Greek believed they hid in the shadow of their tails.
Squirrel No. 5
Squirrels are well known for eating and hiding acorns. In fact, they do a pretty good job in helping the environment by accidentally planting acorn trees. So, honor this squirrel by giving it some fun, natural colors. It’s helping the plane and doesn’t even realize! Fun fact: Scientists found some squirrels chew old rattlesnake skin sheddings and lick their fur. This would help them hide their scent from these noisy predators.
Squirrel No. 6
This squirrel is crafty enough to take an acorn and take it to the next level. No, it’s not planting this one and helping save the environment. Instead, it’s planning to roast it over an open fire. Add color to this drawing by including a fire on the right-hand side. It might inspire you to go camping, where you’ll likely end up seeing a ton of real squirrels who’ll happily join in from a safe distance.
Squirrel No. 7
If you ever leave seeds out for the birds, you’re probably familiar with this squirrel’s expression. He’s looking for the right moment to pounce and steal it all. Cut him some slack, though — since squirrels’ teeth never stop growing, they have to chew on a lot of stuff to keep those chompers filed down.
Squirrel No. 8
If this doesn’t look like a ’90s cartoon squirrel, we don’t know what does. Can’t you imagine it making a cameo in an episode of Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers? Unlike some of the other squirrel coloring pages, this one seems to welcome a few different colors within its head and body. Take advantage of that by giving it a bright and colorful makeover.
Squirrel No. 9
Will this squirrel eat or bury this acorn? That’s up to you to decide. If you color the bottom in with green and yellow to represent grass, he’s likely trying to hide this acorn during the winter seasons. Put him on a porch ledge, though, and it could be lunch.
Squirrel No. 10
We imagine the limb this squirrel perches on is in a beautiful city park somewhere. On that subject, you may not realize squirrels were introduced to city parks by people to create “a bucolic atmosphere that was entertaining, enlighting, and salubrious.”
Squirrel No. 11
Did you know there are almost 300 species of squirrels? They can be found on nearly every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Here’s an even funnier fact: squirrels can fall from about 90 feet without dying. Woah!
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