Remember when insects used to be all the rage? Remember when, as a child, you would stop to watch bees collecting pollen from flowers or butterflies drifting around the garden?
This fascination with insects is a trait you should instill in your children.
Bug coloring printables can help you teach children how incredible insects are!
Bug pages don’t need to follow the exact coloration of insects; your children can paint them in whatever hues they like.
Download these free printable sheets and encourage your children to develop their creative combinations of colors for the below insects.
10 Brand New Bug Coloring Pages – Free to Print and Color
Happy and charming, this cockroach coloring printable can brighten your children’s day. If they want to paint it in fun colors, green and purple would be a great bet.
Soft brown hues can make it a lovely coloring printable to hang above their desk.
Your children will have a lot of fun coloring this bug coloring printable. Just look at its small tooth protruding from the corner of its mouth, long aerials, and little hands.
With its four arms raised in the air, it looks like it’s ready to dance.
Fun fact – cockroaches, beetles, and butterflies are the most prevalent bugs that teachers use in school to teach children about insects.
Even if many children are afraid of insects, bugs coloring pages are great tools for many reasons.
You can use them for teaching your little ones that bugs, such as crickets, clear away debris and are essential for the environment.
This coloring sheet depicts a cricket smiling while enjoying a sunny day on the green field.
And from the way it keeps one of its arms, it looks like it’s asking you to follow it to show you something hidden under the grass. What would it possibly want to reveal to you?
The locust from this bug page seems to be on the lookout for something. Maybe it lost one of its siblings or is looking for food. Or it might try to decide what new book to read. What do you think?
Feel free to color the background to tell a story. Apart from the grass depicted in the coloring sheet, your children can also draw flowers, trees, or other insects to join the six-legged locust on its quest.
Please encourage your children to use their creativity to choose the colors for painting the locust’s body. Most locusts are green, but it doesn’t mean they have to stick with verdant shades.
Use bugs coloring sheets to educate your children on what insects to avoid when meeting them in nature.
For instance, here is a mosquito, which may look friendly in this printable but can make your children sick if it stings them.
Review the particular features of mosquitos with the help of coloring sheets to teach your children to recognize them.
Mosquitos have long trunks to prick people and other animals, two sets of wings, and multiple legs.
Do your children love butterflies? With their brilliant-colored wings, butterflies are probably the most iconic bugs.
Did you know that their colors are more than decoration?
Their wings are usually painted in colors to resemble the plants surrounding them, camouflage them, and prevent birds and other animals from seeing and catching them.
The butterfly from this coloring sheet has enormous wings that your children can paint in whatever shades they want.
They have an intricate pattern with multiple shapes, so they can mix and match all the colors of the rainbow to bring the little bug to life.
This bug seems a little upset. Maybe someone woke it from its beauty sleep. Or perhaps it cannot find a flower to harvest pollen from, and it’s hungry.
Who knows? Insects also have emotions and feelings, and living in the wild is not easy.
This printable sheet features a small bug flying through the grass with a deep frown on its face. It has more petite wings than the previous butterfly and a set of six legs on its belly.
For children, this ladybug printable sheet resembles the one they’ve seen in the garden. We recommend using multiple shades of red to make the coloring page bright and joyful.
For a toddler who just learned to use colors and crayons, this coloring sheet is perfect because the bug is drawn in simple lines and can easily follow the shapes and patterns.
We love that this bug coloring printable has a well-designed background your children can transform into a field or garden. It’s up to them to decide what setting they prefer best.
Fun fact – even if they are named ladybugs, they are actually beetles. And we all agree that ladybugs are cuter than beetles.
How adorable is this dragonfly, sitting peacefully on the leaf? It looks like this graceful bug is thoroughly enjoying life.
And why wouldn’t it when it’s a sunny day outside and the flowers just bloomed?
If you choose to download and print this free dragonfly coloring sheet, don’t hesitate to get creative with painting its wings.
Dragonflies have wings as beautifully colored as butterflies but longer and with different patterns.
Your children can leave the background as it is or draw some flowers and plants to make it look like our favorite dragonfly is exploring a garden.
The bee from this bug coloring page seems to inspect the field for plants to pollinate.
To make honey, bees have to pollinate crops to harvest pollen they can later transform into the precious ingredient your children enjoy with their tea in the morning.
As with the other bug printable sheets, feel free to create a background. Is the bee flying on a sunny day, or is there a storm around the corner?
It looks like this bug is sitting on a tree trunk waiting for its friends to join it for a chat. Just because it has a trunk similar to a mosquito it doesn’t mean this tiny insect is harmful.
Most bugs don’t sting people or animals but use their trunks to collect pollen and clear waste.
This coloring sheet can help you teach your children that bugs are really valuable to the planet and live extraordinary lives, free to fly everywhere they want.
The above bugs coloring printables should help pass time during a cold day when your children cannot go outside and admire real-life insects.
We regularly update our bugs printable collection, so come back soon for new pages!