51 Bear Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

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Bears hold the distinction of being one of the most magnificent animals in the world, and they inhabit various habitats all over the globe. From powerful polar bears that roam icy glaciers to giant pandas that live among high mountains, each species has its unique characteristics and behaviors. You will find all species of bears on our free bear coloring pages!

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Bear coloring pages are more than just an artistic activity; they can be a gateway to a world of learning and exploration for children. Children can transform these coloring pages into a variety of educational activities with their appealing images and fun themes. Let’s explore some creative and educational ways to use bear coloring pages to enhance learning and engagement for kids.

Educational Activities with Bear Coloring Pages

1. Bear Species Discovery

  • Learn About Different Bears: Use coloring pages featuring different bears – like grizzlies, pandas, and polar bears. As kids color, discuss the unique features and habitats of each bear species.
  • Extension Activity: Create a bear fact sheet where children can write interesting facts they’ve learned about each bear they color.

2. Habitat Exploration

  • Environmental Learning: Pair the coloring activity with learning about the natural habitats of bears. Discuss forests, mountains, or Arctic regions, depending on the bear on the coloring page.
  • Craft Idea: Create a diorama or a collage representing the habitat of the bear they’ve colored.

3. Bear Behavior and Diet

  • Educational Discussion: While coloring, talk about what bears eat and how they behave. For example, discuss the diet of a panda bear versus a brown bear.
  • Interactive Game: Play a matching game where kids match bear species with their favorite foods or behaviors.

4. Storytelling with Bears

  • Creative Writing: Encourage children to create a short story based on the scene or the bear character they are coloring. This can spark creativity and improve writing skills.
  • Share Stories: Have a storytelling session where each child shares their bear story.

5. Bear-Themed Alphabet Learning

  • Letter Recognition: Use bear coloring pages to reinforce letter recognition. For example, ‘B’ is for Bear. Children can practice tracing or writing the letter ‘B’ alongside their coloring.
  • Phonics Activity: Discuss other words that start with the same letter as ‘bear’ and have children draw or color these items.

6. Seasonal Changes and Hibernation

  • Science Lesson: Teach kids about seasons and hibernation. Use bear coloring pages to explain how some bears hibernate during winter.
  • Activity: Create a bear cave craft where kids can illustrate or replicate a bear’s hibernation environment.

7. Conservation Education

  • Awareness Raising: Discuss the importance of wildlife conservation, focusing on bears. Talk about the threats to bear populations and what can be done to help.
  • Poster Making: After coloring, kids can turn their pages into conservation awareness posters, adding messages about protecting bears and their habitats.

8. Bear Math

  • Counting Practice: Integrate simple math problems. If a coloring page has multiple bears, use it for counting exercises or basic addition and subtraction.

Bear coloring pages offer a versatile and fun way to engage children in learning. These activities not only enhance their knowledge about bears and their environments but also develop creative, linguistic, and analytical skills. So, grab those bear coloring pages and embark on an educational adventure that’s as enjoyable as it is informative!

Jump to our library of all the species of bear coloring pages!


How to Get Started

To download any of the printables below is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Download: Choose the printable design that resonates with you. Click on the image.
  2. Print: The PDF file will automatically open. Print the PDF file on your printer.
  3. Start creating and/or using the PDF printable. Enjoy!

Each PDF download is created for standard US letter size; however, they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes.

Terms of Use: Our coloring pages and printables are for personal use only. Print as many copies as you need for your kids, students, after-school group, church group, etc. To share, please share a link to this page. Please do not sell, email, share digital copies online, or distribute them for any other purpose. Thank you!


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Two cute bears looking out a house window
Two cute bears looking out a house window
Smiling bear surrounded by flowers
Smiling bear surrounded by flowers
Smiling bear standing on a swing
Smiling bear standing on a swing
Simple bear holding a carrot
Simple bear holding a carrot
Silly bear playing by a teepee
Silly bear playing by a teepee
Happy dancing bear
Happy dancing bear

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Happy bear surrounded by stars
Happy bear surrounded by stars
Happy bear riding in a spaceship
Happy bear riding in a spaceship
Easy to color bear
Easy to color bear
Cute sleeping bear surrounded by hearts
Cute sleeping bear surrounded by hearts
Cute sitting baby bear
Cute sitting baby bear
Cute kawaii bear holding a honey pot
Cute kawaii bear holding a honey pot
Cute bear wearing a heart necklace
Cute bear wearing a heart necklace
Cute bear sitting by a tree stump
Cute bear sitting by a tree stump
Cute bear holding a pot of honey
Cute bear holding a pot of honey
Cute bear holding a fishing pole
Cute bear holding a fishing pole
Cute bear holding a butterfly in each paw
Cute bear holding a butterfly in each paw
Cute bear holding a bowl of vegetables
Cute bear holding a bowl of vegetables
Cute bear going on a hike
Cute bear going on a hike
Cute baby bear wearing clothes
Cute baby bear wearing clothes
Cute baby bear sleeping
Cute baby bear sleeping
Bear holding a fish in his mouth
Bear holding a fish in his mouth

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cute bear standing in greenery near honey bee hive
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All About Bears

Did you know that there are eight different species of bears? Some of the most common types of bears include polar bears, brown bears, and black bears. Each type of bear is unique and has its special features that help them survive in the wild.

One of the most amazing things about bears is that they can hibernate for several months at a time! This means they go into a deep sleep and don’t eat or drink anything during this time. Can you imagine sleeping for months at a time? It’s like the ultimate nap! Bears hibernate during the winter when food is scarce, and they don’t wake up until the weather gets warmer and more food is available.

Another fun fact about bears is that they love to eat honey! Bears have a very keen sense of smell, which helps them find honey and other yummy treats. They also have very strong jaws and sharp claws, which they use to open beehives and get to the honey inside. But be careful if you ever see a bear in the wild; you don’t want to get too close to them while they eat their honey!

So there you have it—some fun and interesting facts about bears! These amazing animals are truly incredible, and we can learn so much from them. Whether you’re a fan of polar bears, brown bears, black bears, or panda bears, there’s always something new and exciting to discover about these furry creatures.

Creative Coloring Ideas

Whether you’re a teacher looking for an educational activity, a parent helping your child learn about fascinating animals, cartoon characters, unicorns, places, community service jobs, or other things, or an adult who loves the therapeutic task of coloring, our free coloring pages can provide hours of engaging entertainment and valuable information as a starting point. You will find something that sparks your interest!

Getting started doesn’t take much—just a few supplies and some creativity.

So grab your crayons, markers, or colored pencils, and get excited about coloring and letting your imagination flow! You can even get a lap desk and take your coloring pages to enjoy in the car or while waiting your turn at an appointment!

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