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Dive into the world of pelicans with our collection of pelican coloring pages! Perfect for young nature enthusiasts and budding birdwatchers, these pages capture the unique charm of these large water birds. You can imagine the pelicans basking in the sun on a sandy beach or gliding over serene waters as you color. Our pelican coloring pages are not only a fun way to spend time creatively, but they also offer an opportunity for kids to learn about the habits and habitats of these fascinating birds.

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Pelican Adventures: Creative Activities with Pelican Coloring Pages

Pelican coloring pages can be the start of many exciting and educational activities. Here are three fun activities that kids can enjoy with pelican coloring pages:

1. Pelican Habitat Exploration

  • Objective: Learn about the environments where pelicans live.
  • Activity: After coloring their pelicans, children can create a habitat for them. This could include a seascape, a lake, or a marshy area. They can use materials like blue paper for water, cotton balls for clouds, and green paper for vegetation. This activity helps children understand the natural habitat of pelicans and how they interact with their environment.

2. Pelican Feeding Game

  • Objective: Understand pelican feeding habits in a fun way.
  • Activity: Create a simple game where children help the pelican ‘catch’ fish. Cut out small fish shapes from paper and attach a paper clip to each. Then, make a ‘beak’ using a clothespin or a homemade beak from paper. Attach a magnet to the beak. Children can use the beak to pick up fish, simulating how pelicans scoop fish out of the water. This game is a playful way to learn about pelican feeding habits.

3. Pelican Story Time

  • Objective: Encourage creativity and storytelling.
  • Activity: After coloring, children can use their pelican pages to create a story or a comic strip. They could tell a tale about a day in the life of a pelican, an adventure it has, or create a story about the pelican’s journey across the sea. This activity promotes creativity, imagination, and can help develop narrative skills.

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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Sideview of cute pelican
Sideview of cute pelican
Realistic pelican sitting beside a lake
Realistic pelican sitting beside a lake
Pelican standing by a jumping fish
Pelican standing by a jumping fish
Pelican standing beside a tropical tree
Pelican standing beside a tropical tree
Flying pelican
Flying pelican
Easy to color pelican
Easy to color pelican

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Happy pelican
Cute pelican with beak open
Cute pelican with beak open
Plain pelican holding a fish in his beak
Plain pelican holding a fish in his beak

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All About Pelicans

Pelicans are big, beautiful birds that are famous for their long beaks and throat pouches. There are eight different species of pelicans in the world, but the most common one is the American white pelican. These birds have white feathers with black wings and a yellow-orange beak. The male and female pelicans look the same.

One of the coolest things about pelicans is their beaks. They use their beaks to scoop up fish from the water, and they can hold up to three gallons of water in their throat pouches! They also use their beaks to cool off on hot days by flapping them like a fan. Pelicans are very social birds and can often be seen flying in a group, or “squadron,” above the water.

Pelicans are found all over the world, but they are most commonly found in warm, coastal areas. They are very good swimmers and divers and can stay underwater for up to three minutes!

Pelicans also like to sunbathe and will often spread their wings out to dry off after swimming. Our pelican coloring pages are a fun way to learn more about pelicans and their unique features. You can use any colors you want to create your beautiful pelican picture!

Creative Coloring Ideas

Whether you’re a teacher looking for an educational activity or a parent helping your child learn about fascinating animals, cartoon characters, unicorns, places, community service jobs, or other things, coloring printables can provide hours of engaging entertainment and valuable information as a starting point for learning.

Whether it’s for kids wanting to learn more about how things work or adults dreaming of nostalgia, our free coloring pages make the perfect addition to any day filled with fun activities. You’re sure to find something that sparks your interest!

It doesn’t take much to get started – 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 with you to enjoy in the car, or while you’re waiting for your turn at an appointment!

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