Zooming through the air during the summer months, dragonflies are beautiful insects! Celebrate these colorful flying bugs with these free dragonfly coloring pages.
Whether you are studying pond life with your kids or looking for some adult coloring pages, these printables are for you!
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Make sure to print off a few sheets for yourself, these also make wonderful adult coloring pages!
Plus, kids love when you color and create alongside them. Even if you just sit down for a few minutes together to do some good old fashioned coloring.
Did you know we have a whole collection of insect coloring pages? Pair these sheets with a few different designs to make your own coloring book.
Bring along some coloring supplies and a clipboard and color in these designs outside. What better way to learn about bugs and insects than to observe them in their natural habitat!
Printable Pictures of Dragonflies
Fun Fact: There are more than 5,000 known species of dragonflies (source).
This includes both dragonflies and damselflies. These insects are similar, but have a few differences including the shape of their wings, size of their heads, and wing position when resting (source).
Did you know that you often find dragonflies around water sources including ponds and lakes because they actually live in the water for most of their lives?
That's right, dragonfly larva, also called nymphs live in the water and look pretty different than the winged dragonflies we see in the air.
These aquatic insects are carnivores just like adult dragonflies (source). If you have ever caught a few to keep for observations, than you may soon find a few missing.
Learning about the life cycle of these insects is fascinating for both adults and kids. Books including Dazzling Dragonflies: A Life Cycle Story are wonderful resources for learning about these insects.
Not only is this book beautifully illustrated, but it is filled with information about the life cycle of a dragonfly. Perfect for kids of all ages!
Color and Write Dragonfly
A fun way for little learners to practice fine motor skills and letter recognition. Your kids can color in the dragonfly along with creating their own background.
Summer illustrations including a pond with frogs and lily pads can be added into the white background. Along with blue water and more dragonflies.
Then across the bottom these is room for young children to write the word dragonfly or the letter D. A creative way to practice new skills while making art.
Studying insects or doing a pond unit study with your kids? These additional activities are perfect for kids of all ages. More free printable coloring pages, book recommendations, and hands-on activities!
These printables were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only in your home, classroom, or public library. All of these free realistic dragonfly coloring pages are for non-commercial use. See full disclosure. Have questions, send me an email at julie (at) natureinspiredlearning (dot) com