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4 Fun Coloring Books For Little Kids Who Love Animals

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With kids home for the summer, finding something for them to do on their own is a life and sanity saver for parents. Coloring books have long been one of the go-to activities to engage kids in something other than whining or fighting with each other and animal coloring books add a level of education to the activity as well.

Coloring isn’t just something to pass the time. There is a real element in the activity that’s good for children. The act of coloring has been found a great way to reduce stress and anxiety in both children and adults and there’s no question that we could all use a little more of that in our lives. Coloring also helps kids work on fine motor skills and build up the strength in their hands.

If you have kids who are obsessed or at least a little interested in all sorts of animals, we’ve rounded up animal coloring books that will entertain the kids and build up those skills.

1. Totally Cute Dogs! Coloring and Activity Book

Animal Coloring Books

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This coloring book has 50 full pages for coloring and activities to keep kids entertained and engaged. There are word searches, connect the dots, mazes, and all the cute little dog photos the kids could ask for. It features Huskys, Pugs, Poodles, Lhaha Apsos, Beatles, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Daschunds, Boxers, Dalmations, Labradors, and a whole lot more. This one is extra special cute because it was designed by kids, for kids.

Want it? Get it from Amazon, $6.99.

2. My First Animal Coloring Book

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This animal coloring book is full of fun pages for kids to color and it’s got all the animal facts to keep them filled with knowledge. There are more than 250 different animal facts, paired with all sorts of animals from around the world, it’s ideal for kids between the ages of 4-8. One person who reviewed the book said, “My grands are 5 & 3. They both love the cute characters! The added interesting little facts make it much more interesting than the usual coloring books.”

Want it? Get it from Amazon, $6.99.

3. Wild Animals Coloring Book

Animal Coloring Book

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If you have a kid in your life that loves wild animals from all over the world, this is a book built just for them. With over 47 different species featured in the coloring book, each page comes with facts about where the animal lives and shows them in their natural habitat. Several people who have reviewed this coloring book says that it’s great at busting boredom for kids both because of the fun scenes to color, but also the fun facts they learn along the way.

Want it? Get it from Amazon, $4.99.

4. Melissa & Doug Jumbo Coloring Pad

Animal Coloring Book

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For slightly younger children who may require less intricate drawings, Melissa & Doug coloring pages are perfect for kids as young as 2 or 3 years old. The extra-large pages allows for parent and child to color along or for siblings to work on the same photo. One person who reviewed the coloring book said, “I have the hardest time finding gender neutral coloring books for my daughter. I do not want her to think the only thing she can be is a princess. This book is perfect for any child which is an animal lover!”

Want it? Get it from Amazon, $4.99.

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