Colour in coastal creatures

Scotland’s chilly waters don’t stop wildlife from making it their home. Scottish coasts are home to some incredible (and rare!) habitats and wildlife, from small sea anemones and jellyfish to dolphins, basking sharks and whales!

Bottlenose dolphins © John MacPherson, 2020VISION
Bottlenose dolphins © John MacPherson, 2020VISION


Everyone loves a bit of colouring in. The coastal colouring sheets below could be a great addition to your outdoor session, art lesson or perhaps you just fancy some art today!

Grab some colouring pens and you can colour in some of your favourite coastal creatures. We have a whole host of colouring sheets below for you to chose from.

What you will need:

  • Printed activity sheet(s)
  • Colouring pens and/or pencils

How to complete your colouring sheets:

  1. Choose one or more of the activity sheets on this page –  download and print out onto A4 plain paper.
  2. Start colouring! How you colour is entirely up to you – why not do a mix of imaginative colours, and accurate real life pictures?


Share your colouring in creations with us using #DiscoverLearnPlay

Time to complete

30 mins

Suitable for age

Suitable location

Curriculum linked

Expressive Arts (Art and design)


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