We’re so excited to share with you and your kiddos these octopus facts coloring pages – the funnest activity for those that love learning about these interesting sea creatures.
Kids of all ages will enjoy reading and coloring these free octopus facts printables, which also double as coloring pages. Score!
Free printable octopus facts coloring pages
Octopuses are definitely fascinating creatures: they can fit in very small spaces, have suction cups on their tentacles, use ink for jet propulsion, have blue blood, and on top of all, they don’t have one single octopus brain – they have 9 brains!
If your little one is as amazed by these sea animals as much as we are, then they’ll love learning these interesting facts about octopuses that they probably didn’t know about.
Octopuses definitely deserve their own fun facts coloring sheets. Let’s see what we’ll need to color these coloring sheets:
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR OCTOPUS FACTS COLORING SHEETS
This coloring page is sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.
- Something to color with: favorite crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint, water colors…
- The printed octopus facts coloring pages template pdf — see button below to download & print
10 interesting facts about octopuses:
- Octopuses are ocean creatures that have eight arms and bulbous heads.
- The common octopus is 12 to 36 inches long and weighs 6.6 to 22pounds, but the largest octopus can grow to 16 feet long and weigh around 110lbs.
- They are cephalopods, which means they have a prominent head and a set of arms or tentacles, just like the squid or cuttlefish.
- Octopuses have three hearts and blue blood.
- Two of the hearts work to move blood beyond the octopus’ gills, and the third keeps circulation flowing.
- To protect themselves from predators, they squirt ink.
- Octopuses don’t have bones, which means they can squeeze into and out of very tight spaces.
- The oldest octopus fossil lived 296 million years ago.
- Octopuses are really smart, they can navigate through mazes, solve problems, and even have different personalities.
- After mating, both female and male octopuses die. The male dies a few months afterward, and the female dies after the eggs hatch.
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