Colouring pages for kids inspired by their favourite books

 Download these free colouring pages and activity sheets for an easy and fun indoor activity for kids to do at home.

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Easy to download and print at home, screen-time free and suitable for children of all ages to enjoy, colouring pages are the perfect activity for kids while we’re all spending more time indoors. Featuring characters from The GruffaloDear Zoo, and other best-loved children’s books, kids will love getting creative at home with these printable colouring pages. 

Find more at home inspiration with these ideas for indoor activities for kids and the best sticker and activity books for kids of all ages. 

The Gruffalo colouring sheets

These colouring sheets for kids feature characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. Kids can colour or use fingerpaints to bring scenes from the books to life. 

Colour in The Gruffalo and all of the other characters from the story with this woodland scene colouring sheet.

Colour in The Gruffalo and his child with this activity sheet.

Aha! Oho! Colour in The Gruffalo’s Child with this downloadable activity sheet.

The Gruffalo

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for 9781509804757

Loved by kids (and parents) all over the world, this classic story of a little mouse and a mysterious forest-dwelling monster is a must-have for any child’s bookshelf.

What the Ladybird Heard colouring sheet

Take a trip to the farm with this free printable colouring page, which features Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’s crime-fighting ladybird.


What the Ladybird Heard

Book cover for 9781509862566

Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’s rhyming story of a little ladybird who embarks on a mission to solve crimes with her cast of farmyard friends is perfect for animal-loving children.

Dinosaur Roar! colouring sheet

Based on Paul and Henrietta Stickland’s classic picture book, this roar-some free colouring page for kids is perfect for dinosaur-mad little ones. Children can use crayons, felt tips or paints to colour in the ferocious T-Rex on this colour by numbers sheet.

Dinosaur Roar!

Book cover for 9781509827381

With fun rhyming text and bright, colourful illustrations, this classic children’s picture book will become a firm favourite with young explorers.

Tyrannosaurus Drip! colouring sheet

Bring T-Drip and his parents to life with this dinosaur colouring page. Children can copy the colours of the book or dream up their own colourful creations.

Tyrannosaurus Drip

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for 9781509892433

A rhyming adventure from the bestselling picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, Tyrannosaurus Drip is the story of a baby dinosaur who turns out to be not quite what he seems. A tale about celebrating the differences between us all, Tyrannosaurus Drip will become a firm favourite with kids and parents everywhere.

Room on the Broom colouring sheet

The witch had a cat and a hat that was black. Download this free colouring page and colour or paint the witch, her broom and her cat using the colours in Room on the Broom as a guide.

Room on the Broom

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for 9781509804771

A witch is for life, not just for Halloween! The classic story of the witch, her cat and the whole host of creatures who jump on her broom teaches children about kindness and friendship through Julia Donaldson’s rhyming story and Axel Scheffler’s illustrations.

Dear Zoo colouring sheet 

This simple colouring page, featuring characters from Rod Campbell’s Dear Zoo, is specially designed for toddlers and young children to enjoy. Toddlers can colour in the lion’s mane, the giraffe’s coat and the camel’s hump with this Dear Zoo colouring sheet.

Dear Zoo

by Rod Campbell

Book cover for 9781529017571

With its bright, bold illustrations and simple rhyming story, little ones will love lifting the flaps and finding the animals in Rod Campbell’s classic interactive children’s book, Dear Zoo.