On this page you’ll discover all our Reptiles, but first…
Interesting Facts about Reptiles
Reptiles include animals like snakes, lizards, alligators, and turtles. That’s a lot of diversity to play around with! Here are some extra fun facts about these creatures for you to draw and learn!
- Something that most reptiles have in common is that they are cold-blooded and covered in scales. Keep that scale pattern in mind when you are drawing or painting your next turtle or snake. Or, go micro and design your own scale mosaic! Play around with texture and layer as many different designs as you can for a fun effect!
- Reptiles are amniotes. This means that they lay eggs that are covered in several layers of protective membranes.
- Why wait for Easter to have fun coloring eggs? Learning about reptiles is the perfect opportunity to break out the dye or paints or even to make your own.
- A lot of reptiles are colored to blend in well with their environment. Alligators, for example, are masters of camouflage often looking like simple logs floating in the water.
- Can they hide as easily in your house? Draw and cut out an alligator and make a hide-and-seek game out of finding it!
- Or make your own hidden picture search filled with all kinds of reptiles. Try starting by sketching the creatures and the fill in the rest of the picture with things from their actual home environment!
- Reptiles have a lot of different defense mechanisms, but did you know that the majority of snakes are not venomous like many seem to think? Only 500 are venomous and even then less than 10% of that number is harmful to humans.
- That being said, it’s important for kids, teens, moms and dads and everyone really to be aware of how to respond in dangerous situations.
- Get everyone in the household together and make an emergency preparedness kit complete with a self-designed handbook with emergency numbers and contacts. You can even try decorating it to make it a bit more fun and lighthearted.