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Sheep Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates)

Sheep coloring pages provide a delightful and engaging way for children and adults alike to explore their creativity while learning about these endearing creatures. From their fluffy wool and gentle demeanor, to their presence in various cultural and folkloric traditions, sheep capture our imagination and curiosity. Whether it’s a realistic depiction or a whimsical interpretation, coloring pages of sheep can be a relaxing and enjoyable activity that allows individuals to express their artistic talents and immerse themselves in the world of these charming animals. Just pick whichever design you like, save the downloadable free PDF template, print it out, and get coloring to your little hearts content, or you could even use them as an embroidery pattern or inspiration for fine line tattoos.

sheep coloring pages
Sheep Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates).

Learn about Sheep as you color them

If you’re new to my coloring pages, you should know that I like to give you the option of learning about the subject so that you can easily turn it into an educational lesson while you are at it…so here we go!

Here are some fun and interesting (simplified) facts about sheep (here is my source):

  • Sheep are domesticated animals that have been raised for thousands of years for their meat, milk, and wool.
  • There are over 1 billion sheep worldwide, making them one of the most numerous livestock species.
  • Sheep are herbivores and graze on a variety of vegetation, including grass, clover, and other plants.
  • They have a unique digestive system that allows them to break down and extract nutrients from tough plant material.
  • Sheep have excellent peripheral vision and can see behind themselves without having to turn their heads.
  • They have a strong flocking instinct, which means they prefer to stay close to other sheep for safety and companionship.
  • Sheep have a keen sense of hearing and can recognize individual voices, including the voice of their shepherd.
  • The natural lifespan of a sheep is around 10 to 12 years, although some can live much longer with proper care.
  • Sheep have a thick woolly coat that provides insulation and protection from the elements.
  • Different breeds of sheep have varying types of wool, ranging from fine and soft to coarse and wiry.
  • Sheep have a natural instinct to follow a leader and can be trained to respond to simple commands.
  • Sheep are known for their docile and calm temperament, often portrayed as symbols of peace and innocence.
  • They communicate with each other through a variety of vocalizations, including bleats, grunts, and snorts.
  • Sheep have a strong memory and can recognize familiar faces, including other sheep and humans.
  • The annual process of shearing sheep to harvest their wool is an important event for farmers and the wool industry.
  • Sheep have been bred for different purposes, such as meat production, milk production, and wool production.
  • Sheep are found in various cultural and religious traditions, symbolizing qualities like sacrifice, humility, and purity.
  • Sheep have been used for centuries in traditional herding practices, assisting in the management and movement of livestock.
  • Sheep have excellent adaptability to different climates and can be found in diverse environments worldwide.
  • Sheep have been selectively bred to exhibit a wide range of colors and patterns, making them visually appealing subjects for art.

Feel free to incorporate these facts into your sheep coloring activity or use them as conversation starters to learn more about these fascinating animals!

Here are some other reputable resources to learn about sheep while coloring:

If you would like to see my index of free printable coloring pages, go here! All of my animals coloring pages are found here. Or, my other mammals coloring pages can be found here.

How to use my free coloring pages & supplies needed list:

*Keep in mind that while these coloring sheets are free, they are for personal use only. Any additional use will need written permission, from me, obtained via email. Thanks.*

**The example images for this little printing tutorial are from my free spring flowers coloring pages, you can get those here if you so desire.**

How to get best results with sheep printables

How to get best results with sheep printables

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate

Discover a delightful collection of free sheep colouring pages, perfect for children and adults. Unleash your creativity as you bring these gentle and endearing creatures to life on paper. From fluffy wool to charming poses, explore the world of sheep through coloring and enjoy a relaxing and educational pastime. Let your imagination soar with a captivating free coloring page of a sheep.


  • Standard 8.5"x11" Printing Paper (or quality cardstock)
  • Black Ink/Toner


  • Computer/ Phone/ Or Tablet To Download To
  • Printer
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Eraser (optional)


  1. how to use Step 1 Scroll through the available coloring sheet options and determine which picture/pictures you would like to color (the example photo, with the websites watermark, shows you what the whole PDF will look like).
  2. Scroll just below the desired example photo, to the PDF version (the PDF version does not have the websites watermark on it), and either select "print" in the top right hand corner, or you can select "download" (also in the top right hand corner).
  3. how to use Step 3 A (2) how to use Step 3 B (1) how to use Step 3 C (1)As you go to print it, select the highest quailty option, or the highest DPI setting (DPI refers to the number of printed dots that are within one inch of the image being printed...basically the higher the number, the better the quality of the print). Now select "print".
  4. how to use Step 4After printing out your coloring pictures, allow the ink to set (dry out) for several minutes. This step will help prevent any smudging.
  5. how to use Step 5Now wash your hands and dry them thoroughly. Find a clean, nice flat/hard surface to lay the paper on, and color your prints in whatever way you fancy. Then enjoy them for years to come.


Ideas on what to do with these pictures:

You could print the coloring pages out and bind them and, paired with some nice colored pencils or an art set, it could be a fun little gift for any coloring enthusiast's special day.

You could also buy some simple frames, have these pictures printed out on a quality card stock at a local printing company, color them as beautifully as you can, and they could easily be added to your home decor.

These free coloring pictures can also be used as embroidery patterns using transfer sheets.

They could be used as a pattern for a fine-line tattoo.

Then of course, you can just plain print them out and color them as many times as you want to too.

*Please note that this website uses an image optimizer on the example photo's (which makes them load faster but also reduces quality), which is why you will get the best result by making sure you are downloading and using the PDF file directly. The example photo is just there so that you get an idea of what the entire picture looks like as it is hard to scroll through a PDF, on some devices, and see the whole thing within one screenshot.*

**Print quality instructions are for when using a desktop computer and an HP printer, it should be fairly similar should you use a different device**.

***Please make sure to select "fit to page" option when printing so that you ensure that entire image makes it on your printed page.

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Tips for coloring sheep

Here are some helpful tips to help you make the most out of sheep coloring:

  • Observe Reference Images: Look at real sheep photographs or illustrations to get a sense of their appearance and characteristics. This will help you create a more accurate and realistic depiction of sheep in your coloring page.
  • Choose Colors Wisely: Consider the natural color palette of sheep. Typically, sheep are depicted with white or off-white wool, but some breeds have different colors, such as black, brown, or gray. Select colors that reflect the breed or create your own imaginative interpretation.
  • Experiment with Texture: Sheep’s wool has a unique texture. Use different shading and coloring techniques to mimic the soft, fluffy appearance of their wool. Layering light and dark shades, adding gentle strokes or dots, can add depth and dimension to your coloring.
  • Play with Backgrounds: Think about the environment in which the sheep are situated. Create a scenic backdrop, such as a meadow, farm, or mountains, using various shades of greens, blues, or browns. This can add context and interest to your coloring sheets.
  • Use Color Pencils or Markers: Depending on your preferred medium, choose color pencils or markers that allow for smooth and even coloring. Experiment with different techniques like blending or shading to add depth and texture to your sheep.
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Get Creative: While realism can be a goal, don’t be afraid to add your own creative flair. Consider giving the sheep different patterns, accessories, or even a whimsical twist. Let your imagination guide you as you bring your unique interpretation to the coloring page.
  • Relax and Enjoy: Coloring is meant to be a relaxing and enjoyable activity. Take your time, experiment with different color combinations, and embrace the process. Allow yourself to get lost in the creativity and have fun bringing your sheep artwork to life.

Remember, there are no right or wrong ways to color. Let your creativity shine and enjoy the process of coloring these lovable animals.

Sheep Color Sheets Options For Printing:

S is for Sheep printable (for writing practice)

*My S is for sheep worksheet printables are specifically designed to be used in a classroom setting, they are the only printable options on this page that do not need written permission to use in a public setting, but please send the link to this post along if anyone asks you where you got them. Thank you!

S is for sheep template example
S is for sheep template example
S is for sheep coloring page example
S is for sheep coloring page example

Adult/Teen Coloring Pages

Adult Coloring Page Sheep Example
Adult Coloring Page Sheep Example
Adult Colouring Pages Sheep Outline Example
Adult Colouring Pages Sheep Outline Example

Cartoon Sheep

Coloring Page Of Sheep Face Example
Coloring Page Of Sheep Face Example
Baby Sheep Colouring In Page Example
Baby Sheep Colouring In Page Example
Sheep Colouring In Pages Example
Sheep Colouring In Pages Example
Derpy Sheep Coloring Page Example
Derpy Sheep Coloring Page Example
Coloring Page Of A Sheep Example
Coloring Page Of A Sheep Example
Coloring Pages Of A Sheep Example
Coloring Pages Of A Sheep Example
Sleepy Sheep Colouring Pages Example
Sleepy Sheep Colouring Pages Example

Sheep Color FAQ’s

What is the color of sheep?

The color of sheep can vary depending on the breed. The most common color associated with sheep is white or off-white, as seen in breeds like the iconic white wool of the Merino sheep.

However, it’s important to note that sheep come in a wide range of colors. Some breeds exhibit black, brown, gray, or even spotted patterns. The coloration of a sheep’s coat is determined by genetic factors and selective breeding.

So, while white is often associated with sheep, it’s not the only color you may encounter when observing different breeds of these woolly animals.

What color sheep is most rare?

Determining the rarest color of sheep can be subjective and dependent on various factors such as breed popularity, regional variations, and personal opinions.

However, some sheep colors are generally considered rarer due to genetic factors or selective breeding. Here are a few examples:

Black Sheep: In some regions, black-colored sheep are relatively rare compared to white or off-white sheep. However, it’s important to note that certain breeds, such as the Soay or Shetland, naturally have black individuals or variations of black within their populations.

Silver or Gray Sheep: Sheep with silver or gray wool are often considered rare. This coloration can be found in specific breeds like the Clun Forest or the Gotland sheep.

It’s important to keep in mind that rarity can vary depending on geographical location, breed availability, and the specific criteria used to define rarity.

Consulting with experts in sheep breeding or referring to specialized livestock resources would provide more precise and updated information on the rarity of certain colored sheep.

*I will add more sheep color questions and answers as the questions get sent to me.

In conclusion, sheep coloring pages offer a wonderful opportunity to engage in a creative and educational activity. From their fluffy wool to their gentle nature, sheep captivate our imaginations and inspire artistic expression.

Whether you’re a child or an adult, coloring sheep pages allows you to explore different color combinations, experiment with shading techniques, and bring these endearing creatures to life on paper.

Not only is it a relaxing and enjoyable pastime, but it also provides a chance to learn more about sheep and their significance in various cultural traditions. So grab your coloring tools and embark on a delightful journey into the world of sheep through these captivating coloring pages.

Let your creativity flow and enjoy the joy and tranquility that coloring these charming animals can bring.

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coloring page of a sheep

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Check out my other free printables

If you would like to see my index of free printable coloring pages, go here! All of my animals coloring pages are found here. Or, my other mammals coloring pages can be found here.

Otherwise, here are direct links to several of my other related posts that you’re also going to love:

Other good resources for sheep printables

*This post was originally shared to this blog on 05/15/2023, and has since been updated to improve user experience, add video instruction, as well as to make it as shareable as possible across the social medias.

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