Turtle ~ Links

FREE printable Turtle Poster with Bible Verse

It was a magical evening. We waited silently on the beach in the dark with the other tourists at a safe distance and watched as Mrs Sea Turtle emerged from the ocean and lumbered up onto the beach. Once she’d dug a hole with her flippers, settled in and started laying her ping-pong-ball-sized eggs, we were allowed to quietly join her. It was a moment enjoying God’s creation that I will cherish forever, and if you have ever witnessed something like this, I’m sure you know what I mean. It was always our intention, but sadly we never made it back in time to see the little turtle hatchings. Maybe next time. In this post, you will find FREE Turtle / Tortoise / Terrapin ~ fun facts for kids from a Biblical perspective, colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, learn to draw, paper gifts, posters, bookmarks, stationery and creative ideas for kids… plus a few other free printable turtle treats to brighten your day… enjoy!

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TURTLE / TORTOISE / TERRAPIN ~ INFORMATION FOR KIDS

Turtles  (creation.com) With its armoured shell, thick leathery skin and slow movement, the turtle is one of the most easily recognised creatures on earth. Turtles can even read magnetic maps… The shell of the box turtle (Terrapene) is so strong it can readily support a weight 200 times greater than its own; a man with proportionate supporting power could bear up two large African elephants; information from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Loggerhead Sea Turtle – fun facts for kids  (answersingenesis) from scientists who take the Bible seriously; sea turtles can rest or sleep underwater for several hours at a time

Alligator Snapping Turtle – fun facts for kids  (answersingenesis) Some people have called the alligator snapping turtle the dinosaur of the turtle world; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Common Snapping Turtle – fun facts for kids  (answersingenesis) from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Diamondback Terrapin – fun facts for kids  (answersingenesis) The diamondback terrapin’s shell is ornately patterned, usually in shades of black, brown, or gray, and its body is gray, brown, yellow, or white with dark spots or streaks. The diamondback terrapin gets its name from the diamond-shapes on its shell; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Sea Turtles  (answersingenesis) Sea turtles are excellent swimmers. Their powerful, paddle-like flippers take them great distances… Satellites have tracked them criss-crossing the oceans. Sea turtles are excellent divers as well. Leatherbacks, in particular, can dive thousands of feet as they search for their favourite dish: jellyfish. Normally, the incredible pressure at such depths would rupture air-filled lungs. However, these turtles are designed to expel the air from their lungs, which collapse. The turtles then use the oxygen stored in their red blood cells and muscles; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Amazing Turtle Shell Development  (answersingenesis) from scientists who take the Bible seriously; part of the turtle embryo’s body wall folds in on itself, causing the ribs to grow outward. The fold produces a thickening of the turtle’s skin called the carapacial disk… the folding “re-maps” the turtle’s body, preventing the ribs from growing inward.

Frozen Turtles in Winter  (answersingenesis) yet they later emerge unharmed! God’s miracle in design. ‘I built an outdoor pen in which Waldo puttered about throughout the summer. When winter approached, he dug a shallow burrow to prepare for the cold… It can get bitterly cold in Idaho, but that winter was unusually frigid. I remember it dipped down to 30°F below zero (-34°C). When spring came, I must admit that I wasn’t hopeful to find Waldo alive. On the first warmish day I anxiously scraped away the leaves. I saw the top of his shell, barely below ground level. “He didn’t dig deep enough,” I worried… I touched his shell and to my delight it lurched as he moved within. He had made it through that wintery blast! I knew box turtles “hibernated,” but I had no clue how he could survive being frozen alive… Waldo was alive and well!

Turtles – Walking Cathedrals  (answersingenesis) You don’t have to travel to Paris to see one of the world’s greatest cathedrals. If you look carefully, one may be walking around in your own backyard… unlike most reptiles, which escape danger by hiding or running, turtles carry around a protective shield and home all rolled into one. No other vertebrate does anything quite like this. A portable home requires special architectural designs; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Galápagos tortoise – fun facts for kids  (answersingenesis) The shell of the tortoise is not solid; it is made of hollow structures that are like air chambers. This design gives the tortoise the ability to carry its shell without being crushed beneath its weight; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Tortoises of the Galápagos  (creation.com) The largest living species of tortoise, the Galápagos tortoise can weigh over 250 kg (550 lb) and live for over a century; more about Galápagos Tortoises here; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Turtle / Tortoise / Terrapin – what’s the difference?  (easyscienceforkids) Both are reptiles that lay eggs and have hard, bony shells. Tortoises live on land, in deserts, grasslands and forests. Turtles have webbed feet and live in rivers, lakes or the ocean, leaving the water only to lay their eggs. A terrapin is a turtle that spends time both in and out of the water. It always lives close to water though and is found in swamps and wetlands.

Track a real life Sea Turtle  (cccturtle)

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FREE printable Turtle Poster with Bible Verse

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TURTLE / TORTOISE / TERRAPIN ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Turtle Pond – colouring  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from 2 Chronicles 14:11 – And Asa cried unto the Lord his God and said, Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O Lord, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee; free printable

FREE Scripture Doodle 2 Chronicles 14:11; turtle pond; free printable

Turtle – colouring  (ministryark; scroll down to the end of the post and click on the image to download) a cute little turtle with Bible verse from Proverbs 14:29 – The one who is slow to anger has great understanding, but the one who has a quick temper exalts folly; free printable

Turtles and Friends in a pond – colouring  (janbrett) a lovely colouring page of a lily pond with turtles, frogs, butterflies, dragonfly, lizards, crustacean and heron; Sea Turtles – colouring; free printable

Box Turtle – colouring  (samanthasbell) free printable

Baby Sea Turtle – colouring  (tammyyee) with friends; Baby Sea Turtle – colouring by himself; free printable

Turtle – colouring pages  (supercoloring); Terrapin – colouring pages freshwater turtles; Tortoise – colouring pages; various to choose from; free printable

Turtles Diving – colouring  (colouringpages; scroll down); Giant Tortoise – colouring; free printable

Sea Turtle – colouring pages  (firstpalette) loggerhead and leatherback; add your own background; free printable

Sea Turtle Diving – colouring  (coloringcafe) add your own background, e.g. coral reef, fish, cave, sea garden; free printable

Sea Turtle – colouring  (artprojectsforkids) free printable

Sea Turtle – colouring  (animaljr) swimming through the ocean; add your own background; free printable

Sea Turtle – colouring  (Dover sample) swimming through a coral reef

Sea Turtle – colour by number  (Dover sample) swimming through a coral reef

Sea Turtle – colouring  (colorpagesformom) free printable

Turtle in the Garden – colouring  (Dover sample) hiding among the flowers

Turtle – colouring pages  (hellokids) free printable

Tortoise – colouring  (mondedestitounis) cartoon style; add your own background; free printable

Sea Turtles – colouring  (coolest-free-printables) swimming with a diver; free printable

Sea Turtle diving on a Coral Reef – colouring  (pdf) free printable

Leatherback Sea Turtle – colouring  (pdf); Green Sea Turtle – colouring (pdf); Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle – colouring (pdf); Hawksbill Sea Turtle – colouring (pdf); Loggerhead Sea Turtle – colouring (pdf) anatomically correct sea turtle drawings and a size comparison to a human being; free printable

Sea Turtles – colouring  (montereybayaquarium; click on ‘green sea turtles’) add your own background; free printable

Sea Turtle Babies – colouring  (duckduckgo) cute hatchlings scurrying down to the ocean; Turtle – colouring pages

Jazz up your colouring pages  shrink or combine colouring pages to make a unique scene; add a border, a Bible verse, some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial.

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TURTLE / TORTOISE / TERRAPIN ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

  • Hidden Picture Puzzles

Turtle and Friends – egg hunt  (nwf; pdf) spot the 5 different animals who have laid their eggs – frog, turtle, butterfly, birds, deer, bunny, squirrel and water lilies in a full colour forest pond scene; beautifully illustrated (cute, too); free printable

Sea Turtle – hidden picture puzzle  (answersingenesis) find 10 items; free printable

Sea Turtles – hidden picture puzzle  (Dover sample) find 14 items

  • Mazes

Sea Turtle – maze  (answersingenesis; click on the ‘maze’ tab) help the sea turtle navigate the ocean currents on its way home; Tortoise – maze  help mother tortoise find her baby; free printable

Turtle – mazes  (busybeekidsprintables) 5 levels of difficulty; free printable

Turtle – maze  (printactivities) all about the alphabet letter T: The Tired Turtle is Trekking through the T-shaped maze to see the Tall Tulip; Turtle – maze  help the turtle get through the turtle-shaped maze from the dry desert to find the pond; free printable

Sea Turtle – maze  (teach-nology) help the sea turtle get back to the ocean; free printable

Turtle – maze  (museprintables) free printable

Turtle – 50 mazes  (krazydad; number 14 in each is book is a different turtle maze) free printable

  • Dot to Dot

Sea Turtle – dot to dot  (samanthasbell) connect dots without numbers; free printable

Turtle – dot to dots  (connectthedots101) 60 to choose from; free printable

Sea Turtle – dot to dot  (Dover sample) numbers 1-22

Turtle – dot to dot  (supercoloring) numbers 1-22; Sea Turtle – dot to dot numbers 1-52; Baby Turtle – dot to dot numbers 1-30; Turtle – dot to dot by tracing over dots; free printable

Sea Turtle – dot to dot  (pdf) numbers 1-37; free printable

Sea Turtle – dot to dot  (Dover sample) numbers 1-465; and you can see what it looks like here

Turtle – dot to dots  (duckduckgo)

  • Find the Difference

Sea Turtle – spot 12 differences  (supercoloring) at the beach and about to dive into the ocean; in colour; free printable

Tortoise – find 7 differences  (mondedestitounis) a tortoise with a bee on its back is walking uphill to a cottage when they encounter a butterfly; free printable

  • Word Search

Sea Turtle – word search  (reallifeathome; scroll down to the end of the post to ‘download the sea turtle word search printable’) turtle-shaped; 8 words; free printable

Turtle – word search  (kidzone) 20 words; free printable

Turtle – word search  (monsterwordsearch) 15 words; free printable

Turtle ~ word search  (education.com) all about the alphabet letter ‘T’; draw a path from the turtle to the ocean by following the T’s in the letter maze; members only

  • Other

Sea Turtle – writing template  (museprintables); Turtle – writing template; Tortoise – writing template; Turtle – writing template; to use for writing activities; Sea Turtle – binder cover pretty mosaic blue, green and aqua turtles on white background; free version

Turtle – puzzles  (kidzone) crossword, anagram, and writing prompt; free printable

Turtle – crosswords  (duckduckgo)

Turtle – multiplication puzzle  (teach-nology) solve the maths then colour by number; free printable

Sea Turtle – puzzles  (thoughtco; scroll down) word search from a word bank; crossword from a word bank; quiz; write and draw; writing prompt; free printable

Turtle – sudoku  (education.com) members only

  • DIY

Make your own puzzles  specifically designed for your child, taking your puzzle clues from one of the turtle information links above

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TURTLE / TORTOISE / TERRAPIN ~ CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Turtle – coral reef diorama  (firstpalette) make a coral reef diorama as a great way to learn all about coral reefs and oceans in this fun activity – add sea turtles, tropical reef fish, jellyfish, starfish, seahorse, crab, octopus, sharks, whales, and dolphins to colour; Sea Turtle – templates loggerhead and leatherback turtles; in colour or to colour; Turtle – craft make a pull-along turtle out of a paper bowl or paper plate; this looks like a fun activity – try some turtle races; free printable

Green Sea Turtle – 3D paper craft  (canon); Sea Turtle – 3D paper craft; Turtle – origami; Turtle – paper craft elastic powered; free printable

Turtle Shell Quilt – craft for kids  (pdf) this could easily be adapted for paper and would make a fun group activity; free printable

Make a Turtle out of sand and dirt  (Dover sample) this is a novel craft and what a great idea! Everyone has access to sand and dirt. Just send the instructions to your sponsored child. Or let your own kids make one first and send the photos to your sponsored child so they can make one with their friends, too.

Turtle – coral reef playset  (supercoloring) make your own underwater coral reef scene; Turtle – paper toy  cut and paste craft; Turtle – origami  using your own paper; free printable

Baby Sea Turtle – paper bag puppet | instructions  (tammyyee) to cut out and colour; Turtle – origami  Pacific Green Sea Turtle design already printed; just print and fold; easy; Red-Bellied Turtle – origami design already printed; free printable

Turtle – DIY origami bookmark corner  (redtedart) with instructions

Baby Turtles – craft  (pinkstripeysocks) a cute craft using mini popsicle sticks, paint, and brightly coloured wool

Turtle – paper toy  (artistshelpingchildren) to make with an accordion-style neck; Walnut Turtle – craft  (scroll down to ‘turtle shell paperweights’) make a turtle out of a half walnut shell; just add legs, mouth and a tail; then how about some turtle races; free printable

Sea Turtle – paper weaving craft  (theinspirationedit) free printable

Turtle – scrapbooking paper  (frompond) smiling green turtles with coloured hearts on white background to cut out or use for crafts; free printable

Turtle – templates  (ministryark) 8 per page for crafts and games; in colour or to colour; free printable

Turtle – silhouette template  (silhouettegarden); Tortoise – silhouette template; free printable

Turtle and Friends – finger puppets  (mothernatured) turtle, koala, ladybug and owl with finger holes; subscribers only

Turtle Team – paper craft  (frompond) super cute; for purchase

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TURTLE / TORTOISE / TERRAPIN ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Turtle / Tortoise / Terrapin – learn to draw  (drawingtutorials101) 16 to choose from; Tortoise – learn to draw; free printable

Sea Turtle – learn to draw  (supercoloring); Ornate Box Turtle – learn to draw; Turtle – learn to draw by tracing over dots; free printable

Sea Turtle – learn to draw  (artprojectsforkids)

Sea Turtle – learn to draw  (samanthasbell) by connecting dots without numbers; free printable

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TURTLE / TORTOISE / TERRAPIN ~ PHOTO FUN FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Turtle – FREE photo frame  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) decorated with turtle clip art with Bible verse from John 3:16 – God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son so that if anyone believes in Him they will not die but have eternal life; 2 designs; add your child’s photo; print on A4 or 4×6 photo paper and laminate for best results; scroll down for matching bookmarks, wallet cards, stationery, and more; free printable

Turtle free printable photo frame for kids in bright happy colours Turtle free printable photo frame for kids in bright happy colours

Turtle – photo frame  (photofuneditor) sea turtle, starfish, jellyfish on a coral reef with blue background; free printable

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TURTLE / TORTOISE / TERRAPIN ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Baby Turtle – FREE Bible poster  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Look at this little guy… too cute; a turtle hatchling makes its way to the ocean, featuring Bible verse from Nehemiah 9:6 – You Lord, you alone are Lord; You made the heavens and the stars of the sky. You made the land and sea and everything in them; You gave life to all; click on the image or the link to go to my cloud storage to download it in full resolution, then print on A4 photo paper (or 4×6 photo paper for a verse card) and laminate for best results; free printable

FREE printable Turtle Poster with Bible Verse

Turtle – FREE Bible poster  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) a sea turtle about to emerge from the ocean, featuring Bible verse from Nehemiah 9:6 – You Lord, you alone are Lord; You made the heavens and the stars of the sky. You made the land and sea and everything in them; You gave life to all; free printable

FREE printable Turtle Poster with Bible Verse

Sea Turtle – Bible poster  (crosscards) a lovely turtle against an ocean background with some white decorative scrolls featuring Bible verse from Psalm 41:1-2 – Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble. The Lord protects and preserve them; they are counted among the blessed in the land; He does not give them over to the desire of their foes; members only

Turtle – FREE paper gifts  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) bookmarks, wallet cards, to-do list, mini envelopes with mini note cards, notepaper and more in two colours and decorated with turtle clip art with Bible verse from John 3:16 – God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son so that if anyone believes in Him they will not die but have eternal life; free printable

Turtle free printable bookmark for kids in bright happy colours Turtle free printable bookmark for kids in bright happy colours

Turtle free printable Bible verse wallet cards and matching stationery for kids in bright happy colours Turtle free printable Bible verse wallet cards and matching stationery for kids in bright happy colours Turtle free printable notepaper for kids in bright happy colours Turtle free printable notepaper for kids in bright happy colours Turtle free printable to do list for kids in bright happy colours Turtle free printable to do list for kids in bright happy colours Turtle free printable mini envelopes + mini note cards for kids in bright happy colours Turtle free printable mini envelopes + mini note cards for kids in bright happy colours

Sea Turtle – FREE bookmark for kids  (answersingenesis) with some fun facts from a Biblical perspective; double sided; in colour or to colour; free printable

Turtle and Friends – bookmarks  (mothernatured) cute and stubby turtle, koala, ladybug and seal bookmarks to fold over your page; free printable

Sea Turtle – bookmarks  (bookmarkbee) 4 different designs; add a favourite Bible verse and a note of encouragement on the back; free printable

Turtle – name tags/labels  (nametagjungle) turtles with patterns on their shells and a cloud-shaped blue border; 6 per page; add a favourite Bible verse and make your own Bible wallet cards; free printable

Turtle – week planner  (frompond; scroll down) cute green turtle with pink heart cheeks; free printable

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TURTLE ~ MORE CREATIVE IDEAS FOR KIDS

Found a turtle photo or turtle clip art that your child will love? Add a favourite Bible verse and make your own:

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TURTLE / TORTOISE / TERRAPIN ~ STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Turtle – FREE note cards 1 | 2 | 3 | 4  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) 8 designs of cute turtles featuring Bible verse from Nehemiah 9:6 – You Lord, you alone are Lord; You made the heavens and the stars of the sky. You made the land and sea and everything in them; You gave life to all; free printable

     

Turtle – FREE stationery for kids  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) stationery, note cards, envelope, and envelope liner in two colours with Bible verse from John 3:16 – God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son so that if anyone believes in Him they will not die but have eternal life – and decorated with turtle clip art on blue background; free printable

Turtle free printable stationery for kids in bright happy colours Turtle free printable stationery for kids in bright happy colours Turtle free printable note cards for kids in bright happy colours Turtle free printable note cards for kids in bright happy coloursTurtle free printable envelope liner and matching stationery for kids in bright happy colours Turtle free printable envelope and matching stationery for kids in bright happy colours

Sea Turtle – stationery  (sparklebox) clip art in opposite corners with a blue and sandy gradient border; Tortoise – stationery; portrait or landscape; free printable

Turtle – stationery  (freeletterheadtemplates) turtle on the beach watching birds fly across the sunset; free printable

Turtle – stationery  (pageborders.org) a cartoon turtle with a simple green border; free version

Turtle – lined stationery  (familyshoppingbag) and matching envelope; turtle upside down in his shell sipping a drink in bottom corner, turtle taking a snail for a walk in the opposite top corner, with an olive and white dotted border; free printable

Sea Turtle – lined stationery  (thoughtco; scroll down to ‘sea turtle theme paper’) two turtles about to enter the ocean; free printable

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And when you discuss these wonderful creatures with your child, don’t forget to them about the creative genius behind this incredible design…

Tell them about Jesus!

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