Printable Bear Templates

On this page you’ll find a set of free printable bear templates / bear cut and paste shapes for kids. These little bears come in both black and white and color, so your kids can color them if they like, or simply go straight into the cutting and pasting part of the activity. These bear shapes can be a nice addition to a school poster, bulletin board layout, or art project about nature and wildlife. There are three different color bears on the color bear template: a brown bear, a polar bear and a black bear. The bear shapes have been reflected horizontally, so you can cut and paste them back to back to create popsicle stick puppets or paper toys. Finally, at the bottom of the page I’ve also included a printable bear coloring page.

Click on a printable to go to its corresponding download page. Each printable was designed to fit on a 8.5″x11″ sheet of paper. Please toggle on “Scale to fit” to fit the image correctly before printing. Each printable has been saved in jpeg format and is 1200×927 pixels.

Printable Bear Templates

bear shapes bear templates

Bear Coloring Page

bear coloring page


Activity Suggestions

Here are some suggestions for using these bear templates:

  1. Ask your kids to draw a nature scene and paste the bear in it.
  2. Combine the bear picture with the popup book template to create a mini popup card.
  3. Then download the venn diagram template. Cut and paste two of the bears.  Ask your kids to write in the similarities and differences between polars bears and black bears or brown bears.



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