Animal Cell Coloring Worksheet

This Animal Cell Coloring Worksheet is a fun and educational way to learn about the different parts of an animal cell!

Introduce more animal activities to your child’s science study with these helpful animal activities for kids.

The worksheet includes diagrams of an animal cell with labels for each part. It’s a great resource for students, teachers, and anyone who wants to learn more about the inner workings of cells.

Once you’ve learned all about the different parts of an animal cell, you can test your knowledge by coloring in the diagram!

If you’re studying cell biology then you’ll love this animal cell diagram as you learn each of the organelles within a cell.

Animal Cell Coloring Worksheet

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Common Animal Cell Structures

As stated in the plant cell coloring worksheet intro, all cells have certain “organelles” in common. An organelle is simply what we call those cell parts. Organelles are to cells what your organs are to your body.

Learn more about human body systems with our Human Body Worksheets. Common to all cells are the vacuole, Golgi apparatus, and endoplasmic reticulum, along with cell walls/cell membranes, mitochondria, and nuclei.

Vacuole

Your body has openings to let in fuel and let out waste. Your cells do too. The vacuoles are what we call those openings in the cell wall or cell membrane. Vacuole operates as part gate, part storage for the cell. On the animal cell coloring worksheet, color the vacuole yellow.

Golgi Apparatus

Golgi apparatus, also known as Golgi bodies or Golgi complex, are the “messengers” of the cell. They’re often likened to a kind of post office for the cell. They take simpler molecules in the cell and package them up into more complex and more useful molecules.

They also are responsible for the digestion of proteins called lysosomes. Golgi (pronounced “gol-ji” by the way) apparatus works closely with the endoplasmic reticulum and should be colored grey on your animal cell coloring worksheet.

Endoplasmic Reticulum

While the Golgi apparatus is the “post office” of cells, the endoplasmic reticulum is the highway. These are a series of tube-like structures that help transport different chemicals to different parts of the cell, much like your blood transports food and oxygen to different parts of your brain, or a truck and highway system transports the food from the farm to the city.

The smooth endoplasmic reticulum helps produce protein and lipids while the rough endoplasmic reticulum has attached ribosomes to help protein production.

They are actually found throughout your cell, but on the animal cell coloring worksheet, you’ll notice we only showed them around the nucleus.

Animal Cell Organelles

Just like plant cells, there are organelles specific to animal cells. These would be the lysosomes and centrosomes.

Lysosomes

Lysosomes are the garbage disposals of animal cells. They collect and deal with the waste products of the cell, such as excess water, salt, or other minerals.

Centrosomes

Centrosomes are the parts that are responsible for cell division and the creation of parts that allow cells to move.

Animal Cell Coloring Worksheet

Recommended Animal Cell Coloring Books

Learn all about the organelles of cells with these great books. You can color each part in the animal cell coloring worksheet, after you’ve read that section in your book, and complete an entire unit of science, in easy time.

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Cell Coloring Worksheet Supplies

Create your own paper plate animal cell craft to visualize your own animal cell.

Recommended Animal Cell Activity Kits

Want more cellular fun? Check out these marvelous animal cell anatomy kits. If you get one, and your kids setup, we’d love to see it. Just tag us on Instagram.

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What’s Included in the Animal Cell Coloring Worksheets?

Identify the Cell Parts

Your homeschoolers will have fun learning what makes up an entire animal cell by identifying each of its parts in this colorful and fun page of animal cell worksheets.

Animal Cell Parts Coloring Activity

Have an enjoyable science learning and a little bit of art time with your young learners as they identify, and color each part of the animal cell. Your kids will surely marvel at the outcome of their work!

Build an Animal Cell Structure

Test your child’s memory and what they have learned by letting them build their own animal cell structure using cutout parts and pasting them onto the Build an Animal Cell worksheet page. You can also encourage them to color their finished work to make it even more fun!

Animal Cell Coloring Worksheet

Print out the cell color sheet to learn all of the parts of the cell in a fun hands-on way. Once your kids know all about the animal cell you can go ahead and see how the plant cell differs!

Download the Animal Cell Coloring Worksheet Below

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