Back-to-school season is a time to celebrate all things educational! Whether you are a parent, teacher, or student, you can find enjoyable uses for these free back-to-school coloring pages for kids.
Decorate your classroom with classic images of school buildings and school buses. Illustrate your school supply list (or label your supply storage area) with pictures of scissors and pencils.
Are you in the school band? We’ve got instruments for you to color. Are sports more your thing? Color your team members and the equipment your sport requires.
Decorate the science lab with pictures of microscopes and telescopes, or start working on your next science project.
You can print out ready-made diagrams of the cell, parts of a plant, food chains, or the water cycle to color.
Online Coloring Pages for Kids
Get creative with this interactive school boy coloring page. Experiment with unique color combinations and see which one looks the best!
In addition to the usual printable coloring pages, we also have online coloring available for every coloring sheet in this post!
Just scroll down, and you'll find the coloring options for each coloring page.
Free Printable Back to School Coloring Pages
Laboratory Coloring Sheet
Microscopes, test tubes, bunsen burners, and beakers full of bubbling chemicals - this science lab has it all! Can you match the colors of the liquids to your actual chemistry experiments?
Football Coloring Sheet
Footballs used in high school games are typically brown. Make this one a classic or you could color it to match your team colors.
Animal Cell Coloring Sheet
Can you identify the cell membrane, centriole, mitochondrion, cytoplasm, nucleolus, nuclear pore, rough and smooth endoplasmic reticulums, lysosome, ribosome, and Golgi apparatus of a eukaryotic cell? You will be able to after spending some time with this coloring page!
School Coloring Sheet
This school building has a classic look. The rectangles, triangles, arches, and other simple shapes make it easy to color. Brick or painted? The choice is yours.
Schoolgirl Coloring Sheet
This little girl has her books and book bag - she’s ready for class! Color her clothes to match your favorite outfit, your school uniform, or your school colors.
Book Coloring Sheet
Books can transport you to faraway places. Color this one to match your favorite subject or story. Can you write a title on its cover?
Water Cycle Coloring Sheet
The water cycle is vital to life, and you will learn about it in science class. Impress your teacher with this guide to evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and transpiration.
Flute Coloring Sheet
The shrill whistle of the flute is an essential component in any school band. And this type of flute, known as a recorder, is often the first one students learn to master. Recorders may be made from brown wood, painted black or white, or made from brightly colored plastic.
Scroll Coloring Sheet
Diplomas given to graduates are classically printed on off-white paper and rolled into a scroll like this one. Color the ribbon to match your school’s colors.
Playground Coloring Sheet
If recess is your favorite part of the school day, this is the coloring sheet for you! Give a bright coat of paint to the swing set, see-saw, and slide.
Trumpet Coloring Sheet
Trumpets are a must in every school marching band. As a brass instrument, most trumpets are golden yellow in color, but some are silver-toned.
Baseball Coloring Sheet
Most baseballs are white with red stitching, but they can be made in any color. What are your school’s signature colors?
School Boy Coloring Sheet
This little boy is ready for a learning adventure. He’s wearing his backpack and waving to his friends. Spruce up his outfit with your favorite colors.
Kids in Classroom Cartoon Coloring Sheet
Did you color the schoolboy and schoolgirl above? Don’t stop there! We’ve got an entire class of kids who need you to help decorate their classroom.
Alarm Clock Coloring Sheet
Don’t be late for school! Color this alarm clock to help you remember to wake up on time.
Cute Pencil Coloring Sheet
School supplies don’t have to be boring and plain. Decorate this smiling pencil with bright colors.
Scissors Coloring Sheet
Can you tell your safety scissors apart from other students’ by the color of the handles? You can even write your name on the handles.
Soccer Ball Coloring Sheet
Classic soccer balls are white with black panels, but some are decked out in bright neon colors.
Parts of a Rose Coloring Sheet
Are you learning about plants in science class? This diagram features a rose bush and can help you learn about all its parts, from the roots on up.
Pharmacist Coloring Sheet
What do you want to be when you grow up? If you’d like to study to become a pharmacist, you can color this picture for your Career Day report.
Ballet Shoes Coloring Sheet
Dancing is a sport, too! Does your school or local dance studio offer ballet classes? Color these ballet slippers a classic pink, or make them match your favorite tutu.
Teacher Coloring Sheet
Celebrate your favorite teacher with this cute cartoon portrait. You can even practice your multiplication skills in the process.
School Bus Coloring Sheet
Do you ride a big yellow bus to school? Decorate your classroom with this iconic school bus image.
Cheerleader Coloring Sheet
Go, team, go! Color this cheerleader’s outfit and pompoms to match your school’s team colors.
Magnifying Glass Coloring Sheet
Are you on a quest for knowledge? Is that a clue? This magnifying glass can help.
Library Coloring Sheet
Libraries’ shelves contain books of every color and description. Color a rainbow of book spines behind this eager student.
Microscope Coloring Sheet
Microscopes will help you see tiny things in science class. Pair this one with the animal cell diagram, above.
Anime School Girl Coloring Sheet
This anime school girl wears a classic Sailor Moon-style uniform with a pleated skirt and knee-high socks. Color her in the typical white, blue, and red, or make her outfit match your school colors.
Food Chain Coloring Sheet
Have you learned about the food chain in biology class? Color the grass, grasshopper, bird, snake, hawk, and mushrooms in this diagram to better understand the flow of energy in the biome.
Atom Coloring Sheet
Atoms are a basic unit of matter. Color this lithium atom to better understand the interaction of protons and electrons.
Computer Coloring Sheet
Computers are an essential school supply today. What are you learning in computer class - how to type or do research? Draw the computer programs you use on the screen and then color them in.
Basketball Player Coloring Sheet
You can use this coloring page to make a poster to cheer your team on. Color the girl’s jersey to match your team's colors.
Backpack Coloring Sheet
You will need a backpack to carry all your books and school supplies. Color this one to match your favorite outfit.
Girl in Math Class Cartoon Coloring Sheet
What is your favorite class? The student in this cartoon is good at math. What type of board is she writing on - a black or green chalkboard or a white dry-erase board?
Football Player Coloring Sheet
This football player is ready to throw the ball to his teammates down the field. Color his uniform to match your team colors and then cheer them on!
Ballerina Coloring Sheet
Are you ready for your ballet recital? This cute character is. Color her hair ribbon, leotard, tutu, and slippers to match your own.
Telescope Coloring Sheet
Have you ever gone on a field trip to view stars through a telescope? Color the instrument. They are typically black, white, or silver in color.
Basketball Hoop Coloring Sheet
Nothing but net! Make a slam dunk when you color this action shot. Pair this coloring page with the running basketball player above.
Graduation Cap Coloring Sheet
Mortarboard graduation hats are often black, but some schools use caps that match your school colors. You can also customize the tassel.
Open Book Coloring Sheet
Open books are a gateway to knowledge. Color the cover and bookmark of this one so you won’t lose your place.
School Books Coloring Sheet
Did you color the single book above? Don’t stop there! Here’s a whole stack of books for you to color. Which subject is your favorite?
Basketball Coloring Sheet
Most basketballs are orange with black lines, but they can be made in any color. Red, white, and blue basketballs are also common.
Piano Coloring Sheet
Color this baby grand piano, then put your fingers on the keys. You can practice on paper even when you don’t have an actual piano!
Football Helmet Coloring Sheet
Hut, hut, hike! Color this football helmet to match the colors of your school’s team. Then print out another and color it to represent your school's biggest rival.
Bacteria Coloring Sheet
Can you identify the pili, flagellum, capsule, DNA, plasma membrane, cytoplasm, ribosomes, and cell wall of a prokaryotic cell? You will be able to after coloring this bacteria coloring sheet.
Volleyball Coloring Sheet
Volleyballs are often white in color, but they may also be orange, brown, or neon colors.
Baseball Player Coloring Sheet
Baseball has been called the great American pastime. Does your school have a baseball or softball team? Color this player’s uniform to match your team's colors.
Anime School Girl Uniform Coloring Sheet
Do you know what you are wearing to school tomorrow? Picking out your clothes is easy when you have a school uniform - especially when it is cute and anime-style!
Back to School Coloring Pages - Which One Was Your Favorite?
If you are soon to leave your school days behind, don’t forget to check out the graduation cap and diploma scroll coloring sheets. They make great graduation party decorations!