INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CACTUS
If your kids are learning about plants in science these cactus coloring pages will be a great way to get a discussion going.
It is so easy to talk to kids when they are coloring. This tends to be an activity that allows kids to listen while they work.
Here are some interesting facts about cactus you can share with the children while they color these cactus color sheets:
- Cacti or cactuses are the plural words for cactus.
- Cactus generally live in very dry areas such as deserts.
- Some cactus actually have fruit such as the dragon fruit and the Indian fig.
- Cacti gather and hold water in their stems.
- People's lives have actually been saved when they were stranded in the desert with no water and they drank the water from the cacti stems.
- Cacti can have a single, long, thick root that is called a taproot. It can grow very deep under the ground so it can reach underground water sources.
- There are many different shapes and sizes of cacti.
- The number of species of cacti is huge! There are between 1500 and 1800 different varieties of cacti.
Cactus plants have become very popular lately and I am surprised at how many cactus items I see in stores. There are so many adorable succulents and cacti everywhere!
My two older daughters both love sitting cacti in their windows.
If you are looking for some fun cactus-themed gifts here are some adorable ideas I found recently while shopping for my daughter:
- Cactus Ring Holder
- Pretty Fly for a Cacti Make Up Bag
- Handmade Delicate Cactus Tealight Candles
- LED Cactus Light
- 5 Pack Cacti Socks
- Cactus Charm Necklace
- Can't Touch This Cactus Graphic T-shirt
FREE PRINTABLE CACTUS COLORING PAGES
I have two different cactus coloring pages you can download and print off for your own personal use at home.
You can click this link or the image below to print these free printable coloring pages off: Cactus Coloring Printables
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