Did you know that you have 60,000 miles of blood vessels? Blood vessels are basically like tunnels or tubes. Your amazing body has 3 types of vessels that carry blood to different parts of your body: arteries, veins, and capillaries.
3 Types of Blood Vessels
- Arteries are the thickest type of blood vessel. These blood vessels carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body. Because arteries have lots of fresh oxygen, they are usually shown as red squiggly lines on human body diagrams.
- Veins are slightly thinner than arteries. These blood vessels carry blood from parts of the body back to the heart. Because veins have less oxygen, they are usually shown as blue squiggly lines on human body diagrams.
- Capillaries are the tiniest blood vessels with very thin walls. Because these blood vessels connect arteries and veins, they are usually shown as purple squiggly lines on human body diagrams.
Blood Vessels Coloring Page for Kids
Hands-on activities can help kids learn, and this coloring page is a fun way to learn about the three different types of blood vessels!
Color the artery red, color the vein blue, and then color the center of the capillaries purple. If you’re not sure what colors to use, check out the picture at the top of this article!
“Fill the Capillaries” Activity Template
The blood vessels coloring page can also be used a template for the “Fill the Capillaries” activity on pages 80 to 81 in the Human Body Learning Lab book! This fun experiment works best with watercolor paper. Watercolor paper is thick and doesn’t allow paint to bleed through the other side.
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