Welcome to the warm and humid tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, one of the world's oldest and most species rich eco-systems. It is incidentally, the home of the longest snake in the planet... The magnificent Reticulated Python!

This non-venomous beast of a snake can grow up to an amazing 10 metres long. They are excellent swimmers and can be found in forests, mangroves and even in the large urban canals.

In this creative printable activity, we get to know this amazing reptile better!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and writing pencils

In this activity, your child will learn about the longest snake in world and the amazing Southeast Asian rainforests from which it comes from. He/She will discover and write new fun facts about the Reticulated Python and also colour and design one on a printable.

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn more about the Reticulated Python and some of its peculiar characteristics and also expand his/her understanding of animal diversity in general and those that live in the Southeast Asian continent.
  • Develop artistic and design skills through the colouring the patterns on their own Reticulated Python printable.

Let's explore!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about the longest snake in the world, the Reticulated Python, its habitat, its behaviour and ecology, and other interesting facts about it.

Here's a very interesting and fact filled video about pythons in general made by a young naturalist:

Here's a video of how South African born Australian naturalist, Austin Stevens, travelled to the rainforests of Borneo to observe the Reticulated Python in its natural habitat. Warning: The video contains a short graphic scene of a snake attack.

Warning: The following video below contains some graphic scenes of a snake swallowing a boar whole. For the more stout-hearted or brave, here's a video of how a Reticulated Python called Rachel consumes a whole defrosted/dead boar.

  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 2 printable worksheets. There is a worksheet containing fun facts about the Reticulated Python and another printable with a snake pattern design challenge. Have fun!

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