7 Motivational Quote Testing Coloring Pages for Students

Teachers, grab these 7 Confidence building, testing coloring pages with a combination growth mindset & ocean animal theme for your students to color and display in the classroom. They are ready to download and print, free!

A display of 7 Ocean Animal Coloring Page Printables

Printable Coloring Pages with a Focus on Positivity

We all need encouraging words and hopeful affirmations during stressful times, but most especially when it comes to test-taking!

As a parent, I understand how tough and mentally draining it can be for kids during these days as testing days for my own kids were not so fun. 

I designed these motivational quote themed activities with elementary kids, middle, and high school students in mind, there is an encouraging saying for every lover of sea creatures. 

Parents, Educators, Home Schoolers, using the links below, download this fun collection of printables for your students to color-in and relax. I know it will be especially handy to have available at the ready if your kiddos are early finishers who need extra activities.

I hope young learners enjoy this coloring activity, and it brings some positivity to the end of a stressful day! 

Coloring Difficulty Level: Elementary – Intermediate


These cute motivational coloring pages are great for young people, or anyone who needs encouragement or practice to develop a stronger growth mindset and include these 7 encouraging sayings:

  • Good Vibes Only
  • Don't Stress do your best!
  • Take a deep breath and show what you know!
  • Yes, you can.
  • Take a deep breath and keep trying!
  • Will it be easy?  Nope.  Worth it?  Absolutely!
  • Don't wish for it work for it!
A display of Ocean Animal Coloring Pages with motivational quotes


I hope these cute sea animal coloring pages are truly inspirational with their positive affirmations and motivational sayings. Serving as much-needed reminders that are not only helpful for relieving stress during standardized testing, but also for providing daily encouragement.

Once the pages are finished being coloured in, with the combination of uplifting messages and colorful designs, these pages are sure to brighten anyone's day.

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If you and your kids enjoy these ocean themed coloring pages, they may also enjoy my intricate and calming meditative mandala coloring designs! Once those detailed mandalas are colored in, they'll make stunning binder covers, decorative party banners or calming bulletin board displays when they are colored in.

Personal Use🎨

Inspirational Zest coloring pages come with a single-user Personal Use License.

You Can: Download with intent to color, make, use, craft, or decorate with the illustrations in a non-commercial or for profit / personal gain.

Classroom (student) use: You may pass out printed versions of these coloring sheets within your classroom or teaching environment, but not share the digital files or include them in TPT resources or as part of a paid course.


Send anyone who you think would like the pages here, if you link, you may use 1 display image with a logo on it, but NOT the printable files.

Printing questionsvisit my FAQ!

Take a deep breath and keep trying, typography Saying with Black and White Illustration of Octopus with boat in rough waters


Deep, calming breaths can be reassuring for nervous students with testing anxiety. 

This coloring page can help find calm and enjoy mindfulness.

All it takes is a gentle reminder to keep on trying, being aware of our own positive & negative thoughts.

Which is the message being communicated in this cute under the sea themed coloring page illustration.

Freddy the octopus has a smile on his face, even though the water is rough–He is keeping calm, taking deep relaxing breaths and as a result, he's not sinking and alas, the rescue boat is on site!

Don't Stress Do your Best! Encouraging Coloring Page

Don't stress, do your best!  An emboldening saying to beat the standardized test anxiety in your classroom, raising spirits higher.

This cute sea animal coloring page once again features Freddy the happy octopus.   

Teachers, I hope your students enjoy coloring in this no prep activity and don't stress the test!

Don't Stress typography Saying with Black and White Illustration of Fish and Cute Octopus
Yes you can typography Saying with Black and White Illustration of Sea Turtle

YES YOU CAN. Sea Turtle Coloring Page

YES YOU CAN.  There is no doubt about it that challenges make us resilient.  This sea turtle themed coloring page says it as a matter of fact.

Use this encouraging, growth mindset printable activity alongside a lesson about the journey a sea turtle must make once hatched.  

A tiny baby sea turtle must find its way into the ocean, over all the obstacles & predators to survive!  


It will be worth it! Motivational Coloring page

Will it be easy? Nope. 

Worth it?  ABSOLUTELY!

Encouragement for Tweens, teens, and middle schoolers to print and color in!  This illustration includes the whole under the sea gang, a sea turtle, clown fish, angel fish, Jelly Fish & Octopus. 

So, use these positive affirmation coloring pages to help cultivate that growth mindset with kids in your classroom even more!

Worth it! positive typography Saying with Black and White Illustration of Fish, octopus & Seaturtle
Don't Wish for it, work for it typography Saying with Black and White Illustration of Sea Plants and Sting ray

Work For it Testing Coloring Page {Sting Ray}

Hey there, A dream only goes so far, Don't Wish for it, Work for it!  A Sting Ray Coloring Page Activity that encourages good study habits.

Download this encouraging Growth mindset resource for kids, your students, kids or even for yourself, below!

Good Vibes Only Coloring Page

It's a beautiful day to spread the good vibes! 

Enjoy this cute fish themed Growth mindset activity for kids, a reminder that the challenges and failures are simply opportunities to improve skills, but it's the good vibes and positive thinking that always help get through the trying times!

Good Vibes Only typography Saying with Black and White Illustration of Fish
Take A Deep Breath typography Saying with Black and White Illustration of Fish and Bubbles

KEEP TRYING! (cute Fish Coloring Page}

Take a Deep Breath and SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW!   A Cute Fish Coloring page printable with an inspiring saying.  A reminder for students who write those one-line answers, they know it ALL, but stop at the first sentence. Keep Going! 

My son was one of those students, he had answers, but when it came to getting it all out, he stopped at the first line in the worksheet, and this was always something we worked towards.

Download This Growth mindset coloring activity below.

There you have it; I hope you and your students enjoy these Growth mindset activities for kids.

Cute sea animal creatures & positive quotes bring good vibes during testing time and through the school year! 

Carrie Stephens Author


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7 thoughts on “7 Motivational Quote Testing Coloring Pages for Students”

  1. Jessica

    I love these. Thanks for sharing! But there is no link for the Yes You Can turtle one…

    1. Hey Jessica! You are welcome, Thank you! The coloring pages should automatically pop up with a PDF when you click on each image. It’s working for me on mobile an chrome browser.
      Have you tried that, and it didn’t work? I am experimenting and was thinking this would be better than buttons or tiny little links that get separated or that are hard to see. Let me know if you tried that and it’s still not working, and I’ll investigate further.

    2. Follow Up: I looked again and noticed that I had linked all of the titles on the page as well as the images, just in case! Indeed, that one was missing a link! I fixed it, click on either the title or the image, ENJOY!!

      Thanks for letting me know, I’m working on getting used to this and need to develop a system to make sure to check ALL links!

  2. Karen F.

    Thank you so much for posting these adorable coloring pages! We begin our End of Grade testing on Wednesday of this week, so I plan to use these tomorrow as an opportunity for my students to relax and reflect on all of their hard work this year.

    1. Karen, you are so welcome!! I really hope that they enjoyed coloring them!
      Thank you for your comment. Much appreciated.

  3. Lorri N.

    Thank you for the use of these coloring pages! I plan to use them as brain-break activities for my students!

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