There are so many great reasons to have coloring pages for Christmas on hand.
Through the years, I have loved incorporating kids’ special crafts or coloring pages for each holiday. And the Christmas season, with its sometimes long stretches of idle hours, is perfect for them. That’s why I put together this book of free Christmas coloring pages, just for you.
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Of course, these free printables aren’t only something to be used at home but can be a resource for a variety of parties and get-togethers during the holiday season. Any time you need an activity to occupy the little ones, coloring pages are great to have!
I hope kids of all ages will have a great time coloring up some holiday cheer with these free printable Christmas coloring pages.
The Benefits of Coloring Pages During the Holidays
Aside from the chance to see adorable designs, and the opportunity to see your kid’s skill level, there are actually developmental and lesson-learning benefits that kids can glean from a simple coloring page.
First, coloring helps the development of fine motor skills which are necessary for activities like writing and tying shoes. The more practice the better!
Second, school-age kids are on winter break. We all love our kiddos and we love the additional time we get to spend with them while they’re home. But sometimes you’ve got things you need to do! Laundry and dishes still need to be done in December and coloring pages can be a great way to get the kids away from screens and do something mentally stimulating while you’re doing housework.
If we’re being honest, sometimes the biggest barrier to minimizing our kid’s screen time is that we have to come up with activities for them. Here’s one you hardly have to think about.
A third benefit of these cute printable Christmas coloring pages is that it encourages some quiet, creative play. Puzzles are excellent and reading is wonderful but depending on their personalities, it can be challenging to get younger kids to practice playing, quietly on their own.
Whether you’re prepping a holiday meal, wrapping presents, online shopping, or just taking a second for yourself, these coloring pages can help encourage independent play.
A fourth benefit is that kids can experiment with mediums like watercolor paints, coloring pencils, markers, and more. These experiences may help stoke a passion for art or just establish a creative outlet they can enjoy throughout their lives.
The fifth benefit is that you can teach your kids lessons or engage them in conversation through coloring. Pull up a seat and color alongside your kids for a special opportunity to talk to them.
You can use the coloring page themes to discuss the true meaning of Christmas or just to get a glimpse into their growing minds. The simple act of chatting with your kids helps them feel connected and cherished! It also helps remind busy Moms and Dads just how delightful the little people that live in their homes are!
I’m sure there are more benefits I could mention here, but I think you get the point. Free coloring pages are awesome. And Christmas pages are even more awesome!
FREE PRINTABLE COLORING PAGES FOR CHRISTMAS
Here are all the different coloring pages that you’ll find in the Christmas coloring book pdf.
All are entirely FREE for all my newsletter subscribers!
I hope that you find these pages useful whether you are offering them as an activity at your holiday party, using them to occupy little kids, or coloring alongside your little ones.
Enjoy these great coloring pages for Christmas!
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I’ve designed several coloring books inspired by different holidays and themes for you to download, print, and enjoy!
- Unicorn coloring pages
- Rainbow coloring sheets
- Valentine’s day coloring sheets
- Heart coloring templates
- Easter bunnies coloring pages
- Easter egg coloring pages
- Halloween coloring pages
- Thanksgiving coloring pages
- Christmas coloring pages
If you’re looking to include these coloring pages at a Christmas party, be sure to check out my “Left Right Christmas Game.” It’s a great game to include for a party, and it’s very easy to execute.
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