I’m so excited to share my cute Christmas coloring pages for kids with you! These easy Christmas coloring pages make building fine motor skills while having fun a breeze this December. Plus, printable Christmas coloring sheets offer all kinds of learning opportunities for preschoolers and children of all ages.
Keep reading to learn more about why coloring is so important, how you can incorporate my easy Christmas coloring sheets into your preschool lesson plans, and discover some of my favorite ways to make learning more fun with coloring.
Don’t miss these cute Christmas coloring pages and activity ideas just in time for the holidays!
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Why is Coloring Important?
Coloring pages do so much more than just help preschoolers recognize and explore colors. Printable Christmas coloring pages can help your preschoolers improve their fine motor skills, encourage concentration, and promote their creativity.
The way preschoolers hold a crayon, marker, or colored pencil helps them to develop the proper grip they’ll need for handwriting. Easy Christmas coloring pages can support the development of finger, hand, and wrist muscles too.
Plus, your preschool students will be developing hand-eye coordination by choosing colors, holding crayons, and coloring cute Christmas coloring sheets.
Coloring with preschoolers is a great way to encourage your preschoolers to use their imaginations and think outside the box. You might be surprised by all the fun new ideas they come up with!
The best thing about my easy Christmas coloring sheets is that they make a great sitting-still activity. If you’re looking for a way to get your preschoolers to settle down while occupying their hands and minds, Christmas coloring pages for kids are the perfect activity.
Sitting down to color encourages kids to slow down and focus on the task at hand.
Using Printable Christmas Coloring Pages in the Classroom
Coloring in the classroom is an essential part of learning for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and even older elementary learners. When a concept is too complex for our kids to comprehend, we can use coloring to reinforce the material.
In these instances, a cute Christmas coloring page that goes with your holiday lesson can be used to reinforce learning. You can even include self-paced, creative-expression activities like my cut-and-paste Christmas crafts with your coloring activities.
I have found that giving my preschoolers printable Christmas coloring pages while I read aloud is a great way to keep their hands occupied, so they can focus on the reading. In my experience, this improves focus and reading comprehension.
Plus, it makes reading time even more fun for everyone!
How Does Coloring Help Development?
Christmas coloring pages for kids are a great way to encourage the healthy development of many occupational skills, concentration, patience, and creativity too. Coloring requires patience and concentration to produce the desired results. Learning to color inside the lines or draw a straight line takes practice.
Coloring helps kids develop and improve their fine motor skills. Preschoolers can develop the grip, arch support, dexterity, and finger strength they’ll need for a huge variety of tasks as they color. If your preschooler is struggling with buttoning, zipping, or writing their own name this December, easy Christmas coloring pages can help.
Christmas coloring pages for kids can also help your preschoolers master early academic concepts like recognizing and naming colors, counting the number of objects on the page, building vocabulary by identifying what they color, and so much more!
Depending on what you’re trying to teach, you can focus on numbers, colors, history, geography, phonics, or the alphabet with a great coloring page. Easy Christmas coloring sheets can be used to introduce and practice all kinds of important learning topics with kids of all ages!
Cute Christmas Coloring Pages for Kids
Easy Christmas coloring pages for kids make learning so much more fun during the holidays! You can add them to lesson plans for your preschool classroom, make them a part of your next holiday party, or send them home to keep the learning going over the holiday break.
Cute Christmas coloring pages make adorable keepsakes for Christmas too! Check out some of my favorite printable Christmas coloring pages down below.
Polar Express Color by Number Pages
Use these cute Christmas coloring pages to color the conductor, the train, and even the golden tickets with your preschoolers this December. It’s the perfect addition to a Polar Express preschool theme for the holiday season.
Winter Color by Number Pages
If you’re looking for easy Christmas coloring sheets you can use all season long, check out my Winter Color by Number Pages. These color by number worksheets are the perfect mix of holiday fun with snowmen coloring pages and seasonal activities with hot chocolate color-by-code printables.
Christmas Tree Counting Pages
Oh, Christmas tree! Oh, Christmas tree! You’re the perfect theme for preschool counting.
Seriously though, my Christmas Tree Counting Pages incorporate cute Christmas coloring pages with counting practice and number identification. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Christmas and build early numeracy skills with your preschoolers this December.
Christmas Around the World Crafts
Did you know cute Christmas coloring pages can be used to teach preschoolers about geography and explore other cultures this December? Have fun building fine motor skills like cutting, pasting, and proper pencil grip as you color and create your own Christmas Around the World Crafts at home or in the classroom.
Nativity Hat Coloring Activity
Finally, learn about the greatest story ever told as you celebrate the Christmas season with my Nativity Hat Coloring Activity. It’s an easy way to bring the story of Christ’s birth to life for your preschoolers. Plus, they’ll be getting all the great developmental benefits of coloring too!
Get more great ideas on Teaching the Nativity Story and try creating your own classroom nativity scene with my cut-and-paste nativity crafts this year. Your preschoolers will love role-playing with these printable nativity characters!
How To Make Learning More Fun with Coloring
Printable Christmas coloring pages are an easy no-prep way for teachers and parents to have fun with coloring all month long! There are a few simple things you can do to extend the learning and make coloring even more fun with kids of all ages.
Check out some of my favorite tips for making learning more fun with coloring below.
Choose Fun Resources and Tools
Choosing fun resources like my easy Christmas coloring pages can make the whole experience more fun. Another way to add fun is by letting your preschoolers choose the tools and art supplies they’ll use with these easy Christmas coloring sheets.
Here are some of my favorites:
Connect With a Great Story
Using your cute Christmas coloring pages for kids in connection with a story is another fun way to bring the learning to life this December. You can use my printable Christmas coloring pages to occupy little hands while you read aloud or have kids color the holiday images after you read for a fun activity that builds reading comprehension skills.
Need a great Christmas storybook to go with our favorite easy Christmas coloring sheets? Check out some of the great books below to get you started.
Christmas Art Projects
Making coloring sheets a part of a bigger art project can be a fun way to make some holiday memories this Christmas. One of my favorites is making Christmas cards with coloring pages.
Have your preschoolers color their favorite images to get started.
Then, cut and glue the images to construction paper or cardstock folded in half to form the card. These Christmas cards are a budget-friendly way to send holiday greetings that double as a keepsake for parents and grandparents to enjoy.
Another idea I love is making ornaments for the Christmas tree from easy Christmas coloring pages. Simply color, cut, and use a hole puncher to create a place for thread.
After tying the thread, you’re ready to attach your cute Christmas coloring page ornaments to the tree.
These Christmas ornaments will last longer if you laminate them, cover them with contact paper or glue them to a firm backing. I’m happy to say that I have saved some of these Christmas coloring page ornaments for as many as ten years!
What’s your favorite way to add Christmas coloring pages for kids to holiday lesson plans? Do you have a great Christmas art project using printable coloring pages or a fun activity for preschoolers to do int he classroom? I’d love to read your ideas in the comments!
Share your favorite Christmas coloring page activities and ideas in the comment section so we can all add some fun to our holiday lesson plans this year. Then, grab my printable Christmas coloring sheets for your December lesson plans too.