You'll love keeping Advent and preparing for the Christmas season with printable Christmas coloring pages that celebrate the real reason for the season of Christmas:
Kids love to color pictures about the real Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in the stable. You'll find many coloring pages to print below for preschool, kindergarten, and adults.
It is also easy to print the individual images as Christmas cards if you select the booklet setting on your printer.
Your family and friends will love these handmade Christmas treasures from your little ones. Thank you for sharing when you can!
Children love seeing Jesus, Mary and Joseph in the Nativity scene. Colored pencils make the stained glass Nativity special.
The Madonna and Child coloring page is the basis for our coloring book download where you can buy all our coloring pages in one bundle.
Below you will see coloring pages for Christmas and even two Three Kings coloring pages and a coloring page of a shepherd with his lambs.
Some of these are simple for preschool and kindergarten. Others are from old stained glass windows and better suited to older children.
Great Sunday school coloring pages.
This beautiful Nativity coloring page has all of the main visitors to the Holy family from the Bible stories.
Add this to your Sunday school lessons for kids.
This Nativity scene coloring page is perfect for Preschool and Kindergarten. Children love to color:
Hint! Show the children some good colors to use and that they can color the light items first like the yellow stars and light faces.
Actually stars can be other light colors, too. If your children want to leave them white and you have a white crayon or coloring pencil, they can "color" the white areas first so that they do not color over the stars with a dark crayon or pencil: blue, purple, or black.
Somehow the area being colored already is a reminder not to color over the same area and they can feel the friction change on the page as they come to the edge.
Trim the extras around the page if they "get outside the lines".
See more Christmas Nativity coloring pages here.
This printable Christmas coloring page of Jesus and Mary can be made into a free printable Christmas card by using the booklet setting on your computer.
The picture will print on one side and you can fold the page like a card. Beautiful!
This printable Christmas coloring page is perfect for younger children in Kindergarten and first grade.
Jesus and Mary are so sweet and Christmas is Jesus' birthday!
Use light colored coloring pencils to bring glory to this religious Christmas coloring page.
The Infant Jesus is the star of the show for these next five printable Christmas coloring pages. You can make them into lovely printable Christmas greeting cards by using different settings on your printer.
Children always like babies and this is part of His charm. These pages are simple coloring pages for Preschool and Kindergarten.
These pictures show the Child Jesus and in the first one He is with His Mother Mary.
Write on this page to leave a note or make an announcement.
The feast of the Epiphany is January 6 and celebrates the Three Kings searching for and finding the Holy Family.
The first one shows a neat picture of the Wise Men and the next shows bad King Herod commanding the soldiers to find the Babe.
You can make:
Bad King Herod knew what the Star of Bethlehem meant.
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After Jesus was born Joseph and Mary had to flee to Egypt because of King Herod.
The first two pictures are from a catechism that shows them happy in Egypt and how our lives can be just like theirs.
Color the stained glass picture with colored pencils for a more glass like look.
Since Christmas is a holy day of obligation, God wants us go to Church. It's fun to go when everything is made pretty with snow.
Remind the children to leave the roof line and ground white or some super pale color. This might be easier to do if they color the sky and walkway first.
The cross above the window makes a nice stained glass window if your children want to color a night scene. Use light colors in the window, white for the snow, and dark blue or purple for the sky.
There's nothing cozier than learning the Christmas story and then coloring a picture of Jesus and Mary at Christmas.
The Christmas story actually begins when God promised Adam that He would send the Redeemer. The Nativity is the third Mystery of the Rosary.
The Annunciation, the first Mystery of the Rosary, is when He first arrived and the Nativity is when He was born and when the angels and the shepherds first adored Him so you can go to our:
to have more pictures to add to the story.
My favorite memories of preparing for Christmas as a child were the times when our parents had set a board across two saw horses so that we could all have space to color in our new coloring books.
Now you can make your own coloring books about Jesus and Mary with our printable Christmas coloring pages!
I was taught by wonderful Dominican Sisters for several of my early school years, and my favorite year was during my First Communion year with Sr. Mary Bernice, O. P. She knew how to make the Christmas story come alive.
She had had each of us in the class draw our own nativity scenes on construction paper. Then she looked at all of the pictures that we drew and chose her favorite piece from each of our pictures.
The next week she asked us each to draw that figure on a giant piece of paper that would hang on the wall for Christmas.
That way, the child who had drawn the best star put the star on the big picture, the person who had drawn the best angel drew the angel, and similarly with Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, sheep, Magi and all. That was a fun afternoon and it helped me to treasure the story of Christmas. You can help your children feel like they have a part in the story, too.
May God rest Sister's good soul and God bless your Christmas!
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Use these printables in your Roman Catholic catechism class, Faith formation, Catholic homeschool, religious education, or Sunday school lesson. ~ Mary Fifer