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Christmas Coloring Pages: 10 Free Resources for Holiday Fun

Christmas coloring pages

Christmas services and events at church offer many opportunities to share the good news of Jesus, God’s greatest gift. It’s easy to supplement all these festivities with another holiday touch: free printable Christmas coloring pages for kids.

Preschoolers, grade schoolers, teens, adults, and seniors will enjoy quiet time creating colorful masterpieces. Best of all, many Christmas coloring pages are filled with seasonal Scripture verses (to boost memorization). Others feature Bible stories and symbols.

Many Advent and Christmas coloring pages show Nativity scenes or characters from the New Testament. For example, John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus. Simeon and Anna met baby Jesus in the temple. And the Magi brought precious gifts for the infant King. Other pages show Christmas trees and winter scenes. Some highlight symbols such as candy canes (shaped as a J for Jesus).

Printable Christmas coloring pages are often available to download as a free PDF. Search by Scripture verse, Bible book, Bible character and more. As an early Christmas gift, we’ve assembled some favorites below. Use them in Sunday school and children’s church, at holiday meals and parties, and in goody bags and baskets.

You also can send or attach these pages in church Christmas greetings. Or include Christmas coloring pages in gifts your congregation distributes throughout the community. (Include art supplies as a bonus!)

Christmas coloring pages make lovely decorations throughout church facilities too. Artists will be excited to see their work on display.

Have fun brainstorming more ways to use coloring sheets to wish people a merry Christmas!

10 Free Christmas Coloring Pages

1. Pages for Preschoolers

Younger children will love these free Christmas-themed coloring sheets. They feature large outline-style letters to build early-reading skills.

2. Ornaments With Names of Jesus

Check out this lovely set of five Christmas ornaments! Each one showcases a biblical name for Jesus. Families will enjoy coloring these ornaments as part of their at-home Advent devotions.

3. Birthday Blessings

Some Sunday school classes and families hold a birthday party for Jesus every December. Use these kid-friendly Christmas coloring pages to celebrate the birth of our newborn King.

4. Spread the Love

These cute coloring sheets focus on God’s love and care for children. We especially like the “Jesus loves me” page, with candy canes. Another favorite is the “God made me unique” page, with snowflakes and Psalm 139:14.

5. Nativity Coloring Pages

This website is filled with creative options. Check out the intricate Christmas coloring pages that are perfect for adults. Or look at the material for toddlers and preschoolers, including Nativity-themed alphabet sheets.

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Stephanie Martin, a freelance writer and editor in Denver, has spent her entire 30-year journalism career in Christian publishing. She loves the Word and words, is a binge reader and grammar nut, and is fanatic (as her family can attest) about Jeopardy! and pro football.