Free Printable Holiday Coloring Pages to Inspire Your Child’s Inner Artist

There is something quite special about receiving handmade holiday artwork from your child—their beaming smile and sense of pride, followed by a quick run to find tape so they can hang their masterpiece on the fridge. Their works of art draped amongst other household décor add an aura of comfort and welcomeness, particularly around the December holidays—no matter what or how you celebrate.

The Benefits of Coloring

As you gear up for the holiday season and pull out the Christmas tree ornaments, menorah, kinara, or any other decoration that’s meaningful to your family, have your child create artwork to complement it. Your little artist will not only have fun, but they’ll also reap the many benefits that come with coloring.

  • Inspiring creativity: Perhaps, in your child’s imagination, Santa Claus wears an emerald green suit and the nativity scene is set in front of a vibrant sunset. Let them choose what colors they want to use and encourage them to express their unique vision through their art.
  • Developing fine motor skills: As children grip their crayons or markers and carefully focus on coloring within the lines of the muhindi during Kwanzaa celebrations, they’re working to strengthen the muscles in their fingers and improve their hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and precision. These skills are essential for tasks like writing and drawing, making coloring a fun way to develop fine motor skills.
  • Improving focus and patience: Coloring requires concentration and patience. While your child shades the sides of a dreidel or uses yellow and orange to color the flames of the Hanukkah candles, they learn to focus, block out distractions, and pay attention to details.
  • Relieving stress and anxiety: Coloring isn’t just for kids—it can be a therapeutic activity for adults, too! The repetitive motions and focus on detail can have an incredibly calming effect. So, join your child as they scatter the sky with confetti and fireworks for New Year’s Eve and experience the soothing benefits of coloring together.

Free holiday coloring pages

Grab the crayons, markers, and colored pencils and choose a coloring page for your child to turn into a magical holiday masterpiece. Whether you choose from the list below or have a different design in mind, be sure to compliment their work and artistic abilities. Your encouragement will help boost their confidence and foster creative expression. Who knows, maybe your child will be a modern-day Rembrandt, Warhol, or da Vinci. But no matter what, you’ll create wonderful, heartwarming memories of coloring together during this joyous time of the year.

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