These Winter Coloring pages are the ideal way to occupy kids (and adults!) on those icy days when it’s too cold to play outdoors. You’ll find a selection of 10 adorable winter scenes filled with snowmen, snowflakes, and penguins. There is something for everyone!
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When the winter season creeps in and temperatures drop, I let the kids pick out a page from this winter coloring pages pack, print it out, and let them have a magical time in their personal winter wonderland. It’s the best no-prep activity, which I often join in along too. My personal favorite is the snow house!
Free Printable Winter Coloring Pages
All you have to do is:
- Get the FREE PDF file at the bottom of this blog post
- Print it out. You can opt to print the entire file and bind to create a winter coloring book, or let the kids pick out one of the cute free coloring pages.
- Grab some coloring materials like colorful markers, colored pencils, and anything else the kids want to use as decorations.
Other options include laminating the winter coloring sheets and letting the kids fill them in with erasable markers, printing them out on cardstock, using paint, or going old-school by using whatever you have.
These coloring pages are an excellent addition to your winter unit classroom resources or as part of a holiday pack. Simply print a copy for each child, bind, and send home.
We have so many options that will spark a child’s imagination and create associations with the Winter season. You could even use these coloring pages as Christmas cards to add with your gifts. Check out these Heartwarming Christmas Wishes for inspiration on what to write on your completed coloring pages!
Who are these coloring pages suitable for?
These coloring pages are suitable for kids, tweens, teens, and adults.
Coloring Pages for Younger Children
The simple designs are more suited to younger children like preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first to third graders. The objects are larger with bold lines, and there is a lot more open space allowing them to scribble and have creative freedom. These are:
Coloring Pages for Tweens
Coloring Pages for Teens and Adults
These detailed designs are perfect for older kids or adults. The pages have intricate details and can be colored using many different mediums or techniques. Here is what’s included:
Did you know?
There are 17 species of penguins! If you’re fascinated and would love to engage your little ones with more penguin facts, check out our Penguin Life Cycle Pack that is filled with trivia, science, and literacy activities.
Benefits of Coloring
Coloring is not just a pastime; it also has a number of benefits that have positive impacts on children mentally, emotionally, and psychologically. When it gets cooler, and kids have to spend more time indoors, coloring is an outlet for creativity and a way to develop fine motor skills and destress. Studies even show that coloring is one of the best ways to help improve mindfulness and creative thinking. To read more about How Coloring Reduces Stress and Boosts Creativity, check out this article.
What is the difference between regular coloring pages and color-by-number activities?
Both are coloring activities that have their benefits. You might be wondering what the difference is between the two types, or rather, which one is better. Well, it really depends on what you’re looking for! Here are some key differences to note:
1. Coloring Pages
Coloring pages may be deemed ‘old school,’ but I think that going back to the basics can work wonders! These activities are suitable for all ages. They allow the kids to color it in any way that they would like and are a great way to encourage creativity in a relaxing manner. If you do this activity in the classroom and you hand each child the same picture, in the end, each coloring page will be different. There is beauty in freedom of expression, and this helps the little ones gain more self-confidence!
2. Color By Number Activities
Color by number is a unique way to engage the kids through coloring different segments of a picture according to a guide. It poses more of a challenge compared to regular coloring pages and can be more stimulating. It can help improve a child’s ability to follow instructions. It’s also a fun way to help the kids practice their number and color recognition. Another added benefit is that they take the students a bit longer to complete. It’s a great activity to leave for a sub!
Check out this fun color-by-number activity: Christmas Color by Number
Try them out and let me know if your kids prefer regular coloring pages or color by number!
Where to get the printable
Winter Activities Pack