As Christmas draws near, engage your little ones with these 12 Days of Christmas coloring pages. They make a great companion to the song!
One way to add some Christmas fun to your lessons is to teach your preschoolers the traditional 12 Days of Christmas song. You can do this through a fun YouTube video or through a picture book. I have suggestions for both below.
12 Days of Christmas Coloring Pages
These Christmas coloring pages for preschoolers are a great addition to your holiday activities.
You can use them as quiet-time activities when you need a few moments. Kids can color them as you read aloud. Oftentimes, kids can listen better when their hands are busy.
Not only are these free Christmas coloring pages for preschoolers super easy to prepare (just print and go!), but they can also be helpful skill-building resources.
What Skills Can You Teach with These?
First, you can work on sequencing. If you print out the pages and mix them up, preschoolers (alone or in a group) can put the pages in order as you read a storybook version aloud.
Each coloring page comes with a traceable title which contains the number. Kids can use those numbers to put the pages in numerical order – with or without the song or story.
You could also choose to have students listen for each ordinal number as you read. Then, they can put the pages in order that way.
In addition to those math skills mentioned above, your preschoolers will strengthen fine motor skills as they color each page and/or trace the numbers and words at the top of the page.
You can click the links below to find a some video versions of the song to share with your preschoolers.
• 12 Days of Christmas by Super Simple Songs
• 12 Days of Christmas by The Learning Station
• 12 Days of Christmas by CheeriToons
12 Days of Christmas Stories
Fill your book basket with a great collection of 12 Days of Christmas stories. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
The Twelve Days of Christmas – Jan Brett’s exquisitely detailed illustrations so rich in traditional folk motifs, make this book a visual treat to be enjoyed over and over again.
The Twelve Days of Christmas – With hidden surprises on every page, this is a book for the whole family to treasure – and sing along to – year after year.
The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Peek-Through Picture Book – Turn page after page of this innovative picture book based on the classic carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and watch as twelve days of gifts appear through clever peek-through holes on each page!
More Christmas Fun
Enjoy a nativity felt scene with your child to tell the story of Christmas. This set includes 12 felt pieces and a large felt barn. Children can use the felt pieces to retell the birth of Baby Jesus. This felt set can be used for a independent play, and group activities.
Your child will look forward to choosing an activity from their Christmas Idea Box! Invite some friends over, choose a couple of coins from the box and have a blast! You will definitely make some great memories with the Christmas Box!