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I have a preschooler who is obsessed with coloring. It’s like she woke up one day and just decided that coloring books were her thing. I was buying her all the coloring books from the store but I remembered two things, too many pages overwhelm her and I am a cheap mama. I decided to design these Christmas coloring pages for her. They have big designs that make practicing coloring in the lines easier. You can read all about the benefits of coloring books or just scroll to the bottom for your free Christmas colorings books for kids.

santa coloring page

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7 Benefits of Coloring Books for Kids

Improves Handwriting

The more practice kids have holding writing tools, the stronger their fingers get. You don’t want to force kids to write all the time, so why not practice with some coloring pages.

Practice with writing tools

Coloring books expose kids to different kinds of writing tools. They will work on strengthing their tiny finger muscles while learning the proper way to grip their preferred writing tool.

Increases hand-eye coordination

When kids color, they are often looking at small areas of their picture and making a decision on which color to use. This is helping to promote better hand-eye coordination as they color in a specific area of their image.

Practice Patience

Teaching kids to color in the lines is teaching them the art of patience. Most kids to want to hurry through their coloring to get to other activities. Coloring books can really help them to slow down. 

merry christmas coloring pages

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Focus

When kids color, they start to develop essential skills like focusing on the tiny details. They begin to notice the small things. Focus is something that can be taught, and coloring books are a great way to do that.

Color Recognition

One of your child’s early exposure to colors is usually through coloring books. They begin to understand that color can bring pictures to life. Coloring books also allow them to experiment with colors. Try not to dictate too much which colors they use. Just sit back and enjoy the pink grass and purple sky. Their imagination is the only limit when exploring colors.

Creativity

Coloring books allow your kiddo’s creativity to shine. The colors they choose to use gives you a little peek inside their personalities. 

Bonding Time

Coloring can be an effortless way to bond with your kiddos.  My favorite coloring book for bonding time is the mommy and me coloring books.  These books are usually filled with coloring pages designed for mom and then a near-identical image intended for a child. They are a great way to model patience, focus, and creativity.

christmas tree coloring page

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There’s a book for that!