This Christmas countdown calendar is a simple yet fun way to help your kids get excited for the holiday.
Your kids will have a blast coloring the cute Christmas-themed scenes as they wait for the big day. Or your kids can customize their Christmas countdown with the blank versions!
Check out all the ways you can use these free printable Christmas countdown activities and get your set today!
Countdown Activities Are So Much Fun for Kids!
How do you help your kids focus all their energy and excitement for an upcoming holiday?
You plan and enjoy simple yet super fun activities with holiday themes!
I’ve discovered that this approach is the best way to keep kids busy and allow them to release all that energy in a positive way.
All 5 of my boys get VERY excited for Christmas. My oldest (who is now 19) still leads the bunch. One of my nicknames for him is Buddy the Elf. And his holiday enthusiasm is contagious (in a good way).
Over the years, I’ve found creative ways to encourage him (and all of my boys) to prepare for the upcoming festivities.
That’s why I’m adding this coloring Christmas countdown calendar to my collection of print-and-go activities for holiday fun. And, of course, I just had to share with you 😊
What You’ll Find in this Free Christmas Countdown Calendar Set
This free printable set of coloring Christmas countdown calendar fun has 4 pages.
Each page is in black-and-white so all are printer-friendly. Save money on that printer ink!
The first 3 pages are customizable:
- Blank template: You can add your own countdown title, numbers, and doodles.
- Christmas Drawing Countdown: This template has title and numbers. Your kids can add whatever Christmas-themed doodles that they want.
- Christmas Coloring Countdown: This template has title and numbers, too. For this page, your kids can doodle, color the boxes, use stickers or stamps – whatever they want to do to color their way to Christmas!
The Coloring Christmas Countdown Calendar is the last page in this set. Your kids will have a small Christmas scene to color each day. Themes that your kids will enjoy include:
- Snowman with bird
- Mug of hot beverage
- Elf feet
- Santa on his sleigh with a reindeer
- Cute bird with Santa hat on moon
- Teddy bear and present
- Christmas cards
- Christmas train
- Mouse with Santa hat and candle
- Christmas lights and holly
- Christmas tree
- Christmas cake
- Snow globe
- Bird with envelope on sleigh
- Gingerbread man with candy
- Christmas Eve! with Santa and reindeer on rooftop
Creative Ideas for Enjoying this Christmas Countdown Activity with Your Kids
You can use these Christmas countdown calendar printables in so many ways.!
I encourage you to chat with your kids and listen to their ideas about using.
Your kids may decide to use one type of coloring tool to use for the entire coloring countdown experience.
Or your children might want to mix it up!
Gather a variety of coloring tools for your kids to pick from, like:
- Color pencils
- Watercolor paints
- Watercolor brush pens
If using the customizable styles, make sure to have stickers, stamps, and washi tape.
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You can extend the learning fun with these Christmas coloring activities. Use each as a conversation starter. Or you can use as creative writing prompts for holiday fun.
Want more holiday writing fun ideas? Get this set of FREE Christmas Writing Prompts!
Tips for Extending the Christmas Fun with These Printables
I suggest that you print these countdown calendar pages on white cardstock (for extra durability).
Or you could print on regular white printer paper and then glue onto cardboard or other sturdy surface.
Hang up the Christmas countdown calendar on your refrigerator or other frequently visited area each day in between coloring fun. Your kids will get a kick out of seeing their hard work!
Chat about each daily theme and what your kids have colored. You can ask them about their color choices, patterns, or what they thought about coloring that day.
Laminate the coloring Christmas countdown calendar when complete and save as a special keepsake.
Oh, and make sure to print more copies for next year!
Get Your Free Pack of Coloring Christmas Countdown Calendar Fun
Ho ho ho! Get ready for some fantastic holiday fun for kids!
This free set of Coloring Christmas Countdown Calendar Fun includes 4 pages, all in black-and-white (printer-friendly). You’ll find 1 completed calendar (just print and color) and 3 customizable pages.
You can print as many copies of these Christmas countdown pages that you’ll need for holiday fun with your kids, personal use, class, co-op, Christmas party, or community event. If you have a friend or co-worker who may like to use these free printable activities with their kids, I ask that you please share this post. Thanks so much for your cooperation & sharing!
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