Unlock the magic of the holiday season with our 12 Days of Christmas Coloring Pages. Perfect for adults and teens, these free printables add a splash of joy to the timeless Christmas carol.
So, grab your colored pencils and embark on a festive journey through the twelve days of Christmas!
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12 Days of Christmas Coloring Pages
On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… Free printable coloring pages…
Yes, we’ve turned the 12 Days of Christmas song into beautiful colouring pages, from a partridge in a pear tree to twelve drummers drumming!
This set of Christmas coloring sheets is a little more detailed than some of our other coloring pages, making them more suited for adults and older kids.
However, coloring is a fun activity for all ages, and younger children may enjoy the challenge!
For more Christmas fun, take a look at our Free Printable Christmas Memory Game, Free Christmas Bingo Printable Game Cards, and Free Christmas Movie Emoji Game Printable with Answers.
The Twelve Days of Christmas Song
“The Twelve Days of Christmas” is an English Christmas carol dating back to the late 18th century. It is a classic example of a cumulative song, meaning that each verse is built on top of the previous verses. There are twelve verses, each describing a gift given by “my true love” on one of the twelve days of Christmas.
The song’s history is fascinating, and there are actually many variations of both the lyrics and the melody!
Our 12 Days of Christmas coloring pages are based on the 1909 version:
- On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me… A partridge in a pear tree.
- On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Two turtle doves.
- On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Three French hens.
- On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Four calling birds.
- On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Five gold rings.
- On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Six geese a-laying.
- On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Seven swans a-swimming.
- On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Eight maids a-milking.
- On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Nine ladies dancing.
- On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Ten lords a-leaping.
- On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Eleven pipers piping.
- On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Twelve drummers drumming.
These are the lyrics we grew up singing in the UK. If you have a different version, let us know in the comments!
Where are the Free Printables?
- You will find the download links at the bottom of this post, surrounded by a purple box.
- Tap the purple download button to save the file(s) to your device.
- Printables are available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″).
- Download the size that is appropriate for your printer.
What’s Inside the Free Printable Pack?
- A Cover Page: Start your coloring adventure with a beautiful cover that sets the festive tone.
- 12 Detailed Coloring Sheets: Each sheet depicts each day from the beloved Christmas song.
- Christmas Memories: Reconnect with the classic song as you color—it’s a fun way to engage with the timeless lyrics.
- Group Activity: These coloring pages are a fantastic activity for care homes, youth groups, and classrooms.
- Skill-Building Fun: Coloring isn’t just fun to do; it’s also great for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Great Ideas for Your Coloring Pages:
- Holiday Decor: Color and display your finished sheets around your home for a personalized touch of holiday decor. Place in frames to hang on a wall or stand on the mantle.
- Make a Banner: Cut the square images out, punch holes in the top corners, thread them onto some ribbon, and hang them where desired.
- Family Bonding: Gather around the table with these coloring sheets for making heartwarming memories.
- Gifts of Art: Print them out onto card stock and bundle them with some coloring supplies as a thifty, yet thoughtful gift.
Suggested Art Supplies
Having some basic art supplies on hand to use with our free printables is always useful. You don’t need all the things on the list, but we wanted to share some of our Amazon favorites with you.
- Crayola Super Tips are great markers for all ages. We have a 100-count box because you can never have too many markers!
- Enjoy using crayons? You can’t go wrong with classic Crayolas.
- Prefer colored pencils? For kids, try Crayola, and for adults, we love Faber-Castel colored pencils for their beautiful blending. Prismacolor is another great brand that we love to use.
- Crayola also has fun scented pencils, which will bring coloring pages alive with aromas!
- Like to paint? Then, a watercolor palette will unleash the artist within,
- Want to add some sparkle? Add glitter! Crayola has a 25-count set and a 9-count set of glitter glue.
- Ensure you have writing pencils, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener for games and puzzles.
- Highlighter pens are perfect for marking off words in Word Search Puzzles.
Download 12 Days of Christmas Coloring Pages
Your free Christmas coloring pages are just a click away. Download the PDF file, print, and start coloring today.
Remember, whether you’re coloring a partridge in a pear tree or five golden rings, it’s all about making memories during the Christmas season!
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More Coloring Pages To Print?
Looking for other coloring page printables? Try these:
- Free Printable Reindeer Coloring Pages for Christmas & Winter
- Adorable Free Printable Winter Fox Coloring Page
- Free Snowman Coloring Sheets To Print at Home
- Free Printable Nativity of Jesus Coloring Page
The Create the Holidays series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Christmas and the Winter Holidays!
You can check out Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) from 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013, and 2012 for tons of awesome Holiday ideas and inspiration!
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