Free Nativity Coloring Pages: Perfect Printable Christmas Fun!

Do you need some free printable nativity coloring pages for your kids this Christmas Season?

Christmas time is definitely our favorite time of the year, and my younger children LOVE to color!

I have put together some sweet coloring pages for them and for you to remind them of the Christmas story.

Every year it is all too easy to get wrapped up in the catalogs, gift lists, Christmas trees, Christmas cards, and Santa movies.

Kids can feel like the nativity story is sort of an afterthought. 

And sometimes it is, if we’re being quite honest. The busy season can really sweep us all away with it.

I hope these fun nativity coloring pages help you pause for just a moment with your kids amidst all the hustle and bustle – and remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Check Out Your Free Christmas Nativity Coloring Pages!

****At the bottom of this post you will find a link that will take you directly to a PDF instant download page. You will get all nine pages in one file.

I tried to provide a variety of options to engage kids of all ages – even the older ones!

Feel free to adjust your printer settings to only print the ones you like, or use all of them as a little nativity coloring book for your child.

Nativity Coloring Page 1

This first nativity coloring sheet will delight younger and older kids! 

It features a simple look at Joseph and Mother Mary as they kneel next to the child Jesus. 

The Star of Bethlehem hovers above them. 

Nativity Coloring Page 2

This coloring sheet features the proud parents looking at Jesus with a shepherd.

The shepherds had been told by Christmas angels that the Messiah had been born in Bethlehem. 

Older children may remember that a name of Jesus is the “Great Shepherd.”

How fitting that as a baby He was visited by shepherds and possibly some of their animals!

Nativity Coloring Page 4

This religious Christmas coloring page shows the joy of heaven at the birth of the Son of God!

A little angel smiles as she hovers above the manger. It is definitely my favorite Christmas scene out of all the nativity worksheets!

Nativity Coloring Page 5

In this nativity scene coloring page, we see Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus huddled inside a small stable while snow gently falls outside.

Nativity Coloring Page 6

In this Merry Christmas coloring page, we see a halo of light around Jesus, reminding us that He really is the Son of God. 

Your children might notice that this picture has Jesus surrounded by presents. Tell them that is because Christmas is when we celebrate Jesus’ birthday!

What gifts can we bring Him this year? 

Nativity Coloring Page 8

This Merry Christmas coloring page shows the three kings who came after the birth of Christ. 

Can your child draw in the gift of the Magi?

Nativity Coloring Page 9

This coloring page is another version of the nativity as Mary, Joseph, and a shepherd look at Baby Jesus.

Nativity Coloring Page 3

This sheet is different than all the other Baby Jesus coloring pages because it shows Mary and Joseph starting their new life in Bethlehem.

They stayed there for some time until Joseph had a dream to flee from King Herod to Egypt. 

3 Wonderful Christmas Story Books to Go Along With Your Nativity Scene Coloring Pictures

Nativity Coloring Pages on Snowy Background

If you don’t already have some nativity books in your home library (or local library!), definitely check the below books out for your kids!

They make great gifts and are a fun way to share the story of Christmas.

I provided a brief synopsis and a link to Amazon for a quick price check.

1. The Christmas Blessing

On this divine night in Bethlehem, a voice calls down to a group of animals gathered in a stable. It’s time to welcome a special arrival, the Savior who will gift the world with love and grace. Will the different animals be able to set aside all of their differences, come together, and work in harmony to have the manger ready in time? In this one-of-a-kind nativity story about acceptance of others and kindness to our neighbors, the animals discover the love, peace, and family that bring us all together―a delightful read aloud for a new holiday tradition year after year!”

2. Good News! It’s Christmas!

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“Explore the Christmas narrative with your children! Whimsical illustrations pair with skillful rhyme as you follow Mary and Joseph on their adventure to becoming parents to God’s own son. From the donkey and animals in the stable, to the angels and Heavenly hosts, this story is a celebration of the good news that came down to earth as Christ entered into our broken world to become its Savior. Whether you add this to your family’s advent tradition or gift it to another growing family, it is sure to delight all the little ones in your life.”

3. The Story of the Nativity


“Learn about the birth of baby Jesus with a retelling of the biblical Christmas story for kids. A simplified version of the original nativity story begins with the appearance of the angel Gabriel before Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus, the announcement to the shepherds by the angel, the wise men, King Herod, and the escape to Egypt. Full color illustrations will draw kids into the story and make it come alive. Includes chapter and verse for reference.”

Check out the 25 Days of Christmas Books for more Christmas reading fun!

Suggestions For Using Your Nativity Coloring Pages

  • Anytime coloring fun during the holiday season
  • Entertainment during a long car ride to see family
  • A great way to keep busy hands engaged while reading the Christmas story
  • A tool to help you share and explain the nativity story to your children!
  • Feel free to also use these coloring sheets for personal use, in the classroom, or Sunday School setting

Click Here To Print Your Free Nativity Coloring Pages and Activities

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Click the above text link/image link to get your nativity scene coloring pages. 

Terms of Use: These Nativity printables are for homeschool, classroom, Sunday school class, co-op, and personal use only.  The Simple Homeschooler free printables are never for commercial use. 

I hope your kids really enjoy these printable Christmas coloring pages.

The birth of Jesus Christ really is what it is all about, and you can’t start too young instilling that truth.

For more printable Christmas colorong pictures and activities, be sure to check out the 20 page Christmas Activity Booklet below!

Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!

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  1. Joni Marcum says:

    I am having my Sunday School class color the Nativity scene, and then laminate them. They will be delivered by the deacons to shut-ins in our area.

    1. Lauren Schmitz says:

      That’s wonderful, Joni! Thank you for letting me know!

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