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Inside: Free printable Santa coloring sheets for kids. They are a heap of fun and will keep the kids entertained for the holidays. There are four designs to choose from which also include Santa’s friendly reindeer friends.
One of the most exciting times of the year is putting up the Christmas tree. One of the most dreaded times of the year is putting up the Christmas tree!
No, you havn’t read that wrong. One of the things I love the most is also one of the things that I dread the most.
Before kids, it was fun, relaxing and completed with a glass of wine in hand and nibbles on the side.
Now it’s a task completed with two excited but inpatient children. It’s combined with trying to juggle getting the decorations sorted, trying to avoid breakages whilst keeping them occupied long enough that they don’t get bored.
To make matters worse, we have a real tree every year. This therefore involves going out and buying the tree. Then we have to set it up in the house, and clear up the mess before we can even think about decorating it.
I have contemplated purchasing a fake tree for the last few years, but once the tree is up, I do really love the smell of it. It’s at that point that I seem to forget all about the drama before hand.
One of the things that I have learnt however is that I need to occupy the kids whilst the tree is being put into position in the house. If I don’t they are under the feet whilst trying to balance a 6 foot heavy tree into the tree stand.
Oh yes, it’s all fun and games!
The activities don’t need to be extravagant, but they do need to be enticing enough that the kids will stay out of the way long enough to get the tree sorted.
Once the tree is in place and the lights are on, the kids can decorate to their hearts content. Getting to that stage however is ultimately what causes the stress!
The Perfect Activity To Keep The Kids Quietly Entertained
This year I have an almost 3 year old and a 7 year old. I created these Santa coloring sheets as one of my “go to activities”.
My 7 year old is at the point where she wants to complete the perfect masterpiece.
My 3 year old is at the point that he wants to do what his sister is doing, but obviously has a lower attention span and can’t complete the task as well. Hence I created four different sheets so that he could work his way through them and keep him entertained.
So my gift to you this Christmas is that you can do the same.
Of course you don’t need to use them when the tree is put up, but if you have an event that the kids need to be entertained for a while, then these Santa coloring sheets can be your “go to”.
My daughter actually spied these Santa coloring sheets as soon as they came off the printer. She immediately pleaded with me to color one in. I could hardly say no could I.
She sat for ages perfecting her masterpiece and already chose which one she was going to do next. It’s a good thing that there are still three designs to go!
4 Santa Coloring Sheet Designs
To access the Santa coloring sheets, you simply need to visit the free printable library. From there, scroll down to the Christmas section and click “download”.
The PDF will open up in a new tab for you.
There are 4 designs to choose from. Simply print your favorite or print all 4. The choice is yours.
So do you have an event coming up that you are dreading keeping the kids entertained for?
Perhaps you would just like to print them off for a mom’s group get together.
Whatever the purpose you use them for, I hope you and the kids enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them for you.Let’s stay in touch. Love the Santa coloring sheets? Sign up to the weekly newsletter to receive these coloring sheets for free, plus lots of other freebie printable’s. You will also be kept updated with other easy party, recipe and printable ideas.
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