Free Christmas Nutcracker Ballet Coloring Pages & Activities

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The Nutcracker ballet by Tchaikovsky just makes me smile. It was the first ballet I went to watch at the theatre, and has now inspired my love of nutcrackers. The kids are going to love our free nutcracker ballet coloring pages this Christmas.

The Nutcracker ballet if you are not familiar is about a little girl who befriends a nutcracker who comes to life on Christmas Eve and wages a war with the mouse king.

I have added some more fun activities that the kids will enjoy based on this fantastic ballet.

We love creating free kids coloring pages, and we either use them as a supplement for a lesson we are studying or to calm the mood! Coloring is a great way for them to refocus and relax.

Download our free Christmas nutcracker ballet coloring pages at the end of this post.

nutcracker ballet coloring pages

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Nutcracker Coloring Pages

The kids are going to enjoy coloring in these beautiful Nutcracker Christmas images.

Supplies Needed:


Print out the coloring pages below, it will print out on two full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.

You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.

This free coloring set includes 2 pages:

  • Clara. The little girl.
  • The Nutcracker – Hans-Peter.
  • Drosselmeyer. Clara’s kind but mysterious godfather.
  • The Sugar Plum Fairy.
  • The Mouse King.
  • and more images from the ballet.

Nutcracker Activities for Kids

The ballet the Nutcracker was loosely based on this book written by ETA Hoffman in 1816. But there have been many children’s books written since and the Story of the Nutcracker Ballet is probably my favorite, this will make a great read-aloud this December.

Easy piano nutcracker sheet music if your kids play the piano this is a must-have this December.

The Nutcracker ballet study guide from the San Francisco ballet company is a great way to learn more about it.

Nutcracker digital play and learn for preschool – 3rd grade.

Maestro Classic Nutcracker get the cd or mp3 today and play Tchaikovsky loud and proud this Christmas.

Nutcracker ballet unit study is aimed at students aged 3-8, but I think this could be adapted for older children too.

The nutcracker matching game is a puzzle the kids are going to love.

I wasn’t joking earlier when I said I loved nutcrackers! I have over 15 that come out and decorate my home at Christmas, and this one in the corner is nearly 6′ tall and is my absolute favorite!


Free Nutcracker Printables

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

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Last Updated on 16 November 2022 by homeschoolof1

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