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, and great for improving fine motor skills.

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

free nutcracker coloring pages

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Nutcracker Story for Kids

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

These free nutcracker coloring sheets are free to print but are for personal use or classroom use only. Scroll to the end of the post to get the pdf file.

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

The Adventures of Clara and her Brave Nutcracker

The Adventures of Clara and her Brave Nutcracker is a classic Christmas tale. About a young girl named Clara who receives a special Nutcracker as a gift.

nutcracker story printable

On Christmas Eve, her Nutcracker comes to life and helps her defeat the evil Mouse King with her ballerina skills.

printable nutcracker story

After their victory, Clara and the Nutcracker embark on a magical journey to the Land of Sweets. Where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and witness a grand celebration.

nutcracker story for kids

The story is a heartwarming tale about bravery, friendship, and the power of imagination.

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 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!


Other free Christmas printables

Download the free Nutcracker story

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.)

Last Updated on 22 February 2023 by homeschoolof1

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