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.
These are a great addition to your lineup of Christmas activities for kids.
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.
Download our free Christmas nutcracker ballet coloring pages at the end of this post.
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.
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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.
On Christmas Eve, her Nutcracker comes to life and helps her defeat the evil Mouse King with her ballerina skills.
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.
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!
Best books about Nutcrackers
These books capture the essence of the Nutcracker tale. Each with its unique spin, making them engaging reads for both children and adults alike during the holiday season:
Other free Christmas printables
- Free printable Christmas coloring pages
- Christmas in Germany coloring pages
- Christmas color by number printables
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Download the free Nutcracker story
Last Updated on 25 November 2023 by homeschoolof1