Free Lent Coloring Pages 2021

7 coloring pages for the Lent Gospel Readings

Include your children during Lent with free Lent coloring pages based on the Gospel Readings from the Revised Common Lectionary Year B.

The first Sunday of Lent features an image from Mark 1:9-15, Jesus’ time of tempation in the wilderness.

The second Sunday of Lent features Mark 8:34 from the Gospel Reading from Mark 8:31-38.

Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”

The third Sunday of Lent uses the Gospel Reading from John 2:13-22 when Jesus clears the temple. The coloring page features John 2:16.

Jesus said, “Don’t make my Father’s house a place for buying and selling.

The fourth Sunday of Lent’s Gospel Reading is from John 3:14-21 focusing on coming into the light. The coloring page features John 3:21.

But anyone who lives by the light comes into the light. They live by the truth with God’s help.

The Gospel Reading for the fifth Sunday of Lent from John 12:20-33 teaches us how to bear much fruit. The coloring page features John 12:24.

What I’m about to tell you is true. Unless a grain a wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only one seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

The Gospel Reading for Palm Sunday is from Mark 14:1-15:47. The coloring page features the triumphal entry with Jesus riding the colt and people waving palm branches.

For Easter Sunday, the Gospel Reading is from John 20:1-18 and speaks of Mary Magdalene’s visit to the tomb.

You can download and print this free set of Lent Coloring Pages using this link to my store.

You might also enjoy the diorama paper crafts for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.


Christmas Story Coloring Pages

8 different coloring pages about the Christmas story from the Bible

Let your kids color their way through the Christmas Story with this set of 8 coloring pages. Once they have colored all the pages, they will be able to retell the Christmas story by putting the pages in the correct sequence.


  • Gabriel Visits Mary
  • City of Bethlehem
  • Jesus’ Birth
  • Announcement to Shepherds
  • Angel Host
  • Simeon and Anna at the Temple
  • Wise Men Follow the Star
  • Wise Men Share Their Gifts

These coloring pages are an excerpt from the Storybook Bible Fun December Series. Full lessons are available for purchase individually or as a monthly subscription. All lessons are written especially for preschoolers through early readers.

These Christmas story coloring pages are free and available for you to download and print today.

For more Christmas crafts, check out these posts:

Simple Shape Nativity

18 Nativity Sets to Make


The Nativity Preschool Crafts and Printables

nativity story illustration with mary, joseph, baby jesus, stable, ox, donkey

Are you still amazed at Mary’s humble response to Gabriel’s announcement? The NET translation shares Luke 1:38 this way.

So Mary said, “Yes, I am a servant of the Lord; let this happen to me according to your word.”

This is the first lesson and preschool crafts packet in my weekly lesson series following the Jesus Storybook Bible. December lessons follow the announcement to Mary and the events following in Luke and Matthew. The Nativity preschool crafts and activities provide a variety of hands-on learning opportunities.

You’ll find a rebus story that will build sight word recognition and printable images to allow your child to retell the story. There is a diorama to cut and glue along with copywork and coloring pages. Each weekly lesson packet includes enough activities for a whole week of Bible learning fun.

To use the Retell the Story images, print the pages on cardstock. Cut out each individual image. Then laminate for extra durability. For cardstock, you can glue craft sticks to the back. If you laminate the images, I would use tape to adhere the craft sticks. Keep the craft stick images in a Ziploc bag for future use.

retell the nativity story with craft stick images

I started making Bible story dioramas during my years as the craft lady for our Wednesday night AWANA’s program. Taking home a 3D craft gave them an opportunity to retell the story to their parents. The diorama tradition continues in many of the lesson packets.

Print the diorama page and the characters on regular copy paper. Following the instructions included with the packet, cut, fold, and glue to make this reminder of Jesus’ arrival.

diorama craft for the nativity story

If you are using the lesson with an early reader, your child will recognize many of the sight words in the rebus story. I used the Dolch sight words lists for PreK, Kindergarten, and First Grade as a guide when writing these stories.  These pages can be printed on regular copy paper.

nativity rebus story pages

Each lesson includes copywork and coloring pages for developing fine motor skills.

examples of copywork and coloring pages for the nativity story

The rest of the Nativity preschool crafts and activities help your child practice cutting skills, color recognition, letter recognition, and math skills. Print the memory game and the number puzzle on cardstock and laminate for durability before cutting. The I Spy page, the maze, and the number activity sheet can be laminated or slipped inside a page protector for use with dry erase markers.

examples of printable activities for the birth of Jesus

May the reading and retelling of this story bring you a sense of awe and wonder this year.