Free printable halloween coloring pages for kids. Multiple designs!
Haunted house, ghost, pumpkin, skeleton, and cat coloring pages.
It’s my favorite season of the year! I love Halloween even more than Christmas. Well, maybe it’s a tie.
It’s the time of year for candy, spooky ghosts, glowing pumpkins, and excited kids. If you’re looking for something quick and easy for the kids to do, free printable Halloween coloring pages are a great idea.
I have multiple different designs below, mostly for kids.
I also have a few Halloween recipes that you might find interesting: Halloween Mummies Cake Bites, Halloween Mummies, or Halloween Buckeyes. Or you can have the prep done and have the kids help with the decorating for another fun Halloween activity.
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History of Halloween
Maybe it’s my history major. Or maybe it’s because every single year, I see some people angry on Facebook about Halloween. Some think it’s a pagan holiday and people who celebrate it are un-Christian. Others are pagans themselves and are angry at non-pagans appropriating their holiday.
I wish everyone would just relax. Who doesn’t love a holiday that involves candy and costumes?
After all these centuries, Halloween is a mixture of a bunch of holidays. It has origins in the Celtic practice Samhain.
But as often happens, when a new culture arrives, things get changed. In this case, when the Romans arrived- not one, but two different holidays were combined with it. “The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees.”
In 1000 A.D., the Church made November 1st All Saint’s Day. The evening before began to be called “All-hollows” (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day).
In early America, the holiday wasn’t celebrated very often due to rigid Protestant beliefs. By the second half of the 19th century, it was a widespread celebration.
A concerted effort was made by newspapers and community leaders in late 1800s was made to make Halloween more about community and get-togethers. Many of the leftover pagan rituals were removed. Games, seasonal food, and costumes became widespread.
And by 2020, pet costumes are becoming increasingly common.
• Print options: regular paper works!
• All of the files are in pdf below. Click the “download” button next to the image you want.
• The default size of these is full-page.
There are multiple different options below. With a short description beneath each one.
Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages
Haunted house coloring page. House on a hill with bats, coffin, and pumpkin.
Haunted castle and ghost coloring page. Topped off with a very creepy spider.
Which Is Your Favorite
Which is your favorite coloring page? Comment below and let me know!
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