Jack-o’-lantern coloring pages are a fun way to ignite the creative spark in young minds during the fall season!
These printables will help brighten up a dull afternoon while getting your little one into the Halloween spirit. You can choose from carved pumpkins that are cute or silly, simple or detailed… and some that are just plain spooky.
And that’s not all! Below, we have some enriching ideas to make the most out of what would be an otherwise basic Jack-o’-lantern coloring session, plus printables of kids carving pumpkins, like this one:
What is the history of Jack-o’-lanterns & Halloween?
The Jack-o’-lantern tradition began in ancient Ireland, rooted in a tale about a trickster named Stingy Jack who deceived the Devil and was left to roam the Earth with a burning coal in a hollowed-out turnip for light. This sparked a tradition of carving scary faces into turnips to ward off wandering spirits.
As Irish immigrants arrived in America, they started carving pumpkins instead, making Jack-o’-lanterns a cherished Halloween tradition. Today, Jack-o’-lanterns symbolize Halloween, creativity, and community bonding during the autumn season.
Printable Jack-o’-lantern coloring page: Six little pumpkin faces
Here’s a set of six cute pumpkin faces — carved Jack-o’-lanterns for a spooky or silly Halloween! (Click the image below to get a larger version to print.)
Make learning fun with Jack-o’-lantern colouring pages
Here are a few ways to use these Jack-o’-lantern coloring pages that blend learning fun with artistic flair.
- Explore creativity: Encourage your child to choose unique colors for their Jack-o’-lantern colouring page. Offering different art mediums — including everything from watercolors and markers to colored pencils, stickers and glitter — creates a space for imagination to flourish.
- Learning integration: Incorporate a mini lesson about the history of Jack-o’-lanterns and how they became a Halloween staple. A simple story can make the coloring session more engaging and informative.
- Crafty adventures: Extend the fun by turning the colored pages into Halloween decorations. Cut out the completed Jack-o’-lanterns and hang them around the home or use them as placemats for a holiday-themed meal.
Three stacked carved pumpkins
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Kids carving Halloween pumpkins into jack-o’lanterns
Here are some printables to color, showing children (safely) carving pumpkins.