38 Gnome Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

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Perfect for children and adults alike, our gnome coloring pages are not just about filling in lines with color; they’re an invitation to explore a world of folklore, fantasy, and fun. Whether you’re a teacher looking for engaging educational materials, a parent seeking a fun activity for your kids, or simply a fan of these enchanting creatures, our collection offers a variety of gnome designs to captivate and inspire.

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Gnome coloring pages are not only a gateway to a world of fantasy and whimsy; they also present a fantastic opportunity for educational activities and crafts. Gnomes, with their mythical origins and playful appearances, can inspire a variety of learning experiences for children.

Here are some engaging and imaginative ways to use gnome coloring pages for educational purposes.

Creative and Educational Activities with Gnome Coloring Pages

1. Folklore and Mythology

  • Storytelling Time: While coloring, share stories or folktales about gnomes from different cultures. Discuss their mythical origins and the roles they play in various folklore.
  • Create a Myth: Encourage kids to write their own short story or myth involving gnomes, using the colored pages as inspiration.

2. Garden Ecosystems and Nature

  • Learn About Ecosystems: Use the activity to discuss garden ecosystems. Talk about the plants, animals, and insects that might live in a garden where a gnome might reside.
  • Create a Miniature Garden: Build a small gnome garden using natural materials, small plants, or crafting supplies, and place the colored gnomes in their new habitat.

3. Arts and Crafts

  • 3D Gnome Craft: After coloring, children can create a 3D gnome using paper, cotton balls for beards, and fabric scraps for clothes.
  • Gnome Home Craft: Design and build creative gnome homes using cardboard boxes, natural materials, or clay.

4. Creative Writing

  • Gnome Adventures: Invite children to write a creative piece about a day in the life of their colored gnome. What magical adventures does the gnome have?
  • Poetry: Children can also try writing poems about gnomes, nature, and magic, enhancing their language and writing skills.
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5. Fantasy World Map Making

  • Imaginary Maps: After coloring, have kids imagine and draw a fantasy world where their gnome might live. Include various geographical features and other mythical creatures.
  • Story Mapping: Use the maps as a storytelling tool to create adventures and narratives in the gnome’s world.

6. Understanding Seasons with Gnomes

  • Seasonal Changes: Discuss the four seasons and how nature changes during each one. Color the gnomes to match seasonal themes, like flowers for spring or leaves for autumn.
  • Seasonal Crafts: Create a seasonal wheel or a calendar that features gnomes in different seasonal settings.

7. Cultural Studies

  • Exploring Heritage: Research how gnomes are depicted in different countries and cultures. Compare and contrast these interpretations in a fun and educational way.
  • Cultural Art Project: Have kids decorate their gnomes with patterns and designs inspired by a specific culture’s depiction of gnomes.
  • Display and Discuss: Host a mini art gallery with the completed gnome coloring pages. Let each child explain their coloring choices and the story behind their gnome.

Gnome coloring pages can be an enchanting way to blend creative fun with educational content. Through these activities, children can explore folklore, nature, creativity, and cultural heritage, all inspired by the charming and whimsical world of gnomes. So let’s bring out the crayons and embark on a magical journey of learning and imagination!


How to Get Started

To download any of the printables below is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Download: Choose the printable design that resonates with you. Click on the image.
  2. Print: The PDF file will automatically open. Print the PDF file on your printer.
  3. Start creating and/or using the PDF printable. Enjoy!

Each PDF download is created for standard US letter size; however, they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes.

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Teacher gnome
Teacher gnome
Swimming gnome
Swimming gnome
Summer Gnome
Sailing gnome
Sailing gnome
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Scuba diver gnome
Scuba diver gnome
Scientist gnome
Scientist gnome
Reading book gnome
Reading book gnome
Playing instrument gnome
Playing instrument gnome
Gnome walking a snail
Gnome walking a snail
Pilot gnome
Pilot gnome
Mailman gnome
Mailman gnome

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Photographer gnome
Photographer gnome
Nurse gnome
Nurse gnome
Gnomes watching tv
Gnomes watching tv
Listening to music gnome
Listening to music gnome
Lifeguard gnome
Lifeguard gnome
Hiking gnome
Hiking gnome
Gardening gnome
Gardening gnome
Gnome flying a kite
Gnome flying a kite
Artist gnome
Artist gnome
Gnome with rose behind back
Gnome with rose behind back
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Fireman gnome
Fireman gnome
Farmer gnome
Farmer gnome
Gnome fishing
Gnome fishing
Fall Gnome with Umbrella Rain
Fall Gnome with umbrella and raining
Cute gnome couple with rose and heart behind backs
Cute gnome couple with rose and heart behind backs
Doctor gnome
Doctor gnome
Detective gnome
Detective gnome
Cute gnome couple with candle
Cute gnome couple with candle
Cute gnome couple under an umbrella
Cute gnome couple under an umbrella
Cute gnome couple sitting on a bench
Cute gnome couple sitting on a bench
Chef gnome
Chef gnome
Cute gnome couple
Cute gnome couple
Cute gnome couple in a car
Cute gnome couple in a car
Gnome couple sharing coffee
Gnome couple sharing coffee

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All About Gnomes

Have you ever heard of gnomes? They are tiny creatures that have captured the imaginations of people all around the world.

Gnomes are believed to be magical creatures that live deep in the forests or hidden in cozy burrows underground.

Legends say that they are the guardians of nature, helping plants grow and taking care of the animals that call the forest their home. Gnomes are often depicted as little bearded creatures wearing pointy hats and colorful clothes.

They have mischievous smiles and are known to have a playful nature. People have loved gnomes for centuries, and they have become a popular part of folklore and stories. In fact, some people even put little gnome figurines in their gardens as a way to invite good luck and protect their plants.

So, grab your favorite coloring tools and let your imagination run wild as you bring these enchanting gnomes to life with our collection of free gnome coloring pages. Who knows, maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of a real gnome in your own backyard one day!

Creative Coloring Ideas

Whether you’re a teacher looking for an educational activity or a parent helping your child learn about fascinating animals, cartoon characters, unicorns, places, community service jobs, or other things, coloring printables can provide hours of engaging entertainment and valuable information as a starting point for learning.

Whether it’s for kids wanting to learn more about how things work or adults dreaming of nostalgia, our free coloring pages make the perfect addition to any day filled with fun activities. You’re sure to find something that sparks your interest!

It doesn’t take much to get started – just a few supplies and some creativity.

So grab your crayons, markers, or colored pencils, and get excited about coloring and letting your imagination flow! You can even get a lap desk and take your coloring pages with you to enjoy in the car, or while you’re waiting for your turn at an appointment!

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