When I was four, I had a coloring book called ‘Dolls of Many Lands’. Each page featured a doll dressed in traditional or native costume from different countries. Here are free printable coloring pages of children in traditional dress from cultures around the world. I remember how I enjoyed coloring the different cultural outfits from around the world. In today’s world, we have become more global, but we haven’t given up our individuality. Around the world children still dress in native ceremonial outfits at various cultural and religious holidays and events. These coloring pages make excellent social studies lessons. It helps children explore how children in other lands live.
Visit Activity Village by clicking here. From this page you can print coloring pages of children in traditional dressed from Australia, India, China, Japan, Africa, England, Scotland and Wales. There are also free printable coloring pages of pilgrim (or puritan) children, native American Indian and settler (also called pioneer) children in traditional dress.
Activity Village wishes to make the disclaimer that these free printable childrens traditional dress costumes may be somewhat fanciful and not totally accurate for historical or culture study. I would add that these coloring pages reflect the vintage images from coloring books like the kind I had as a child. The cultural costumes show how children would have dressed for ceremonies or in times past.
Coloring pages.nick-magic.com (click here) has twenty-six free printable coloring pages of featuring children around the world is traditional dress. Each child is featured with a flag from that country in the background. Canada, Australia, Nigeria, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Iceland, Norway, Japan, Italy, Ireland, India, Hawaii, Guatemala, France, Brazil, Spain, China, Costa Rica and the Netherlands (Holland). There is little puzzle you will have to figure out to use this website. The names of the countries on each coloring page are written in French. Parlez-vous Francais? Bonne. Vous ne parlez pas Francais? If you do not speak French, you will have to use the flags shown on each coloring page to help you figure out which country is represented. Some are easier than others to decode. I had to use Google Translator several times and you may also. Just type in the country listed, into Google Translate, if you don’t recognize the flag.
To see if you are correct, visit my blog Free Printable Activities. Type ‘children from around the world’ in the search box. The answers will be listed in the blog post that comes up. Enjoy your trip around the world, with these free printable coloring pages.