Nothing beats a coloring book for kids. To them, it’s all about fun. To us, parents, it’s more about keeping our little ones busy while we tackle other chores around the house or perhaps take a break.

But at the same time, coloring books will also benefit children from other points of view. They'll learn colors, how to coordinate their hands, attention to detail and even creativity.

With Halloween quickly approaching, here are some of the best children’s Halloween coloring books on the market right now.

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What Are The Top Halloween Coloring Books for Kids?

Halloween Coloring Book for Kids Ages 4-8, by Roslin Designs (2023)

Roslin Designs' Halloween coloring book is more than just another coloring book. It's a carefully curated experience designed to captivate and entertain children of all ages. With easy-to-color Halloween designs, this book ensures hours of creative fun, setting it apart as an outstanding choice for a Halloween-themed activity.

What makes Roslin Designs' coloring pages truly unique is the attention to detail and quality. The book features 81 expertly crafted pages, each rigorously checked for errors, and printed on high-quality white paper for an optimal user experience. With 39 dedicated coloring pages filled with cartoon Halloween designs, it offers ample opportunity for children to express their creativity. All of this is beautifully packaged in a large 8.5″ x 11″ format, ideal for large-scale coloring, and is completed with a unique and eye-catching cover design.

This blend of thoughtful features establishes Roslin Designs' Halloween coloring book as an exceptional choice in its category.

Jumbo Halloween Coloring Book for Kids, by Kate U Publications (2021)

This is one of the best children's Halloween coloring books and by far one of the top choices over tablets, screens, and video games. It's excellent for kids of all ages and to be honest with you, the designs are so cool I almost feel like doing a few pages myself too.

Anyway, it makes no difference if you get it for Halloween or just a random gift, your little one will love this unforgettable experience. Believe it or not, there are more than 150 illustrations for your baby to have a good time, as well as 50 different drawings to boost their creativity and imagination.

Designs are single sided on each page, meaning there’s no bleeding through. Even if your kid uses colored pens rather than pencils, the paper quality will prevent the ink from damaging other pages, so no issues there.

Other than that, it comes in a large 8.5×11 inch design. Each page has a high resolution concept with plenty of small details. You just can’t go wrong with it.

My little one has spent over a month completing all the designs, so I can guarantee this book will keep your baby busy for a long time.

Toddler Coloring Book, by Papeterie Bleu Kids (2020)

This coloring book for toddlers is one of my children's favorites and my go-to gift choice for little ones. It doesn't include any Halloween patterns, mainly because I wanted to select also a coloring book, for “truck lover” toddlers too, who aren't into cute cats and pumpkins. At the end of the day Halloween is for everybody.

The book features 30 different illustrations. Most designs are pretty intuitive, so your little one won't really struggle to figure out what colors to use where. To be honest, I don’t mind when kids ask me what colors to use here and there, it’s a good way to bond.

Despite the simplistic designs, your kid will still come over and ask you for ideas and suggestions. Sure, some designs are pretty intuitive, but others may need you to bond with them.

However, to be honest, I like to see how my kid sees things. While I do give a hand sometimes, I like to see a purple house roof or orange grass every now and then. It just shows me how their imagination goes.

Halloween Coloring Book for Kids, by Tamaya Biha (2023)

Whether you’re after something to help your kid understand colors or you just want to keep them busy for hours, this release checks all the requirements to be one of the most complete children’s Halloween coloring books.

Mainly aimed at kids between two and eight, it’s suitable for both toddlers and older kids. It offers access to a wide variety of designs. Some of them are simple and basic, while others are more intricate. Don’t get me wrong, even the basic designs are well detailed.

There are more than 50 different Halloween themed designs. Each scene, but especially the more sophisticated ones, is likely to keep your little one busy for a couple of hours, so this book can provide weeks of entertainment.

It uses all colors, so despite looking simple at first, each design becomes a sophisticated piece of art. Pages are single sided, so there’s no bleeding through. Other than that, your kid will also fancy the thick quality paper and the glossy cover.

It’s one of those books they’ll keep, even after they complete it. To be honest with you, I’ve kept all coloring books completed by my kid, but this is one of those glossy attractive designs they’ll proudly display themselves.

Halloween Coloring Book For Kids, by Achiya Press (2023)

This is one of the most complete Halloween coloring books for kids. There’s a bit of everything, from scary cats and bats to haunted mansions and vampires. It makes an excellent gift and will draw your kid’s attention straight away with its glossy covers.

There are just over 50 different designs. When you look at them in white, they look super simple. Once complete, you’ll be impressed with the details. It’s great for kids of all ages, with a few simple choices for toddlers too.

Like other Halloween coloring books for kids, this one has single sided pages, so there won't be any bleeding through problems. It works well with classic pencils, gel pens, and even markers. The paper quality is great, so there should be no issues whatsoever.

My kid used gels for the fine details, with no problems at all.

Other than that, the pages measure 8.5×11 inches, so the book is in the A4 format. It’s pretty large and despite some designs featuring very small details, it won’t be too challenging.

While I do get my little one a different book every year, I think this is by far the best we’ve had so far. You might as well give it as a gift weeks before Halloween, it’ll put your kid in the right spirit.

Halloween Coloring Book, by MBM Designs (2022)

This book is ideal for toddlers, probably up to four years old. Designs are pretty basic and simple, so they’re great for someone who’s just discovering colors, rather than for an old kid, who may find it a bit boring.

It's ideal for toddlers because it helps them identify colors, and develop physical control and focus. Plus, most designs look 3D when complete, so it's great for spatial awareness too. I'd say this isn't just a book for fun, but actually a useful tool for youngsters.

Other than that, there are 50 different designs, each of them on large 8.5×11 inch pages. Paper is thick and less likely to allow the colors to bleed through. My kid used both markers and gels, there were no issues at all, so I guess it’s just as good for classic pencils.

As for the designs, they cover anything you can think of in terms of Halloween, including witches, ghosts, cats, and bats. No matter what your kid likes, chances are they’ll find all the spooky materials they can think of.

Happy Halloween Coloring Book, by Susan T. Hall (2013)

There’s something special about this book, probably one of my favorite Halloween coloring books for kids. I know, it’s aimed at kids of all ages, but probably not suitable for those younger than three. Designs are quite detailed and maybe a bit too challenging for them.

But then, I loved this book because it features an old school design. Drawings are similar to those I used to have in children’s books when I was a kid. Sure, they may seem a bit old fashioned, but trust me, your kid will love the attention to detail.

I’m not sure where the designs are inspired from, but for example, there’s a cat that looks like a mix between the cat in the hat and the funky cat from Alice in Wonderland, I guess every design has a bit of an inspiration from other books.

Now, let me give you a few hints about the designs. Imagine a ballerina cat or perhaps a wizard owl. How about a skeleton handling candy? There are 30 different illustrations and each of them features a great attention to detail.

Suggested Hallowing Coloring Book Patterns For Children

  1. Pumpkins – Pumpkins are a classic symbol of Halloween that is easily recognizable and not scary. The simple, rounded shape is easy for young children to color, and they can add their own faces or designs to make it unique.
  2. Friendly Ghosts – A friendly ghost with a smiling face can be a non-scary way to introduce the concept of ghosts during Halloween. The shape is generally simple and easy to color, and kids can have fun adding their own expressions.
  3. Candy Corn – Candy corn is another Halloween staple that is not frightening. Its simple, triangular shape and limited color palette (white, orange, and yellow) make it easy for kids to color and recognize.
  4. Autumn Leaves – While not strictly a Halloween pattern, autumn leaves can be a great seasonal choice. The variety of leaf shapes and potential colors can help children practice their fine motor skills and color recognition. Plus, leaves are not scary and can be found in nature, making them relatable for kids.
  5. Cute Black Cat – A cute black cat with big eyes and a smiling face can be a delightful and non-scary pattern for Halloween. Cats are familiar animals to many children, and a simple cat outline is generally easy to color. This pattern can also serve as a way to discuss superstitions or cultural beliefs about black cats in a light-hearted manner.

Bottom line

These are by far the best children's Halloween coloring books you can find out there. Some of them are great for toddlers. Others are ideal for older kids. No matter what you’re after, I believe this list will give you all the answers.

And if you’re like me and can’t decide, you’ll probably end up buying at least a few different books to keep your little one happy and busy. Nothing wrong with that, if your little one loves coloring, you can’t go wrong with more books. Just make sure they’re suitable for their age.

The best part about them? No matter how active your kid is with coloring books, these ones feature some detailed designs that will keep them busy for quite a while. I’ve had my little one spend over a month on one of them and weeks on another, so they’re likely to get some good fun out of this list.

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