Folklore drawings and characters to color are a possibility of activity to work with folklore characters and legends, celebrating Folklore Day, which takes place on August 22nd.
The kindergarten activity is a great opportunity to work with Brazilian legends and explore a rich culture through folklore characters to color.
And if you work with kindergarten or want to entertain children, we’ve put together drawings to print and paint for free, as well as curiosities and legends about the characters of Brazilian folklore.
Folklore character drawings for coloring
Saci Pererê coloring page
For those looking for art activities for children’s education, one of the possibilities is the drawings of folklore characters to color with the representation of Saci-Pererê.
The saci-pererê is represented by a one-legged black boy.
The character also has characteristics such as red shorts, a pipe and a hat, accessories that guarantee the little boy’s powers.
One of the characteristics of Saci-Pererê is to make mischief and confuse people by appearing and disappearing in whirlpools.
Legend also says that the character is responsible for hiding objects and tying knots in ponytails.
Iara drawings to color
The legend of Iara is one of the most popular folk legends in Brazil and is represented by a character Mermaid.
Iara’s character is a beautiful mermaid with long black hair and a charming voice.
Before becoming a mermaid, Iara was a beautiful Indian woman who caused envy because of her beauty.
According to the legend of Iara, the character draws fishermen with his charming voice to the bottom of the sea and fishermen are never seen again.
Headless Mule Drawings to color
The legend of the headless mule tells the story of a woman who would have fallen in love and had a relationship with a priest.
On account of the forbidden relationship, the woman would have suffered a curse and turned into a mule without its head and with flames of fire coming out of its neck.
According to legend, the headless mule is often seen wandering at night near churches.
Curupira drawings to color
One of the folklore legends is about the character Curupira, a character who, like Saci, likes to deceive people and do mischief.
Curupira is a character that protect the fauna and flora and draws the destroyers of nature to other paths through its footsteps in reverse, as the character is represented with his feet turned backwards.
Werewolf coloring page
The legend of the Werewolf is one of the classics of Brazilian folklore, and that is why there could be no lack of drawings of folklore characters to color with the representation of the Werewolf.
In this legend, the character is represented by a mix between a wolf’s body and man’s characteristics, hence the name werewolf.
Folk legend says that the Werewolf usually appears on nights with a full moon.
Boitatá coloring page
The folk legend of Boitatá is also known in other regions of Brazil with names like Baitatá, Biatatá, Bitata and Batatão.
The name of indigenous Tupi-Guarani origin means “fire snake”, characterizing the character of Brazilian folklore.
This character is represented by a great fire serpent whose function is to protect forests and animals.
Pink Dolphin coloring page
The legend of the boto is also known in some regions as the legend of pink dolphin or legend of Uauiará.
This legend, originating from the Amazon region, tells that on Festa Junina nights, a dolphin, a frequent animal in Amazonian rivers, comes out of the waters and transforms into a beautiful man.
This handsome and attractive man tends to seduce women and take them to the bottom of the rivers.
Drawings by Negrinho do Pastoreio
The legend of Negrinho do Pastoreio tells the story of a boy who was a slave and had an evil boss.
One day Neguinho went out to herd the horses and ended up losing one of the animals.
When he told his boss about the animal’s disappearance, the small slave was attacked and thrown into an anthill, but none of this left marks on his body.
Legend has it that Negrinho do Pastoreiro appears alongside the Virgin Mary and is always mounted on a horse.
Now it’s time to use the legends and drawings to paint to ensure the children’s fun and also explore the knowledge of folklore.