Just Color ~ Camping

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I just added a new Camping Coloring set! We go camping a LOT {in a camper, not a tent} and it I absolutely our favorite time together as a family!

Camping Theme Coloring Printables

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.


Looking for more Camping Theme fun?

Camping Theme

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Camping Theme Printables & More

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I am gathering a wide collection of free printables within certain themes. In order to better organize these online, I have created theme blog posts for the themes I have created many printables for!  Links to these pages in the top navigational bar labeled “Theme Printables” so you can jump to them easily.

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In this post, I will direct you to the page where the file is hosted on my website, since they are in various places! I hope this helps you find things within themes! I will try to gather anything I have done, created, or posted about surrounding this theme! Slowly I am adding more blog posts like this to help you find everything for the major themes we have done and will do!

 

Read! Build! Write! Camping Cards

RBW Camping


Camping Montessori Nomenclature Cards

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Camping Clip & Learn ~ Beginning Sounds

Clip and Learn Camping Beginning Sounds


 Camping Books & More

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Campfire Craft…

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Blog Posts Featuring Camping Theme

Tot School Camping Theme, Camping Comes to Life!

Kindergarten with Krash Camping Theme


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You can check out my Camping Themed Finds here! image



Be sure to visit  Homeschool Creations and 2 Teaching Mommies for more camping printables {I didn’t have to create packs since these lovely ladies did!}

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Will you leave links to your CAMPING themed printables or ideas in the comments section? I’d love to check your ideas out too!


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Kindergarten with Krash ~ Camping Theme

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We have spent the remainder of our summer learning through our fun camping theme, which Krash has loved!  He is way ahead with his official school, so I have backed off and set a lesson and start date…just doing fun stuff until we get to Sept 12.

We used the following resources all week long…

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He made words using Jolanthe’s awesome Read! Build! Write! printables.  We have magnetic letters from this kit and he used those to build on our cookie sheet. I keep our tiles on our magnetic hanging chalk board.IMG_1085

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The dry erase activity center was used the entire week!  Here he is finding the different object…IMG_1041

Circling the beginning sound…IMG_1094

Matching rhyming words…IMG_1098

They loved the graphing game from 2 Teaching Mommies!  They played a few different times!IMG_1100

He wasn’t a huge fan of getting his hands dirty with our campfire craft, but he did it!IMG_1030

He preferred the pretend play with the finished products!

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Although we haven’t started school officially he has completed his online assessments.  We get free access to the Let’s Go Learn site which includes the DORA and DOMA tests.  Through our cyber school he takes these a few times a year and we get detailed reports back.  IMG_1047

He has played a lot with our new magnetic ring toyIMG_1273

 

Living up to his nickname Krash.  Poor guy, PacMan thought it would be fun to sling him off of the back of the Plasma Car!IMG_1158

 

He too enjoyed our camping trip, along with Ladybug.  He has different interests though.  He preferred anything involving movement or hands-on with an animal! Biking and scootering were his definite favorite activities! Thank you Strider Bike-he learned to ride a real bike at age 4 in less than 10 minutes!

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He loved looking at and touching the fish too…

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He obviously did NOT enjoy actually fishing.  Way too much quiet for him.IMG_2030

The frog was the highlight of his trip.  He played with this guy for quite awhile {poor froggy}.IMG_2250

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Woops. {the frog was not harmed.  Scared-probably, but harmed-no.}IMG_2265

 

A few items we used…

 

Visit Preschool Corner {& 5K too} for more fun learning ideas!

Tot School ~ Camping comes to life!

~Ladybug is currently 28 months old~

 

Theme_thumb3Our theme of the week ~ CAMPING ~ came alive for Ladybug this past week!  We went to a camp {actually the same camp PacMan attended earlier this summer} and enjoyed 3 days with our staff family {we are a VERY close staff serving together as inner city missionaries}.  Even though we didn’t stay in tent, we got a pretty good camp experience!  Here’s a glimpse into all my little bug got to experience!

Modern camping, complete with movies on the computer…IMG_1313

Checking out our friends’ tent.  They brought a tent because there weren’t enough cabins for all of the families.  Ladybug loved laying in it!IMG_1379

The grounds are gorgeous, nature in all of it’s wonderful perfection.  Ladybug was a little hiker.  I think her favorite thing to do was wander around.IMG_1381

A bit of night wandering…

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She loved the wooden swings…IMG_1423

She was not a big fan of S’mores…IMG_1454

 

Paddle boating was another favorite…IMG_1696

She loved the fish, every single fish!!!

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Loved him so much, she saved his life!

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Back at the dock, she kept playing in the bucket of the caught fish.IMG_1851  IMG_1926

The creatures she got to see were just perfect.  She touched and held any that she was able to!

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This big ol guy was my favorite.  He just sat and stared at us from a little island in the middle of the lake.  We got close to him with our paddle boat.  Anybody know what type of frog he is?IMG_1824-2

This poor guy was so great, handling many little kid hands all over him,IMG_2225-2 including Ladybug!IMG_2194 

It was an amazing few days, I wish it could have been longer.  We hope to go for-real camping as a family soon!IMG_2018

 

 

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Something Special ~ Campfire Craft

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It has been a LONG time since we have done Something Special and I certainly flopped big time on the original plan.  But, I have moderate aspirations of doing Something Special around here a bit more often than, never.

We had camping week recently, and I thought it would be fun to make pretend campfires.  I was inspired by a few I saw online, ultimately adjusting it just for us.

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What you need:

  • Tubes {toilet paper or paper towel cut in half}
  • coffee filters
  • orange, red, yellow paint
  • paper plates
  • glue, scissors

Paint paper towel or toilet paper tubes brown, place on a paper plate to dry and to use as the base for the fire.  If you’re craftier than we are you can paint the paper plate brown and make it look like the ground-add some twigs, rocks and such!IMG_1016

Drop bits of paint onto one coffee filter…IMG_1005

Lay another one on top…IMG_1009

Smoosh them all around together and be sure to get your hands really messy.IMG_1019

Be careful that the fire doesn’t burn you.

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If your kid doesn’t like getting his hands dirty, just do it for him.IMG_1036

 

Lay them out to dry. 

A word of advice… if you don’t want to paint 2 sets, be sure to check the forecast before you have the brilliant idea of laying them out in the sun to dry.  We laid ours outside and came back an hour later to find them soaked and scattered around the yard after a quick afternoon shower.

So, we made another set and dried those inside.IMG_1035

 

Fold up the flames and position all of your products just so and use a bit of glue to be sure they don’t all fall apart instantly.  You can trim up the coffee filters to look a bit more like flames.IMG_1284

 

We chose to only create 1 craft fire and left the other logs and flames to be used for pretend play.  The kids have had fun creating fires with the pieces and playing.

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Pac Man even made pretend marshmallows with wadded up paper hooked to the ends of pencils to roast over the pretend fires, lit up in the dark by electric flickering candles!IMG_1066

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