Are you looking for some great picture books about camping? How about a camping theme day?! I’m sharing The Best Camping Read-Alouds with you today!
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Fatima’s Great Outdoors by Ambreen Tariq
In this book, an immigrant family embarks on their first camping trip in the Midwest. After a not-so-great week at school, Fatima is excited to go on her first camping trip.
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when all of a sudden they find themselves plunging down a mountain and teetering on the edge of a huge waterfall! How will they find their way out of this slippery situation?
It’s a fun book with a lot of adventure that keeps the students engaged.
We have a fun literacy snack idea and free printable to go along with the book too! You can check it out here. The snack would work for any of these books too!
The Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann
Ernestine has never been camping before, but she’s sure it will be lots of fun . . . won’t it? This is a great story about a girl’s first experience with the great outdoors. This has become one of my favorite books!
In the book, Ernestine gets to make her very first s’more. Here is a great hands-on sequencing activity that you can tie into the book! Click here to check it out now.
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt
Scaredy Squirrel is cool with camping . . . as long as he can do it from his couch! Who wants to deal with mosquitos, dirt, and wild animals when he can experience nature on his brand-new TV?
Luckily, Scaredy’s always got a plan. And he doesn’t realize he might just explore the great outdoors along the way.
Your little learners will see Scaredy face his fears in the silliest of ways, they gain perspective and courage, empowering them to tackle their own worries with a big smile.
When We Go Camping by Margriet Ruurs
This is a wonderful calm book and relaxing book that takes you on a journey on a typical day of camping with a family. From swimming in the chilly lake, picking berries, taking a hike, to catching a fish for dinner,
While you’re reading your camping books, it’s the perfect time for your little learners to enjoy a s’more snack!
Click here to grab the free printable bag toppers and get the recipe for our s’mores snack!
Llama Llama Loves Camping by Anna Dewdney
In this book, Llama Llama and his friends go on a camping trip. Euclid is not so sure he’s going to have a good time when he realizes he won’t be able to use any fancy gadgets. This is a great book to help some of those kiddos that maybe enjoy a bit too much screen time realize there is more to life than a screen.
Oliver and Hope’s Adventure Under the Stars by Meg Cadts
In this book, the friends spend the night discovering the beauty of Mother Nature and playing silly games that make the shadows a little less scary and the camping adventure a whole lot more fun.
The detailed illustrations allow your little learners to take a front-row seat with these friends around the campfire, have some fun, and be inspired by their limitless imagination.
Our camping counting mats would go perfectly with this book too! Little learners can practice counting and number sense by counting stars in the night sky. Click here to check it out now.
Curious George Goes Camping by Margret Rey
Curious George books are always entertaining. Follow the mischievous monkey on a silly chain of events that will keep your little learners giggling.
Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
The inside of a tent is cozy by what is going on outside? This book using a flashlight beam to reveal that there is magic in the darkness. We just have to look for it.
And after reading some or all of these camping stories, your little learners will have learned a bunch of new vocabulary words. Our camping bingo is a fun way to go back and review a bunch of the new items and vocabulary they may have learned! Click here to check it out now.
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Do you have any other fun camping books that you would add to our list? Let us know below in the comments!
See you next time!
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