We’re gearing up for summer with my list of camping books for little learners!
It’s just about that time to pull out the tent, pack up the car, and head out into the woods for some bonding time with mother nature. It is camping season! To kick off the fun-filled, roasting marshmallows, sleeping under the stars season in the classroom with a few books!
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Camping Books for Little Learners
This book highlights all of the wonderful activities to do while camping. From gathering wood, fishing, and frolicking in the woods… the illustrations alone will take you on a trip.
Can Ruby and her friend make it through the night while sleeping in a tent? There are some unpredictable events… but try not to worry, because Ruby has a plan!
Pete the Cat Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Singing around the campfire is a must when you go camping. This version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, brought to you by Pete the Cat, is the perfect book to read in honor of camping.
Another great classic… especially if your camping trip involves a boat ride! Play a musical instrument along with their sheet music that’s included in the book.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
It’s only appropriate to have this book on the list… after all, the bears do live in the forest. Maybe one of your little learners will catch a glimpse of their cottage while camping.
Let’s sneak a little counting and adding practice into the camping fun with this fish book. It has bright fish drawings along with rhyming text. The perfect read-aloud book.
Camping Out with Little Critter
Sometimes, camping can be scary. Especially at night. Prepare your little learners about the bumps in the night by reading this book.
I LOVE this story about a young pig and father that going fishing together for the first time. Piggy digs up his own worms, but can’t bring himself to use it as bait. They end up using something else for bait instead. Very cute!
Camping and nature hunts go hand in hand. Get those little learner’s brains warmed up and thinking about all the wonderful things they can see while out on a nature hunt.
The illustrations in this book are made from shapes cut from colored paper. It has a variety of forest critter images including raccoons, deer, and even skunks.
Join in the fun down at the pond! Turtles are a great reptile to spot while out on a camping trip. Start by counting the turtles in this book first.
Another fantastic activity to do while camping is rock hunting. Sometimes, you might get lucky and find some of these amazing rocks that are featured in this book.
Bears call the woods home, so it is only necessary to include a few Bear Books on this book list. This one, in particular, follows Bear as he wakes up from hibernating. He is SO hungry! He just wants more and more…
Bear is one heavy sleeper. When a storm hits, Bear and his friends find refuge in a cave. Bear sleeps through everything! Even all the fun.
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
This My First Reader Book is full of fun and colorful illustrations of different animals that live in North America. A great read-aloud book that is a great stepping stone to learning how to read.
The wonderful world of rocks is on full display in this camping book. Kids and rocks are the perfect combinations, especially when you are enjoying the great outdoors.
Another fantastic classic story makes our list of camping books. Use a little bit of imagination, to bring this story to life.
You’re sure to encounter bugs while camping. Read along as the ants go marching in this catchy phrased counting book.
What will you find at the pond? Frogs of course, but there’s so much more! Spot the frog throughout the books, he’s hiding on each page!
When one duck gets stuck how will he get out? This silly, rhyming adventure will get your little learners laughing in no time.
The joy of frogs continues within the pages of this counting book. Instead of reading this classroom favorite, sing along instead!
Last but not least, we’ll add some alphabet fun with this book that has camping covered, from A to Z!
So now that you have a camping themed booklist, let’s plan camping themed centers! Check out THIS post that packed with camping themed activities for every center in your classroom.
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