Is it getting warm where you live? Are you spending your days under a tropical palm tree swaying gently in the breeze at the beach, soaking up the sun on a deck chair with beach umbrella, sipping those lovely fruity coconut drinks with a straw, while looking lazily at the horizon through your sunnies, watching the kids build a sand castle, flip flops casually discarded, and your only worry is when the waiter will arrive with the picnic and where you put the suntan lotion?! Yeah right, me too ~ in our dreams. Anyway, let’s kick off summer with some of these fabulous FREE summer colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, posters, bookmarks, stationery, photo fun and creative ideas for kids… in fact, just about everything you need for a lazy day at the beach… except a waiter… enjoy!
SUMMER BIBLE VERSES
Psalm 37:5-6 Commit your way unto the Lord; trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday.
Psalm 148:3-5 Praise Him sun and moon; praise Him shining stars. Praise Him highest heavens… Let them praise the name of the LORD for He commanded and they were created.
Isaiah 45:12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.
SUMMER ~ SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION / DEVOTIONALS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Summer is a great time for seashells; butterflies; and ladybugs. Give glory to God as designer with these FREE articles for kids designed exclusively for you by Paper Gifts for Estefany. Also available in French. It’s all about putting God at the centre of our packages. Plus you will find relevant links to FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids to go with them.
Butterflies: Show your child these incredible photos of butterflies under the microscope (scroll down) and magnified up to 5000 times! Make your own Bible poster or postcard starring your own photos of butterflies found in your garden; download these butterfly freebies.
Treasures in the sand ~ under the microscope (inspirationgreen) photos of sand magnified up to 250 times reveal stunning tiny treasures. Each grain is unique and incredibly beautiful. Make sure you give the credit to God as designer!
The giant conch shell – super shells (creation.com) information for kids from scientists who take the Bible seriously; this shell is ‘one of nature’s greatest engineering masterpieces’. So what makes it so special?
Amazing abalone armour (creation.com) information for kids from scientists who take the Bible seriously; famous both for their brilliant colours of its inner shell. The Maori people of New Zealand call it paua, and make beautiful jewellery from the shells. But scientists are interested in its great strength, and hope to learn how to make body armour using its techniques. Technology copying God’s designs is called biomimetics.
Queen Conch – seashell (answersingenesis) The queen conch, one of the largest marine snails, is best known for its bright pink, orange, or yellow coloring on the inside of the flared lip of its shell… builds its own shell out of calcium carbonate that it gets from the ocean. How does a conch know that it needs to build a shell, and how does it know how to build its shell? This information was given to the conch-KIND at creation. Information has to come from a source of intelligence, and that source is the all-knowing Creator God; information for kids from scientists who take the Bible seriously.
Seashells by the Seashore (answersingenesis) People have been amazed by colorful, shimmery seashells for a long time. One shell collection was even found in an ancient Roman town that was covered by volcanic ash nearly 2,000 years ago. Our love of shells is no surprise. These swirly, sparkly, bumpy, ocean-sounding collectables are some of the neatest houses growing on the planet. Wait! Houses that grow? You bet. Shells you find on the seashore come from creatures called mollusks (MALL-usks). God designed them to grow their own houses to keep safe! And their houses get bigger as they get bigger; information on various shells and family devotion by scientists who take the Bible seriously.
What causes summer anyway? (Christiananswers) scientific information about seasons from a Biblical perspective; the Earth tilts a little bit to one side. It’s really the tilt that causes summer to come…
Seaside – snack packs (Biblesnackpacks) Grab a seaside snack. Kids devotions and activities with a seaside theme for primary school children; free printable
SUMMER ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Turn your child’s photo into a colouring page and add some cool sunnies with this easy tutorial as I have done here; this is our handsome Moses and our beautiful Judith, both from Uganda
A peaceful beach scene – colouring (abdaacts; scroll down) with Bible verse from Zephaniah 2:3 – Walk humbly and do what is right; free printable
Seashells – Scripture doodle (1arthouse; scroll down) conch, sand dollar, scallop with Bible verse from Isaiah 11:9 – For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea; free printable
Seashells – colouring (ministryark; scroll down to the very bottom of the post and click on the image to download the colouring page; otherwise you will download the whole lesson) with Bible verse from Psalm 139:17-18 – God, Your thoughts are precious to me. They are so many. If I could count them, they would be more than all the grains of sand. When I wake up, I am still with You; free printable
Summer – colouring booklet for kids (ministry-to-children) 12 pages of kids doing fun things like swimming, flying kites, bbq, lying on the grass looking at the flowers, holding balloons, reading; free printable
Picnic at the Lake – colouring (timewarpwife; scroll down to the end of the post) a lovely tranquil lake scene with 2 canoes by a bank, trees and waterlilies; and Bible verse from Romans 8:18 – For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us; free printable
Lighthouse – colouring (abdaacts) lighthouse on the rocks, sailing ship and seagulls; with Bible verse from Matthew 5:16 – Let your good deeds glow; free printable
Son-flowers grow in the Lord – colouring (karladornacher; scroll down) with Bible verse from 2 Peter 3:18 – grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord; a sunflower and bird; plus a super cute birdhouse and flowers colouring with words ‘Oh sing to the Lord a new song‘ that is also suitable for summer; free printable
Give Thanks – Doodle (karladornacher; log in then scroll down the page that loads) sunflowers, bird and ‘give thanks’ on a banner; in a sweet country style; free printable (for subscribers, but membership is free)
Summer scenes – colouring pages (Dover sample) a lovely tropical beach scene with deck chairs, umbrella, palm trees, mountains, sailing boat, birds, butterfly and flowers; Summer garden courtyard scene with chairs and round table; Garden bench with country quilted cushions, flowers, paving stones and summer drinks on a low wooden table; Surfers heading down through the palm trees to the tropical beach
Beach – colouring (holiday-crafts-and-creations) funky surfboards on the tropical beach with a palm tree, crab, swirly sun and swirly waves; 6 pretty shells; free printable
Summer Country Charm – colouring (Dover sample) a rustic country garden with flowers, birds, birdhouse and lemonade stand on wooden tables in the shade of a tree; garden watering cans and pot plants; waterwheel cottage; rustic country kitchen; summer farm scene with horses, tractor, birds, rustic wooden fences, farmhouse in distance; rustic garden table with milk jugs and roosters on a country tablecloth
Seashells from around the world – colouring (Dover sample) several pages of shells including the conch, augers, moon snail, scallop, clam, nerite, sundial, cowry, ringed-top
Seashells on the beach – colouring (Dover sample) lion’s paw, scallop, banded tulip, murex
Hammock on the beach – colouring (coloringcafe) with palm trees, beach umbrellas, a swim ring, hat, flip flops; Summer – colouring for kids showing shells, ice cream, flowers, watermelon, butterfly, a pair of shorts, a hat, flip flop, and clouds; Sunflower – colouring with bee buzzing around; free printable
Message in a bottle – colouring (Dover sample) the bottle is wedged in the sand at the beach and inside a seashell frame
Tropical island – colouring pages (thecoloringbarn) 20 pages of tropical island scenes; free printable
Family in the Beach – colouring (coloringbook4kids) Precious Moments family building a sandcastle at the beach; in a sweet oval lace frame with a bow on top; Sunflower – colouring Precious moments girl and her puppy looking up at a sunflower; free printable
At the Beach – colouring (crayola) deck chair, beach umbrella, sand castle, beach ball; Fun at the Beach building a sand castle; Hello Summer tropical fruits, flowers, beach ball, seashells, heart-shaped sunglasses, flip flops; Father and son playing catch; Fishing with Grandpa; Surfer Girl; free printable
Summer – colouring pages (allkidsnetwork) various to choose from – family at the beach, boats, palm trees, sandcastles, beach umbrellas, fun at the pool, picnic, treehouse; free printable
Beach – doodles (doodle-art-alley) 9 pages in a fun doodle style; plus summertime – doodles my garden, backyard swing, treehouse, playground, vacation, camping, ice cream, forest, flip flops, zoo, balloons, going to the park, lemonade stand, family portrait frame, places I’d love to visit, my snacks vending machine, beach bag, summer recipe, fruit stand, my sand castle, summer reads; 7 summer – doodles flip flops, ice cream, fishing, swing, treehouse, camping, sports; Summer colouring, puzzle and activity booklet (pdf) 10 pages of doodle fun – ice creams; roasting marshmallows on summer night camp fires; picnic; I love summer doodles; find the hidden objects in the sunflower doodle; sail boat on the lake hidden picture puzzle; surfboard to the beach maze; summer word search; hidden picture blooper search (find all the things wrong with the picture); free printable
Seashell – colouring pages (Dover sample) 7 collage pages of various seashells with intricate patterns and fine detail
Beach – colouring (Christiananswers) Penguin on vacation – sitting on the beach under an umbrella – draw in his fruity summer drink, some summer doodles and add a yacht or two; free printable
Fun at the beach – colouring (Dover sample) kids covering dad with sand, seagull and waves
Cool cat at the beach – colouring (Dover sample) 4 frames on the one page of a cat with sunglasses building a sand castle, with a tropical palm, beach umbrella, and beach ball; for younger children
Summer – colouring pages (mrprintables) palm trees, ocean, ice cream… we love summer; free printable
Summer – colouring pages (imom) kids at the beach; sailing boat; playing tennis; kids in treehouse; octopus holding ice cream; for younger children; free printable
Summer – colouring pages (raisingourkids) various pages of summer fun for younger children – playing, beach, fishing, picnic, ice cream, playground; free printable
Seashell in a frame – colouring (donteatthepaste) free printable
Sunflower – stained glass colouring (chantalstainedglass) free printable
See also: Flowers
And don’t forget to add a little summer pizzazz and jazz up your colouring pages – combine or shrink your colouring pages, add a border, a title, a Bible verse and some summer clip art to make a unique scene and to make your colouring pages more interesting.
SUMMER ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Seashells – hidden picture puzzle (max7) a fun beach puzzle to colour with Bible verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:10 – Jesus died for us so that we can live with Him forever. It is shown here in Swahili and English, but is also available in Spanish, Tagalog and some other languages when you click on ‘download’; free printable
Children playing at the Beach – coded puzzle (max7) a Scripture picture puzzle based on Phillipians 3.20; Our homeland is in Heaven where our Saviour Jesus is; also available in Tagalog, Hindi and other languages; free printable
Summer Fun – Bible activity book (kidscorner; scroll down to ‘Summer Fun Bible Activity Book’) 20 pages of puzzles and colouring that connect together to tell the story of God’s awesome rescue plan for His people; free printable
Summer – book reports for kids (faithwheelereducation; scroll down) beautifully illustrated cover and 5 fun pages to fill in and colour to encourage kids to read; they could be used separately or make up a booklet; free printable
Summer – hidden picture puzzle (Dover sample) find the slice of apple pie in this crazy lifeguard at the beach scene
A Day at the Beach – hidden picture puzzle (answersingenesis) find the 16 hidden objects in this busy beach scene where children are collecting seashells; Shells – quick crossword 5 clues; free printable
Summer – mazes (coloring-pages-and-more) easy mazes with interesting shapes – bucket with sand; yacht; flower; bird in bird bath; tulip and bee; ice cream soda; hot air balloon; fruit; free printable
Summer – word search (supplyme) 25 words; My Fun-tastic Summer – worksheet write and draw some of the things you did over summer; with fun graphics on a yellow and white striped border; What I did this Summer – worksheet make an alphabetical list; free printable
Fun in the Sun – Math Challenge (123homeschool4me; scroll to the end of the post to download) nicely illustrated maths board games to work on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; free printable
Summer – addition worksheets (itsybitsyfun) simple maths to work out, then colour by number; palm tree, ice cream, beach ball, boat and lighthouse; free printable
Summer – colouring / puzzles / learn to draw (colormountain) free printable
Summer – word searches (thesprucecrafts; scroll down) various to choose from arranged in categories of easy, medium and challenging; free printable
Summer – word searches (whenwewordsearch) various to choose from, categorized by difficulty level and target audience and with the words in each grid shown on the index page so you can quickly find what you want; add your own clip art; free printable
Summer – puzzles (eslkidz) word search; free printable
SUMMER ~ CRAFTS / ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Beach – play set background (answersingenesis; scroll down to ‘Promotional Backgrounds’) a lovely beach shoreline backdrop scene with flip flops and a lifesaver ring to use for crafts and activities; free printable
Kids make their own seashell fossils – fun craft (answersingenesis) for homeschool or Sunday school; and while you are there, scroll down to the bottom of the page and grab a copy of their free Ocean Commotion Flood Legend – trading cards/booklet for kids (pdf) to go with it, showing flood legends from different continents across the world; and remind children that the flood legends found around the world are remnants of the true account given in the Bible; free printable
Seashell cross – craft for kids (answersingenesis) glue seashells onto a cross shape bookmark; this would also work really well with seashell stickers; and here is an easy version for toddlers. Today we’re making a seashell cross. Every time you look at the cross, it should be a reminder that there is Someone who loves you more than anyone else does. That someone is the Lord Jesus Christ. He came to Earth, lived, died on the cross, and rose from the dead, all because He loves you. If you ever feel lonely, or afraid, or lost, or sad, or like you’re not special, remember that you have Someone who loves you so much He even gave His life for you. And remember—just like the Ark reminds us of how God saved Noah from physical death, the cross reminds us that God provides a way to be saved from eternal death.
Make a lighthouse – craft (answersingenesis) for primaries and juniors using Styrofoam cups and Bible verse from Matthew 5:16 – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven; here is an easier version for pre-primaries and toddlers; free printable
Beach – lesson and activities for kids (street.ns) God is the Creator, very powerful and capable of amazing things, but can seem big and distant to us. In this activity, puppets are used to teach God’s unconditional love for us against a backdrop of the beach. The backdrop picture had a boat covered in fish netting, tropical fish, a deckchair, beach balls, towels, shells and sand toys help create the scene
Turn your classroom into a tropical beach (duckduckgo) kickstart your imagination with some of these cool ideas
I love summer (homegrownhospitality) a sheet of summer doodles to cut out, colour and use on your summer projects; free printable
Pretty paper lei garland (liagriffith) of bright summer flowers; free printable
Summer – wrapping paper (asubtlerevelry) 4 designs – ice creams on white background; watermelon on white background; yellow and white striped; red and white striped; free printable
Beach – crafts for kids (firstpalette) diorama, paper plate crafts and more; free printable
Swimming at the reef – DIY collage (supercoloring) a boy in snorkel and flippers in an underwater coral reef scene including turtle, tropical fish, seahorse; Beach – DIY collage people having fun at the beach – cafe, ice cream vendor, swimming, building a sandcastle, flying a kite, playing tennis, sunbaking, toy boat; cut out the graphics and add them to the playset background to make your own scene; free printable
Memory game using popsicles (eatdrinkchic) free printable
Summer Party – round tags (printablepartykits) surfboard, beach ball, beach umbrella sun with sunglasses, fruity tropical drinks, and flip flops with tropical flowers to cut out and use for crafts; purple, red, yellow, orange, blue and green; free printable
Beach fun – graphics (clipartandcrafts; click on the image under ‘Printable Vacation Scrapbook Graphics Collection’) colourful bright pink and blue tags and labels of sunglasses and flip flops to cut out and use for your summer crafts; free printable
Summer – scrapbooking paper (niftypaper) blue and yellow summer themed graphics arranged in squares – beach balls, seashells, flip flops, palm trees, yachts, cameras to cut out and use for crafts; or could also be used as a memory game; free printable
Sunflower – DIY paper craft (theinspirationedit) free printable
Summer – origami for kids (origami-club) yacht, bugs, flower, sea creatures
Make a miniature garden (artistshelpingchildren) in an ice cube tray or old oven tray; a fun paper craft activity that could also incorporate things like sand, twigs, leaves
Nature – bingo game (handmadecharlotte) Summer is a great time to be outdoors. You might be taking long walks at your local forest preserve, going on a camping trip, or simply enjoying some backyard time; give your kids a challenge along the way; or use the idea and personalise it for your child; free printable
Summer – hands on nature activities for kids (woodlandtrust) free printable
Beach pail and shovel – craft (supplyme) cut and paste, then colour; or print on coloured or fleuro paper; free printable
Summer – printables (activityvillage) and Seaside – printables puzzles, easy sudoku; complete the picture; colouring pages; learn to draw; crafts; origami sail boat; summer planning sheets; make up a story; paper dolls to colour; make your own ice cream sundae; ice cream / sun writing frames (lined or blank) to make your own notepaper; scrapbook paper; stationery (members only)
SUMMER ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Seashells – learn to draw a doodle with Bible verse (1arthouse) learn to draw a conch, sand dollar, and scallop and make a cool doodle with Bible verse from Isaiah 11:9 – Earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea; free printable
Wave at the Beach – learn to draw a doodle with Bible verse (1arthouse) with words, Be still my soul & trust in Him, the waves & winds still know His name; free printable
Tropical Beach scene – learn to draw with deck chair, beach umbrella, beach ball, palm trees and water line; another Tropical beach scene – learn to draw; Tropical waterfall – learn to draw; Tropical lagoon – learn to draw; Rainforest – learn to draw; Landscape – learn to draw with a lake reflection, fir trees and mountain backdrop; River – learn to draw; Mountain scene – learn to draw; combine different elements to make your own scene
SUMMER ~ PHOTO FUN ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Turtle – photo frames (Paper Gifts for Estefany) two designs in bright, happy summer colours – yellow, pink and blue or green and blue with cute green turtle clip art; add your child’s photo or your family photo; free printable
Happy sail boats ~ photo frame (Paper Gifts for Estefany) featuring Bible verse from Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God; free printable
Exotic Summer – oval photo frame (yopriceville) with tropical beach background, two palm fronds, hibiscus flower, hummingbird and butterflies in gorgeous aqua, mauve, blue and green; Tropical – round photo frame a wooden frame decorated with greenery, yellow flowers, blue and gold macaw, franjipani flowers and butterflies; free printable
Beach – background (answersingenesis; scroll down to ‘Promotional Backgrounds’) a lovely beach shoreline backdrop scene with flip flops and a lifesaver ring; free printable
Beach – scrapbook background (pixabay) soft green and beige tones; Beach – scrapbook background blue gingham background, beach umbrella, deck chair, sand and starfish with two frames; Nautical – scrapbook background in blue and beige tones; Hawaiian Summer – scrapbook background thatched hut on the beach with macaw, hat, flip flops, shells, and beach bag in yellow, beige and pink tones; add your child’s photo or your summer photos; free printable
Hawaiian Summer – scrapbooking kit (canon) pretty pastel blue, green, pink and apricot; Summer Fun – scrapbooking kit blue, lime, green and yellow kit with tropical fish, pearls, an anchor and shells; Summer – scrapbooking kit apricot, pale pink and yellow kit with tropical fish, pearls, shells, coral, starfish and anchor; Summer Vacation – scrapbooking kit blue, yellow and a splash of red; Summer – scrapbooking kit pink, mauve and yellow flowers; Summer Sea – scrapbooking kit blue tones; Happy days of Summer – scrapbooking kit nature themed pastel green, pink and white; Summer Fun – scrapbooking kit blue, yellow and a splash of red; Summer Flowers – scrapbooking kit blue denim, green, blue and beige; Summer Flowers – scrapbooking kit pastel mauve, pink and yellow flowers; Happy Summer – scrapbooking kit blue, green and white gingham; more kits; all of these A4 scrapbooking kits show suggested layouts only from elements included in the kit; rearrange them to make a scrapbooking page of your choice; add a favourite Bible verse in your child’s language to one frame; your child’s photo to another; your child’s name or a personal note of love. If you still have room, add your family photo to tie it all together. Let your child know they are part of your family; free printable
Summer Beach – backgrounds (pngtree) free printable
Summer – photo frame to make (clubhousemagazine) blue frame decorated with beach sand (sandpaper) and shells
30 fabulous photo fun sites to choose from for heaps of photo fun for your summer family photos.
SUMMER ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Beach ~ FREE paper gifts (Paper Gifts for Estefany) posters, bookmarks, wallet cards – set on a pristine tropical beach with white beach umbrella and two deck chairs looking out at the deep blue horizon; refreshing lemonade in tall glasses with a dash of lime; with Bible verse from John 4:13-14 Jesus answered and said unto her, “Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again. But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life”; free printable
Summer ~ FREE paper gifts (Paper Gifts for Estefany) posters, bookmarks, wallet cards featuring ice cold water and lemon, lime and mint garnish; with Bible verse from Isaiah 12:2-3 Behold, God is my salvation. I will trust, and not be afraid, for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song. He also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation; free printable
Bee-attitude – freebies (Paper Gifts for Estefany) perfect for a happy summer theme – it looks like a perfect setting for a summer picnic with matching poster, bookmarks, wallet cards, and more for kids; free printable
Beach ~ Bible poster / verse card (Paper Gifts for Estefany; scroll down) and matching wallet cards complete with deck chair, umbrella and featuring Bible verse from Psalm 103:1 ~ Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His Holy name; free printable
Turtle – freebies (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Bible bookmarks, wallet cards, photo frames, notepaper, and more in two bright, happy summer colours decorated with a cute green turtle; free printable
Whale – freebies (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Bible poster, bookmarks, wallet cards, and more; free printable
Happy Sail Boats – freebies (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Brighten up your child’s summer with these matching freebies – Bible verse poster, bookmarks, notepaper, to do list, wallet cards, and more featuring Bible verse from Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God; free printable
Summer – Bible posters (scroll down) several designs to choose from; free printable
Gorgeous tropical beach – poster (crosscards) with Bible verse from Deuteronomy 10:14 – To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it; More beach posters with Bible verse and here is a lovely sunflower poster about having a good attitude with Bible verse from Psalm 40:16; free printable (for subscribers, but it looks as though it might be free)
Beach sunrise – verse card (kingjamesbibleonline) peaceful sunrise in lovely colours with Bible verse from Ecclesiastes 3:8 – A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace; Beach sunrise – verse card a wave splashes onto a rock on the shoreline, with Bible verse from Hebrews 12:2 – Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God; Surfing sunrise – verse card beautiful surfing photo of a curling wave at the beach with Bible verse from James 1:6 – But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed; free printable
Proverbs 4:23 – verse card Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it. Beach background in golden hues, Bible verse on a scrap of paper and a key on a string. Simple and beautiful; free printable
Summer – bookmarks (rachelwojo) featuring ice cream, flip flops and Bible verse from the Psalms; free printable
Summer – bookmarks for kids (bookmarkbee) with graphics of the beach, flip flops, sunglasses, and more; and Ice cream – bookmarks for kids; add a favourite Bible verse and a special note of encouragement on the back; free versions are fine
Tropical – labels (nametagjungle) a tropical scene with a beach, palm trees and flowers; Palm Tree – labels with sun and a tiny strip of beach; Ocean waves – labels with sun and clouds; perfect to add some favourite Bible verses and make your own Bible wallet cards; free printable
Comic sun – gift box (donteatthepaste) with a sun and brightly coloured rainbow; Strawberries – gift box in red, green and white polka dots; Seashell in a frame – gift box; Summer – gift box a bright, happy sun on a pretty blue background; free printable
Summer popsicle – gift tags (tipjunkie) or cupcake toppers in 5 colours – pink, lime, gold, blue, purple, and words ‘Have a happy summer’ and add an encouraging Bible verse on the back; free printable
Summer Pool Party – printables (fazendoanossafesta) gift boxes, tags and labels with aqua water, pink and white striped umbrella, pink and mauve lifesavers, popsicles; ice cream, blonde girl in pink polka dot swim suit; same kit with a dark haired girl; Summer Pool – printables pool, beach ball, lifesaver ring with dark haired boy; or blond boy; Summer Waves – printables with beach, waves, tropical flowers; Summer Day – printables with green grass, blue skies, fluffy white clouds, pink striped background and dark pink bow; Summer – printables flowers, birds and butterflies; free printable
Summer – party printables for kids (catchmyparty) party circles, tags, tented cards, thank you notes, cupcake wrappers, invitations, and a “summer is fun” banner, with kids and ice creams and a colourful chevron background; free printable
Butler (Business) Card Holder (digitprop) your child will enjoy making their own fun free printable butler, complete with black tie to store their Beach Bible wallet cards. He will hold up and display a new Bible verse every day. Now, all we need to do is to train him to bring drinks! :)
SUMMER ~ IMAGES / MAKE YOUR OWN ~ FREE PRINTABLE
cutecolors (click on ‘free cliparts’) has some oh-too-cute clip art like this one, stationery, scrapbooking tags, etc, to make your own verse cards, stationery, bookmarks, note cards, stickers.
Got a great summer photo? Maybe your favourite beach or tropical island? Or some adorable summer clip art that you know your child will love? Choose a favourite Bible verse and make your own summer:
- Bible poster (A4) or Bible verse card (4×6)
- Bible note cards / notepaper
- Bible bookmark ~ add your child’s name!
- Bible wallet cards
- Bible stickers
- DIY Board game
- Make your own DIY summer activity book
- Stationery with Bible verse
Jazz up your envelopes if you are including any summer stickers or tiny paper treats for your Sunday school or homeschool students. Sticker sheets are fine for your sponsored child.
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Take some photos of your family having summer fun with ‘chalk scenes’ (happyhomefairy) and then send them to your sponsored child. Too bad we can’t send them some chalk. What fun they could have with this fabulous idea.
These hilarious hard-boiled snorkelling dudes made me smile when I first saw them. They come fully equipped for a dive in the ocean with their own flippers, snorkels (a drinking straw) and scuba tanks. This craft is worth doing with your own family and sending the photo – or just send this photo – for a laugh. It will be sure to brighten your child’s day.
Upload your text or Bible verse into a word cloud generator and put it into a summer shape template (e.g. an ice cream, beach umbrella, surfboard, beach hut, beach ball or this cute summer beach fun stencil) and choose bright happy summer colours for your creative summer fun; free printable
SUMMER ~ STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Beach ~ FREE stationery / note cards (Paper Gifts for Estefany) set on a pristine tropical beach with white beach umbrella and two deck chairs looking out at the deep blue horizon; refreshing lemonade in tall glasses with a dash of lime; with Bible verse from John 4:13-14 Jesus answered and said unto her, “Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again. But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life”; free printable
Summer ~ FREE stationery / note cards (Paper Gifts for Estefany) featuring ice cold water and lemon, lime and mint garnish; with Bible verse from Isaiah 12:2-3 Behold, God is my salvation. I will trust, and not be afraid, for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song. He also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation; free printable
Summer – stationery for kids (Paper Gifts for Estefany) tropical palm trees swaying gently in the breeze, sand castle, sunglasses, coconut, deck chair, beach umbrella, flip flops… in fact, just about everything you need for a lazy day at the beach; 4 designs with either blue or pink beach umbrella and flip flops; day or sunset; Bible verse from Psalm 113:3 – From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, the LORD’S name is to be praised; free printable
Summer – stationery for kids (Paper Gifts for Estefany; scroll down to download the tutorial samples) two designs in bright, happy colours featuring Bible verse from John 3:16 and cute green turtle; free printable
Bee-attitude – stationery for kids (Paper Gifts for Estefany) golden yellow and white with a bright, happy summer feel; free printable
Happy Sail Boats – stationery (Paper Gifts for Estefany) stationery, envelope, envelope liner, note cards, notepaper and mini envelopes featuring Bible verse from Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God; free printable
Whale – stationery (Paper Gifts for Estefany) stationery, note cards, envelope and envelope liner with Bible verse; free printable
Seashell – stationery (printablepartyinvitations) seashell topper with very pretty and elegant pastel blue linen background (gorgeous); free printable
Beach Border – stationery (pageborders.net) This peaceful tropical beach scene has surf and sand inside a scalloped footer; bubbles, flip flops, swaying palm trees along the sides and a bright tropical sun with clouds floating lazily through the sky across the top; free printable
Exotic Tropical fruits and flowers – stationery (printstationary) in yellow, pink, purple, mauve, red and green colours; free printable
Tropical Beach – stationery (clipartsuggest) an inviting tropical beach scalloped header with palm trees and a plain blue border around the page; free printable
Palm Tree – stationery (pageborders.org); Summer day at the Beach – stationery sunglasses, beach ball, sun, seashell, palm tree, ice cream, with yellow and white striped border; Beach – stationery beach scene, towel, beach ball, sand castle, flip flops and yachts; Tropical Hawaiian – stationery in pretty aqua blue and white; Seaside – stationery sand castle on the beach; Colourful Flip Flops – stationery; Watermelon – stationery; Sunglasses – stationery an array of different coloured sunglasses around your page; Seashells – stationery coloured seashell clip art around your page; Beach Balls – stationery colourful beach balls around your page; Fishing – stationery fisherman in a boat on the lake; Picket Fence and Flowers – stationery; Red Poppies – stationery; Nautical – stationery rope border with compass, anchor, and more; Ocean – stationery ocean critters around your page on a blue border; Picnic summer theme stationery in bright red and white gingham; more; free versions are fine
Surfboard and sandcastle at the beach – stationery (stationerytree); summer daisies border yellow and white; blank, lined or handwriting; free versions are fine
Beach – stationery (freeprintablestationery) complete with umbrella, deckchair, towel and a shell; free printable
Summer Flowers – stationery (mawee79) lovely white daisies, red poppies and stalk of wheat; free printable
Beach – pop up card to make (canon) white floral deckchair on the beach under a blue and white striped beach umbrealla; Tropical – pop up card to make pink flamingo in rainforest setting; Seashell – greeting card blue, pink, green coloured seashells on white background and words, ‘Best wishes for Summer’; Seashells – stationery scattered coloured seashells on coloured background and matching envelope in a choice of 4 colours; Tropical Palm Trees – stationery and matching envelopes in 2 colours; Pink Flamingo and Tropical Flowers – stationery and matching envelope and scrapbooking paper; Watermelon – card; Icecream – card; Nautical theme – stationery sailing ships, anchors, wheels, etc, and matching envelopes in grey, brown and white; Summer Yachts – stationery with hazy background and matching envelopes in 3 colours; free printable
Sandcastles at the Beach – stationery (sparklebox); Starfish – stationery; Fun at the Seaside – stationery an array of beach-themed items around the page; Boats at Sea – stationery; portrait or landscape; free printable
You may like to include some of these suggestions from 100 ways to encourage a child in your summer letter. Shower your child with love and encouragement and watch them bloom.
Butterflies ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids
Ladybugs ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids
Bugs ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids
Dolphins ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids
Whale ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids
And most importantly, when you are writing to your sponsored child, don’t forget… :)
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