Is it getting warm where you live? Are you spending your days under a palm tree at the beach, soaking up the sun on a deck chair, sipping those lovely fruity drinks with a straw while looking lazily at the horizon through your sunnies and your only worry is where you put the suntan lotion??!! Yeah right, me too ~ in our dreams! :) Anyway, if you are chatting to your sponsored child about summer, make sure you check out these FREE summer colouring pages, puzzles, posters, bookmarks, crafts and creative ideas for kids…
SUMMER BIBLE VERSES
Psalm 37:5-6 ~ Give yourself to the Lord; trust in Him and He will help you; He will make your righteousness shine like the noonday sun.
Psalm 148:3-5 ~ Praise Him sun and moon; praise Him shining stars. Praise Him highest heavens… Let them all praise the name of the LORD, for He commanded and they were created.
Isaiah 45:12 ~ I am the one who made the earth and created mankind to live there. By my power I stretched out the Heavens; I control the sun, the moon and the stars.
Malachi 4:2 ~ But for you who obey me, my saving power will rise on you like the sun and bring healing like the sun’s rays. You will be as free and happy as calves let out of a stall.
SUMMER ~ FREE ARTICLES / SCIENTIFIC / DEVOTIONALS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
FREE Articles for kids: Seashells; Butterfly; Ladybug. 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 colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, posters and creative ideas for kids to go with it.
Or you may like to send some of these incredible photos taken of butterflies under the microscope and magnified up to 5000 times! Or make your own Bible poster or postcard starring your own butterfly photos or butterflies found in your garden and send them with some of these butterfly freebies.
Treasures in the sand ~ under the microscope 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!
Queen Conch – seashell (Answers in Genesis) information for kids from scientists who take the Bible seriously
What causes summer anyway? Information about seasons from a Biblical perspective
Biblesnackpacks.com Grab a seaside snack. Kids devotions and activities with a seaside theme for primary school children; free printable
SUMMER ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS
Turn your child’s photo into a colouring page and add some cool summer 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 with Bible verse from Zephaniah 2:3 – Walk humbly and do what is right; free printable
Summer – 9 page colouring booklet for kids (ministry-to-children) free printable
Seashells from around the world – colouring (Dover sample)
Seashells on the beach – colouring (Dover sample)
Beach – colouring funky surfboards on the beach with a palm tree, crab, swirly sun and swirly waves; 6 pretty shells; free printable
Summer colouring and activity booklet (10 pages) in a fun doodle style; 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
Hammock on the beach – colouring with palm trees, beach umbrellas, a swim ring, hat, flip flops; free printable
Summer colouring for kids showing shells, ice cream, flowers, watermelon, butterfly, a pair of short, a hat, flip flop, and clouds; free printable
Tropical island – colouring pages free printable
Seashell – 7 colouring pages with intricate patterns for our older children (Dover sample)
Beach – colouring 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
Summer colouring pages palm trees, ocean, ice cream… we love summer; free printable
I love summer doodles to cut out, colour and use on your summer projects; free printable
Sunflowers grow in the Lord – colouring (Karla Dornacher) 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
Sunflower colouring with bee buzzing around; free printable
Summer flower – colouring, puzzles, crafts for kids free printable
And don’t forget to add a little summer pizzazz and jazz up your colouring pages with a border, a title, a Bible verse and some summer clip art.
SUMMER ~ PUZZLES / CRAFTS / ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Jesus died for us so we can live with Him forever a fun hidden picture beach puzzle to colour from 1 Thessalonians 5:10. It is shown here in Swahili and English, but is also available in Spanish, Tagalog and some other languages (click on ‘advanced download); free printable
Kids make their own seashell fossils – fun craft for homeschool or Sunday school (Answers in Genesis); and make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page and grab a copy of their free Ocean Commotion Flood Legend Trading Cards/Booklet for kids (or click on this direct pdf link) 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 (Answers in Genesis) adapt for paper – this would work really well with seashell stickers; glue seashell stickers onto a cross shape; 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.
Summer – easy mazes for younger children; interesting shapes – bucket with sand; yacht; flower; bird in bird bath; tulip and bee; ice cream soda; hot air balloon; fruit; free printable
Summer ~ free printables (Activity Village) 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; free printable
Summer – colouring / puzzles / learn to draw free printable
Nature Bingo Game free printable
Make a miniature garden (in an ice cube tray) fun paper craft activity for homeschool or Sunday school
Origami for kids (click on easy) yacht, bugs, flower, sea creatures
Memory game using popsicles free printable
Summer – hands on activities for kids free printable
Or how about materials and instructions to make a pretty paper lei garland of bright summer flowers
Design your own summer puzzle specifically suited for your child
SUMMER ~ BIBLE POSTERS / VERSE CARDS / BIBLE BOOKMARKS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Beach ~ Bible poster / verse card and matching Beach ~ Bible wallet Cards designed by Paper Gifts for Estefany 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
HAPPY SAIL BOATS ~ FREEBIES: Brighten up your child’s summer with these matching happy sail boats freebies by Paper Gifts for Estefany with Bible verse poster, photo frame, bookmarks, stationery and envelope, envelope liner, note cards, notepaper, to do list, mini envelopes, wallet cards featuring Bible verse, “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.” Romans 12:2
BEATITUDE FREEBIES: These bee-attitude freebies for kids are also perfect for a happy summer theme – it looks like a perfect setting for a summer picnic; matching poster, bookmarks, wallet cards, envelope, envelope liner, note cards, stationery; free printable
TURTLE ~ FREEBIES: cute turtle freebies in bright, happy summer colours by Paper Gifts for Estefany; one for boys; one for girls; Bible bookmarks, Bible wallet cards, photo frames, note cards, notepaper, envelope, stationery; free printable
Summer Bible Posters (scroll down) free printable
Gorgeous tropical beach poster with Bible verse (Crosscards.com) 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 with Bible verse about having a good attitude; all free printable
Pearl and shell on beach poster with Bible verse from Matthew 13:45-46 – the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it; this Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts; free printable
Footsteps on the beach poster with Bible verse from Psalm 37:23 – The Lord directs the steps of the Godly. He delights in every detail of their lives; this Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts; free printable
Summer Bible bookmarks featuring ice cream, flip flops and Bible verse from the Psalms; cute and colourful; free printable
Butler (Business) Card Holder your child will enjoy making their own fun free printable butler, complete with black tie to store their Beach Bible verse 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! :)
Proverbs 4:23 – free printable poster/postcard/clipart Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it. Beach background, verse on a scrap of paper and a key on a string. Simple and beautiful.
Beach scene ~ Bible poster with palm trees, waves, lighthouse, showing my favourite time of day where the colour is still vivid, merging with the beginnings of a sunset; and Bible verse from John 8:12 – ‘I am the light of the world’. The whole image is oval and set against a black background; free printable
PHOTO FUN / MAKE YOUR OWN
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:
Turtle – photo frames in bright, happy summer colours by Paper Gifts for Estefany; add your child’s photo or your family photo; free printable
Happy sail boats ~ photo frame by 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
Summer sea – scrapbooking photo frame (4 frames + space for a Bible verse or a note); Pretty pastel Hawaiian summer – scrapbooking photo frame (3 frames); Summer fun – scrapbooking photo frame (1 big frame + space for a Bible verse and a note); Summer flowers – scrapbooking photo frame (3 frames); mauve and pink flowers – soft and sweet summer scrapbooking photo frame (2 frames); mauve, pink and yellow flowers – soft and sweet summer scrapbooking photo frame (2 frames); Happy days summer – scrapbooking photo frame (2 nature themed frames); from Canon; 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
30 fabulous photo fun sites to choose from, for heaps of photo fun for your summer family photos.
cutecolors.com has some oh-too-cute colouring pages, stationery, scrapbooking tags, clip art like this one below (to make your own verse cards, stationery, bookmarks, note cards, stickers, etc). Click on ‘free cliparts’.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT?
Take some photos of your family having fun with ‘chalk scenes’ and then send them to your Compassion child (too bad we can’t send them some chalk. What fun they would have with this); this is a 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 Compassion child’s day.
Upload your text or Bible verse into a word cloud generator and put it into a summer shape template (e.g. 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
Summer – stationery in bright happy colours; one for boys and one for girls as shown below; designed exclusively for you by Paper Gifts for Estefany and complete with Bible verse from John 3:16 and cute green turtle; free printable
Happy sail boats – stationery and envelope, envelope liner, note cards, notepaper and mini envelopes by 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
Beatitude summer stationery for kids with a bright, happy summer feel; free printable
Beach Border – free printable stationery This peaceful tropical beach scene has surf and sand inside a scalloped footer; bubbles, thongs (flip flops), swaying palm trees along the sides and a bright tropical sun with clouds floating lazily through the sky across the top. Nice!
Beach – stationery an inviting tropical beach and palm tree scalloped header, with a plain blue border around the page; free printable
Beach – lined stationery umbrella, deckchair, palm tree and a yacht; free printable
Summer – stationery for kids several designs to choose from on that page: palm tree border; summer day at the beach – sunglasses, beach ball; Hawaiian tropical border in blue and white; colourful flip flops border; beach balls border; watermelon border; or perhaps you may like this fishing or nautical or ocean or picnic or red poppies summer theme stationery; free versions are fine
Beach – stationery complete with umbrella, deckchair, towel and a shell; free printable
Surfboard and sandcastle at the beach – stationery; summer daisies border; (blank, lined or handwriting) free version is fine
Kids having fun in the pool – card (Canon) 3 colours; Coloured scattered seashells border on an aqua teal background and matching envelope 4 colours; tropical palm trees and matching envelope 2 colours; free printable
You may like to include some of these suggestions from 100 ways to encourage a child in your summer letter. Shower your Compassion child with love and encouragement and watch them bloom.
And jazz up your envelopes ~ if you are including any summer stickers or paper treats for your Sunday school or homeschool. Sticker sheets are fine for your sponsored child.
And most importantly, when you are writing to your sponsored child, don’t forget… :)
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