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This collection of camping read-alouds for kindergarten are sure to get your little ones excited about an upcoming campout or camping learning theme.
No matter your child’s age, read alouds should be an integral part of your days. Read-alouds are books that parents and teachers read aloud to children.
As the reader demonstrates differences in pitch and volume, kids can learn to incorporate these differences in their own reading. Readers can model how to pause at commas and pause a little longer at periods. They can model pace and volume as well as asking comprehension questions.
When I choose read-alouds, I prefer to choose a book that is a little challenging for my listener. The words and sentence structure are just above their reading level.
For kindergarteners, I choose books at a 2nd or 3rd grade level. The books tend to have shorter sentences and chapters. The vocabulary isn’t too challenging so kids aren’t left wondering what I’m talking about.
Camping Read Alouds for Kindergarten
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of read aloud books for kids that are sure to get them excited about your upcoming campout or kindergarten camping theme.
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Camp Time in California – The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie to the Yosemite National Park in 1903. They are surprised to join John Muir and President Theodore Roosevelt on the most significant camping trip in conservation history!
Isadora Moon Goes Camping – Camping is full of surprises when you’re a vampire-fairy! When Isadora Moon and her family go on a camping trip to the beach, they’re just like everybody else. They roast marshmallows and build sand castles and sleep in a tent! But in a magical family, anything can happen. And when Isadora goes on a nighttime adventure, she makes an unusual friend under the sea. . . .
Camping Catastrophe! – Max, the biggest bully in first grade, just can’t believe that Freddy Thresher and his best friend, Robbie, are going on a camping trip this weekend. Worse yet, Freddy’s sister, Suzie, has bet him a full week’s worth of chores that he’ll be too much of a scaredy-cat to spend the whole night in the wild! And, even though Freddy is a little bit worried, he sure isn’t going to let Suzie win a bet that involves cleaning the basement!
Willa’s Wilderness Campout – Willa can’t wait to be surrounded by nature, sleeping under the stars. Ashlyn has prepared a list of camping supplies to bring, but Willa feels sure all that gear won’t be needed. When they get to the campsite, the girls discover they are missing some things. They don’t even have marshmallows for toasting! Just when their campout looks like a catastrophe, their friendship saves the day.
Campfire Stories for Kids – This collection of twenty-one stories includes some urban legends, including the ghost of the bloody finger and the girl in the white dress. You’ll also find some new stories that will make you laugh out loud, or have you sitting on the edge of your seat wondering how it will end.
MORE CAMPING FUN FOR Kids
Camping never felt so cuddly! Set up camp in the playroom with this adorable, personalized campout kit, complete with a smiling marshmallow, water flask and campfire.
This fun interactive game of Camp Charades will keep your camping trip fun. With 17 pages (8 cards per page) of exciting charade cards, your campfire moments just got more fun.
With a felt hiking map, compass, and hatchet, your kids will have all they need for a fun (pretend) hike through the woods.