Free Camping Literacy Centers

Hey friends! Every year, I spend the last few weeks doing a camp out. This is such a fun time period for students. It’s very important to keep students on a routine during this transition. By this point in the year, teachers are exhausted. So I thought I’d share some free camping literacy centers for your classroom!
Although I didn’t have my own classroom, I decided to transform our school library. They LOVED it! It was so easy and cheap to transform our library into a CAMP OUT! Today I’m sharing free camping literacy centers for your classroom! Read this post to get your free camping literacy centers!

Read Alouds About Camping

We read some amazing stories! During guided reading groups, the kids read Froggy Goes to Camp, Flat Stanley Goes to Camp, Just Me and Dad, Curious George Goes to Camp, Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping and The Berenstain Bears Blaze a Trail


Camping Literacy Center Ideas

These little activity mats were a huge hit. I was able to see who really understood what they are reading!


Camping Literacy Centers

For this activity, I just used the die cut machine to make stars. I wrote sight words on the stars and placed them around the room. Since I had K-2nd grade, I  kept each grade level of words in the same area. The kids had to “write the room” and then use the words in a sentence. The recording sheet is in my free camping center packet.
 For this part of the transformation, we just covered the book shelves with butcher paper. After day one, I put up the kids “Happy Campers” cover from Cara’s Unit. We used SEVERAL literacy activities from Cara Carroll’s  Camping Unit. I  was so busy, I didn’t take that many pictures!
For the tables, I just used picnic table cloths, campfire center pieces and tea lights from the dollar tree. The table cloths and tea lights were originally purchased for my book tasting. I need to share that with you!
 The jumbo cut out signs came from Oriental Trading. They were only a few dollars, but really gave that “camp site” appearance.
For literacy centers, we used Cara’s unit and this unit.
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