These free, downloadable coloring pages are designed just for military kids! Use them to help kids stay connected with their deployed parent or encourage deployed friends, relatives!
These coloring pages are provided compliments of Beth Allen of Troops in Touch. Be sure to check out the pre-printed interactive cards Beth has designed for military children to send to their deployed parent
You can invite kids to add decorations to the tree, put a face on the snowman, draw gifts they's like to receive - anything else you can think of!
Kids can add name on the balloon, put candles on the cake, etc.
These coloring pages are provided compliments of Kathleen Edick and Paula Johnson, authors and illustrators of the We Serve Too! books. Be sure to check out these great books and other ideas for Coloring pages are in PDF Format. To download the latest version of Adobe Reader, click here.
Other websites with coloring pages
Website has a few coloring pages, bookmarks, certificates.
Dumpr - Photo pencil sketch
Create digital photo pencil sketch, just upload a picture and we will do the rest. Then print them out for your kids to paint over.
Flags Across the Nation
Website has free, downloadable patriotic coloring pages.
I'm a Hero Too!
Website has free, downloadable coloring pages; based on the military children's book.
Medal of Honor Coloring Book
The Medal Of Honor Coloring Book ~ In all, more than 50 pages of coloring fun will soon be available. If this is your first visit, you will want to print our beautiful cover, title page, and even the pages you have already missed. Then, drop back by each week for new pages to add to your collection. When you are finished, you will have an attractive history of some our our Country's greatest heroes, all in the living colors that YOU provide yourself. Free to download.
Military Families Near and Far (Sesame Street)
Sesame Street for Children offers a number of printables, many of which allow discussion for the child's feelings.
Numerous coloring pages and activity sheets for military children. Deployment map, deployment journal, letter-writing prompts, stress detective, military kid award, and much more!
United States Coast Guard
Download coloring sheets designed exclusively for the USO Treehouse by Paul Boscacci, creator of the “Fort Knox” comic strip.
Coloring and activity books
Brat Town Bugle: A Publication of Non-Recruits in Big Boots
Brat Town Bugle is a free, downloadable newspaper to help bridge the gap between home front kids and their geographically separated parent. 40+ pages to choose from!
Coloring book, personalized - Color the Memories
Send us your photos and we’ll turn them into coloring books!
Want a new and exciting gift most kids have never seen before? Imagine how thrilled your child will be receiving a coloring book full of his/her very own photos to color! Choose photos from your favorite family vacation, a special birthday or holiday. The choices are endless!
Operation R.E.A.D.Y. booklets - Coloring books designed for military children
A series of four booklets by Jo Knox, Ph.D. and Dorothea Cudaback, Ph.D. (illustrated by Lisa Krieshock) about military separations for children and young people. These booklets were written as a part of Operation R.E.A.D.Y. under an agreement between the extension service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the United States Army Community and Family Support Center, Department of the Army.
Separations Happen (ages 13-15) - Download
VA - Coloring book pages for military kids
Created by Deborah Butler, MSW Erika Curran, LCSW of the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Includes discussion guide.
An educational coloring & activity book
The Stop, Look and LearnTM line of coloring and activity books was created to educate and entertain your child. We encourage you to participate with your child in discussing each topic. Our goal is to create an activity book that will be a positive influence on your child's early development.
16 page coloring book is full of activities that highlight the importance of the men and women of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. It serves as an introduction to the respect that all service men and women deserve.
Around the World - Afghanistan
Authors: Kathleen Edick, Paula Johnson
Our newest addition to the We Serve Too! family is our Afghanistan Coloring Booklet. We Serve Too! has begun a new line called We Serve Too! Around the World. The first of the series is Afghanistan to be followed by Iraq. Later we will add others for common places that children may accompany parents, Germany, Japan, Korea, and others.
In addition to history, foods (each booklet has a recipe), animals, things kids do in that region, we also touch on why the American Military is there and what they are doing.
For additional tools to teach your child about Afghanistan and Iraq, visit this LINK.
Activities for kids dealing with deployment
Author: Susan B. Weaver, Copyright @ 2011
Having parents in the military can be challenging. Those challenges can intensify when a loved one is deployed. Despite the love and reassurance of family at home, children can be overwhelmed by questions, concerns and anxiety. "Heroes!" is a beautifully designed and produced activity book offering a loving, creative and healthy way for kids 4-14 to deal with their parent's deployment. The author gently walks children and 'tweens' through carefully structured activities like drawing pictures, gathering photos and finding new ways to relax, express anger and keep in touch. "Heroes!" makes a loving gift that helps reassure children while also helping them understand the important work their parent is doing. As children work through their worries, questions and loneliness, they also create a keepsake scrapbook both the child and the parent will treasure always.
Military ABC's Coloring Book
Get your crayons ready kids! Learn the Military Alphabet!
My Dad's Deployment
A deployment and reunion activity book for you
Author: Julie LaBelle, Copyright @ 2009
This 112-page activity book features mazes, dot-to-dot, counting, matching, coloring, crafts, telling time, and other activities familiar to preschool and early elementary children. Shown within the context of common deployment and reunion topics, the activities reinforce concepts young children are already learning and offer children the opportunity to ask questions, talk about their feelings, and feel connected to their deployed parent. This version is specific to a dad's deployment.
My Mommy Wears Army Boots
Author: Verna Harps-Morrow, Copyright @ 2009
This coloring and activity book is chock full of fun facts and activities to help kids learn about being a patriot! Cody's story is inspiring, and so is the story of our country! Explore pages for coloring, crossword puzzles, and fun facts as you find out why America is one of the best countries in the world!
Salute the Kids
Color, draw & write (Troops in Touch)
Also available as a downloadable e-book
22 pages filled with drawings that are familiar and relevant to a child's deployment experiences, with games, story starters, emotion pages and more. Lots of ways for kids to add creative touches. And there's a "Welcome Home" page too!
Someone I Love Went Off to War...
What do I do now?
Author: Carole Marsh, Copyright @ 2003
In this book, kids will learn ways to cope with the difficulties of having a loved one away at war. Helpful activities, ideas for discussion, and other tools teach kids how to embrace the presence of loved ones, despite the distance.
- How and why to express feelings of sadness, loneliness, doubt, admiration, or even anger
- How to stay in touch with a relative who is away during wartime
- Connecting with other kids who are going through the same experience
- Celebrating good news...and surviving bad news
- Creating a scrapbook or journal
- Writing letters and sending unique care packages
- Real ideas from real kids