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!


Troops in Touch
These coloring pages are provided compliments
of Beth Allen of Troops in Touch.










Winter
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!

Valentine's Day (Boy)

Valentine's Day (Girl)

Spring (Boy)

Spring (Girl)

Easter

Mother's Day (Boy)

Mother's Day (Girl)

Mother's Day female Soldier (Boy)

Mother's Day female Soldier (Girl)

Memorial Day

Father's Day (Boy)

Father's Day (Girl)

4th of July

Summer

Back to school

Fall, autumn, Halloween

Thanksgiving Day

Veterans Day

Welcome home

Moving female Soldier

Moving male Soldier

Moving - Flat Brat/house

Birthday
Kids can add name on the balloon, put candles on the cake, etc.

Coloring pages are in PDF Format. To download the latest version of Adobe Reader, click here.



Other websites with coloring pages

MilitaryFamily.com
http://militaryfamily.com/downloads/activities-for-kids/
Numerous coloring pages and activity sheets for military children. Deployment map, deployment journal, letter-writing prompts, stress detective, military kid award, and much more!

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
VA Palo Alto Heath Care System
Link to free download
​Created by Deborah Butler, MSW Erika Curran, LCSW of the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Includes discussion guide.

Sesame Street for Military Families
http://www.sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org/downloadable-pdfs/
Sesame Street for Children offers a number of printables, many of which allow discussion for the child's feelings.

United States Coast Guard
https://www.uscg.mil/Community/Coast-Guard-Coloring-Book/


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​Brat Town Bugle
A Publication of Non-Recruits in Big Boots
LINK to free download

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 My Military Life - Book 1
Illustrator: Christina Rodriguez, Copyright @ 2016

Military life is a colorful adventure, filled with challenges, blessings, and a whole lot of red, white, and blue. Frequent moves, deployments, and close friendships over the miles are just a few common shades. Each person in a military family lives a unique life. Elva Resa’s Coloring My Military Life books let you choose your palette to express your own military life experience.

Each book contains a variety of illustrated military life situations and emotions appropriate for all ages. One-sided pages offer options to use a variety of coloring materials, take pages out of the book to frame or share, or draw your own pictures or doodles on the blank side.

Coloring My Military Life—Book 1 features level one coloring pages with simple scenes especially interesting to younger children. An adorable puppy makes snow angels, marches in a patriotic parade, and dreams of being a superhero dog.


Coloring My Military Life - Book 2
Illustrator: Jessie Barnes; Copyright @ 2016

Military life is a colorful adventure, filled with challenges, blessings, and a whole lot of red, white, and blue. Frequent moves, deployments, and close friendships over the miles are just a few common shades. Each person in a military family lives a unique life. Elva Resa’s Coloring My Military Life books let you choose your palette to express your own military life experience.

Each book contains a variety of illustrated military life situations and emotions appropriate for all ages. One-sided pages offer options to use a variety of coloring materials, take pages out of the book to frame or share, or draw your own pictures or doodles on the blank side.

Coloring My Military Life—Book 2 features level two coloring pages with hand-lettering, patterns and designs, and more complex scenes especially appealing to older children, teens, and adults. Best friends, a new school day, air shows, and inventory stickers, these coloring pages are packed with meaningful scenes on many aspects of military life.


Heroes!
Activities for kids dealing with deployment
Author: Susan B. Weaver, Copyright @ 2011
www.rainbowreach.com

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.


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 young 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.

Four sections: Getting Ready for Deployment, Deployment, Getting Ready for Reunion, and Reunion provide appropriate activities for each stage of deployment, from packing and saying goodbye to welcoming Dad home.

An excellent resource for parents, teachers, counselors, and other caregivers to help young children feel a part of the deployment process and prepare them for what's coming next.

This version is specific to a dad's deployment. My Mom's Deployment is also available.


My Hero's Home
A guide for young children whose parents may have combat trauma
http://crumilitary.org/product/my-heros-home/

K-3rd coloring book including parent's and activity pages. Free download or available for purchase.

Cru Military introduces Book 1 of 3 for children whose families are experiencing Post Traumatic Stress. Follow the story of Cody and Carrie as they discover how and why combat trauma is affecting their family. Explore how God brings the answers to healing, better family relationships, and a brighter future for families struggling through combat trauma. Included are activities for children to personalize their story, learn about and contribute to a positive atmosphere in their home. Parents pages are also include with helpful information for Mom or Dad.


My Mommy Wears Army Boots
Color and fun book
   Author: Verna Harps-Morrow, Copyright @ 2009

My Mommy Wears Army Boots is a workbook full of fun activities like coloring, puzzles and more!










My Mom'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 young 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.

Four sections: Getting Ready for Deployment, Deployment, Getting Ready for Reunion, and Reunion provide appropriate activities for each stage of deployment, from packing and saying goodbye to welcoming Mom home.

An excellent resource for parents, teachers, counselors, and other caregivers to help young children feel a part of the deployment process and prepare them for what's coming next.

This version is specific to a mom's deployment. My Dad's Deployment is also available.


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.

My Goodbye Book (ages 3-5) - Download
Goodbyes are Hard (ages 6-8) Download
I Can Do That! (ages 9-12) - Download
Separations Happen (ages 13-15) - Download


Salute the Kids
Color, draw & write (Troops in Touch)
Author: Beth Allen, facebook
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!


The ABC's of PCSing
Author: Joanna Gosser, Copyright @ 2022

​Over 50, 8.5"X11" coloring pages.

26 letters of the alphabet in PCS theme.

One-sided coloring pages to prevent bleed-through.

Includes Memory Savers on the back of each page to document the name and date.
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