With the Olympic Summer Games coming up in August, I am gathering some great resources for a unit study. It has always been fun to start our homeschool year off a different way – learning about the Summer Olympics! We did this four years ago. Have you considered this too? Because we need fun to ease back into a homeschool routine, I chose summer games coloring books!
Besides checking out a huge stack of books at the library, this year we are using the wonderfully frugal Dover coloring books with sports and summer games themes. They are simply fun.
~Don’t miss the discount code plus the giveaway at the end!! We received this stack of summer games coloring books from Dover Publications in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own and we are so excited about the summer stretching ahead and a stack of coloring books for all! Please see our disclosure policy.
Summer Games Coloring Books
If you think of all the events that are held at the Summer Olympics, you will see that Dover Publications has a wonderful collection that would match Olympics learning. Not only can you study the sports of the Olympics but you can plan some learning on the human body plus talk about and consider the dedication it takes to become an Olympian.
Coloring Books – Supplies Needed?
With these quality coloring books, you can simply use the art supplies you have on hand. You likely have crayons and markers. But you may want some colored pencils or some fine tip markers.
We love the variety of sports topics. We didn’t know Dover Publications offered so many!
Coloring Books for Summer Olympics – everything from How to Draw Sports, Extreme Sports, Soccer, Martial Arts and Hockey to sports puzzles and mazes!
Books for Human Body/Sports Study – this wonderful How Your Body Works Ultimate Illustrated Guide, Be Good to Your Body (Learning Yoga) and Sports Science for Young People.
With How Your Body Works, you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about your body! How do you breathe, eat, move, feel, and grow? Why does your heart beat and how does your brain work? Filled with amazing facts, clear and detailed illustrations, and fun activities. It’s the ultimate guide to you and your body.
“Wow! The average human body contains enough carbon to make 900 pencils!” exclaimed nine-year-old while reading How Your Body Works.
How Your Body Works includes:
- Building a Body
- Fuel for the Body
- Ready for Action
- Life Support
- Taking Control
- Defensive Action
- Glossary and Index
Designing a helmet logo and I think we have the beach on our minds!
Coloring Books for Your Sports Enthusiasts
Of course these coloring books aren’t only for the Olympics. If you have a soccer fan, hockey fan or other sports fan – these books are for any time of the year! These books are great to take with us in the car for around town appointments, or on family vacation – or for an afternoon in the backyard hammock! We have our Olympics Games and sports coloring books stacked and ready to choose from.
For your fencing or horse enthusiasts – the equestrian and fencing events at the Summer Games are always exciting. Or you can get these for your child that loves horses!
Bungee jumping anyone? There’s even a coloring book for your extreme sports fan.
How We Use Dover Publications in our Homeschool
These Dover Publications products complement and enhance what we are studying!
- Complement existing studies – You all know that children learn in different ways with various learning styles.
- Hands on science fun – everybody loves to color!
- Beautiful color illustrations labeled for learning in How Your Body Works – full-page color illustrations of the heart, explanations of how the brain works, the digestive system functions, the skeletal system and all the systems of the body.
Frugal Learning with Coloring Books
One, high quality Dover Publications coloring book is just around $3.99 to $4.99. With a price like that, each of our family of seven can have their very own copy. Plus, with the discount code, above, you can save even more! Be sure to browse the Dover Publications store and pick out your favorites for summer games!
Giveaway – $75 for 75 years!
It is Dover Publications 75th anniversary! In celebration, they are giving away a Summer Games Coloring Sampler Pack that includes the following books – total package worth $75!!
- What to Doodle Sports
- How to Draw Sports
- Soccer Coloring Book
- Goal! The Hockey Coloring Book
- Extreme Sports Coloring Book
- Martial Arts Coloring Book
- The History of the Sword Coloring Book
- Sports Science for Young People
- My Horse Coloring Book
- Be Good to Your Body–Learning Yoga
- How Your Body Works
- Great Horse Stories
- Sports Mazes
- Sports Search a Word
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How are you learning about and celebrating the summer games? We think you should consider Dover Publications for any time of year to enhance your homeschool learning!
I like the old fashioned sports coloring book!
My boys would enjoy this so much!
Any of these would be such a great supplement for the fall for school, OR just to give the kids something fun to do during the summer!
Cari L says
We love Dover coloring books! We use them a lot in our history studies.
Coloring books that allow you to recreate paintings from Master Artists – brilliant idea!
Ashley Pichea says
We love the Dover activity books – they’d be perfect for taking on-the-go with us for summer learning in the car!
My daughter loves to draw and is self taught, but is always looking for more inspiration. All the drawing books would make some great inspiration.
Nicole Smith says
I think for fall we could use the Abraham Lincoln discovery kit or civil war discovery set.I love the discovery kits because they have so much information and they are so affordable.
Annie Bleuer says
My daughters would like everything princess and flower related.
My son would love the history of the sword, and anything – or everything! – that is horse related would be extremely popular with my daughter!
Lori C says
My girls love to color!
Kristin Girod says
My boys would love the Story of World War II book.
I love the Dover coloring books . . not just silly cartoon characters 🙂
Diana N says
My 5 year old would love the soccer coloring book b
Laurie Race says
Would love humand body and butterfly resources for the fall.
I usually pick up a dover coloring book to go along with what we are studying. My daughter likes to color while i reas aloud, so a coloribg book about that subhect is perfect. What to doodle sports looks good for my son and how your body works is something that would interest my daughter. Thank you for offering this!
Emily Seawell says
This is a great idea. Love Summer studies, it keeps their mind fresh and helps them ease back into a good routine come Fall.
Thank you for the opportunity!
My kids would LOVE the Sports Science and the Old Fashioned Sports.
I think the boys would really enjoy the History of the Sword.
Lisa Teodoro says
So many to choose from! History of the Sword.
My kids would love these! What a fun summer project!
Thank you for the giveaway!
Judith Martinez says
I think my kids would enjoy the sports themed doodle book.
Colleen Bolman says
What a great resource addition for a summer theme.
Looking forward to sharing the Summer Olympics with my child this year!
Linda Finn says
my son would love the soccer coloring book and my girls would love the horse ones !
I think this would make things they love more fun and learning at the same time.
Mamma to Faith 13, Hope 12 and Daniel 8
Anna L. says
My son would enjoy Sports Science for Young People while my daughter would enjoy the World Atlas Activity & Coloring Book (people from many nations in the world will gather to compete at the Olympics and we are going to study geography in the fall).