God Made the Colors of the World: FREE printable book

April 12, 2011

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Some of you are familiar with my journey to Cambodia and the children who have forever stolen a piece of my heart. If you have no idea what I’m talking about: My Journey Begins Here!

Since the children in Cambodia are trying to learn English, I created a simple color book for them. The children of our church illustrated the pictures and sent the books to them as a gift. Now each of the children in Cambodia have their very own book!

During this Easter season full of so many spring colors, we thought your children might enjoy illustrating this simple color book.

God Made the Colors of the World

You can find the FREE printable book link at the end of the post.


  • Just to make our illustrations a little more interesting, we did a different art medium on each page.
  • For home school, we took our time, moving from one art medium to another (Miss Enigma, age 4, worked much faster than MacGyver, age 7). This allowed the children to take their time and develop their illustrations.
  • For the school / church setting,  I set up five stations; one for each illustration and art medium. The children rotated through the stations creating their illustrations.


Station 1 – green collage trees

  • glue
  • green scrap paper / tissue paper
  • brown scrap paper/ tissue paper or brown markers / crayons

Station 2 – blue water color oceans

  • blue water color paints (with younger children, I only give them blue paint)
  • water colors paints (older children can mix shades of blues with hints of greens, purples, whites . . . )

Station 3 – yellow glitter sun

  • yellow markers or yellow crayons
  • yellow or gold glitter
  • glue

Station 4 -red oil pastel flowers

  • red & green oil pastels
  • or you could also use markers, crayons or colored pencils

Station 5 – white cotton ball clouds

  • cotton balls
  • glue
  • blue paper
  • (You can run the last page on blue paper so the white cotton will show-up. Or the children can paint a sky.)
  • (I teach the children how to pull the cotton balls apart to make a thin cloud or they’ll end up with great big bumps in their books.)

This next little diddy comes straight from Miss Enigma, age 4. While working on her illustrations, Miss Enigma started singing her book to the tune of “I Love The Mountains.” My heart did a little leap for joy as she sang her own song. At age four, she knows how to create a song adaptation!

God Made The Colors of The World

Sung to the tune of “I Love the Mountains”

God made the green trees.

God made the blue oceans.

God made the yellow sun.

God made the red flowers.

God made the white clouds floating in the sky.

Boom-dee-ah-da, Boom-dee-ah-da,

God made the World.

Boom-dee-ah-da, Boom-dee-ah-da,

God made the World.

Print this song adaptation FREE: God Made The Colors of The World

Print this book FREE: God Made The Colors of The World

Print this book FREE: God Made The Colors of The World (blank cover)

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda April 12, 2011 at 6:23 pm

This is WONDERFUL!! I may use this next year for my Cubbies group at church! It’s so creative and so pretty…and so easy!! Thanks so much for linking up to the Hop today!!

I’ve linked lots of posts at the Hop, but today I linked up a Hip Homeschool DAD post!! I linked a wonderful post by my co-blogger, Arby, at The Homeschool Apologist! If you wouldn’t mind, could you stop by and let him know that HIP homeschoolers can be moms or dads!! :-) He’s probably gonna be mad I did this to him, so it might not hurt if you mentioned what a GREAT blogging partner he has! :-)

Tara April 12, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I love this!! I’m definitely printing this one for my boys, and if I’m feeling really brave, for my Sunday School class of first graders! :)

kelli April 19, 2011 at 9:03 am

love it! I posted it on my fb page and also going to post a link on my blog! good work! we are going to send some things to an orphanage in africa (our sunday school/ homeschool group) this will be perfect for them too!

kelli April 19, 2011 at 9:05 am

do you mind sharing with me the program you use to create the printables? i am currently using my Word doc & sending it to squibd for free downloads- but it scrambles the pages when I save the docs – when I just save in word processing – it doesn’t scramble – any ideas???

Jeannine April 19, 2011 at 9:23 am

I use publisher to create all of our printables. Then I save as a PDF. Good luck.

Wow, that warms my heart to know that these little books will be going to children in Africa. Our dedication to children is why we share these ideas over here at waddlee-ah-chaa. You just made my day! :)

Another idea for you . . . I printed bunches of the FREE printable books for our children in Cambodia. Since they are written for beginning readers, they also work well for children learning English.

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