Friday, October 9, 2015

Caves: Free Printable Book

I made a cave book for my kiddo while we were studying the Stone Age.   There's a lot of other uses for this little book, though.  The center is designed to be cut out revealing a picture on a second page.  Subsequent pages could be used using these two pages again.

You could use this book to make a story or non-fiction book about...

Here's what my son did with it for the stone age.   You can see he drew a girl, a fire, cave art, and a lizard.   If I were to do this again I would have the second page be black construction paper and then have my son use light colored crayons to draw on top of it.

You could also shrink the size of this (easy to do in printer settings) and use this as part of a lapbook.

Click Links Below to Download Pages

More Fun Cave Ideas

My Favorite Cave Non-Fiction Book

We did whole unit on caves lasting several weeks using this book as our spine last year after visiting a nearby cavern (really, it would be more ideal for reading BEFORE going as it has several activities to do inside a cave, but it worked great as a follow up too).

The book is beautifully written and illustrated, and chalk full of great information, activities, and experiments to do.  It encourages kids to look at one small square of a cave thoroughly...thus the name.  This is one of a series of various other environments (backyard, forest, pond, jungle, african savana, etc.).  

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You are free to use this cave printable however you would like in your homeschool or for classroom or other educational or play use.  If you want to use it commercially, or make alterations and share it for free, see additional terms at the bottom of this page.


If you want to share this somewhere,'re welcome to share a link to this post and use a picture from this page (but please don't share the files directly, thank you).

You are welcome to make some alterations to this and distribute/share your altered version directly on your own blog or site, if you do the following:
  • The resource must be offered FREE.
  • You must keep my copyright info on the front page (adding your own info too  is fine...or moving it to another spot on the page, but it must still be there.  I don't care about the second or later pages). 
  • Please let me know about it by sharing a link in the comments.  Most likely I'll add a link to it on  this page.
If you want to make alterations to this, but offer it commercially (for sale), we can work that out.  It involves giving me credit and letting me have a free copy to use myself or share with friends, but you will need to contact me at to sort out the details. 


  1. This looks like fun! Thank you for sharing and for linking up over on my link up party this week :) Please don't forget to add my button somewhere on your page (a requirement for the link up party). Have a great weekend!

    1. Hi Jenn! Thanks for your great linky party. I shared your button on my homeschool link-ups post here: