Summer Reading Challenge With Free Printables

With summer break right around the corner I have been filling in my summer calendar.  I can already tell you that these summer weeks are gonna fly by way too quickly for us! I am determined to make the most of our summer. If you are around our house for any length of time you will know we are all about reading lot’s and lot’s of reading. I decided to put together a little Summer Reading Kit for my subscribers to download and use this summer.


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Summer Reading Challenges:

Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge 2014

The Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge 2014 challenges kids to complete one of their reading lists.
Kids who complete the reading lists can go into their local Pottery Barn Kids to get a free book.

Half Price Books Summer Reading Program 2014

Half Price Books gives out free gift cards to kids who read books this summer. When kids read for 300 minutes during both June and July, they’ll get a free $5 gift card per month to Half Price Books. One lucky kid in each age group and store will get a $20 gift card.

Sylvan’s Book Adventure Reading Program

Sylvan’s reading program called Book Adventure encourages children to read books and then take online quizzes over the books to earn points.

These points can then be redeemed for prizes like books, magazine subscriptions, tattoos, candy, CD’s, and games.

Chuck E. Cheese has a summer reading program where kids can earn free 10 Chuck E. Cheese tokens for reading each day for 2 weeks.

Barnes & Noble Reading Journal

 If  your children read eight books this summer and track them with their Barnes & Noble Reading Journal they can earn a free book!

Some awesome printables:

I am LOVING this summer reading bingo game that is over on the How Does She blog! I will be printing this one for sure!



Simple As That– has this ADORABLE Summer Reading Log available over on their blog. simpleaas that

The Measured Mom has an awesome 100 book challenge available to print.


 Rachel Wojnarowski has several Children’s Bible Plan’s available on her blog

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Around the World in 60 Days Challenge-

Around the world in 60 days

This summer, decipher clues and crack codes as you solve 21 “Who am I?” mysteries! Use your family’s combined sleuthing abilities to identify mystery Bible characters. We’ve created a Detective’s Kit with everything your kids need to do the job, including biblical lessons and activities that will help them learn more about God’s Word and the people of the Bible. So get out your magnifying glass, and sign up for this important assignment!
Click here to register and download your Detective’s Kit!

calling-all-bible-detectives-arti  I don’t know if your kids love Super WHY! as much as my children do but they have some fun summer reading printables!


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18 Responses to “Summer Reading Challenge With Free Printables”

  1. Meeghan Says:

    Thanks for the summer reading challenge. 🙂 We always love participating in the local library book club – the children love to go and get new books, fill out their chart, etc! I am going to pin this so I can reference it later once we start our books for the summer!

  2. future.flying.saucers Says:

    This is a great list!! Thank you and I am sharing this. 🙂 Stopping by from the enchantedhomeschoolingmom blog hop!

  3. Kersandra Rettig Says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing this! I hope your children enjoy them as well 🙂

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  5. Amanda@MultiTestingMom Says:

    What a great idea! I think I will do this with my kids this summer. The printables make it so much fun!

    I’m a former Kindergarten teacher (turned WAHM) so I just LOVE this!

    Thank you for sharing this post with us on our #artsyplay linky! We hope you will come back next week to share more fun.

  6. Jill Says:

    Thank you for sharing this We are a family of readers, we will be participating in several of these programs this year.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  8. Megan Walker Says:

    So fun! I always loved the extra time to read during the summer when I was growing up. Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings!

  9. Jodi Says:

    Great printables. Thanks so much for linking up with Mom’s Library. I’ll be featuring you this week at Meaningful Mama.

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  12. Angela @ Joy Focused Learning Says:

    This list is so helpful and I love your printable. Thank you for sharing at Anything Goes last week. I will be featuring this post this week!

  13. Sarah @ My Joy-Filled Life Says:

    These are super cute! I love those owl graphics – I used the same ones on some homeschool planning printables I made last year. Going to pin these for sure!

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  17. Karen W. Says:

    Wow, what a wonderful challenge and great printables. We are already involved in summer reading programs, but this could make it more fun. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing on Throwback Thursday Blog-Style. I can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a great day!

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