Thanks to my guest Marina for sharing these great summer reading resources and summer reading challenge. Marina is the mom of a 15-year-old, 10-year-old, and 7-year-old. She’s passionate about inspiring busy families with authentic and relatable resources on her family lifestyle site MommySnippets.com.
Books are an excellent medium to transport the reader to a colorful, exciting world of adventure and fun.
There are times, though, when kids hit a slump and reading becomes a chore.
Help fuel the love for reading with a bit of creativity!
This summer, enlist the kids in a fun, family challenge that is unlike any other they’ve done.
This one doesn’t end with a reward once every box is marked off.
Each box that is completed calls for a reward.
This reading challenge is really more than just a way to get your kids excited about books.
It’s a way to make some precious memories with your kids.
Download and Print This FREE Summer Reading Challenge
As you look through the challenge, you will notice each reading prompt is broad enough to allow older kids and younger kids to work through each square comfortably.
Read a Book Set in a City on Another Continent
Once the book has been read and the square marked off, you could bake a batch of orange marmalade nut muffins.
Or better yet, surprise them with one of my kids’ favorites- a high tea spread, complete with all the bells and whistles!
Read a Book About Space
To celebrate the marked square, you could make these easy galaxy tea light holders,
Or go all out and invite your kids to a one-day Space-Camp-at-Home!
Read a Book About Animals
Oh, the book suggestions for animal-themed, animal-centric, and animal character books are endless.
Your reward for this square could be something as simple as downloading and printing this free animal-themed memory match game, based on the 1 Corinthians 13 Love passage, or serving up easy animal-themed snacks.
You can make the reading rewards as simple as you want or as elaborate.
You know your family best.
You would know what would put a smile on your child’s face and what would really set off those excited squeals, so tailor your reading rewards based on what your family would love.
Regardless of what you decide, your child will enjoy the reading experience and have some beautiful memories to look back on, thanks to the fun crafts, activities, and treats you organize.
And you never know, this just might become a summer family tradition!
Marina designed this fun Summer Reading Challenge printable just for Blessed Homeschool readers!
Grab it below and post it somewhere in your home to encourage reading all summer long.
This guest post from Marina is part of the Homeschool Summer Fun Series. Make sure to check out the series landing page to learn more about the series and find all of the posts in one place!