Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we can’t incorporate a little learning (and fun) into our kids summer program. Encourage them to read, and they just might get rewarded too.
Here are some great summer reading challenges for kids.
- Barnes & Noble: Read 8 books and record them in the Barnes & Noble reading journal, take it into the store and choose a free book from their selection on the reading journal list.
- Pottery Barn Kids: Read 8 books from the Pottery Barn Kids recommended book list and kids will receive a free book. They also have weekly in-store activities including story time, activities, character appearances and snacks.
- Scholastic: From now until September 5, 2014 kids can read, log entries, earn rewards and enter to win prizes with the Scholastic Reading Under the Stars Reading Challenge.
- Pizza Hut: Spark Your Greatness with the Pizza Hut Summer Reading Challenge from June 1 to August 15, 2014 and your kid could win a prize pack including books and a Pizza Hut gift card.
- Chuck E. Cheese: Download and print the free reading calendar from Chuck E. Cheese, mark it off and take it in to your local venue and your child will earn 10 tokens.
- Half Price Books: Join the Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Challenge, log 300 minutes to earn a $5 Bookworm Bucks and one lucky child (in each age group) each month will win a $20 gift card.
- Reading is Fundamental: Take a look at their monthly calendar for inspiration on reading activities with kids.
- Education.com: Stop by education.com for a free do-it-yourself summer reading guide for kids.
Tip: Check with your local library whether they have a summer reading program too.
- Rusty and Rosy: Right here on Rusty and Rosy we have thousands of reading activities for kids.
- Amazon books: Take a look at the summer reading list for kids on Amazon, it’s broken down by ages.
- Dr Seuss: Visit seusville.com where you’ll find a great selection of Summer of Seuss fun activities and kids can create their own ‘Who’ and earn Dooklas.
- PBS Kids: raise a reader and make reading fun with tips from PBS.