Summer Reading Activities

Summer Reading Activities | Rachel K Tutoring BlogTry out these summer reading activities to keep kids excited and motivated to read during these summer months! It’s never too late to jump into these activities.


1. Go on a library scavenger hunt. Find book titles only starting with a certain letter, or books in a particular category like nature or family. The possibilities are endless, and it’s a great way to get familiar with the library and how to find books. Try this library scavenger hunt from What Do We Do All Day.

2. Summer Reading Calendar – FREE Printables from No Time For Flash Cards. These are great to use!

3. Kids can earn a free book at Barnes & Nobles after reading 8 books. See the details here.

4. Try this summer reading challenge from The Measured Mom. There is a printable checklist included!

5. Read my post about K-5 Reading Activities and try a few this summer.

6. Have kids keep a reading journal throughout the summer. List the book title, author, and a brief description of the story.

7. Here is a great Summer Reading List from What Do We Do All Day.

8. Make summer reading bookmarks. These are especially helpful if more than one book is being read at a time! You can make just some generic bookmarks, or make some with questions on them. Try out these ones.

9. Try the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Kids can read and log minutes during the summer, and take weekly challenges. See how your school ranks! There are videos to watch as well as resources for parents and teachers.

10. Free online books for kids in multiple languages – this is a great list of online books from Trilingual Mama. She lists free resources as well as resources available for purchase.

11. Check out this article on Reading Rockets: 10 Weeks of Summer Reading Adventures for You and Your Kids. I love this long list of creative ideas, and you can just pick and choose what you want. Go ahead and start anywhere, it doesn’t have to be in order.

12. Read a book about bugs! Here’s a great list from No Time For Flashcards: 19 Books About Bugs

13. Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids 2014 from Passion For Savings

14. Read a Mo Willems book. Here’s a list of my 10 favorites, and check out the website for more resources and activities.

15. Take a book outside! Whether you are hiking, camping, or just going in the backyard, it’s a whole new experience reading outside with nature all around you. It’s definitely one of my favorite things to do!

16. Summer Reading Bingo – encourages reading all summer long!


What reading activities will you be doing this summer?

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