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Here we are, it's time to prepare for summer vacation……and I'm so excited to share, we're launching a really fun Summer Reading Club for kids complete with a free printable Reading Chart that you can use all summer long!
It's the time of year when we start to think about turning off the alarm clocks, long relaxing days and….summer plans. Now this summer looks a little different than most wherever you are located…..and I'm pretty sure we're all trying to figure out how to navigate it all. I'm really excited to share something fun that we can all participate in……our Summer Reading Club, it even includes a printable Summer Reading Chart that your kids will love!
Did you every participate in the reading club at your local public library as a kid? They were one of my favorite things to do each summer. We kept track of how many books we read over the summer on a reading chart they gave us, and at the end of the summer, we earned prizes or a certificate. Well guess what? We're taking it virtual! The Lipgloss and Crayons Summer Reading Club starts NOW, and I'm dorkily excited to see you guys participate and to use this Summer Reading Chart that Abigail Art Company created.
Summer Reading Club and Printable Summer Reading Chart
Isn't it adorable? I'm so so so excited about this. I created this to make it as easy and as fun to use as possible. The goal? To get our kids (or you if you'd like to use your own printable version) reading and loving it. There aren't a ton of rules here. Our overall goal is 100 books (or chapters if you've got a chapter book reader) by the end of the summer. You can read as a family. You can read those books or chapters aloud to your kids. They can do independent reading. It can be a combo of the two. Whatever works for y'all.
The point of a Summer Reading Club and this simple Summer Reading Chart? To me? Is to remind us all that reading is fun. We read for joy and entertainment, not just because we have to for school.
So how does the reading chart work? There are 100 items in the picture (they're listed on the side). Each time your child finishes a book (or chapter for the big kids)…..they color ONE item. For instance, there are five beach houses. They'll color one beach house for each story book or chapter. When they've finished all five houses, they can check that off on the side. By the end of the summer? They'll have read 100 books (or chapters) and have completed the reading chart. Easy and fun, right?
We've got a couple bonuses just for fun. We made three colorable bookmarks and a certificate of completion! Each of these prints on a regular printer sized piece of paper or you can order it printed on a larger size.
Lydia is so excited, she's going to be doing the Summer Reading Club right along with you guys. And me? I can't wait to see your kids enjoying the reading chart. We'll be going live over on Instagram once a week or so to update you with books Lydia is loving, to share some of YOUR book recommendations and to even give away some fun prizes! Be sure that you're following us over there so you don't miss that part.
I hope you guys love this reading chart as much as I do, happy reading!