Summer is almost here! We can’t wait for a more relaxed schedule and for all the adventures we’ll have. During the summer, it’s so important for kids to keep reading! We’re planning to read at least 30 minutes a day. This will help my kids stay on track with learning.
Sometimes kids need a little bit of motivation to read in the summer. I’ve found that having a fun reading chart helps with this! Today I’m sharing two free summer reading charts. One is for younger kids and the other is for older kids.
The first one is a chart with 15 pictures. Once a child reads a picture book with you or by themselves, they can color in one picture. After all 15 books are colored in, they can earn a special outing or a small prize. Or you can simply just celebrate they finished the chart!
I’ve also included a sheet where you can list the names of the books you read to help you keep track. I recommend making a goal for the number of books you want to read and then see how many charts you can finish in one summer. If you really want a challenge, check out the 100 book summer challenge over on this post.
For older kids, I created a different chart for them to fill out. I designed it to be used with chapter books, but it could also be used with picture books. After the child completes a book, they will write the date, title, and author on the chart. Then they will rate the book by coloring in the stars. 5 stars means the book was AWESOME!
Just like the other chart, I recommend setting a goal for the number of books you want them to read and see how many charts they can finish!
Here are some ideas for rewards for finishing book charts:
- go on a special date together
- visit a fun place (ex: zoo, science center, park)
- purchase a new book
- sleepover at their grandparents’ house
- movie night (sometimes it’s fun to watch a movie of a book you finished)
- special treat
- cook or bake something
- small toys (bouncy balls, toy cars, play dough)
- new game
If you have more ideas, share in the comments!
To download the charts, simply click on the words below…
Need book ideas? Check out this post with 100 picture books for summer!