It’s summer!! And summer means that it’s time for the Traveling Through the Pages Summer Reading Adventure. We are so excited to bring you this fun summer reading program of books, ideas, and helpful tips to encourage kids to read all summer long.
To get started, download our handy TTTP Reading Adventure Pack. Enter your email below and you will receive a download link via email. Signing up means you will also receive an email from us each week with program updates and links to all the fun goodies.
We’ll be posting more info and ideas as we go along, but here’s what’s in your pack to get you started:
The TTTP Reading Passport: This is the heart of the program. There is a back and front available if you want to print both and make a booklet, but you can also just print one side and hang it on the fridge. It is based on a “BINGO” concept. Have your kids complete the squares and mark them with a sticker, date stamp, or a big ol’ X made with a crayon. When they complete a row, they win a prize. Have them complete multiple rows or go for a total blackout (what a wonderful summer of reading that would be!).
Reading Rewards Tickets: Write in which prizes are right for your family. When your child completes a row on his passport, he gets to pick a prize!
Reading Log: Are you tracking books read this summer for school or other reading programs? Maybe you just want a record to save. This is the form for you! You can also offer a prize for number of pages read, so record those here as well. There are two versions of the reading log. One has a space for your child to write a one-sentence summary of the book. The other just records the books read. Print the one you like best.
Bookmarks: Print on cardstock and laminate if desired. Fun!
Certificate: Something fun to present when the program is done.
Need a few prize ideas for your Reading Reward Tickets? Try some of these:
- Ice Cream
- Movie ticket
- Finger nail painting “party”
- Mom makes treat of choice
- Mom makes meal of choice
- Buy a book of their choice
- Trip to favorite restaurant
- Special date with Mom or Dad
- Dollar store funds
- Make a treasure chest of small items
- Picnic at the park — dessert of their choice
- Backyard campout and s’mores
- Trip to nature center, zoo, or other local “free” place kids love to go
- Extra computer time
- Art or craft kit from craft store
- Stay up late pass
- Free day from chores
Weekly Updates, Ideas, and Prizes
When you sign up, you will get your Friday update through the month of June with links to the week’s book suggestions, tips, and a chance to win fun books from our wonderful sponsors. Also, be sure to listen to the Read Aloud Revival through June for more conversation on summer reading.
And be sure to follow our summer reading board on Pinterest for book and prize ideas and helpful tips.
We are excited about the fun things we have to share this summer. And Happy Reading!