Sunday, June 30, 2013

Fun & Frugal Activities for Kids #18 Summer Reading Challenges

It is NOT to late to get your gets into a summer reading program.  There are several of them out there. Check it out...


Local Library - Every summer our local library puts on a free show for kids as their kick off to summer reading.  We just went to this last week.  After the show, we all went upstairs to the children's section to sign up for the summer reading program.  After signing up, each of my children picked out several books to take home.

As they read through the summer the kids can report back to the library and get prizes.  It is a nice little incentive to keep them reading.

Barnes & Noble - The program is fairly simple:
  1. Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal
  2. Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store. Find a Store.
  3. Choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store.
Pizza Hut Book It Summer Program -  As you take on the reading challenges, read, play games and complete activities you'll get gear and treasures to make your dragon look smokin'! 

Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge - This one challenges kids to keep a reading log thru August 26th, then come into a local PBK store for a free book.

TD Bank - If you have one of these banks near by your kids can read for CASH!!
  1. Read 10 books this summer.
  2. Print out the Summer Reading Form.
  3. Write down the names of the books they've read
  4. Take the form to the nearest TD Bank
  5. Receive $10 in a new or existing Young Saver account
Moore Minutes - has set up a REALLY neat Family Library for Summer Reading.  It is really worth checking out! 

This one is a really fun checklist that challenges kids to read 100 books this summer.  Maybe you could offer a reward of a Rita's Ice or treat them to a new book of their choice. 

I know this is not an exhaustive list, so if you have any to recommend please let me know in the comments section.  Thanks! 

Have Fun!



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