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Printable Summer Reading Challenge

Encourage your kids to read for fun all summer long with this free printable summer reading challenge.

It includes more than 20 reading challenge ideas for kids plus cute printable bookmarks.

This challenge goes along perfectly with our printable summer screen time checklist, which includes daily reading.

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Summer Reading Challenge Ideas for Kids

Looking for a way to keep your kids engaged in reading over summer break? A reading challenge is a fun way to keep things interesting and motivate them.

Some kids like filling out a reading log, but if your kids find that boring, then they may like our printable reading challenge. Even though it has a summer theme, you can use these reading challenge ideas any time of the year!

This summer reading challenge works well for kids of all ages too. Included in the pack are printable bookmarks to hole punch for each book read. You can decide how to celebrate when a column or the bookmark is filled.

Need a fun theme to help encourage your young reader? Check out this list of ice cream books for kids that are perfect to read throughout the summer!

Printable bookmarks and reading challenge pages overlapping each other with a light gray-blue background.

There is also a checklist of 20 different reading challenge ideas, such as reading an adventure book, reading a book about camping, reading at the park, and swapping a book with a friend.

The last page has cute printable bookmarks to cut out and use too!

I love physical books, but we also use ebooks too. The book read alouds are a great option for younger kids. Here are a few options for reading apps or finding books online:

  • Amazon Kindle Unlimited has over a million ebooks to choose from.
  • Try Audible and get 2 free audio books. There are thousands of books to listen to here.
  • Epic! has a large book selection and I like being able to send book suggestions to my kids’ accounts.
  • Vooks has animated read aloud videos which are super cute. Their book selection is great for younger children and emergent readers.
  • also has lots of children and young adult books.

More summer activities for kids:

Summer Reading Challenge Printables

You may print out as many copies as you need for your personal use at home or in your personal classroom.

You can print it out at home on regular printer paper or on white cardstock paper. Use a laminator to make the bookmarks more durable.