Summer is a great time for kids to catch up on reading, and if you’re looking for fun materials to make summer reading as enjoyable as possible for your child, then here are some websites that have super fun summer reading challenge ideas for kids.
Sign up for our free monthly newsletter stuffed full of ideas, competitions and offers. PS Did we mention it’s free?
Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019
The Reading Agency in the UK Summer Reading Challenge 2019 theme will be Space Chase, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
Children taking part in the Challenge will join a super space family, The Rockets, for a thrilling mission to track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens!
The aim of the challenge is to get children to read any six books of their choice from their library during the summer holidays. The Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading, find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games.
The Summer Stars reading programme is running in public libraries throughout Ireland this summer, from the 15th of June until the end of August. The reading adventure encourages children to read over their summer holidays, to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and participate in the related events and activities at their local library.
It’s a free programme, open to all children. Each child who registers for the programme at their local library joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during the summer.
Children can sign up for the programme in their local library at the start of the summer and are encouraged to read as many books as they can during the months of July and August. Children will receive a card for tracking their reading progress and may be periodically given rewards to further encourage them to keep reading.
At the end of the programme participating children will receive an awards certificate and be invited to attend an awards celebration by their local library.
Recommended Reading: The Best Books for Kids Aged 8-12 Years
Readingrockets.org has 10 Weeks of Summer Reading Adventures for you and your Kids with activities for each week on different topics from outdoors to recipes to travel. And as well as Summer Reading Lists which are free downloadable PDFs of recommended books by age, they also have 50 free ebooks for families.
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read every day this summer. Now in its 10th year, the Summer Reading Challenge invites kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they strive to set a new world record for summer reading.
This year’s theme is “Read-a-palooza” encouraging kids to be the best independent readers they can be. There are fun resources and booklists on the website for parents & kids, and there are also teacher resources where schools can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge.
Recommended Reading: 10 of the Most Highly Recommended Kids Books By Age
PBS Parents Summer Reading
PBS Parents has some good resources for parents with fun, educational activities that explore reading, writing and language. Just pick the age group you are interested in and there are also some nice tips to encourage reading every day.
Recommended Reading: Help Your Child’s Reading Fluency With These 10 Top Tips
Will your child do a summer reading challenge this year? Or any other summer reading challenge ideas you can share? Tell us in the comments below.