summer reading program printables

We recently had a family night where we talked about the importance of reading good books. My kids are all avid readers, but it seems as though it slows down a tad during the dog days of summer. I wanted a way to stimulate their desire to get back to delving into good books – after all, “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.”  ~Mark Twain

So, we decided to start our own “bookworm” paper chain so keep track of what we are reading and to get a visual “cue” of how we are doing in the reading department. We just take a colorful strip of paper, write down the date and what we read, then link it onto our book “worm”! It’s working for us! (Yes, he is a bit short since we just started this yesterday. By the way….he needs a name. Any ideas?)

bookworm paper chain

It seems as though I’m not the only one who has “summer reading” on the brain! We have had several printables being submitted to IShare to aide us in our summer reading schedules, and I just had to share them with you. I hope you’ll find at least one you’ll love…and if not? Well, that’s a cue to get creating and sharing! 😉

Rebecca Cooper always amazes me with her forward thinking and creativity! Case in point: her summer reading log! I also LOVE her idea of sharing some gummy book “worms” when your child (or…um….ME) accomplishes some summer reading!

Summer Reading LogRebecca’s Summer Reading Log

Small Types shares the brilliant idea of reading THROUGH the alphabet! If your kiddos need a little tender guidance in WHAT to read, this will really help. SMART!

Alphabet Reading LogAlphabet Reading Log

Why not make reading FUN with an entire coordinated KIT like this one submitted by Creative Mamma? We’re talking book plates, bookmarks, notes, and log pages – oh, and they are SUPER cute.

Reading KitReading Kit For Kids

If you plan to lend out your books, you’ll want to use these book labels from Beth Proudfoot to be sure that those little books make it back into your hot little hands!

Book labelsBook Labels

Why not have a wonderful visual reminder about the immense benefits of picking up that book? The Scrap Shoppe shares this gorgeous “Seuss” quote printable that will be sure to get those kiddos into a good book! Oh, and can I just say…I LOVE the vinyl on the wall above the frame! GORGEOUS!

Dr. Seuss PrintableDr. Seuss Printable

If you are like me, it can sometimes be challenging to keep track of the books we borrow from the library. This little sign out sheet by KT Designs would be perfect for keeping track of which books have been borrowed and whether or not they have been returned. It’s also a great way to keep track of what you have all been reading!

Book Sign Out SheetBook Sign Out Sheet

Let’s get into some summer reading while there is still some SUMMER left! What are your favorite summer reading motivators? I want to hear from you! Happy reading!

summer reading program printables

    1. July 27th, 2011 at 7:43 am
      Alison says:
      Perfect! Thanks for posting these. I need one for my 7 year old!
    2. July 27th, 2011 at 9:16 am
      Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says:
      Thank you so much for featuring my Seuss printable, Bobbi Jo! I *love* the book worms!!
    3. July 27th, 2011 at 9:16 am
      Nesleirbag says:
      Summers, as a kid, my nose was always in a book, and it still is now, every chance I get. You've got some great motivational ideas to get kids to read - love your bookworm paper chain!
    4. July 27th, 2011 at 11:46 am
      Missy says:
      The paper chain is such a cute idea, Bobbi - it would be fun to see how long the chain gets. My oldest reads so many books I can't keep track of them and I keep telling him he should write them down...maybe this trick will work. And maybe inspire my second to actually finish a book...he starts a ton but never finishes them. :) Also love all the printables!
    5. July 27th, 2011 at 1:23 pm
      Emily @ ReMarkable Home says:
      I wish these adorable printables were enough to get my kids excited about reading. I have one in particular who is very against reading. Makes me sad because I love to read! I would love to see some other ideas on how to get kids to enjoy reading more.
    6. July 30th, 2011 at 3:12 pm
      Stacey says:
      These are beautiful: the ideas and the printables. Thanks for sharing them!
    7. May 15th, 2012 at 3:18 pm
      Lisa Esch says:
      Hey! I see you are from Saksatchewan! Where abouts? My husband is from Regina and I have a sis-in-law in Moosejaw. I love your summer reading packet. I'm trying to throw something together for my first graders (or grade 1 students as you would say.) and this will help a lot!
      • May 15th, 2012 at 8:25 pm
        Bobbi says:
        Hi Lisa!

        I'm currently living in Regina, but I'm originally from Calgary, Alberta. What a small world! Great "seeing" you!
    8. September 22nd, 2014 at 3:31 pm
      jenna long says:
      How do I print this one please?
      • September 23rd, 2014 at 8:55 am
        Katie says:
        Hi, check your email I'll send instructions. Thanks!
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