May 24, 2013

Summer Reading Charts 2013

I can not believe today is the last day of school! It snuck up on me.  Sneaky last day of school.

Our summer reading starts today!  I love doing summer reading incentives for my kids.  We've done game boards, a beach scene, a balloon pop, and this year we are doing bookworms.

summer reading bookworms


I put summer reading coupons on the back of cut out circles.  The coupons are for a dime, quarter, 30 minutes screen time (wii/computer/show), iTunes download, ice cream, prize basket (which contains random small toys I've collected from different places), or new book. I put the circles in an envelope with their name on it.

summer reading bookworms


I let the kids decorate one circle to be the head of their bookworm and put it up on the wall to get started.

summer reading bookworms


When the kids read a book, they will write it down on their list of books read.  If I think it was a long enough, hard enough book (so at their level) then they get to choose a circle out of the envelope, pull off the coupon, and add the circle to their bookworm (using painters tape so as not to damage the wall).  If it was an easy peasy book for them (i.e., it took them 20 minutes to read) they can still write it down, but will need to combine it with other books in order to earn a segment of their bookworm.

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It will be fun to see how long their bookworms will grow this summer!  Yay for summer reading!!

(See how our long the bookworms grew and the kids' favorite books in this summer reading wrap up post)





Each time a book is read, the child gets to add a circle to their bookworm! Fun idea to get kids reading this summer.

14 comments:

  1. Great idea to engage your child in summer reading! I am sure they love to see how long their caterpillar will get!

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    1. Thanks! The kids are really enjoying it so far. We started 4 days ago and they are very enthusiastic about adding segments to their worms.

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  2. Very cute! My kids will love reading this summer. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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  3. This is such a cute idea. I love it. Have you heard of the at homeschoolLiterature.com? They have literature and stories about homeschoolers. It might be another motivator for your kids, to read stories about other homeschooled children. Who knows, they may even be motivated to write their own short stories. :)

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  4. That's a really cute caterpillar Erin!

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  5. I just love this!

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  6. Very Cute! I featured this in a round up of ways to motivate kids to read in the summer on Mom's Library. Thanks for sharing. http://www.ready-set-read.com/2013/06/summer-reading-and-moms-library-link-up.html

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  7. This is such a fun idea! I pinned it to my preschool play and learn board!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Hope to see you linked up later today,

    Beth =)

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  8. Awe - this is such a cute idea! Great encouragement for sticking with the reading list! Ever tried it with reward beads? Check it out: http://sophie-world.com/activities/reward-beads

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  9. This is adorable. I found this post on pinterest and am using it in a blog post as one of many examples of keeping track of reading progress- with a link back to you, of course! http://mummstheword-allison.blogspot.com/2016/06/how-do-i-keep-track-of-my-hours.html

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  10. Love this idea! I know this is a silly question, but what is the easiest way to cut out a lot of circles like this?

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    1. Hi Sarah! I used my silhouette cameo machine so it was really easy for me. You might also be able to find precut circles at a parent-teacher type store.

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