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