Summer is just around the corner! Download this free summer reading packet for your kids ages 6 to 13. I hope this reading printable will help you support your children with intentional, daily reading and reflecting over the summer.
What’s in the Summer Reading Printable Packet?
Goal Setting Page
Before you start, sit down with your children to set some goals and intentions. Start with how many books they want to read total. Then move on to how many minutes they want to read every day.
It’s also important that kids plan for success — what do they need?
Do your kids already know books that they want to read? List those here.
Talk about where to find more book ideas.
Books I’ve Read List (with Stars for Rating)
Use this page to list the books your kids read. Add a rating so you can remember how much they liked the book.
In these calendar pages, you’ll have to add in the dates yourself as well as the minutes logged.
Word Collection Page
Read with a mindset to find new words. Write those on this page in fancy lettering.
Book Art Pages
Extend your thinking about the books you read with doodles and illustrations.
How to Use the Summer Reading Packet
PRINT OUT this summer reading packet. (Reminder: you can always print favorite pages more than once.)
Use the pages in any order that makes sense to you and your children.
HELP YOUR CHILD SET GOALS. Before your kids get started on summer reading, have them think of their own goals. How many books do they want to read? What books do they want to read? Where can they get ideas for other book titles?
Consider your library’s summer reading program. Here’s a list of summer reading programs — I particularly like ones that give books for rewards.
PROVIDE BOOKS. Use my book lists and buy a few books to get your kids get started. Let your kids pick the order of when they read which book. Then, help them find more books at the library or bookstore as needed using Imagination Soup lists, Goodreads, Amazon, friends, or teachers.
If your kids don’t already have a library card, this would be a great time to get them one! And, of course, make regular visits to the library to browse.