Summer reading is not a huge struggle for us. We usually participate in our library's summer reading program and tend to read above and beyond what it expected of us. My kids love reading. But, I know not all kids are as motivated to pick up a book. (Or, they might be like my daughter who will get obsessed with a particular series of books *ahem... Junie B. Jones* and read them over and over and over...)
Whether you're looking to motivate your kids to read or you just want your kids to branch out a little and read different things, I've got a fun free gift for you. Challenge your kids to read their way through this library scavenger hunt. They'll have a lot of fun and they'll hopefully discover some new favorite books along the way.
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I made two versions of the scavenger hunt. Both are available to download and print at the end of this post. One is for kids who are reading chapter books, the other is for kids reading (or listening to) picture books.
Can you find and read a book about... a mystery, history, an adventure, or a biography? How about a book that makes you laugh out loud or one written before you were born?
Or maybe a picture book about the ocean, a farm , the ABCs, or one with no words?
I've left plenty of room for your kids to write down the name of each book they read. Each scavenger hunt has 12 different topics, so hopefully your child won't get overwhelmed. This should be a fun summer reading challenge!
Challenge your kids to search through the library themselves to find books that match. This will help them get more and more comfortable with the library. Use the time to show them around, especially if they are unsure of where to find a specific book. Where are the biographies kept? Show them or let them ask a librarian. How do I find a book written before I was born? Teach them where to find that information in a book.
Are you ready to get reading? Click below to download and print the library scavenger hunts. (Each hunt is only one page.)
Books pictured (and highly recommended) are:
A Kid Your Age: Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford
A Kid Your Age: Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
That Makes You Laugh: Geronimo Stilton: A Cheese-Colored Camper by G. Stilton
You may also like one of these reading activities:
For even more book suggestions, please follow my Book Fun Pinterest board. I've got tons of book lists pinned!