Summer Reading Bingo!

Summer is such an amazing time for kids to relax, play outside, and grow! At the same time, though, two months away from school can mean that they start to lose a lot of the progress they made in academics this school year. Summer reading programs are a great way to keep kids’ eyes on books and prevent that dreaded “summer slide”.

This summer reading bingo activity turns summer reading into a fun game! Whether they’re being challenged to pick a new kind of book (“read a fantasy story”) or to read in a new place (like a blanket fort!), kids will be motivated to read in all sorts of new ways!

Without further ado, here is the FREE, printable,

Summer Reading Bingo

And, just for fun, here is a version for babies and toddlers, so everyone can join in!

Summer Reading Bingo baby toddler edition


Need ideas for books that can be used for summer reading? Here are some of our favorites;

Children’s Books That Get Everyone Giggling!

EPIC Nonfiction Books for Older Kids

10 Rhyming Picture Books

The Ultimate Guide to Children’s Books about Firefighters!

Beautiful Song Books to Sing Together

Make summer reading FUN with this free, printable “Summer Reading Bingo” game! Encourage your kids to read a variety of books in a variety of ways (reading in a blanket fort, anyone?) and have fun doing it! Includes BONUS book lists and an extra free printable with play-based summer learning ideas!

If you’d like to keep your children learning in other areas this summer as well,here’s a BONUS free printable full of Summer Learning Ideas with play-based activities that reinforce math and writing skills, and encourage imaginative play!

If you’re a parent, and you need help getting started encouraging your child to be creative, make sure to check out A Beginner’s Guide to Encouraging Creativity and Having More FUN with Your Kids!

You can also check out Tips for Storing Books so your kids will want to read them! to find ways that you can make your home into a place where reading is celebrated!

How do YOU encourage summer reading? Leave a comment and let me know!

Don’t forget to post your summer reading bingo shots on Instagram with the hashtag #summerreadingbingo ! You can also tag me at #stefanieatfireflymagic ! Thanks for sharing the fun!

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