I can hardly believe this is the THIRD Summer Reading Chart!
This one is extra fun for me, because Emily, the designer on this one, is one of my childhood friends. We grew up in the same neighborhood and when she reached out this spring with a bunch of fun ideas for this year’s Summer Reading Chart, I couldn’t think of someone that would be more fun to work with.
And she absolutely nailed this year’s chart!
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It was Emily’s idea to do a space theme and I was instantly onboard (pun SO intended).
A couple of fun new things this year.
You may remember that previous Summer Reading Charts have had circles for every day of twelve weeks of summer. This year, Emily swapped the circles for stars to match the space theme, but it’s still the same number so you can track your reading all summer long!
Second are the reading patches! If you print the Summer Reading Chart at a 24×36 size (which costs less than $4 – there are step-by-step instructions here), you can print the patches at home and they’ll be just the right size to fit on the appropriate spots on your Reading Chart.
You can plan out the patches to spread them out throughout the summer (just write the dates on the back of them!) or use them as surprise challenge (draw them out of an envelope) or divide them up between multiple children and then add them to your chart as you finish them.
Or pick another way to use them that fits your schedule and preferences!
You can absolutely use the Summer Reading Chart without the patches too, if that’s easier for you.
There are also print-at-home versions of the both the Reading Chart to track your reading and a separate chart with all the challenges on them, so you can print them both or just one and use them however works best for your family.
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I hope you love it as much as we do – I can’t wait to see your summer reading adventures!
P.S. The two previous Summer Reading Charts are both still available for free here, if you’d like those ones instead!
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Photos by Heather Mildenstein
My little one will love this. She is very much into space right now, using every Amazon box to make a different space craft. This will definitely incentivize her to keep on track with reading this summer! We are also moving, LA to New Orleans! Thank you for this resource and we will for certain take it with us to the new house.
This is the 1st summer we have a real confident reader in our house and I love how this is going to help her stay motivated to read everyday! Thank you!
My older son is super into reading right now (a dream!) and both of my boys LOVE space. What a fun way to encourage reading all summer long. Thank you for making this free and for taking the time to work with great designers. So appreciated!
All the nieces and nephews do a reading challenge every summer. This is perfect to help encourage them. Thanks so much for putting this together!
This is so fun and my oldest is really into space right now! Thank you!
Oh my goodness, my space/NASA/ Space loving son is going to love this! I love this, should I be this excited! I can’t remember do you have a Patreon account? I’d gladly pay for these resources.
Janssen Bradshaw says
That is so kind of you! I monetize in other ways (sponsored IG stories, site ads, and affiliate links), so I’m delighted to be able to offer these for free.
Katie Roth says
Hi! I’m new here. I printed off this beautiful reading poster. My boys and I are thrilled! Also, I’ve enjoyed trying some dinner recipes you’ve shared. All winners, so far. Thanks Janssen! ♡