Grab this free printable LEGO-themed reading chart! A fun way to keep kids engaged in reading especially during the summer!
Hello Crafty Friends! The last month of summer is fast approaching! I know many kiddos and teachers are headed back to school at the beginning of August. Since we go back after Labor Day, we still have the month of August to enjoy a bit more fun in the sun! This will be our second summer starting a LEGO-themed reading chart on August first. It is back by popular demand – from my kids! This year I thought I’d share the free printable I created for it.
My kids had so much fun doing this reading chart last year and I find it was also really helpful for me. As we near back-to-school, its easy to get caught up in preparing, shopping and easing out of summer-mode. This chart helps keep us all on track with our reading time – especially for my youngest who is just learning to read. We use this chart during the summer, but it can be used any time of year!
Setting up this reading chart is so simple. Download the free printable located in my Resource Library under Printables, Games & Activities, then fill in the dates and decide on a goal and reward. The goal can be anything that fits for your child. Here are a few of the goals we have done before if you need help brainstorming. There are SO many options.
Ideas for Reading Chart Goals
- Read a certain number of books with a caregiver each day. Great for beginner reader books and picture books.
- Read a certain number of books on your own each day. Great for beginner reader books and picture books.
- Read for a certain length of time. For example read 30 minutes each day.
- Finish a certain series the child is interested in.
- Read a specific number of chapters each day.
- Listen to a chapter each day from an audio book.
- Read each day to learn more about a specific topic the child is interested in. (This one is great for any age but older kids can use this to go in depth on a new topic.
Keeping Track of the Reading Goal
The chart is blank so it will work for any month of the year, just fill in the dates. Have your kiddo place stickers on each completed day or cross them out with a crayon or marker. You could also use a fun stamp! When they reach the end of the chart – it’s reward time!
Ideas for Reading Chart Rewards
First off, rewards don’t have to cost money! Some great free rewards could be a fun family outing, a trip to the child’s favorite local park, a movie night, or even extra time doing something they love. If you are looking to purchase a fun reward you can’t go wrong with something LEGO-themed, especially since this chart is a LEGO-themed reading chart! There are so many different options for LEGO-themed toys and they come in all different sizes and different price points. Another cool idea – if you have a family trip already planned to a place like LEGO Land, use this reading chart as a fun reading challenge AND countdown!
Favorite LEGO-Themed Rewards Under $10
I’m linking to most of these on Amazon, but you can also find them at your local Target/Walmart where they may cost less!
- LEGO Minifigure
- LEGO Dotz Bracelet Craft Kit
- LEGO City Stunt Bikes
- LEGO Friends Cubes
- LEGO sticker books like LEGO Princess and LEGO City
- LEGO Coloring Book – Harry Potter!
- LEGO Polybags – these are usually around $4.99 at Target (I don’t recommend buying them on Amazon as they are usually more expensive)
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How to Download the Free Reading Chart
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