Summer is a great time to kick back, play outside, travel, and enjoy life a little more. Kids are out of school and schedules are relaxed. But that doesn't mean we should stop reading! Numerous studies have shown that kids who stop reading over the summer can lose up to 3 months of progress, and the loss is cumulative. But this "summer slide" doesn't have to happen! Keep kids reading all summer long with these fun book inspired activities and crafts, plus some recommendations for fun summer reading.
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Summer Book Activities & Crafts
Glow in the Dark Ocean Bottle based on Secrets of the Seashore
Underwater Doggies 1,2,3 (perfect for the water table!)
Read & Play with Mrs. Wishy Washy's Farm (another great outdoor activity)
Little Blue Truck Sensory Bin (try this in the sandbox!)
Shark Sight Words - Growing Book by Book
Dr. Seuss CVC Words (with One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish) - Dabbling Momma
Island Sensory Play - Teach Beside Me
Paper Plate Shark Visor - Letters in the Sand
Want more? Check out 50+ book activities & crafts here!
Summer Book Lists
Summer Books for Kids of All Ages - Superheroes and Teacups
20 Best Books About Beaches for Children - The Jenny Evolution
Books About the Ocean - Cutting Tiny Bites
Books About Bikes - Growing Book by Book
Want more? Find 70 book lists on all subjects here.
For more ideas on how to keep kids reading all summer, check out 7 Tips for Fun Summer Reading by Busy Moms Helper.
And check out our Summer Activity Planner for Kids - includes a Summer Reading List and a Summer Fun Coupon book - perfect for Summer Reading Rewards! Click the See More button for details and to grab yours.
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