Summer Reading Program 2015

Last year’s Traveling Through the Pages Summer Reading program was so well-received that we decided to do it again this year. So we are back with new artwork, new challenge pages, and some fun new additions to the program.

Summer Reading Program Free Download

Here’s how it works. Use the form below to download your reading materials. This year instead of a passport you get a fun map through an enchanted forest for your little reader to follow. The artwork was done by local homeschool teen Katherine Wever. We decided to leave it as line art so your kids could grab their colored pencils and make it their own.

Like last year we also have two versions of a reading log, certificate of completion, bookmarks, and celebrate reading prize tickets for your busy readers. The prize tickets are just the right size to cover with these scratch-off stickers. Last year we split a pack between a few families to help with the cost. They are fun, but not necessary.

You can simply have them blind-draw prize cards from a container or hang the card where they can see the prizes and the faster reader gets to choose the reward he or she wants.

Enchanted-Journey-Map

We will also be posting two reading-related posts each week in June. One will be a fantastic list of book suggestions and the other will be some fun reading-related activity. We will also send out a little wrap-up email at the end of each week with links to that week’s posts and other reading-related news.

Click here to go to the shop for your free download.

Summer Reading Tips

While the program is yours to run completely as you want, I have a few suggestions and guidelines to help give you direction if you want it.

  • Kids can start anywhere on the map. You can have them read in order or not — that is up to you. Reading in order helps them with library trips because they know which squares are coming up.
  • Give prizes along the way. Give a prize for every five books read or ten. Then give a grand prize for completing the entire map. (There are 31 spaces.)
  • Choose fiction or non-fiction. If the square says to read about an explorer or a country or anything else, you can choose a fiction book about that topic or a non-fiction one — totally up to the child. Help your emerging reader choose leveled books for his or her square and picture books are completely OK.
  • Feel free to read aloud a square (or all of them). If you can cross off a square with a family read-aloud then go for it. If you have a non-reader, then read them all to him or her and you share in the celebration reward.
  • Take as long as you need to finish (Summer doesn’t end until September you know).
  • Sorry, but you have to provide the prizes. Do what works for your family. We like things like ice cream, a new book, breakfast out with Mom or Dad as prizes. Remember the idea is to celebrate reading. Have fun!

Enchanted Journey Summer Reading Program

Click here to go to the shop for your free download.

 

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  • Tristan says:

    Thank you for this! I’ve just not had time to pull together a summer reading program for my kiddos and this looks like a fun way to give them a lot of options but encourage them to try reading new things too.

    • Pam says:

      Now you don’t have to pull one together! Hope you like it.

  • Chelli says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new reading map! My girls actually squealed when they saw the artwork with some of their favorite literary characters. Tell your friend Katherine she did a wonderful job! Also thanks for such great categories to read through this summer. You covered things I would never have even thought about. I’m super excited to use it!

  • Jennifer A says:

    Thank you! It’s beautiful, and I can’t wait to show my kids!

  • Carri says:

    We’re excited to get started on this fun reading program! Thanks for putting it together. I’ve signed up, but nothing is showing up in my inbox. Any thoughts?

  • Katie says:

    Wow! This is beautiful! The map is so gorgeous!

  • Connie Imhoff says:

    I did not get a link to download the summer reading map. Can you help me with this please? I did get an email confirming my subscription, but no link.

    Thank you

    • Mel Cherney says:

      Yes I haven’t received an email for the download either. This looks like something my daughter would love!

    • La says:

      I’m trying to use this for this year but don’t see a link anywhere, even after signing up. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks and beautiful job!

  • Kathi says:

    Looks like fun! The art is so inviting and charming. 🙂

  • Maggie says:

    A wonderful little map, so enchanting, I want to do this assignment!
    My little daughter already squealed with delight and wants to color the map in. 🙂

    Thank you for this wonderful project!

  • Alicia says:

    Did a list of books come out yet & will there be age recommendations? Thanks!

  • Alicia says:

    Did the reading lists come out yet & will there be age recommendations?
    Thanks, Alicia

  • Laura says:

    This looks amazing. I haven’t yet received my download email yet. Can’t wait to get started!

  • Melissa says:

    This will be so fun! Thank you!! Waiting on my link…. 🙂

  • Angela Smith says:

    We would love to use your amazing products but I have not been able to download load anything. Please could email me the correct link. Specifically for the reading program. Thank you so much.

  • Pam Barnhill says:

    Emailed everyone to here.

  • Lisa says:

    Have also been unable to download and have been subscribed. Would appreciate if you could also send me a link. Thank you so very much!

  • Tricia says:

    So excited! My kids (me) have fallen off the good reading habit wagon. I plan on using this to kick start us back into a reading groove. Bonus, for the grand prize, is a trip to a new water park that has opened up nearby. I think my kids might get this done in a week. Ha!

  • Tanya Scott says:

    Hi Pam!
    I did not receive an email for the download. Thanks so much for putting this together!! Can you send me the link?
    Thanks,
    Tanya

    • Gabby says:

      I did not receive the download as well.

      <3

  • D says:

    I didn’t receive my download link either. Thank you.

  • Ruthie says:

    I also didn’t receive the email and I requested it last week. This looks like such a wonderful download.

  • Deidre says:

    I requested the download and didn’t get it, either. Thank you!

  • MaurLo says:

    This is so wonderful! Do I get the download automatically or do you have to send it separately? I signed up I think right but have no email yet, although I am happy to wait if needed! Just wanted to check. We are so excited to try this! And the artwork! How cool is that?!?!

  • Holly says:

    Looks great! I requested the download and have not received it. Thank you!

  • Em d. says:

    Looking forward to jumping into your summer reading program. Unfortunately, I am unable to download it. Would you be so kind as to email me the link. Thanks so much!

  • Abby G says:

    Excited about doing this with my girls!

    Signed up but also did not receive the download yet.

  • Gina says:

    Pam, it has been so long since I checked in with your blog, but I have been listening to the podcast you did with Sarah on the RAR…and I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!! Your advice is amazing and has re-inspired me for the summer, and I’m printing pages for my kids right now. Thank you!! Also, I’m sharing on my FB page. 🙂

  • Brandi Skidmore says:

    I’ve tried multiple times to download this. I’ve gotten my confirmation and clicked through but never had the actual download email delivered! PLEASE HELP!

  • Rebecca says:

    Thank-you for these resources! Looking forward to starting with my kiddos as they completed our local library’s summer reading program in the first week!

  • Rachel Roberts says:

    Love these summer reading printables but I have not received my downloads yet.

  • Have been listening to the podcast of your summer reading program with Sarah. Gosh, I love you two ladies! You make my cup of coffee that much more interesting. ♥

    In other, less fun news…

    I subscribed and haven’t received my download. Sorry to make more work for you, but I have Minecraft who want to do nothing but watch Stampy Cat videos all day! 🙂

    • “A Minecraft junkie”, that is to say. 🙂

      • Impatient much, Maggie? I just received it!

        Please disregard the above commentary, excepting that which you find helpful.

  • Rena says:

    Thank you for this! It looks wonderful!

  • Nikki says:

    Can this still be downloaded? I’m clicking on things but the only link working for me is the scratch off stickers.

    • Pam Barnhill says:

      If you enter your email address in the form you will be emailed a link to download the printables. Thanks!

      • Kristi says:

        Consider taking off the year printed on it?

  • Lafleche Masse says:

    Hi Pam:

    I entered my email address and I did receive a response on yahoo to confirm my subscription, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Will you send the download through the email? Thanks

  • Kelli says:

    This is wonderful but when I print the beautiful map it comes out very small and I can’t figure out how to enlarge it. Can you help? Thank you

    • Pam Barnhill says:

      Kelli – Are you trying to print the image from the post above? If so, download the PDF pack instead and the page will print out full-size. If you have already done that, then you have a printer setting that is scaling the artwork and you need to turn that off to get it to work. HTH.

  • Sarah Spangler says:

    I would love to receive the download.

  • Jackie Barten says:

    Could I get the printables for the “Enchanted Journey” summer reading program. I am having trouble finding the link. Thanks!

  • Jen says:

    This is great, thanks so much. Do you mind if I use these sheets for our little free library? We have several kids who come by regularly and this would be a nice plan for them for their summer reading.

  • Gigi Apple says:

    I know this is rather old, but can I still get the program? I submitted my email, but didn’t get anything.

  • Alicia says:

    I would love to get the summer reading program, but for some reason it is not showing up in my inbox. I have actually submitted my email address more than once but have not received it. Is there something that I am doing wrong? It looks amazing!

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