Summer is here! It is a time to enjoy the long summer months doing things with our families. Many of us will be traveling as others enjoy their STAYcation. Many will be trying to find fun activities in their communities that their children can participate in. So I thought I can help you by highlighting some of the programs that I know are available right now.
Summer Fun Reading Programs
Public Library– Your local library is the first place you should stop by and check out. Every year they have a fun theme and their programs all revolve around the theme. Many provide prizes, games, certificates, goodie bags, and a party at the end of the program.
Barnes and Noble– They have a summer reading program every year. This year ‘s theme is sports. All you have to do is download their reading journey and answer 3 of the 4 questions found in the journal. When your child completes the journal you go to the nearest Barnes and Nobles and turn it in to receive your FREE book from a list that they have assigned by grades.
Scholastic- Their summer reading program this year is called “Be a Reading Superhero.” It challenges your child to read and record their minutes online. They will be able to unlock stories and earn rewards. They will also have a chance to enter a giveaway to win Klutz books.
Book Adventure- This is a reading program that is free for children in grades K-8 and it’s available all year. Your child will be able to search for books, read their chosen book and come back and take a quiz based on the book they read. They can also earn prizes. It’s a great way to encourage your child to read all year!
Bible Reading- There is a great Bible reading plan that you can do this summer with your children. It is for all ages which would work for any family size. It includes scripture, questions, and activities that both young and older children can do to enhance the lesson.
Summer Fun Activities
If your children enjoy bowling or skating than these two programs are for you.
Kids bowl free is a program designed for the bowling centers to give back to their community. Children fifteen and under receive two free games a day throughout the summer. All you would have to pay for would be the shoe rental and any other member that would like to play.
Kids Stake Free is program designed to provide parents a safe and fun environment for their children. Your child(ren) you sign up will receive two free sessions. Age requirements various and you would need to contact your skating center for further information. You would have to pay for the skates rental unless you have your own. If any other member would like to skate they would have to pay the original price.
Right now Homeschool Buyers Co-op has a huge list of freebies that you do not want to miss! Many of them are full online curriculums that you can try out over the summer. They have a variety of subjects like Math, P.E., Art and Music just to name a few. So go on over and look through their freebie list and see if there is something that your family can use this summer.
What programs are you planning to participate in? Are there of any other ones that I didn’t mention? Please comment below and let me know.
What summer fun activities do you do with your family during the summer?
Jessica is a follower of Christ, wife, and mother of three energetic boys. She writes about homeschooling, frugal living, motherhood, intentional living and everything in between. Her heart is to inspire and encourage others to live an intentional life.