crafts for kids {summer reading ideas}

10 Summer Reading Ideas

Looking for crafts for kids this summer? Ideas to keep your kiddos entertained AND learning?

The Celebration Shoppe is hosting a series of crafts for kids. Today is our fifth installment, summer reading crafts for kids. Make sure you check out our other roundups too:

  1. 10 outdoor summer crafts for kids
  2. 12 science crafts for kids
  3. 12 math practice ideas
  4. 10 water play ideas

Summer Reading programs can be found at libraries and book stores nationwide. But how can we keep our kids entertained while learning? We’ve listed a few great ideas:

  • Maps for Kids & Summer Reading via KC Adventures suggests tagging the books location or even following a characters travels via the map. Love this!
  • DIY spiny spellers via Filthy Wizard are the perfect way to make spelling practice fun.
  • Kids Book Report Worksheet via b.nute is a FREE printable that helps kids remember more from each story.
  • Sight Word Jenga via First Grade Diaries can be tailored to any age {think spelling bee!}
  • Popsicle Flashcards via Scholastic gives kiddos a darling way to match words from word families for little ones to antonyms/synonyms for the older kids.
  • Flashlight Word Game via Kiwi Crate has  a name that speaks for itself, but I have to give Kiwi Crate serious props for a fantastic idea!
  • Cut Paper Making a Book via Art for Small Hands would make a wonderful summer reading reaction journal. Have your reader stop about halfway through the story and predict what will happen next.
  • Storytelling Stones via Red Bird Crafts is a lovely way to make reading and writing come alive through your child’s imagination.
  • Fishing for Letters via first palette is a fantastic way to learn letter identification, letter sounds or even short spelling words.
  • Sight Word Twister via Mom With A Lesson Plan get kids outside playing while beefing up those reading skills!

We’ll be pinning them all to our Crafts for Kids Pinterest board. Join us and don’t miss a thing! Oh, and make sure you follow all of Kim’s Pinterest boards for craft ideas for you, birthday and holiday party ideas, fun food recipes and so much more!

As always,  we hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Crafty wife and mom of three; Pharmacist, in a past life, but being creative is my passion, I love baking, crafting, scrapbooking and photography. Creative Assistant at The Celebration Shoppe.

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  1. 1

    Thank you so much for including our Map Your Summer Reading post! I am loving your summer series – so many wonderful ideas to keep the kids engaged. Enjoy your week!
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