FREE Downloadable Resource

Summer Reading Challenge Kit

It's no secret that at Sonlight, we love books! Reading doesn't have to stop when the school year ends, and this year we’ve decided to make your summer reading a little more fun with this printable Summer Reading Kit. It’s filled with reading activities that’ll keep your child engaged with books all summer long.


This Summer Reading Kit includes a wide range of free resources. Pick and choose the activities that most interest your family!

  • Punch cards, genre charts, and reading logs - Track your progress whatever ways your kids love best.
  • Reading Bingo - Add variety to your summer reading and see who can fill out the Bingo card first.
  • Books you can watch (but read the book first!) - Center family movie nights around the books you’re enjoying with discussion questions and a Venn Diagram to compare.
  • Templates for bookmarks and bookplates - Shower love on the books in your home library with these papercrafts.
  • Book Bracket and Book Awards - Get your kids talking about books by choosing the best of the best with these printables and directions.
  • ...and SO much more!

This toolkit will motivate your kids to want to read all summer long.

And reading prevents summer slide—the loss of academic gains that happens to many children when they are out of school.

Sonlight's FREE Summer Reading Challenge Kit - Printable Reading Chart, Poster, and ActivitiesSonlight's FREE Summer Reading Challenge Kit - Printable Reading Chart, Poster, and Activities

BONUS: Printable Summer Reading Chart

With your download of the Summer Reading Challenge Kit, you'll get this FREE Summer Reading Chart!

The Summer Reading Poster has a place for each book you read this summer. Read every day this summer and color in the books or write the titles as you complete them.

It's your choice! Read aloud together or let your children read independently, and color/mark based on the number of books you read. As long as your child is reading something each day (number of pages, number of minutes, number of chapters, etc.) they will see their bookshelves “grow”. 

Print the chart at home and print new pages as you complete them. Hang on the wall to see how tall your shelf becomes.  Then share your photos with us using #sonlightreadingchallenge.

Free Summer Reading Poster from SonlightFree Summer Reading Poster from Sonlight

June - August 2022

2022 Summer Reading Contest

Challenge your readers to a fun summer reading contest—and enter to win a FREE Sonlight t-shirt to celebrate your accomplishment!*

How does it work?

  1. Enter your email below to download the FREE Summer Reading Challenge Kit and Summer Reading Chart.
  2. Read great books (we suggest Sonlight Summer Readers) and record them in the Reading Challenge Chart (located at the end of the Summer Reading Challenge Kit PDF)
  3. Once you've completed the Summer Reading Chart, snap a picture with your completed chart and books. Share the photo on your favorite social media channel with hashtags #sonlightstories and #sonlightreadingchallenge and win a free Sonlight t-shirt!* We'll send you an email to remind you of the directions for winning a free t-shirt before the contest closes.


*No purchase is necessary to enter. Download Sonlight's free Sonlight Reading Challenge Kit at sonlight.com/challenge. Complete the included Summer Reading Chart and share your entry via your favorite social media outlet with hashtags #sonlightstories and #sonlightreadingchallenge. Be sure to tag us (@sonlightcurriculum and @sonlight). All entries must be received by Aug 31, 2022. Contest open to Contiguous US mailing addresses only. All qualifying entries will receive a coupon to redeem their free t-shirt on/around Sept 15, 2022. The cost of shipping the free t-shirt is not included.

Need help choosing great books?

Shop Sonlight Summer ReadersShop Sonlight Summer Readers

We want children to read good books. There’s no need to settle for the fluff in today's best-selling children's books though—you can provide your children with thoughtful, age-appropriate literature that’s both edifying and fun! And we've done the work for you!

With Sonlight Summer Readers, you'll find age-appropriate books for elementary, middle, and high school students, for both boys and girls. Purchase these carefully vetted Summer Readers to enjoy yourself now, or save for your children to grow into later. Shop Summer Readers. Be sure to check out our Ultimate Summer Reading list of more than 250 titles recommended by Sonlight families too!

Sonlight's Summer Reading Challenge KitSonlight's Summer Reading Challenge Kit

Download the Printable At-Home Reading Kit for Summer or Any Time of the Year

When you combine these printables and suggested activities with great books, suddenly reading isn’t a chore or an assignment. It’s a pleasure to savor and a vehicle for cherished family memories.