Summer can be a time of lots of fun and outdoor play. We are all looking forward to enjoying the sunshine and going on days out. But who said that within all of that fun, you can’t also enjoy it sitting with a book. Why not start the summer with a plan for getting reading more often with our book tracker / reading tracker free printable?
Summer is a perfect time to get our kids and ourselves immersed in a new book and make the most of those quiet moments. Given that the kids are likely to be outdoors and entertaining themselves, you might even have a little more time for that cheeky little book now and then, right?
It doesn’t have to be specific to summer of course, as reading is such a lovely activity that can be done all year long. Today, we bring you a our book tracker free printable that you can take advantage of using during summer, but you can also start it whenever you like – it’s got the full 12 months on it after all!
Why not combine it with some of the reading log or mindfulness resources that we created as part of our summer reading challenge too?
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For THIS free printable cute book tracker, you can colour in each book that you’ve read every month. It’s a fun and colourful way to keep track of the amount of books you’ve read. This is cute for kids of all ages, and even great for us grown ups too! If your writing is small enough, instead of colouring in, you would even pop in the Book authors or titles – or write them down on the back of the book tracker.
Another way of using it is the write the authors that you would like to cover as a main focus in each month. Or pick some of the books and pop down their titles each month.
If you just want to colour in though, why not have a key, and use a specific colour for a specific genre of book as well; so black for horror, and red for fantasy, or even purple for romance!
Totally up to you, and the kids what you would like to do, and how you want to use the book tracker throughout the 12 months.
You can print out the sheet for the kids and leave it in each child’s bedroom stuck to the door or wall perhaps. And for us grownups we can add it to our planner, use it as a bookmark, or even stick it on the fridge along with our kids’ book trackers to read together as a family.
If you are REALLY competitive – you can give the member of the family that colours in the most books each month a special reward. We KNOW that would motivate our kids – perhaps they get to choose which restaurant you all eat out at the celebrate, or, even better, they get a free book to start off their reading for the next month?
Here is what our printable reading tracker looks like.
It’s so cute, isn’t it?
You will be able to colour in each book you read every month of the year. The worksheet isn’t dated, so you can print it year after year and use it to your heart’s content. You can also use the back of the sheet to help your kids write out the name of the book for each month as a better way of helping them keep track of what they read.
Another idea is to choose a colour each month, make a pattern, or even write down their favourite book of the month under the name of the month. With one simple activity you can have lots of ideas.
There are even more book resources for kids and parents on the site, take a look but before you go do download your free printable reading tracker by clicking on the button below.
We have so many book related activities on our site. From The Ultimate Guide of Book Resources for Kids and Parents, to book related printables, and so much more. Take a look and find another activity that your kids will enjoy.
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