Sunday, April 3, 2016

Summer Reading: Passive Programs

Passive programs are great - you can leave them out all week. Change them every Monday. Count the number you put out and on Friday/Saturday count the number that's still left.
 Presto - there's your program. Not a lot of clean up or fuss. So here are some that are perfect for summer reading.
Summer Olympics Wordsearch This would be fun to send to my kids over the summer as a hello.:
Word Search
1. Weekly puzzles - a mix of word searches, mazes, and crossword puzzles. There are plenty on pinterest or you can make your own with puzzlemaker

Off the Bookshelf Coloring Book: 45+ Weirdly Wonderful Designs to Color for Fun & Relaxation: Samarra Khaja::
Book Shelf

Realistic Horse Coloring Pages | Free Horse Coloring Pages:
Horse Jumping
2. Coloring sheets: So many for the younger kids, but it's super relaxing and all the craze right now. Check Pinterest for coloring sheets for adults. They don't have to be theme related, but they could be.

Book Scavenger Hunt great way to have students actually read book titles:
Hunt for Books
3. Library scavenger hunts: This can be as intense or as easy as you want to make it

4. Matching games: Test their sports knowledge. Match the mascot with the sports team

Could we find these (or make them) in purple and green?   Party Wishes: Mini Golf Party:
Golf Tees
5. Guessing Games: Win a candy bar (or something equally small)


Anonymous said...

These are wonderful! It really shows that you've worked in a library :) My library system's summer reading programs were always so was great to be a bookworm and know that I could get even more reading done in the summer than during the school year.

Teralee said...

Love these, thanks! I've been trying to come up with some ways to engage teens at our new branch. I particularly like the scavenger hunt idea. I think they could complete that and then come turn it in for a piece of candy or something - plus then I would get to talk with them a bit!