The Homeschool Buyers Co-op and many other organizations and libraries celebrate summer with reading incentive programs. We thought we would share some great ways to keep track of all the reading the kiddos are doing this summer (and throughout the year) with some fun and creative reading logs that we have run across. And even if you are not participating in one of the programs available, these make a wonderful reading record keepsake.
Color the Images Trackers
These trackers allow the child to color images as they meet reading goals.
Little Bins Little Hands - Minifigure printable reading log – Is there a LEGO lover in your family? This is an adorable tracker is perfect for them.
Hodge Podge Days - FREE Printable: Pokemon Reading Log – This is another simple "character" based reading log that your kids might like.
Starts at Eight - FREE Printable Reading Logs - Full Sized or Adjustable for Your Bullet Journal – These are actually images that you can add to fit whatever size log you want to make. They depict pile of books, some with a boy or girl character peeking out.
Early Learning Ideas - Reading Logs for Preschool – These are so cute, and I could see some older elementary students wanting to use them as well. Kids can color fish, bugs, stars, and cowboy boots to mark their reading progress.
A Sparkle of Genius - My Star Reader Chart – This tracker reminds me of a game board where you start at one place and color the stars until you reach the end.
These logs are lined pages with columns to add reading information.
Balancing Home - Reading Log Printable – This simple but cute sheet has a place for the date, title and minutes or pages read.
MomDot - Summer Reading Log: Free Printable – This is another simple log sheet with a sweet graphic at the top. There is space for the book title and amount of time read.
Susan Jones Teaching - Enemy Pie for Friday Freebie – Not only is there a very nice reading log that has space for the date, title, level, "Where did I Read", comments and parent initials but there are also a couple of worksheets to go with the book as well as a generic book report form for younger students.
123Homeschool4Me - FREE Summer Reading Log and Incentive Ideas – Keep track of the book titles, author, genre, number of pages, start and end dates and if they did a book report with this reading log plus grab some ideas to encourage your child to read.
Country Clip Art - Reading Logs – If you like the rustic theme, then these are exactly the logs for you. There are six different styles to record a variety of information and are available in color or black and white.
Rate the Book Logs
These printables include a place where the child can rate the book.
The Polka Dot Posie - Get Organized for Summer with these FREE Printables – This freebie is actually a collection of colorful organizers that include a reading log.
The Chirping Moms - A Fun Summer Reading Log for Kids – This cheerful log has larger spaces for young children to record their information as well as a column to mention their favorite character in the story.
Real Life at Home - Free Printable Summer Reading Log and Bookmarks to Color – Not can you keep track of the books read with this tracker, but your child can customize the cleverly designed bookmarks in their favorite colors.
Tatertots and Jello - Free Kids Reading Log Printables – This printable use "smilies" for its rating system. Your child can also record the book title and number of pages or minutes read.
Childhood101 - Free Printable Reading Log – Your child can keep track of the number of books they have read with this simple printable that has places to number the books, list the title and give it a star rating.
Kids can not only keep track of how much they have read but also mark their place in the book with these logs.
Paper Trail Design - Summer Reading Log Bookmark Printable Tracker – Print these out from your browser and color in the sun's rays, stars or books to keep track of your reading.
It's Always Autumn - Punch Card Bookmark to Encourage and Reward Reading – Punch out or color the stars on these bookmarks to see how much your child is reading. There are two versions, one with twenty stars and the other with seven to help you set reading goals.
Free Homeschool Deals - Free Instant Download: Reading Book Logs and Book Log Bookmarks – In this packet created by 123Homeschool4Me, not only will you find seven themed reading logs similar to the one mentioned above in the List Logs section, but there are six different themed reading log bookmarks on which you can add your read book titles.
Artsy Fartsy Mama - 100 Book Reading Challenge Bookmarks – Each bookmark has fifty blocks that form the word "Read." Every time your child reads a book, they color a block. The bookmark is created to be two-sided so when all the blocks are colored in, they would have read one hundred books. You could easily modify how they mark the block to be for minutes or whatever you want.
If you have an account at Teachers Pay Teachers there are a ton of free reading logs to choose from there as well.
After you have found the perfect way to keep track of your child's reading progress, be sure to come on by the Co-op and join in this year's 10th Annual Summer Fun Reading Program which runs June 1st through July 17th. It's free and your child will get a reading certificate at the end of the program.