Summer Reading: Beach Themed Reading Charts

Summer is here and we are always looking to do something different at our house! This year we are doing some reading challenges to help with the summer. Every summer we try and read as many books as we can. It is fun and the girls and I love it.

To help with some of our challenges I made a few new reading charts. There are two different types to help our summer: ABC Themed challenge and 100 Charts.

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Beach is one of our favorite summer themes. We love keeping track of our reading. I know that times just reading books over and over can be boring for kids. To help with the summer bored in reading I made these fun charts with a beach theme.

There are three kinds of charts. The 100 charts, the ABC by Authors Name and ABC by book title. All three can be used at different levels. They are fun in their own way.

The Beach Themed Reading Charts

The 100 charts are fun because you color in a shell for each book you read. Or if the kids are older have them color in a chapter in their book that they read. It helps you have a great time during the summer seeing just how much you have read.

They have 1 to 100 and 101 to 200 for kids to use.

Free Beach Themed Reading Charts: ABC Theme for Book Title & Author and 100 Charts are great for helping give kids a fun way to read books during the summer - 3Dinosaurs.com

We also have two ABC theme reading challenges. I’m going to explain each of these

The first is the ABC theme. You look for a book the starts with a letter from the alphabet. You can start at “a” or any other letter you want. I love to have them two it first in order and then mixed up.

I challenged my girls this year to start with the letter “A”. You can see the chart we are using and the first book they found: A Rock Can Be . . . .

This allows you to find new books you have not read in a while or new books by new authors to read.

Free Beach Themed Reading Charts: ABC Theme for Book Title & Author and 100 Charts are great for helping give kids a fun way to read books during the summer - 3Dinosaurs.com

The last beach reading chart is also based on ABCs but this one goes by the author’s last name! This is a great library search because you can look for new books while searching through the shelves. We might find an author we have never read before. We have found many great book finds this way.

You can see the book they picked out to start was Edgar Gets Ready for Bed by Jennifer Adams. Adams starts with A!

Free Beach Themed Reading Charts: ABC Theme for Book Title & Author and 100 Charts are great for helping give kids a fun way to read books during the summer - 3Dinosaurs.com

Each of these is fun for kids to use and loads of fun to change up your summer reading.

What you will find in these Beach Themed Reading Chart Printables:

  • Shell themed 100 charts: 1 to 100 & 101-200
  • ABC Theme for book title
  • ABC Theme for author last name
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Check out these other Beach printables & activities:

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15+ 4th of July and American Revolution Printables & Activities

The 4th of July And American Revolution printables and activities on the site can be used for so many different USA themed holidays. A love of these could be done for flag day, Memorial Day and more.

The Fourth of July is a great holiday during the summer and kids love to have variety. Plus there is great history in the American Revolution. I’ve got a few printables that work around those themes and great hands-on and crafts for kids.

As more is added on the site it will be added here.

15+ 4th of July and American Revolution - printables, crafts, painting, sensory bin, trip reviews and more!

4th of July & American Revolution Printables:

There are several different types of printables in this set. You are going to find themed packs, numbers, easy reader books and more. It covers a lot of history and 4th of July themes.

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Themed Packs
The 4th of July pack great learning about about a lot of the American Symbols and what they are. This pack is over 75 pages long. It was made to go with this book: America the Beautiful: Together We Stand

The American Revolutionary War Pack is over 110 pages long and has great information for learning about the war for all ages. It is good for ages 2 to 8 or 9. There are several books it was made to go with: Let It Begin Here!: Lexington & Concord: First Battles of the American Revolution, George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides, The Battles of Lexington and Concord (The American Revolution), American Revolution from A to Z, The and Paul Revere’s Ride.

Learn To Ready & ABC Printables
The USA Symbols ABC Themed Easy Reader Book is a great way to explore symbols of America.

Numbers & Math Printables
The Hands-On Fourth of July Ten Frame Cards is a great hands-on way to work on different numbers from 1 to 10.

A afun way to work on numbers with the USA Theme Number Color & Trace set. This has numbers 0 to 20.

Other Printables
4th of July Placemats a great for the 4th of July, Flag Day and Memorial Day.

4th of July Dot Marker Set is available that FreeHomeschoolDeals.com. This was one of my monthly contributor printable posts.

Here are some other 4th of July Printables:

4th of July & American Revolution Crafts & Activities

There are so many different and fun craft and activities you can do. We have done a few over the years. You are going to find painting, crafts and sensory bins that we have done. Each of them has been loads of fun.

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Arts & Crafts
This Q-Tip American Flag is a great fine motor activity. It could also be done with just paints.

The Yarn American Flag is another fun activity to develop fine motor skills and learn about the flag. This is also good for recognizing patterns.

Stamping Stars and Flags is a fun stamping activity uses flags and stars to stamp the United States Flag Colors.

Stars & Flag Watercolor Painting is a fun painting activity for the holiday with cookie cutters!

The tissue paper lanterns are fun craft to make for Paul Revere’s ride.

Cotton Ball Wigs are a great thing to make for Presidents Day or a revolutionary carft.

Making Penny Rubbings is a great President days activity.

This star craft is lots of fun and great for doing some fine motor development.

Star Sensory Bin
This is a fun star themed sensory bin that is great for the 4th of July!

This American Revolution Sensory Bin has some fun interaction with the revolutionary way. It is a good way to look at the soldiers and the different types of positions they had.

Here are some other 4th of July or Revolutionary War Crafts:

Trip Reviews

Boston Trip: Tall Ships, Old North Church
This Boston trip covers some of the Red Line trail and the Old North Church where Paul Revere saw the lanterns.

Boston Trip: Tall Ships, Old North Church

Minute Man National Historic Park Trip Review
The Minute Man National Historic Park is a great look at the battle road in Concord and Lexington.

Minute Man National Historic Park Trip Review

I hope that you enjoy this collection of activities and ideas.

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

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Beach Themed Number & Letter Sorting

Beach has always been a favorite theme on the site. I love putting out something for it every year. I love that you can also use the theme in winter as a looking towards summer as well.

Today I have a fun letter and number sorting activity. I thought it would be fun to have an activity that works on using both! You get to have a fun time sorting shells.

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There are many different ways that teachers work on letters and numbers. I know that recognizing that they are different is one way. I made this fun set to work on this learning skill.

The set has all 26 letters of the alphabet in uppercase and lowercase and numbers 1 to 24. I have both sets of letters because some people work just uppercase or just lowercase.

Each letter and number is on a shell to be sorted.

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There are two buckets with the words letters and numbers. This is the sorting mat that you can use with kids.

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How we used these Beach Letter & Number Sorting printables

You can give them a set number of letter and numbers to sort in a sensory bin. This allows them to see some of the letter and numbers and have some sensory play.

Free Beach Themed Number & Letter Sorting - plus a few other ways to use this printables - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you have younger kids start of just one of the cases of letters. If they are older have them sort a mixed set of uppercase and lowercase letters.

Free Beach Themed Number & Letter Sorting - plus a few other ways to use this printables - 3Dinosaurs.com

After you have sorted them you can have them write out the letters and number they sort on a piece of blank paper. We use the beach themed writing paper. They traced each letter across one line.

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Because the set has uppercase and lowercase letters you can do some matching. It is a fun way to reuse letters.

Free Beach Themed Number & Letter Sorting - plus a few other ways to use this printables - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can also use the numbers for counting activities. You can give them a number and some unifix cubes and have them match the number.

Free Beach Themed Number & Letter Sorting - plus a few other ways to use this printables - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in these free Beach Letter & Number Sorting printables

  • All 26 uppercase letters
  • All 26 lowercase letters
  • Numbers 1 to 24
  • Pail for sorting letters and numbers
  • 6 pages of printables

Free Beach Themed Number & Letter Sorting - All 26 letters with uppercase and lowercase options and nubmers 1 to 24 with sorting mats - 3Dinosaurs.com


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