One thing I love about the summer is the summer reading that our library has. It is fun, and my girls have just loved doing it. Now that we are in school and they are reading the same stuff they read during the summer but always seems to be twice as hard to get them to read.
I wanted to make way for them to read and have fun. I’ve always made themed reading charts for them to use. They love using them. I do as well. Now I wanted a full set for everything that they could use together for a month. This was when I thought that transportation themed reading charts would be a great theme for us to use. Plus we can use it at any time.
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I love the way kids love to fill out charts. During the summer my girls rush to fill out the summer reading charts, and I love seeing how they smile when they read. That is what reading should be smiling.
A huge part of the summer reading program is something they can do daily and charts to fill in. I’ve made several 100 charts and weekly reading charts to help out with this. It helps my girls keep reading and plus I get to see what they like to read. Plus it also gets them reading beyond what the schools are asking them to read.
There are many ways to keep track of your reading. You can do it weekly, monthly, or however, you want. I find that having this monthly theme going each month makes it tons of fun for at least my girls. They want to read more and find it fun. We are doing minutes and books for this month. They can keep track of their charts how they want, but we have the ones to keep track of on the back of their folders. One is a 100 chart, and the other is a 30 minutes chart.
One cool part of this set is the daily spinning activity. There is a spinner that you can fill with things. We used the Melissa & Doug Vehicles Stamp Set on it. I put one or two stamps in each part of the wheel. Every day they can spin the wheel and add the stamp they spun to their decorating page. I put these pages in the center of the folders. We use a pencil or pen sometimes to make the spinners. After they spin they get to stamp the decorating page.
On the decorating page, they put the stamp wherever they want. As time goes by it will fill up. I have used big stamps, small stamp, and stickers with these pages. It is all fun. Plus they can color the page as the month goes on.
For every ten books that my youngest reads, she gets to put a sticker on the decorating page. For every three hours, my older girls read they get to put a stick on the page, plus earn a ticket to turn in for other things. We have ticks for computer time, watching tv time or saving up the tickets and get a reward for finishing the chart. One of my girls wants a 3D drawing pen for hers. Also for my older two for every 12 hours they read, I’ll buy them a book they want and for every 30 books my youngest read I’ll get her a book.
Things to use with the Transportation Reading Charts Printable
What you will find in the Free Transportation Reading Charts:
- transportation theme for the set
- 1 to 100 and 101 to 200 reading charts
- 30 minutes reading chart that goes up to 36 hours
- 1 Weekly Reading Chart for Book Bags
- 1 Weekly Reading Chart for chapter books
- 1 Weekly Reading Chart for books and minutes
- 1 Weekly Reading Chart for tallying up the books for each day
- Daily spin chart and decorating pages
- Author – Title – Date Charts 1 through 100
Check out these other Transportation activities:
- Fun Transportation Easy Reader Book For Kids
- Flying Fun Air Vehicle Themed Counting Mats
- Zooming Transportation Themed Addition Clip Cards
Check out all the printables from the 31 Days of Free Printables October 2016!
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com