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Wednesday
May312017

14 Summer Reading Programs

1.) BARNES & NOBLE

 

Through September 5th, Barnes & Noble will be hosting a Summer Reading Program where kiddos can earn a completely FREE book in the following easy steps!

  1. Head over here and download the summer reading journal.
  2. Have your child read ANY 8 books this summer and record them in the journal.
  3. Head to your nearest Barnes & Noble and turn in the completed journal by September 5th, 2017. Find a location near you here.
  4. Choose a free book from the books listed on the back of the reading journal – limit one free book per child!

2.) BAREFOOT BOOKS

 

Whenever you sign up for the Barefoot Books Summer Reading Club, you’ll get FREE access to the members-only Summer Reading Clubhouse, where you’ll find the following…

  • A Members’ Only discount — 25% off your next purchase (code expires 5/31/2017)
  • An exclusive color-in membership certificate for your child
  • A kid-friendly reading log, so your child can track this summer’s adventures
  • Recommended books list, highlighting my favorite Books for Social-Emotional Learning, Diverse & Inclusive Books, Global Books and Books for a Greener Planet
  • The first official Club activity for your child to enjoy
  • And more — all for FREE!

All of this will be emailed for FREE to your inbox when you join their Summer Reading Club.


3.) CHUCK E. CHEESE

 

Chuck E. Cheese has a reading program (as well as other reward programs) where kids can earn 10 FREE Chuck E. Cheese tokens for reading every day for 2 weeks. This promotion is valid all year round. (A food purchase is required)


4.) HALF PRICE BOOKS

 

For the month of June AND July 2017 only, kids 14 and under can earn $5 Bookworm Bucks (i.e. store credit) to use on anything in the store whenever they’ve read 300+ minutes. Just download and use this reading log, add up your minutes and have a parent or guardian initial each week.

Then bring the reading log to your local Half Price Books to claim your Bookworm Bucks on or before August 31st, 2017. Each child can earn $5 Bookworm Bucks for the month of June AND $5 for July.


5.) SCHOLASTIC SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

 

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a FREE online reading program for children that runs now through September 8th, 2017. After registering, kiddos can read as many minutes as they can, log their minutes and then earn virtual prizes! Go here for more details and to see the book list.


6.) PIZZA HUT BOOK IT! PROGRAM

 

To help increase reading time during the summer months, the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program has partnered with Candlewick Press to bring your kids summer reading activities. Just go here and click on the links to learn more about the books and download the activities. Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook for chances to win awesome prize packs this summer!


7.) LIFEWAY SUMMER READING QUEST

 

Starting June 1st through August 31st, LifeWay stores are launching their 2017 Summer Reading Quest with Bibleman. This program is geared toward grades 1 through 6, but all are welcome to join in the adventure. Just read six books over the course of the summer and memorize six Scripture verses.

Then turn in a completed summer reading journal by August 31st at your local LifeWay store to earn a FREE book (choose from 6 options) and a new FREE Bible or devotional!


8.) TD BANK SUMMER READING PROGRAM

 

If you have a TD Bank near you, kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade can earn $10 to be deposited into their new or existing TD Bank Young Saver Account when they read 10 books (will need form of ID for child opening new account). Starting June 1st through August 31st, participating kids need to:

  1. Read 10 books this summer
  2. Print out the Summer Reading Form
  3. Write down the names of the books they’ve read
  4. Take the form to the nearest TD Bank
  5. Watch $10 be deposited into a new or existing Young Saver Account

NOTE – They have not updated the landing page or reading form yet but I did chat with a customer service rep and they are planning to update the information very soon so be sure to check back!


9.) BOOKS-A-MILLION

 

This summer, whenever you read any 4 books from the Books-A-Million Summer Reading Challenge selection in-stores and online, you’ll receive a FREE Maze Runner series water bottle! Note that you must present the completed reading journal in-stores to receive the water bottle, while supplies last.


10.) SYNC AUDIOBOOKS FOR TEENS

 

SYNC is a FREE program for readers ages 13+ that gives away 2 FREE complete audiobook downloads every week each Summer. Through August 17th, each week SYNC features high interest titles, based on weekly themes, and the files are available from Thursday morning 7AM Eastern Time until the following Thursday morning at 7am Eastern time when the new audiobook titles become available.

The audiobook downloads are in MP3 format and delivered through the OverDrive app which can be easily downloaded for FREE. Go here for more information and to download your FREE audiobooks.


11.) SHOWCASE CINEMAS

 

During the summer months, Showcase Cinemas offers Bookworm Wednesdays that entitles kids toFREE admission to a select children’s film when they present a book report at a participating Cinema de Lux, Showcase, or Multiplex Cinemas box office. Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six years of age receive FREE admission and do not need to submit a book report.


12.) POTTERY BARN KIDS

Every Tuesday at 11AM, attend FREE Story Time at your local Pottery Barn Kids with readings, activities and more. Plus, become a Pottery Barn Kids Club member and you’ll get a special surprise after attending five events (possibly a $10 off purchase coupon, free book, or other prize).


13.) SYLVAN’S BOOK ADVENTURE

 

Sylvan’s reading program called Book Adventure encourages kids from grades K-8 to read books and then take online quizzes over the books to earn points. These points can then be redeemed for prizes from the Prize Library like books, magazine subscriptions, tattoos, candy, CD’s and more.

Parents and teachers will even have the opportunity to track their child’s/students work (just click on the “Teacher’s Lounge” OR “Parents Place”). Go here to get started searching for a book or check out this video or this page for more details and information.


14.) H-E-BUDDY SUMMER READING CLUB

 

If you live in Texas and are between the ages of 3-12, consider participating in the H‑E‑Buddy 2017 Summer Reading Program! Just read ten books by October 1st and record them on this reading log. Each time you log a book, have an adult initial by the title so you get credit for reading. Once the log is complete, mail the form to the address below, and you’ll be rewarded with a FREE T‑shirt.

H‑E‑Buddy 2017 Summer Reading Program
10530 Sentinel
San Antonio, TX 78217

Thanks TotallyTarget!

Wednesday
Apr192017

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program - Grades 1-6. Kids Earn a FREE Book!

KIDS EARN A FREE BOOK:

The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is here to help you on your way, encouraging you to read books of your own choosing and earn a FREE book, simply by following these three easy steps:

1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 16th and September 5th, 2017. Find a Store
3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.

Tuesday
Apr112017

Regal: 50% off Concessions, More

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Join here and get 25% off any candy with a paid admission on Mondays and 50% off any size fresh popcorn with a paid admission on Tuesdays (Limit 1 per transaction). Plus, download the Regal Cinemas mobile app and enjoy monthly coupons. The coupon available this month is 15% off an April’s Combo: a Large Popcorn, Large Soft Drink and Hot Dog!

Monday
Apr182016

Watermelon Ice Cream Pops

All you need:

2 pints strawberry ice cream (or cherry), slightly softened
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips 
1 pint pistachio ice cream (we used mint chocolate chip)
10 popsicle sticks (optional)

Preparation

Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap. 

In a medium bowl, mix strawberry ice cream with mini chocolate chips. Pour ice cream into loaf pan. 

Spread a layer of ice cream over the strawberry layer. Place sticks down the middle of the loaf pan. Place into the freezer for a few hours until firm. 

Once firm, remove from the loaf pan and slice the ice cream in between each stick to make an ice pop! I just cut them into slices, look how cute!

Eat immediately or place them into individual baggies and keep them in the freezer until ready to eat.

Thursday
Jul022015

How to Make an Edible Swan From An Apple

How to make an edible swan from an apple, so adorable and clever! Get instructions here.