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Summer Reading Bingo | Free Printable

Print your free Summer Reading Bingo below!

My children could not be more excited that summer is finally here! They’ve enjoyed the first week of summer by traveling to grandparents houses, playing outside, and getting in as much screen time as we’ll allow.

And I honestly don’t blame them.

School is hard work and they need to be able to enjoy the time off and fun that the summer brings.

But since I know how hard they worked throughout the school year, I don’t want their little brains to regress during the laziness of the summer months. I want to make sure their brain stays sharp and ready for the next school year.

Summer Reading Bingo

Get your kids excited about reading during the summer with this Summer Reading Bingo printable. It's the perfect way to reward reading while also making it exciting.

Some kids love reading, while some kids don’t. Some kids will need more encouragement to complete the Summer Reading Bingo, while others will breeze right through it. I totally get it. I have three children and they are all so incredibly different.

I wanted to create a Summer Reading Bingo that included some fun activities as well as just normal, every day reading. I think there is a good mix of reading tasks to keep everyone interested in reading through the summer.

And because a game of Bingo is incomplete without rewards, there is a place for you to specify the reward for both BINGO and BLACKOUT.

Get your kids excited about reading during the summer with this Summer Reading Bingo printable. It's the perfect way to reward reading while also making it exciting.

Obviously rewards will vary depending on the child and his/her likes. For a Bingo around here, they get to choose from:

  • dinner of choice at home
  • dessert after dinner
  • extra screen time
  • later bedtime
  • no chores for a day

And here are some suggestions for a Blackout:

  • date for frozen yogurt
  • gift card to Barnes & Noble
  • family-activity of choice
  • movie date
  • sleepover

Get your kids excited about reading during the summer with this Summer Reading Bingo printable. It's the perfect way to reward reading while also making it exciting.

You know what your children like. Try to make the rewards something they actually want to work for.

Reading is so important and it’s so easy for children to get out of the habit of reading each day during the summer. Help them and gently remind them of the importance of reading with this Summer Reading Bingo.

Print your Summer Reading Bingo boards!

What do you do to encourage your children to read?

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    This is fantastic!! I need a good way to keep my youngest engaged in reading this summer and this sounds like the perfect way.

  2. 2

    OH my gosh that is awesome! I love this idea! This would defiantly keep my kiddo reading all summer!

  3. 3

    This is such an awesome idea! I read to my girls just about every night. My youngest can’t read yet, but my oldest is learning to read and doing well with it. I love this bingo idea for reading!

  4. 4

    What an incredibly cute idea!! I just might give this to my teenager, she is into Sherlock Holmes at the moment. Thank you!!

  5. 5

    Oh, this is going to be so great for my daughter. We will have lots of fun with this! I am excited. Thanks for the printable!

  6. 6

    Reading Bingo sounds like a cool idea. I consider myself to be very lucky because I have two children that are very big lovers of reading. They can generally be found with a book in their hands. I will definitely share your printable.

  7. 7

    I am totally up for this! Truly love this idea. I had to do summer reading for school back in high school and it’s something that I feel has helped me since – it’s really broadened my mind and introduced me to great literature!

  8. 8

    That looks like a fun activity! i need as many of those as i can get. I’ll try and print those out, thanks for the printable

  9. 9

    This is such a good idea to encourage reading! I’ll have to share with my friends who have older kids!

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    Jennifer says:

    This is a great printable to keep the kids busy and away from the screen. My kids love to read but always need the extra push to pick up a book vs the video games.

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    Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This is a great way to keep kids reading over the summer break. My kids love to read. We go to the bookstore every week to pick out something new.

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    Lisa Bristol says:

    I will have to try this with my kids this summer. We just got library cards and the kids are excited to use them.

  13. 13

    I’m so in love with this! I had to share it too since I know many moms are having this same issue. Thanks for this one!

  14. 14

    This is such a fun way to encourage reading! I can;t wait until my kids are old enough for something like this!

  15. 15

    Thankfully my kids never needed the encouragement. They loved it naturally, probably because I always did and still do.

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    Amy Desrosiers says:

    This is such a great idea! I can already hear the groans from my kids about reading!

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    Paula H says:

    I totally love this idea!! Reading is such an important skill to ensure life long success. This makes it fun and rewarding, kids love incentives

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