Summer reading challenges can be a fun way to get some extra reading in during the summer and also earn prizes. Here are some 2023 reading challenges I’ve come across.
Lamplighter Reading Challenge: The Resolution
The Lamplighter Reading Challenge is based on three biblical figures used to portray our Christian walk: the Athlete, the Farmer and the Soldier. Each of these figures has activites in three different categories: Mental, Physical, and Spiritual. I love how this challenge includes a variety of activities besides reading books. Some of the activities mentioned are going on a hike, doing a word study on the word soldier, memorizing Scripture, helping someone anonymously, or building a Lego model for a scene in a book.
By completing the activities, you can earn gift certificates for free audio dramas in the Lamplighter store. We’ve earned many audio dramas this way.
Timberdoodle Summer Reading Challenge
The Timberdoodle Reading Challenge focuses on STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This is a fun challenge that encourages you to read books that are often overlooked.
Each family that completes the challenge earns a $10 Timberdoodle gift certificate. Each family member that finishes is also entered in a grand prize drawing of a $500 gift certificate.
Keys for Kids: WORD with Zach
Do you want to encourage your child to learn the habit of daily time in God’s Word? Keys for Kids has a summer challenge designed to do just that. Each day your child is supposed to read the short devotional and accompanying Scripture. If they complete the month, you mark it off online and they are entered to win a prize.
Thanks to Wendy in the comments for making me aware of this one!
Book It! Program
I loved doing this program as a kid and earning free pizza. I haven’t participated in years so I don’t know if it works the same way, but you can check it out here: Book It! Programs.
Other Summer Reading Challenges
Make sure you also check out your local library to see if they have a summer reading program.
Do you know of any great summer reading programs I’ve overlooked?