Keeping your child reading and engaged in educational activities during the summer can be tough but Scholastic makes reading easy, fun, and engaging with the annual Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.
The 2017 theme is Happy Camper Take a Reading Adventure and you can sign your child up now. Each week, your family will log the minutes your child reads in order to unlock virtual prizes. You'll also receive book recommendations and be able to enter the summer sweepstakes to win KLUTZ books.
To share this theme, print out the Happy Camper Word Search below for your child.
Camping-inspired vocabulary words are found at the bottom of the sheet in the puzzle. Discuss each word's meaning with your child.
Words can be by found going across, up and down, and diagonally in the puzzle. Your child can circle the words he finds, and then cross each one off the list when found.
For an extra activity, have your child turn the word search over and draw a picture of a camping scene. Encourage your child to label the picture or write a story to go along with it. This provides another opportunity for your child to interact with the camping vocabulary words and practice his writing skills.
So pack up the kids and their backpacks with activities like these this summer, and enjoy a season of learning together.