Summer Reading Program Resources: Challenges, Logs, Activity Calendars

Spanish summer reading program resources including challenges, logs and certificates.

Summer Spanish 2018 was a great success! Again, thousands of kids read in Spanish, completed play and reading challenges and kept up their language skills during the summer. Of course, you can use these summer reading program resources all year long. Keep reading and playing in Spanish, and join us again in the summer of 2019.

Here you will find printable materials logs, challenges, activity calendars and certificates. New summer reading program resources are added throughout the summer months. If you haven’t registered, sign up now. It’s free, and you will be entered to win great Spanish prizes in grab bag giveaways all summer long and our end-of-summer giveaway.

Are you wondering what to read? Visit these two pages to explore a wide variety of Spanish reading for kids.

Questions? Check out the Summer Spanish Read and Play FAQ page or contact us using the tab in the top menu. We’re happy to help!

Certificate of Achievement

A certificate to recognize the effort kids put into reading in Spanish.

Summer Reading Certificate 2018

This certificate of achievement is one of the summer reading program resouces available to parents and teachers.

Spanish Photo Challenge

Taking and talking about photos kids develop language skills! There are suggestions for using the challenge and printable version in the post Spanish Photo Challenge, or click on the image.

Reading and speaking practice with a Spanish photo challenge.

Activity Calendars 2018

Summer activity calendars divide Spanish learning into manageable bits that fit busy schedules. The interactive links go to a variety of learning materials. First, download the PDF of the calendar. Then you can click through to Spanish games, songs, videos and printable activities.

There are two calendars for June and July 2018 with different levels of activities, so you can mix and match ideas that are most appropriate for your family or students. Click on the images for the PDFs.

Spanish for kids on a summer activity calendar.

Spanish for kids on a summer activity calendar.


The Spanish Playground summer activity calendar 2018 has music, art and reading activities for elementary students.

Try reading, art activities, games and songs in Spanish with the summer activity calendar 2018.

Summer Reading Book Logs

When you read a book in Spanish, color part of the log. When all the picture is all colored, print a new log and keep reading!

Our log for Summer 2018, leaves room for your child to draw herself, other people or whatever she likes into the picture. Who or what is on the couch with the bear?

Scroll down for more logs, as well as reading and play challenges.

2018 Reading Book Log

Kids color part of this printable Spanish reading progress sheet each time they finish reading a book.

Books on a Blanket Log

A Spanish reading log for children to color as they finish books during the summer.

Flower Circle Book Log

A log for kids to color each time they finish a book in Spanish.

Armadillo Book Log 

A log to record books read during the summer reading program.

Write-in-Titles Progress Sheet

With this log, kids can write in titles and keep track of favorite books.

Spanish Summer reading log for kids

Printable Spanish Bookmarks– These bookmarks celebrate reading and encourage kids to read more. They are black and white so kids can add their own color, decorations and style.

These printable Spanish bookmarks encourage kids to read in their second language.

Play in Spanish Challenges

We hope that kids will read and speak Spanish this summer. The bingo card challenges below have quick Spanish speaking activities that do not require any special materials. Kids color the square when they have done an activity. There are two levels and an English translation of each level for the convenience of parents and care providers. Read more about these speaking activities: Play Challenge 1 and Play Challenge 2

Play Challenge 1

Juego en español 1 – Level 1
Juego en español 1 – Level 1 English

Juego en español 1 – Level 2
Juego en español 1 – Level 2 English

A bingo card style challenge to encourage children to play in Spanish.

Play Challenge 2

Play in Spanish Speaking Challenge 2 – Level 1
Play in Spanish Speaking Challenge 2 – Level 2

Speaking Challenge English 2 – Level 1
Speaking Challenge English 2 – Level 2

Kids get Spanish speaking practice with a series of short, theme-based activities.

Spanish Gratitude Journals

The Spanish gratitude journals ask children to think about the book they have read and identify something they like in the story or illustrations that they also have in their own lives. In addition to encouraging children to reflect on positive things in their lives, this Spanish gratitude journal reinforces relevant vocabulary.

Find more information and the complete downloads.

A Spanish gratitude journal based on books kids read to help them recognize things they appreciate in their lives.

Summer Reading Challenges

Spanish Reading Challenge Bingo Card

Kids cross off squares in this Spanish reading challenge each time they finish a book.

Bingo Card Challenge 2

Summer reading program resources include this bingo card reading challenge for Spanish summer reading.

15 Things to Read in Spanish Besides Books

A printable challenge and resources for finding comics, recipes, signs, photo captions and more.

This reading challenge encourages kids to read different types of text.

June Activity Calendars 2017

June Spanish Activity Calendar Level 1

An activity calendar for June with songs, videos, games and activities for Spanish learners.

June Spanish Activity Calendar Level 2

Kids find games, songs, videos and printable activities on Spanish activity calendars.

July Activity Calendar 2017

Spanish Activity Calendar July 2017

This activity calendar has games, songs, videos and reading activities for summer Spanish.