Summer Reading Resources: Challenges, Logs, Activity Calendars

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

Welcome to Summer Spanish!

Below you will find printable materials logs, challenges, and activity calendars to keep kids engaged with Spanish all summer long.

Summer Read and Play Program

Are you wondering what to read? Visit these two pages to explore a wide variety of Spanish reading for kids. Also, watch your email for new activities every week.

Reading Challenges

Below you’ll find our reading challenges for Summer Spanish Read and Play.

For more information and suggestions for what to read, check out the post about these challenges here: Spanish Summer Reading Challenges.

Summer Reading Progress Sheet

When you read in Spanish, color or put on a sticker on your progress sheet. We have lots of designs below. When you finish one, print a new log and keep reading!

Circle of Kids Log

Spanish reading challenges keep kids engaged with language during the summer months.

Bear on the Couch Reading Book Log

This log 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?

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 Bingo Card Challenges

Use this challenge to encourage kids to read in Spanish.

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.

Spanish Photo Challenges

Summer Photo Challenge

Use this photo challenge in Spanish to engage kids with language.

This photo challenge in Spanish is an engaging, kid-centered activity. It’s creative, personal, and learners of all levels can take and talk about photos. Find more information and the printable version here: Photo Challenge for Spanish Learners.

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

Below you’ll find 3 sets of activity calendars. The summer of 2020 is posing new challenges, so we haven’t created new calendars, but there are lots of fun activities you can do on these.

Activities for kids to practice Spanish during summer 2019.

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.

We published two calendars for June and July 2019 with different levels of activities, so you can mix and match ideas that are most appropriate for your family or students.

Spanish Activity Calendars – June 2019

Spanish Activity Calendars – July 2019

Activity Calendars 2018

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.

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.