I have to set up reading programs for the summer and am looking for help. Below is what I have come up with, but I need some fine tuning and of course any other suggestions are appreciated as well.
o Summer reading list with a prize for a completed list. Each month there would be a list of books to read (five books? Or book amount/age level? And prize for completion)
o A reading program, similar to Book It!, with a reward attached to the number of books read (probably a school year/year-round initiative) and/or a reading book contest where each book read will equate to one entry in a grand prize drawing / maybe a ticket per book and then a table of what multiple tickets can ‘buy’
o Library Bingo, each bingo square would have a book and the child would have a time period to complete a row, drawing from a prize box upon completion, black out would be entered into a bigger prize
o Couples reading – Two months long (July-August?), a couple reads one book (either personal growth books (drawing closer to Christ) or relationship/marriage books), or two books (?), and discuss, logs there summary of the book(s), are entered into a drawing for a date night prize (prizes for others as well) - for the date night prize I was thinking a gift cert to a schmancy restaurant in the area (maybe something in addition) and for the everybody prize maybe a couples devo? or what else could each participant couple get?
* 6$ gift cert to Culver's (local fast food)
* Book (but what kind of book: a stack they could pick from, a devotional, some other option)
* little things (bracelets, stickers, small puzzles/games, small toy, candy, etc)
* other options?
Lastly could I do the summer reading list in addition to the Book It! style program? I suppose as long as the books counted toward the Book It!, as that would be an ongoing thing and the list would just be per month. Or should they be combined into one big reading list with 'tickets' for each book and prizes per ticket amount?
NOTHING IS TOO RIDICULOUS, PLEASE SHARE ANY AND ALL IDEAS. THANKS FOR ANY HELP OFFERED!