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Free Summer Reading Programs!

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Kids Summer Reading Programs

FREE Summer Reading Programs

School is almost out for the summer and I thought this would be a great time to share this huge list of FREE Summer Reading Programs I have compiled for you.

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There are a LOT of great programs that your children can take advantage of to earn FREE books, prizes, and cash!

You can print out this list of FREE Summer Reading Programs here.

Junie B Jones Reading Club – Sign up and get a FREE starter Kit that includes a copy of Junie B Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Activity sheets and a membership ID card while supplies last.

Book Adventure - Sylvan offers this FREE reading incentive program. Basically your child reads books and then takes a simple comprehension quiz to make sure they understood what they read.  The quiz is usually about 10 questions long.  They earn points based on how much they remember from reading the book.

There are hundreds of books to choose from in all reading levels.  These are common books that can be found at your local library.  Once they have earned enough points they can trade them in for some really neat prizes!

Half Price Books – They are offering kids ages 14 and under a chance to earn a $5 Gift Card for reading just 15 each day throughout the summer!

Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays - Your child can earn a FREE movie ticket from National Amusements Theaters when they read a book and complete a book report.

Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination - This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives your child the ability to earn a FREE book after reading 8 books and keeping track of them in a reading log.

Local Public Library - Don’t forget to check out your local libraries to find out which programs they’ll be offering this summer.  My kids have participated in several Summer reading Programs through the library and it always includes FREE books & prizes.

TD Bank Summer Reading Program – Read and keep track of 10 books this summer and your child will get $10 added to their Young Saver Account FREE!

Chuck E. Cheese - Earn 10 FREE tokens every time your child reads for 2 weeks in a row.  Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free token.

Scholastic Summer Challenge - Log in your reading minutes to the Scholastic site and your child will be able to participate in a World Record challenge as well as earn digital prizes!

Pottery Barn Summer Reading Challenge - Open only to children under 10 years of age on any day during the promotion period. Must present completed Award-Winning or Early Reader book list to receive a free book at participating Pottery Barn Kids stores.

Programs like these are a great way to encourage our children to continue reading throughout the summer months.  If you know of any other programs that aren’t listed here, please feel free to leave the information in a comment below.

You can find LOTS more Educational Freebies here!

My Job Chart – FREE Chore System That Works!

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250X300_Mother_Daughter2 I am not too ashamed to admit it.  I used bribery rewards to motivate my kids to keep up with their chores when they were growing up.

When they were little, a new toy or treat worked very well.  As my kids grew older, these things were replaced with cold hard cash because let’s face it cash can be a great motivator.

I am really excited to share My Job Chart with you!

My Job Chart is the free, easy to use, online chore chart and reward system for organizing and motivating your kids to learn first hand how to Save, Share and Spend.

And did I already happen to mention that it is FREE?!!

  • My Job Chart is the free, easy to use, online chore chart and reward system for teaching, organizing and motivating your kids to Save, Share and Spend responsibly.
  • My Job Chart makes it easy for parents to assign chores and more motivating and meaningful for children to fulfill them.
  • My Job Chart facilitates fun, engaging, hands-on learning for kids on the ABCs of prosperity including saving, sharing and spending.
  • My Job Chart gives parents the satisfaction of seeing their kids gain the foundation skills of a strong work ethic and financial responsibility.
  • My Job Chart takes the struggle out of instilling a strong work ethic in kids.

LOGIN_SCREENYou can set up an account FREE for each of your kids and combine cash with a system that also teaches them how to not only earn, but manage their earnings as well. You assign the chores and the point value for each chore.

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They can login each day to see what their chores are, and as they complete them they earn points.  The points can then be shared with a charity your child wants to help, spent on things that you and them choose together on Amazon or saved.

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Amazon.com is integrated into the program so when they decide they want to spend their points they can shop on Amazon right through the MyJobChart program.

As the parent, you will get an email anytime your child spends on Amazon with all of the details of their purchase so that you can approve it and finalize the purchase.

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With school just around the corner, now is a great time to start implementing a chore program that will make everyone’s daily life smoother.

My Job Chart teaches the value of hard work in a way that kids will love!

Check it out here, and sign up FREE!

Homemade Resurrection Eggs Printables + Instructions

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When my kids were younger, I always loved sharing the story of Christ using our own Resurrection Eggs.

You can buy the Complete Resurrection Eggs Kit for $19.99 or you can make your own using the directions below.

All you need is a package of 12 plastic easter Eggs, an empty egg carton, and the printable Resurrection Eggs Scripture Verses below.

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Large version

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Smaller version

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You can choose to add small trinkets to the eggs too if you think that will help your little ones understand the story better.

  • a small blade of grass to represent a palm branch at Jesus’ triumphal entry.
  • 3 quarters to represent the 30 pieces of silver that Judas Iscariot received
  • a cracker to represent the Last Supper
  • a tiny piece of paper rolled into a scroll to represent Jesus’ prayer in the garden
  • a piece of rope or yarn to represent the soldier’s whipping Jesus
  • a thorn to represent the crown of thorns
  • 2 small nails to represent the nails and the cross
  • Mini dice to represent the soldier’s casting lots for Jesus’ clothes
  • a toothpick with one end broken off to represent the spear piercing Jesus’ side
  • a piece thin white fabric to represent Joseph wrapping Jesus in clean linen cloth
  • a rock to represent the stone rolled in front of the tomb
  • the final egg is empty to represent the empty tomb.

If you don’t want to gather the trinkets or want a less expensive version, you can just use the FREE Resurrection Eggs Printable trinkets instead.

Using a permanent marker, number each of the 12 plastic eggs 1-12 and fill each egg with the correct scripture and trinkets.

This is a great way to share the Resurrection Story with even your littlest ones.

I also think this is a great Printable Resurrection Egg idea too!

Sofia the First FREE Activity Sheets

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Download FREE Sofia the First Activity Sheets.

American Girl Club (FREE)

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The freebie I’m sharing today is really neat if you have young girls!

My daughter loved American Girl when she was younger and I know this would have been a really fun addition to our ordinary homeschool days.

Welcome to the CurrClick Live Online American Girl Club!

Do you have little girls who are in love with the American Girl dolls and stories? Well this club is for you and your family! You’ll have access to a safe, online environment for your kids to make new friends, learn about history and do arts and crafts. Did I mention this club is 100% free!

Club Specifics:

  • NEW meetings will take place twice per month.
  • Meetings will last 45 minutes.
  • Meetings will be run by volunteers and CurrClick parents. Lessons will be taught by our main moderator and teacher Loretta Rhodes.
  • Each month will have a theme, a lesson plan, arts and crafts, and snack idea.
  • To give more members a chance to attend, each month will have 2 identical meetings.
  • A few days before each meeting, registrants will receive an Adobe Connect meeting room link and a list of needed supplies.

Our Featured American Girl:

Meet Marie-Grace is our featured book for April.

History: New Orleans in 1853

Our schedule for the identical meetings for April is as follows: 

Wednesday, April 30 @    1:00 PM CST

Wednesday, April 30 @    2:30 PM CST

Wednesday, April 30 @    4:00 PM CST

All meetings will be identical. Choose the time that works best for you on our club day!

Sign up for the CurrClick Live Online American Girl Club here!

Top Educational Freebies 3/29

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Educational-FreebiesFree Kindle Books For Children – The top 100 completely FREE Kindle Books for kids!

Free App Friday - 30 completely free apps on 3/28/14

Free BIG Handbook of Nature Study (books 1 – 6 in PDF form)

  • Book 1: Introduction & Teacher’s Guide
  • Book 2: Birds & Fish
  • Book 3: Reptiles, Amphibians, & Mammals
  • Book 4: Insects & Invertebrates
  • Book 5: Trees & Plant Life
  • Book 6: Earth, Water Sky

LEGO Build - Google Chrome application that lets you build online with virtual legos!

Free Spring Number Activities Set For Preschoolers

Maps Of The World – 96,000 completely free maps of the world!

Complete 10-week poetry course for kids

Free Puzzlemaker – create and print customized word search, cross-cross, math puzzles, and more using your word lists.

Free Everyday Arithmetic Book (geared towards 5th – 6th graders)

Daily Grammar - free online grammar program with 440 lessons and 88 quizzes!

Reading Eggs FREE 14 Day Trial

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