Here is a list of fun reading challenges that children can begin to complete over the half term and continue after. The children's class teachers would love to hear about any children who manage to do any of these challenges. Emails to class teachers can be sent via the usual email@example.com email address.
EYFS (Nursery & Reception) Reading Challenges:
1. Share a book outside.
2. Share a book about your favourite TV character
3. Share a book of poetry (or find poems online to read together).
4. Make a den to share a book in.
5. Find a picture book with no words and make up a story to go with the pictures.
6. Share a rhyming book.
7. Choose a book you can try to read yourself.
8. Share a book that you loved when you were a baby.
9. Read out loud to someone in your family.
10. Share a book whose cover is your favourite colour.
KS1 (Year 1 & Year 2) Reading Challenges:
1. Read to your pet. If you don’t have a pet, read to a soft toy.
2. Read a book in the bath – mind you don’t drop it!
3. Read under the covers with a torch.
4. Read a comic.
5. Read a book about animals.
6. Read for 20 minutes straight.
7. Listen to an audiobook.
8. Read a bedtime story to someone in your family.
9. Read a book from the library (most libraries let you borrow e-books online).
10. Read a book by an author who has the same initials as you.
11. Read a book about your favourite hobby or interest – for example, performing, football, art, rugby, superheroes or space.
12. Read a book set in the past.
13. Read a book by Roald Dahl.
14. Read a book with a one-word title.
15. Read a joke book.
16. Read a book by Enid Blyton.
17. Draw a picture of a character from your favourite book.
18. Read an adventure story.
19. Read a book that your teacher loves.
20. Read a book that teaches you a new skill – for example, a recipe book, or a book of magic tricks.
21. Read a non-fiction book.
22. Read a book by Dr Seuss.
23. Read a book set in a school.
24. Read a book by Michael Rosen.
25. Read a book with more than six chapters.
KS2 (Years 3 to 6) Reading Challenges:
1. Read a book that was written in the year you were born.
2. Read a
3. Read for an hour straight
4. Read to a younger brother or sister, if you have one.
5. Read a book with over 100 pages.
6. Read a book with a friend – take it in turns to read a chapter out loud. You can do this on FaceTime, Zoom, Houseparty or Messenger while schools are closed but don't forget to get permission first.
7. Read a biography.
8. Find a word that you don’t know in your reading book and look it up using a dictionary. You could find a notebook and make your own list of new words.
9. Read your best friend’s favourite book.
10. Read a
11. Read a book that your someone in your family loved when they were little.
12. Review a book that you’ve enjoyed.
13. Read a Narnia book.
14. Read a mystery story like a Famous Five story.
15. Read a book that’s been made into a film, or watch a film based on a children’s book.
16. Play 20 Questions about book characters: think of a character, and see whether your family members can guess who it is.
17. Read a book written by an author who has the same first name as you.
18. Read a fantasy book.
19. Read a Harry Potter book.
20. Read a book written by an author who also writes books for adults.
21. Read a book set in the future.
22. Choose a word from a book and use a thesaurus to find other words that the author could have used.
23. Choose and read a book just because you like its cover.