2020 Summer Reading Challenges
Happy Thursday!! We are gearing up for our new seasonal Reading Challenge release of the year: the summer edition!
In case you haven't heard, we started seasonal reading challenges with our spring challenges and we plan to do them for all the seasons of the year.
Our Summer stuff will be live in a special summer section tomorrow, Friday 4/17 at 10am CST. If you're interested in some of the other release items, be sure you check out the new release section as well.
I've included this countdown so you can add it to your calendar if you'd like or just so you know the exact time in relation to your time zone!
If you'd rather hear me outline everything as you look at the blog post or while you're doing something else, I've just uploaded this video you can watch here:
Just like our spring challenge, our summer challenge has a list of 15 book prompts and as you finish each prompt, you'll use a sticker to cover a book on a bookshelf. The idea is that by the end of the season, you'll have a full color bookshelf.
This is largely a self start challenge, but we kind of plan for our Summer Challenge to be for the months of June, July and August. You can start chatting about your plans in the Creating & Co Book Club whenever you're ready!
In case this is your first challenge with us, here's how it works:
- Each prompt on the challenge has a number that corresponds to it. Let's say for the first book you read, you pick the first prompt of a book with travel.
- You can write in the title of the book you read in the challenge table
- And then pick a book sticker that looks like the one that has the 1 on it in the empty shelf. Place that book sticker over the greyed out book labeled 1 on the shelf!
- Repeat until you fill up your shelf!
All of our challenges come in multiple sizes and each will contain a blank bookshelf, a table for the prompts and the book stickers themselves.
The first one (shown above) is a note page sticker set designed for planners that are approx 7'' wide and 9'' tall. Planners that I know of that will use this size are: Erin Condren, Classic Happy Planner, Recollections. Others may include Yellow Paper House, Plum Paper Planner, etc.
The next size is a 4.75" x 6.75" set. This one will come with a cut out sticker/dashboard. This is created so that if you'd like, you can just hole punch it and place it in your planner BUT it is made with our sticker paper so you can also peel the backing off to put it in your planner a different way.
We also have a size that is perfect for the hobonichi weeks or print pression weeks. Other planners that this may fit in are personal size planners. The dashboard stickers themselves are 3.25" wide and 6.75" tall.
Finally, we have two of our separated version. This version has all of the elements of the challenge dashboard stickers--headers, bookshelf, and the challenge table but they are all separated so that you can arrange them how you like. This format is perfect for bullet journalers or those who would like to display their shelf in their own way.
We have a smaller size that is perfect for mini happy planners, b6 planners, etc with a bookshelf that is about 5'' wide.
We also have a larger size that is perfect for larger planners with a bookshelf that is 6.4" wide.
Finally, this challenge release is extra exciting because we are also releasing a kit and teen version! We designed the kid version to be for elementary aged kids and the teen for middle school aged kids. Anyone in high school that wants to complete the challenge can use the regular challenge edition.
Each of the kid and teen challenges come in only our largest size and each one will come folded down the middle as a "dashboard" so that you can peel the backing off and stick it in a planner OR use it on the refrigerator or bulletin board or wherever you'd like!
We are also going to be releasing a "year long" challenge for kids and teens. Each of the "year long" challenges will have 15 prompts. The summer challenges will have 10 prompts each.
Finally, we're going to try out doing a printable version of the challenge! We wanted to try it out for this challenge in particular because I know some are unable to receive mail currently and I didn't want to exclude anyone. For this one, I've created a blank bookshelf like the ones above, but instead of book stickers, you can color each book as you finish it!
Now, let me show you these prompts. If you want an explanation for each one, just check out the video above. I explain them all within the first fifteen minutes of the video.
If you'd like, you can right click and save this image so that you can print it yourself. If you'd like to get the tables for the other challenges, head over to our dropbox folder.
One of the best parts of the seasonal reading challenges is that we're able to do a release of our bookshelf washi for each season as well as a release of all of our most popular reading stickers in a seasonal color palette!
Our washi sets HAVE been known to sell out and some sell out rather quickly so make sure you get there right at 10am CST to have your best chance to get it!
We will also be releasing a full weekly kit line including all four of our current kit formats along with the add ons and items that come with our exclusive themes!
We also have a number of functional items that will be released that match this color palette so you can use them all season long. Many of them are pictured in this mock layout.
There are a few brand new reading related functional stickers that aren't shown here so like I said, just make sure you check out that new release section!
Finally, we're also doing a FREE #stayhomeandread challenge! Like the summer version, I envision us coloring in the books as we complete them! I tried to pick prompts that were relaxing and reminiscent of the things I've seen people reading lately in book groups.
WHEW I think that's all I've got for you right now! There is no way I shared everything in this blog post, so make sure you set aside some time to browse tomorrow and set an alarm for 10am CST so you can make sure to get your hands on everything!
We'll see you in the facebook groups! <3