We have put together some summer challenges for you and your child to complete to keep them busy and get them ready for Year 1.
Sign up for this year’s Tunbridge Wells Library Summer Reading Challenge.
Children can join at any currently open library in the district (Cranbrook, Showfields and Southborough) or online at:
Also, your teachers have set you 10 St Barnabas Reading Challenges to complete over the Summer Holidays.
Challenge 1: Dress Up
Dress up like a character from a favourite story. What can you find around the house to help make your costume?
Challenge 2: Retell It
Pick a story that you know really well. Learn the main parts of the story so that you are able to retell it in your own words.
Challenge 3: Change a Character
Pick a story that you know really well. Change one of the characters to turn it in to a new story. For example, you could take The Tiger that Came to Tea and turn it in to The Spider That Came for Supper.
Challenge 4: Change the Ending
Pick a story that you know really well. Change the ending to turn it in to a new story. For example, you could take We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and make it so they invite the bear in at the end.
Challenge 5: Get Creative
Get inspired by a book you have read. Create a drawing, sculpture or piece of artwork inspired by your book.
Challenge 6: Compare It
Find a well-loved story that has recently been turned into a T.V. programme. The Gruffalo, Zog, The Snail and the Whale, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt or The Tiger that Came to Tea. Read the book and watch the T.V episode. How were they similar? How were they different? Which did you prefer? Why?
Challenge 7: Role Play
Get inspired by a book that you have read. Get in to character and act out part of the story. Try to keep the story going and make up your own parts of the story for the characters that you are playing.
Challenge 8: Role Play Again (But this time with teddies!)
Get inspired by a book you have read. Pick a selection of your toys and teddies to play the main characters. Get your toys and teddies to act out the story. Try to keep the story going and make up your own parts of the story for the characters that you are playing.
Challenge 9: Take it Outside
Pick a book that you love. Pick a setting from the book and take it to a real life location to read. For example, take The Gruffalo to a deep dark wood or The Snail and the Whale to the seaside.
Challenge 10: Make a Book Nook
Make a special place in your house to read. Make it a cosy and snug space place to read on your own or with an adult.
Challenge 1: Baskets
Challenge 2: Number Talks
Challenge 3: Hidden Jewels
Challenge 4: Estimation Station
Challenge 5: Number Book
Challenge 6: Shopping Pirate
Challenge 7: Number Rhymes
Challenge 8: Incey Wincey
Challenge 9: Two Halves
Challenge 10: The Box Game
Acorn Summer Fun
Challenge 1: Discover mini-beasts on a bug hunt.
Challenge 2: Plant and grow seeds.
Challenge 3: Make a mud pie.
Challenge 4: Take a trip to the seaside and dip your feet in the water.
Challenge 5: Make a sofa fort.
Challenge 6: Build a den outside.
Challenge 7: Put your feet into squelchy mud.
Challenge 8: Play hide and seek.
Challenge 9: Make homemade playdough.
Challenge 10: Make paintings using your hand and footprints.
Challenge 11: Use containers you find in your house to have a water fight in the garden.
Challenge 12: Make your own bubble wand and blow bubbles.
Challenge 13: Use flowers, twigs and other things from nature to make pictures.
Challenge 14: Play ‘I Spy’.
Challenge 15: Pretend to be an animal and get others to guess which one you are.
Challenge 16: Turn a cardboard box into a rocket ship or a race car.
Challenge 17: Dress up.
Challenge 18: Have a teddy bear’s picnic.
Challenge 19: Dip things from around your house in paint and use them to print with.
Challenge 20: Climb a hill and roll down it.
If you manage to complete any of these challenges and would like to share them with us, send your pictures or work in to the Summer Challenge email address: