This post is brought to you by Scholastic and ENERGIZER® Batteries. All opinions are my own.Power up and Read with the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and the Energizer Bunny

As you know, Jacob has been participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading challenge this year. He does it every year. I think it’s a great way to encourage kids to read, especially since they have such fun rewards throughout the season. Jacob’s been unlocking cool extras, like bonus stories from some of the hottest children’s authors. I’ve been checking out all the amazing resources for parents.

Throughout the month of July, we participated in some fun challenges with Scholastic! I shared them on my social media, but I’ll share them again in case you missed them.

We Got Carried Away with Summer Reading

A Month of Fun Summer Reading Challenges

During the first week, we were challenged to get outside and read. It rained most of the week, but we took advantage of a rare sunny moment to hit the deck…literally. Jacob and the Energizer Bunny sat outside on our favorite fuzzy blanket and read the wacky adventures of the Magic School Bus and their Electric Field Trip.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: Hitting the deck on a sunny day to read about electricity with the Energizer Bunny

The second week, he took the story even further with a Magic Schoolbus kit full of projects focusing on electricity. We made circuits and, using Energizer batteries, we actually made a lightbulb light up! Before we could do our experiments, though, Jake and the Energizer Bunny had to read up on the directions. They got comfy in my new bed and read through the booklet to decide which tasks we’d try first.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Week 2

After trying our own experiments, Jake was even more excited to read Extreme Experiments, one of the books we received in our Innovation Kit back at the beginning of the summer. I don’t think we’ll be trying any of those anytime soon! One of those experiments was the A-Bomb! Jake proved that it’s always a good time to read, even when you’re out for a nature walk. We bring books with us everywhere we go, you just never know when you’re going to find that perfect quite reading spot. Find more Scholastic Resources to keep your kids reading all summer long!

Scholastic Week 3

Keep Your Child’s Imagination Going and Going


When your child reads, their imagination just keeps going and going, like the Energizer Bunny! Energizer is the sponsor of this year’s Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. They help inspire kids to Power Up and Read by powering the tools that drive imaginations and inventions. Throughout the event (and through 10/31), purchase specially marked packages of Energizer batteries and you could instantly win amazing prizes, including a family trip to New York City! Learn more about the Energizer® Instant Win Game

Sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge now. It runs through September 4th, so you still have plenty of time to rack up those minutes and earn badges. You can also earn entries into cool sweepstakes. Follow @Scholastic on Twitter and like the Energizer® Bunny on Facebook to keep up with news.

Encourage Reading with Monday Minutes

Looking for even more encouragement to get your kids reading? In an effort to log as many minutes as possible AND break the world record for summer reading, Scholastic is setting special weekly goals for readers. Every month, they’ll announce a #MondayMinutesGoal. This goal is the number of minutes for kids to read together in one week by the following Monday. Have your kids participate and share their success by:

  • Logging his or her minutes on the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Website or on a paper log, or even on a plain piece of paper.
  • Take a picture of your child proudly displaying those minutes
  • Share it on your favorite social media accounts using #MondayMinutesGoal and #SummerReading!



What books have your and your kids loved reading this summer? Tell me in the comments!