A Challenging Month: Our Scholastic #SummerReading Challenges For July

This month was a challenge. In fact, it was filled with challenges – fun summer reading challenges! This summer, the kids and I joined the Scholastic Summer Reading Program, “Power Up & Read” powered by Energizer – and, of course, with constant encouragement from the Energizer Bunny.

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Scholastic and Energizer. All opinions are my own and were not influenced.

Each week this month, we were given a secret envelope that held a challenge, should we have chosen to accept it. We did; how could we refuse?

Week 1 Challenge: Get Out!

The first week of July, Scholastic and Energizer challenged us to read outside with our family, to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and our favorite story. This, indeed, was a challenge for our family. It was for most families in our area because it was the week that there was constant rain with flooding.

The one beautiful day that week, we did something completely different…

Summer reading, summer wedding

While we didn’t get outside as much as we’d liked, the kids still loved opening the envelopes to see what surprises awaited them. Seriously, parents, if you want to get your kids excited about something good, like reading, throw their favorite book and a few fun items in a shiny envelope and you’d be amazed at what happens.

Genius plan, Scholastic. Thank you!


Looks like Ella approves of our Week 2 #SummerReading Challenge from @scholasticinc, powered by @EnergizerBunny! #ad

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Week 2 Challenge: Light It UP!

Summer Reading Challenge in the dark When you open a box that has names like Scholastic, Energizer, and Magic School Bus, you know your day is about to get fun! Our second week challenge was a bedtime reading challenge which allowed us to use a kit sent to us to make a night time reading lamp which was powered by Energizer. It was so much fun, except that someone fell asleep during the story. It may have been me. I will admit to nothing.

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Week 3 Challenge: Wherever You Go 

For our last challenge, we really got carried away. Or, rather, we carried our reading with us! Scholastic sent us this tote that everyone has gone nuts for! And, it expands so we can pack more fun on-the-go this summer. We packed our favorite Scholastic books, our new Magic School Bus night lamp with Energizer batteries and a few other activities that will make the rest of our summer travel so much fun.

We’re loving working with Scholastic and Energizer on the Summer Reading Challenge and can’t wait to share more with you. It’s not too late for your family to sign up!

Power Up & Read Giveaway

In an effort to log as many minutes as possible through the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge AND to break the world record for summer reading, Scholastic is setting special weekly goals for young readers. Every Monday Scholastic will announce a #MondayMinutesGoal, the number of minutes for kids to read together in one week (by the following Monday).

We’re challenging your family to fun summer reading! Our friends at Scholastic and Energizer are giving one lucky As Mom Sees It reader The “Innovation Book Packet” including fiction and nonfiction titles about science and STEM!

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