2023 Reading Challenge for Kids, Plus FREE Bookmarks!

A creative challenge to keep your kids reading all year long

By Sarah Hauge, publisher of Macaroni KID Englewood, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Colo. January 17, 2023

Are you bored with your child's bedtime story routine? Have the repetitive themes and characters become uninspiring? It's time for a library overhaul! There's no doubt that reading is important, but keeping kids (and their parents) motivated to read each and every day can often be an uphill battle. 

Macaroni KID is ready to help! Working toward a simple reading challenge can keep kids inspired to read all year long, and we've made it even easier by providing you with FREE printable bookmarks that give kids incentive to read.

Get your free printable reading challenge checklist bookmarks now!

About the challenge: Simply read a book that meets these criteria, and then mark it off your bookmark! Here are just a few of our ideas for a reading challenge to get you started:

Read a book...

With your favorite number in the title
With a car on the cover
With a purple spine
About feelings
Recommended by a family member
Released in 2023
With a Newbery Medal
That starts with the letter "P"
On a Battle of the Books reading list
Set in India
Set in the future
That ends with "happily ever after"

Macaroni KID tip: Print these bookmarks on heavy cardstock paper and cut out.

Head to your local library and make it an adventure to find new books that fit our "2023 Reading Challenge for Kids" themes. Once you've completed the challenge, celebrate your success and come up with your own reading challenge to try it all again!

Sarah Hauge is the publisher of Macaroni KID Englewood, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Colo.