July Summer Reading Hub: Activities, Reading Lists & Freebies

Posted on July 1, 2020

July is here and so is the next edition of the Reader Rewards Summer Reading Hub! With new activities, recommended reads, and free downloadables, there's something for the whole family to enjoy. Once you've completed an activity or read one of the listed books, don't forget to let us know in the July Summer Giveaway Activity for a chance to win a Book Lover's Prize Basket!


Activity: Macaroni Necklace Craft

Inspired by the story of Joseph’s colorful coat as retold in God’s Special Plan (check out the free downloadable sampler below), this classic craft project is fun and easy for kids of all ages. Help your child color uncooked macaroni or penne noodles with markers or paint. String onto yarn to create necklaces and bracelets. Make some extras to give to friends!

Reading List:

God’s Special Plan by Tyndale and Group Publishing

Hands-On Bible NLT

How Much is a Little Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander

A Hero’s Prayer by Sheri Rose Shepherd

The Dead Sea Squirrels Series by Mike Nawrocki

Free Download:

Sampler of God’s Special Plan

Tweens & Teens

Activity: Seekers Puzzles

Download a free sampler from Seekers: An Interactive Family Adventure in Following Jesus and choose one (or all!) of the puzzles to complete. This mystery-solving adventure through God’s Word is full of clues and colorful illustrations to help kids and tweens engage with the Bible while having fun!

Reading List:

All-Caps YOU by Emma Mae Jenkins

Larger-Than-Life Lara by Dandi Daley Mackal

The Crescent Stone by Matt Mikalatos

Red Rock Mysteries by Jerry B. Jenkins & Chris Fabry

Free Download: Seekers Puzzles


Activity: Hope Journal Prompts

We could all use some more hope, especially these days! Paired with beautiful artwork and promises from Scripture, these downloadable journal prompts will help you focus on God’s faithfulness in challenging circumstances. Spread hope by sharing with a friend; you can post the link to social media, or print extra pages to give away!

Reading List:

Infinite Hope in the Midst of Struggles by Joni and Friends, Inc.

Beach Haven by T.I. Lowe

The Jerusalem Assassin by Joel C. Rosenberg

Conquer Worry and Anxiety by Daniel G. Amen, MD

Free Download: Artwork and journaling pages from Infinite Hope in the Midst of Struggles