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KERA Summer Learning Challenge

We’re so excited that you’re joining KERA Kids for our Summer Learning Challenge! Children and families can earn points and receive special KERA and PBS gifts and prizes for completing summer activities.

Get started by registering, then download the resources below. Check back for new material each month.



July’s theme: There’s a World to Discover!

July Resources

JULY ACTIVITY BOOKLET: Download this month’s fun booklet featuring your favorite PBS KIDS characters.

READING CHART: Did you run out of room on your reading chart last month? Print another chart if so. We encourage you to visit your local library to stock up on this month’s reading. Any book counts, but we’ve included suggestions below in the Calendar Resources section.

JULY CALENDAR: Save or print July’s Summer Learning Challenge calendar. In the section below, match up the resources with each date on the calendar.

» Calendar resources:


When you’re finished

You must earn at least 50 points to complete the Summer Learning Challenge.

When your family has completed the checklist, sign the first page and email a picture of it before Aug. 14, 2017, to [email protected] or mail a copy to:

KERA Summer Learning Challenge
3000 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75201

Each child will receive a special KERA Kids Prize Pack after we receive your completed checklist and photos of your Summer of Adventure!

Summer-Long Resources


Summer Reading Challenge checklist (this is what you’ll fill out and send to us at the end of the summer)

Summer reading chart (print more over the summer when you run out of room!)

The KERA Summer Challenge Passport (Another handy resource for tracking your progress)

» Download these additional materials for an even more adventurous summer of learning:

• Check out the super summer fun book (in English or en Español) and join WordGirl for an adventurous summer filled with fun activities.

• Visit your local library and check out a few books for summer reading. Here’s an all-ages summer reading list to help you get started.

• Visually track the books you’ve read! In addition to logging your reading on the summer reading chart, create a sunshiny DIY reading log for your wall.


Previous resources

Looking for last month’s Summer Learning Challenge resources? They’re right here.

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