Encourage students to read during the holidays with one of these color-in booklets. Then in January, host a "Welcome Back Hot Chocolate Party" for those holiday readers. (I try to pick the coldest and ugliest day of the week). This project can also be tied to the "Read to Succeed - Free Magic Mountain Ticket" program. All details, links, and printables are included.
The program is really simple. For every 15 minutes the students read, they get to color in a section. The entire picture represents 3 hours of reading - which is half way to the Read to Succeed Goal.
I have used this idea for several years now, and have seen great mid-year progress in reading scores. They love the reward of a January Hot Chocolate Party partnered with the healthy snacks.
There is a regular version and an editable version in case you need to change number of minutes a student reads to color a section. There are two different color pages to choose from as well as two title pages in each theme. Themes include:
Holiday Reading ~ SnowmanHoliday Reading ~ Tiger ThemeHoliday Reading ~ Penguin StyleHoliday Reading ~ Christmas Tree ThemeReading Through the Holidays Challenge ~ Thanksgiving