Last year we were all cooped up with the pandemic and it was a challenge to get out. This summer we can go almost anywhere again. So why not take a good book along? Rather than just sitting on the couch as usual, you can change your scenery a little. Discover some fun places to read your books this summer with this free bingo printable.
Have you ever read by the light of a flashlight or a lantern? How about reading by a campfire? Or maybe you have a favorite tree in the backyard. Pull up a chair or set up a hammock and read under its leafy branches.
Choose a Variety of Fun Places to Read
I recently read at a beach. So I can mark that one off. I even snapped a picture of it because the scenery was so gorgeous. Admittedly, the book wasn’t as engrossing as the setting, so I didn’t dive into the pages too much. But I wasn’t sad about it. Instead, I enjoyed a beautiful day with family—and a bit of reading.
In this next picture, I thoroughly enjoyed my book in this beautiful setting. Across from me was a huge mountain, and mountain goats were balancing on the tiniest crags of rocks. It was unbelievable! Of course, I put my book down to watch them, but when their show was over, I had a great book to resume. The mountains have always been a gorgeous escape for me. In fact, if I have to choose beaches or mountains, I choose mountains. They somehow speak to me. I love hiking in them, watching the wildlife, and showing my kids the beauties of nature’s mountains. I suppose the same can be said for enjoying the beaches too. But I do love my trees, shade, and mountain streams.
Share the Fun with Family and Friends
I have a neighborhood bookclub, so I’m going to share some of these fun bingo cards with the ladies. Even if we all just make it out to a fun spot in the yard to read for a bit, it’s worth the effort. Soaking up a little Vitamin D, sipping on a summer drink, lounging on a lawn chair . . . I’m pretty sure I could get used to that.
My son also spotted these cards and wanted one. He knows I love to promote anything to do with reading, so I’m gladly counting him in on the fun. I’m sure he’ll have this bingo card completed in a week. We might have to set a rule that he picks one or two places a day—so as not to use up the whole card in a couple of days. I think when we get bingo, we’ll treat ourselves to a little something cold and refreshing. For blackout? Maybe we make a trip to the bookstore . . . for more books!
I like to send my color prints to a professional printer, but if you have a great printer at home, you should be just fine. I designed these as a set of six cards, each one slightly different, to allow an entire family or group of friends to participate together, especially if they’re competing for a bingo prize.
I recommend color prints on cardstock. Laminate them if you wish and use dry-erase markers or stickers to mark the squares. Or simply write on them and use just one season. They print on standard 8.5 x 11 paper. Your download is for free personal use as long as the logo is included. Commercial use is not allowed without written consent from Mrs. Lady Wordsmith.
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