September 2015: Holiday History & Craft

Hmm…September holidays? They’re few and far between.

So how about celebrating National Literacy Month?

If you haven’t guessed already, I love books and reading! When I was younger, my mom almost couldn’t find enough good books for me to read. Here’s a few of my all-time favorites:

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You SeeBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

 

 

 

Make Way For DucklingsMake Way for Ducklings

 

 

 

Little House on the PrairieLittle House on the Prairie

 

 

 

Seaman The Dog Who Explored The West With Lewis and ClarkSeaman: The Dog Who Explored The West With Lewis and Clark

 

 

 

Elsie's GirlhoodElsie’s Girlhood

 

 

 

Carry on Mr. BowditchCarry On, Mr. Bowditch

 

 

 

Pride and PrejudicePride & Prejudice

 

 

 

So books are great, but you know what’s annoying? Losing your place in a really good story…thus the importance of bookmarks!

Let’s make a bookmark…use your imagination…

Make a Bookmark

September Holiday History and CraftWhat You’ll Need:

Cardstock

Pencil

Ruler

Scissors

Hole Punch

Ribbon

Art Supplies

Your Creative Imagination

September Holiday History and CraftBegin by measuring a 2 inch strip on your cardstock with the ruler. Mark with the pencil.

 

 

 

 

September Holiday History and CraftCut on the line, and then punch a hole in the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, the imaginative part… Think of something you like or a book’s theme and create the artwork for the book mark.

September Holiday History and CraftI copied part of an illustration from “Make Way For Ducklings”, colored it, glued it to the bookmark, and wrote the ducklings’ names along the side.

 

 

 

September Holiday History and CraftFor the other bookmark, I used a favorite motivation quote from “Carry On, Mr. Bowditch” and drew the points of a compass to add extra decoration.

What inspires you? What’s your favorite book? Tell us in a comment or share a photo of your finished bookmark on our Facebook Page.

Happy National Literacy Month!

 

 

 

 

About Sarah Kay Bierle

I’m Sarah Kay Bierle, historian, living history enthusiast, and historical fiction writer. When sharing history, I try to keep the facts interesting and understandable. History is about real people, real actions, real effects and it should inspire us today.
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