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:





Hole Punch


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!





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