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 See?
Make Way for Ducklings
Little House on the Prairie
Seaman: The Dog Who Explored The West With Lewis and Clark
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Pride & 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
What You’ll Need:
Your Creative Imagination
Begin by measuring a 2 inch strip on your cardstock with the ruler. Mark with the pencil.
Cut 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.
I 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.
For 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!