I think that making book marks is a great activity for kids. We’ve done it a number of times over the years. It lends itself to many different themes and mediums. One Christmas I had kidlet make them as gifts, using holiday stamps and glitter.
At my son’s harvest party yesterday I ran an activity table, and bookmarks are what I chose to offer. I used scrapbook supplies. I cut card stock and patterned paper to size, gathered up a bunch of embellishments, ribbons and some small rubber stamp alphabets and let the kids decorate them as as they liked. I have a Xyron Creative Station, so I bought a fresh roll of lamination for it, and took that to help make the bookmarks a little more durable and permanent.
Everyone turned out very different. (Hopefully I’ll be able to add some process shots later. I was so busy I didn’t get to take any myself, but another mom did and she said she would email the photos to me). Here’s a few of them finished:
Several of the kids in the class (Kindergarten) said they were starting chapter books and were already using bookmarks and were very excited to have one they made themselves. Plus, my husband complains about my leaving my books propped open all over the place, so I plan to snitch one of my son’s to use. I think he’ll get a kick out of mommy using his work!