If you’re working in an Australian school, or someone who values reading with kids, you’re probably preparing for Children’s Book Week 2014. You may already have seen a huge list of ideas for celebrating over at The Book Chook within an article called Activities for Children’s Book Week 2014. But then I found more ideas! So today at The Book Chook, you’ll find Last Minute Ideas for Children’s Book Week.
In conjunction with that post, below is a free PDF for you to download of 15cm x 5cm bookmarks kids can create. I would suggest thin card as the best to print onto. With the first two, children can simply cut and paste together. In the third, they can design their own quote and cute creature to remind them about Connect to Reading. If you’d like to promote The Book Chook, perhaps to encourage others to visit it, I’ve added a fourth bookmark you can use. Kids can mix and match, pasting two together to form a bookmark that might help them remember how to make connections to what they read. Or you might decide to have them use one printed side, and have them decorate the other with book characters they like.
(Click to go to PDF download page, and scroll down.)