Toddler Activities: Make a Bookmark
Toddler Activities like making a bookmark can help encourage "reading". Also a great activity for a small group of toddlers.
Using a few simple materials your child can make a personalized bookmark.
Cut cardstock into 8" x 2 1/4" for your base.
Cut a colored construction or cardstock paper into 4 1/2" x 2 1/4" pieces.
Cut wrapping paper, or patterned scrapbook paper into 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" pieces
Colored button, foam piece, sticker, sequin or other embellishment
Hole Punch (shaped punches add a little design to the bookmark.
Non toxic Elmer's Glue
Yarn or ribbon
- Select colors to be used.
- Have child lay out pieces from large to small.
- Glue paper pieces together.
- Glue embellishment (button, sticker, etc.
- Punch hole and tie ribbon or yarn through hole.
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
Gluesticks can be used for the paper and are generally easier for younger children to handle.
Putting glue on both surfaces to be stuck together makes a stronger bond.
Having a sample available makes it easier for child to visualize end product.
Having embellishments like buttons may need a stronger glue like Aleene's
Use other types of materials like felt or material scraps. You may need Fabri Tac for this to adhere properly. Fabri tac
is an excellent bond but will require adult supervision.
Great activity for small groups of children.
Have picture of child to put on instead of button.
Ask your child which color he/she wants to use.
See if your child can tell you what shapes they are working with.
There are lots of opportunities for discussion even in a simple toddler activity such as this.
Discuss the sizes of the rectangles. Use different vocabulary to describe the shapes. "Which is the largest rectangle?
Which rectangle is the smallest? What color is the biggest rectangle?"