Bookmark Craft | Shapes Practice | Home and Hearts Theme | Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
| Objectives > This activity will help children learn shapes, U.S.A.
patriotic colors and how shapes create things.
The craft and activities can focus on a holiday as a gift, such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day or Grandparent's Day, Christmas or other special gift giving holidays your family celebrates.
Present or reinforce letters of the alphabet listed int he materials column.
Foster a love for reading and caring for books, and to celebrate various literacy related events listed in holidays and events index.
Discuss the role of the community helper > The Librarian and the importance of our national, public and school libraries. Libraries are special homes for books, and other types of information.
Review and select educational themes to discuss prior and during the bookmark assembly:
Activity > Visual Arts and Literacy > Book Activity: The Shape of Things author Dayle Ann Doods,
Illustrated by Julie Lacome
Refer to this related book activity to present how shapes form things. It is the perfect companion to presenting the shapes concept used for assembling the bookmark craft below. Tell the children they will make a a special bookmark shaped like a house made of shapes.
Instead of the book mentioned above include a patriotic theme holiday book or online story. Tell the children they will make a special bookmark to use for their favorite books or to make as a gift.
Activity > Books > Reading > What is a bookmark and how to use it >
There are two bookmark texts to select from. Select and discuss the text and the importance of reading. Engage the children in a dialogue about what books and magazines they enjoy the most and how a bookmark is used.
Activity > Alphabet > listed in the materials column
Activity > Community helpers > The Librarian | My Neighborhood > Our libraries >
Resource: Listen and Read: Librarian @ teacher.scholastic.com
This bookmark craft is a good opportunity to
celebrate that very special visit to get a child's library card.
Identify all shapes for all
pieces on the template: bookmark & door (rectangles), the
hearts, the roof (triangles). Discuss the colors, on the
template (red & blue) or the colors chosen by the children to
color the pieces. Some children like to discuss the colors as
they choose them while coloring or painting the templates.
Other activities: Visit the Homes
and Houses theme section for additional crafts and activities
* crayons, markers
* Read instructions for optional
materials to use
|Alphabet > Letter H > House, Home & Heart or Letter V > Valentine | Books > The Shape of Things | Community Helpers > The Librarian | Crafts > Shapes > Bookmarks > Homes | Colors > Red, Blue | Numbers > Counting, Sizing & Sorting | Holidays & Events > Various holidays and literacy events|