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Spaceship Bookmarks

Mark your place in a good book

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It’s easy to get lost in a good book; these space-themed page holders mark your place. Using scissors and glue, readers exercise their small motor skills while making the bookmarks, and—bonus!—the space theme sparks imagination and conversation.
Spaceship Bookmarks
What You’ll Need
  • Scissors
  • Thin cardboard
  • Markers
  • Foil
  • Glue
  • Colored cardstock
  • Wiggle eyes
What to Do
  1. On thin cardboard, draw the outline of a rocket ship taking off, or a spaceship on a light beam. Cut it out.
  2. Cover the ship with foil. Cut out the exhaust shape or light beam from cardstock, and glue it in place.
  3. Add details with cardstock, markers, and wiggle eyes. Write a message on the cardstock.
  4. Now, rocket into reading with a good book!
Extend the Fun

For younger kids: On the back of your bookmark, draw a character from outer space. Ask your parents to help you learn more about the astronauts; do any of them have a name like yours? Write your name and their name on your bookmark.

For older kids: What’s it like to live aboard the International Space Station for a year? As a family, read aloud excerpts from Scott Kelly’s book, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, to find out. Then ask each other: “If you were going to live on the space station, name five things you’d want to take with you.” Compare your choices with those of your friends and family.

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