Looking for an easy craft for kids? These dog and cat bookmarks are not only adorable, but they’ll also help encourage your little ones to grow their love for reading! These adorable cat and dog bookmarks are perfect for saving your place in a beloved book when it’s time to go outside and play.
Pets make great companions for kids. Dogs are playful and protective while cats can be aloof but affectionate. The beagle and Siamese cat are two pets featured in our Yowie Gummies series, and both make wonderful pets. That’s why we’ve created this easy craft for kids that your little ones can decorate however they like to mark their place when reading their favorite books.
Yowie Pet-Themed Bookmark Craft for Kids
What you’ll need:
- Card stock
- Crayons, colored pencils and/or markers
How to Make Your Cat and Dog Bookmarks
Step One: Print out our printable template on card stock paper.
Step Two: Color the puppy, cat and both collars using crayons, markers or colored pencils.
Step Three: Carefully cut out all 4 items.
Step Four: Choose which pet will go on which collar. Position and glue each pet onto the top square tab of each collar by adding a small amount of glue to the tab and pressing it to the back of the pet. Allow the glue time to dry.
Step Five: Give each pet a name and write it in the name tag area of each collar.
Step Six: Happy Summer Reading!
Benefits of Reading with Children
Reading not only helps to teach your child to get to know sounds, words and language, but it also helps to develop early literacy skills. There’s also the benefit of learning to value books and stories. Reading is a way for you to bond with your little ones, sharing stories you loved as a child and connecting to them over nostalgia. A few more ways that reading regularly is beneficial for kids:
- Helps brain development and boosts social and communication skills.
- Helps to deal with new experiences and emotions.
- Builds vocabulary.
- Increases empathy.
- Improves concentration.
- Teaches them about the world around them.
- Helps to develop their imagination.
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