This summer I decided it was time to do a bookmark contest. I got the idea from the Pendleton Public Library. A coworker of mine had visited them a few years ago and brought back some bookmarks that the kids had made. I finally implemented it this summer and it was a HUGE hit! I don’t even know how many forms we passed out, but it was easily over 200. Out of those we got back 54. I think that’s a pretty good turn out! I told them to design a bookmark based on our Summer Reading theme “Dig Into Reading” and they all did such a great job. There were 3 age groups: 4-7, 8-11, 12-17. There was one winner from each age group and those winners received a $10 gift card to Target, then there was one overall winner who received a $20 gift card to Barnes and Noble Bookstore. And of course all the winners bookmarks were made into bookmarks to be given out at the library. Here are the winning designs, the yellow on is the overall winner:
I made a display with all the other participants so they could see their bookmarks hung up in the library:
This is definitely something I will do every summer! Oh, and here is the handout I made to give the kids for the contest
This week we talked about owls!
The Goldfish By: Laurie Berkner
Shakin’ Everywhere By: Jim Gill
Five Little Owls
Little Owl Lost By: Chris Haughton
A Book of Sleep By: Il Sung Na
Wow! Said the Owl By: Tim Hopgood
Check out my owl tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!
We made these adorable owls out of craft tubes! Notice I didn’t say toilet paper tubes. I don’t like to collect those at work for crafts, it kinda grosses me out. So, I was able to purchase them here!
This week we talked about food!
Fruit Salad Salsa By: Laurie Berkner (We used the parachute for this song and pretended the parachute was the bowl and the kids LOVED it!)
My Ups and Downs By: Jim Gill (since we already had a the parachute out, we did this song too. They loved looking under it when we went up)
I Feel Crazy So I Jump in the Soup By: Laurie Berkner
Ice Cream Colors
The Watermelon Seed By: Greg Pizzoli
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Pop-up version) By: Eric Carle
Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? By: Karen Beaumont
Check out my food tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!
We made ice cream cones out of paper die cuts and decorated them with sprinkles and cherries!
This week we talked about bedtime!
My Bonnie By: Jim Gill (we used scarves)
Bubblegum By: Dr. Jean
5 Little Moons
Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy By: Jan Thomas
Dinosaur VS Bedtime By: Bob Shea
I Dream of an Elephant By: Ami Rubinger (With the flannel)
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! By: Mo Willems
Check out my bedtime tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!
We made bedtime mobiles out of die cuts!