Which kid doesn't love a session a chance to get fully creative with bits of colourful paper added to the mix? Making bookmarks does just that! In this activity, facilitators can simply supply children with the required materials and watch them get creative. Who knows? The bookmarks they make might just inspire them to pick up a book and stay glued to it!
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Coloured paper (scrap paper can also be used)
The resources required for each student might vary according to the bookmark they choose to make. Feel free to add more accessible everyday materials to the list.
Craftsperson | Origami Artist
Special Instructions for Teachers:
The bookmark ideas in the instruction video are just samples. Encourage students to think beyond that and ensure that they add their own creative twists to the bookmarks they make. They can even exhibit their work at the end of the session so students can derive ideas from each other's work.
Go for quantity
Ask students to make as many bookmarks as possible so that they can put them to use for themselves, and circulate them as gifts for all their loved ones. Encourage them to get extra creative for bookmarks that they'd like to gift, but ensure that children do not waste resources.
Appreciate even the smallest innovations
Students tend to associate creativity and innovations with some huge new idea or something groundbreaking. Break that myth by appreciating them for even the tiniest new idea they come up with while making their bookmarks.
Talk about the importance of reading
Take this activity as a chance to stress the importance of reading. Talk about some interesting books suited for their grade level. You can even invite some students to talk about some books that they recently read.
Have fun making and share the works of your students with the hashtag #projectprayogshala to get featured!