Here’s an adorable penguin heart bookmark that’s perfect for the festive season! Now you have a cute li’l book buddy for all your holiday reading!
Have you noticed that a lot of the recent conversations on climate change are about the Arctic and Antarctic regions? The amount of ice that is melting is a good measure of global warming, and so is the health of the animals that live in those parts. And that’s why penguins are so important!
In fact, several studies have found a direct link between the penguin population and climate change. This is particularly because penguins are easy to track, owing to their black coats against the white ice, and the fact that they nest on land.
With Penguin Awareness Day coming up on 20th January, it’s a good time to learn more about these amazing creatures. While older kids can watch documentaries, younger kids can start with some fun books about penguins.
5 Fun Kids Books about Penguins
- Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime! by Cate Berry
- If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor
- A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis
- Nothing Ever Happens at the South Pole by Stan and Jan Berenstain
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
Now that you have your books all ready, how about a little reading buddy to give you company? If you’re wondering who that could be, we’ve got just the guy – a penguin heart bookmark!
Adorable Penguin Heart Bookmark Craft
- Colored craft paper
- Sharpies or colored markers
- A pair of scissors
- Craft glue
How to make the Penguin Heart Bookmark:
1. Download and print the penguin heart bookmark template. The template contains parts of our penguin, like teh body, the tummy, the arms, the beak, the feet and the heart.
2. Trace the parts of the penguin template on craft papers of the appropriate colors and cut them out. We’ve chosen black and white for the penguin’s body, and orange for the feet and beak. For the heart, you can go with either red or pink.
3. Now that all your parts are ready, let’s start attaching the parts of the penguin! Stick the white part of the body on the black base.
4. Attach the feet to the bottom edge of the white body.
5. Our penguin heart bookmark needs his arms…or wings! Take one of the wings and apply some glue on the straight edge. Stick this edge on the side of the body, leaving the other end of the wing free.
6. Take the other wing and repeat the previous step.
7. Since this is a penguin heart bookmark, we need to have a heart! Take the heart cutout and apply a drop of glue on one side of it, as shown here.
8. Place the glued part of the heart under the free end of the wing.
9. Use a sharpie to draw the eyes of the penguin heart bookmark.
10. Use a pink marker to draw blush spots on both cheeks. Finally, stick a beak cutout at the top, between the eyes. That’s it – your penguin heart bookmark is done!
To use this penguin heart bookmark, simply insert your page under the wings and heart. It looks like your reading buddy is telling you how much he loves this book! This cute little bookmark would make a great gift for your friend this season and also works well as a stocking stuffer!
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