Pressed Flower Bookmarks

There has been a lot of reading going on in our house this summer… With our oldest daughter starting to read longer books (Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo is her favorite series right now), we have found the need to have bookmarks close at hand. After unveiling our newly pressed flowers, we thought they would be perfect for bookmarks.

The girls were so delighted with the results that they wanted to share the process. I dropped a few of the photos into imovie and they retold all of the steps involved in making the bookmarks. Making the movie was a really valuable experience… The girls insisted on coming up with the script themselves and the photos acted as great prompts. It was a great exercise in sequencing and verbally recounting their story.

Note: The “Self-Sealing Laminating Pouches” by Scotch work much better than the “Self-Sealing Laminating Sheets”


With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.



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