Frugal Kid – Military Thank You Bookmarks

May 19th is Armed Forces Day and since we should all be appreciative of our military, I thought it would be nice to do a craft based on this holiday!

Military Thank You Bookmarks

I was told that soldiers overseas read a lot so I thought it would be nice to make some bookmarks that could help them keep their place while reading!

Card Stock
Clip Art
Glue/Mod Podge

1. Cut out bookmarks from white or colored card stock.
2. Have your child color and decorate them, including a “Thank You” Message.

3. Cover the completed book marks with Mod Podge to protect the homemade gifts.

Educational/Other Activities

  • Language Arts: Have your child create thank you cards to go with the bookmarks.
  • Science: Discuss magnets and their properties. Then create a magnetic picture frame to honor a soldier your family knows.
  • Create A Care Package: Include the book mark and other needed items for the soldier. Some frequently requested items are deodorant, snack mixes, ziploc bags, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sunscreen, phone cards, etc.

If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page.


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  1. says

    As an additional education connection, you could have a world map with locations of US military bases labeled (or have the child label depending on age, etc.) and then the child could identify the place the bookmarks would be sent. Or you could narrow it down to a particular area of the world (map of Europe, map of the Middle East, etc.). Just my two cents as a social studies teacher.

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