Pom Pom Bookmarks & Book Review {Activity Day Idea}

We had Activity Day this last week. (A twice a month church activity for girls ages 8-12)  They already had a book review scheduled before I was put in as one of the leaders.  I thought it was a great idea but I thought maybe we needed to add a little fun, hands-on project and treat into the activity too.

So as the girl’s arrived they were able to visit the Valentines Day Hot Chocolate Bar. For more details on how I put it together check out my post earlier this week.
Can you tell my the girl’s face that they really, really liked it!

Activity Day

They came up with some pretty creative combinations.  I told them their mother could not blame me if they didn’t eat their dinner that night!!  Total sugar overload!!
Activity Day

But so much fun!

Activity Day

They brought their hot chocolate to the kitchen table and they all had brought a favorite book to share.  They told us a little about the story and why they liked it.

Activity DayI shared with them some of my favorite books from when I was their age like Nancy Drew Mysteries, Little House on the Prairie and Anne of Green Gables.  I also gave them a list of suggested books they might enjoy that came from this great website, A Mighty Girl, that recommends books for certain ages.  Thanks to one of my readers who sent me the link and to many of you who responded to my request on Facebook for book suggestions for girls 8-12 years of age.

After they shared their book we had a little hands on activity and made pom pom book marks.  I had found the idea ovr at Design Mom.  The girl’s loved it.

Activity DayThey chose their favorite color of yarn and got to work.  For a good tutorial on making pom poms check go visit Design Mom.

BookmarksIt does make a bit of a mess as they give their pom pom a haircut but totally worth it.  They turned out so cute.  I’ll be sweeping up little pieces of yarn for a while!

Activity Day
We had a half hour for the activity part and each girl was able to make two bookmarks.


Next Activity:  Pie Making!

For other Activity Day Ideas check out these posts:

Valentine Advent Calender

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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Chelsea says

    Thank you so much for posting about activities day! I was just called to be an activities day leader in my ward. It is so fun to see your ideas!

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