Celebrate National Read Across America Day, or Dr. Seuss Day, by reading interesting Dr. Seuss books and making this free printable The Cat in the Hat bookmark.
What’s your child’s favorite Dr. Seuss book? We love Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You’ll Go, and recently we started reading the books in The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library. They are all so wonderful and fun!
But when you think about Dr. Seuss, one book in particular always comes to mind. I am talking about The Cat in the Hat, of course!
Every year, we celebrate National Read Across America Day on March 2nd, which is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. And what better way to honor the man behind all these whimsical books than to read all your favorites with your kids? Whatever book you choose to read, your kids will love making, coloring, and using these The Cat in the Hat printable bookmarks so they don’t lose their place in the book.
This free Dr. Seuss printable is easy to download and create. If you want to make a fancy tassel with your bookmark, I have included the detailed instructions below. It’s easier than you think! The tassel is completely optional, you can simply let your kids decorate the bookmark and use it as is.
Let’s make a bookmark of our favorite The Cat in the Hat character that will encourage your kids to read!
Free Printable The Cat in the Hat Bookmark
- Crayons or Markers
- Hole Punch
- Free The Cat in the Hat bookmark template
- Optional: Laminator
Step 1: Decorate the Bookmark
Download and print out the bookmarks on white cardstock.
Let your kids color the bookmarks with crayons or markers. They can imitate the colors in The Cat in the Hat book, or use their creativity and come up with their own color scheme!
If you want to make sure the bookmark last, laminate the bookmark. This is optional but recommended since kids are not exactly the most gentle creatures.
Cut the bookmarks out. You can use the bookmark as is. If you want to make the tassel, read on!
Step 2: Make the Tassel
Make a hole at the top with the hole puncher.
Fold a piece of cardstock in half and then over until it’s been folded four times total. Alternatively, you can use a thick rectangular piece of cardboard.
Wrap the thread around the folded cardstock until you reach the desired thickness for your tassel. We wrapped ours about 40 times.
Carefully slide the thread off the cardstock. Keep the loop open with your finger. Cut the thread from the spool.
Cut a long piece of thread from the spool. Gently slide the thread through the loop and leave it loose.
Cut another long piece of thread and start wrapping it as tightly as you can around the top of the loop. This will create the cuff that keeps all the threads together. After you are finished wrapping, tie a tight knot. Trim off the excess thread.
Take your scissors and slide them into the middle of the loop. Cut the bottom of the loop to create the tassel. Trim the bottom to ensure that all your tassels are even.
Take the piece of thread you left hanging and tie a secure knot. Loop it through the hole in the bookmark to attach it to the cardstock.
Enjoy your Dr. Seuss bookmark!
If you have decided making a tassel is not your thing, or if you just don’t have threads at home, you can also buy these pre-made ones on Amazon.
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I hope this fun The Cat in the Hat bookmark will motivate your kids to read. When I came to America at 10 years old, I learned how to read English through Dr. Seuss books, so they hold a special spot in my heart.