Polar Express Ticket Bookmark and Bell

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg, is a Christmas classic we read each holiday.  My kids love the story book and movie.

Everyone needs a ticket to ride on the Polar Express.  Let kids pretend to be the conductor and punch holes in these tickets to use as bookmarks.


We just used red construction paper but laminated it at the end to make it stronger and more durable. You could also use gold paper if you have it to be more like the movie. Card stock would be best.

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I marked the word “BELIEVE” with x’s on the bookmark. Tell kids to try to punch out the x’s. I used a black permanent marker to draw a quick border and some words. Then I laminated the ticket and added one hole punch on one end so I could tie the bell on the side.
I found this 9-pack of bells for $1.00 at the Dollar Tree. I easily tied them to the bookmark.



Make one for every child in your family so they all have a ticket and a bell to hold while reading the book. This would also be a great classroom project for schools during the holidays.

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Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

What a fun project! My daughter's kindergarten class did a whole Polar Express unit the last day or two before Christmas break and she loved it. When I made some book ornaments this year for her to give to her teacher, she made sure to give her kindergarten teacher Polar Express.

Lorie said...

Really cute! Thanks for stopping by Reading Confetti! I'm a new follower!

Eric VanRaepenbusch said...

Great idea! I wish I would have saw this earlier today -- my son rode a train tonight with his grandparents that was fashioned after the Polar Express! Thanks for sharing.

Andrea . Charcoal and Crayons said...

I absolutely love this fabulous idea! Makes me want to watch the movie right now and find a copy of the book! I'll have to remember to make some tickets as my little guy gets bit older in the years to come. Thanks for the great inspiration!

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