Storytime & Craft: I Love Reading Bookmark

Celebrate your love for reading with a fun bookmark!


  • Paper- coloured, patterned, scrapbook, any firm paper- even a paper bag!
  • Scissors
  • Glue dots or a glue stick
  • Coloured pens or markers


Step 1:  After gathering supplies, draw and cut 2 paper hearts – 1 large and 1 small.

We find the easiest way to do this is to fold your paper in half, and then to draw half a heart on the fold. Then when you cut it out, you have a perfectly symmetrical heart!

Step 2:  Place 3 glue dots equally across the top of the small heart (1 on the left, 1 in the middle, and 1 on the right) or draw a think line of glue across the top of the heart. Press the papers firmly to secure.

Step 3:  Write your message, “I love books!” or “I <3 books!” on the small heart. Your bookmark is done! Now you can slide it onto the top or side of a page, and always find your place.

Bonus Activity:  Colour your own design on paper before cutting out your hearts, or add stickers to your bookmark!

If you’d like to read some more stories about reading, check out these books in our collection by clicking the links below.