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Help Other Kids

How much time you need (estimated) 30-60 minutes
Where it happens

At your kitchen table or in your classroom

Who needs to help you Mom, Dad or other grown-up (some adult facilitation/involvement required)
When it happens

Ongoing activity throughout the year

What you need

1. Cardstock

2. Scissors

3. Coloring supplies like markers or crayons

4. Anything else you would like to decorate with such as ribbon, stickers, glitter pens, etc.

How it helps

Your hand-made bookmarks can help reminder younger readers that literacy is important and can also be fun! 


1. Cut strips of cardstock to measure 6.5 x 1.5 inches.

2. Decorate strips with inspiring messages and colorful decorations. Get creative with color, stickers, and other materials. 

3. For an added flair, punch a hole on top and add yarn or ribbon.

4. Repeat as many times as you want and mail or deliver completed bookmarks to our office.

Reading Partners San Francisco Bay Area
ATTN: Program Operations Manager
180 Grand Ave. St. #800
Oakland, CA 95610

 Ideas for Bookmark Messages:

• Time for reading!
• I'm a bookworm. 
• Sssh! I'm reading 
• Dive into a book 
• Enter a different world - read! 
• Enjoy a book- get reading! 
• I've got my head in a book 
• Have you chosen a good book? 
• Reading is fun! 
• I love reading! 
• Reading is cool! 
• Reading forever! 
• Make friends with a book! 
• What's inside your book? 
• Born to read 
• I'm off to see the world - read! 
• I'm ready for reading! 
• On your mark, get set, READ!

Nonprofits you can work with

Reading Partners San Francisco Bay Area

Next Steps

For questions or to set up a time to deliver your bookmarks, contact us at

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