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Celebrate I Love to Read Month by creating your own notebook to hold all your terrific tales!


  • Jumbo craft or popsicle sticks
  • Tape 
  • Glue
  • White paper
  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Stapler


  • Fold four pieces of white paper into quarters.
  • Using the scissors, cut the folded tops of your papers so that they can open like the pages of a book.
  • Use the stapler to carefully staple your pages together along one edge.
  • Now we’re going to make our front cover! Lay the jumbo popsicle sticks down so that they cover the entirety of your stapled papers. Apply one strip of tape horizontally about one inch from the top of the popsicle sticks, and another strip of tape about one inch from the bottom. This will help hold your cover together. Apply extra tape to this side as needed.
  • Repeat this step to create your back cover.
  • Take your front cover. Hold a piece of yarn behind one of your jumbo popsicle sticks, just above where you applied your tape. Weave it in front of and behind your popsicle sticks so that it forms a border around the top of your book. Right now, every other popsicle stick will be uncovered. Loop your yarn around the last popsicle stick so you can turn around and weave it the other way, covering the uncovered sticks and completing your border. Leave an end long enough so that you can tie your yarn. Cut the yarn and make a knot to hold it in place.
  • Repeat this step with the bottom of your front cover.
  • Apply glue to the entire top page of your book. Carefully press the back of your front cover (the side with all the tape) to this page to hold it in place. Repeat this step with your back cover.
  • Cut shapes out of coloured paper and use them to decorate your book, then write fantastic stories in your book that you can share with everyone!

Spark Creative Learning!

  • Amazing things can happen in our world, or a world of your own creation! Where does your story take place? Is it somewhere familiar, or somewhere brand new?
  • Stories are always more fun when you can share them with someone. Practice your storytelling skills by sharing your story.
  • How long will your story be? Put your skip-counting skills to the test by seeing if you can figure out how many pages will be in your book. See if you’re right by making a careful count.


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