Stop dog-earing your book pages or tearing off a bit of scrap paper to mark your reading spot! Instead, take a relaxing break during a stressful afternoon or a rainy day and color in one these exclusive, free, printable bookmark coloring pages.
While it will be tempting to color the bookmarks and keep them for yourself, they make great gifts! For a more durable bookmark, simply print out on cardstock or laminate individual bookmarks. Slip a bookmark into a book for an extra-special birthday gift, Mother's day surprise or any other holiday!
All the themed, free printable bookmarks featured and designed by author and illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg, have been showcased as part of our coloring page of the month series, so if your kids, tweens and teens love coloring pages, take a look at our dozens of adorable free, printable coloring sheets!
Check out our wide selection of bookmark templates and designs below. All the bookmarks are in a free, pdf format that you can quickly download, print and color.
Kindness Coloring Page Bookmarks
Coloring page bookmarks are an easy project for any day. Use markers, crayons or colored pencils to add pizzaz to these adorable kindness coloring page bookmarks. What better way to brighten someone's day than to decorate a sweet message on a bookmark and leave it inside a book for someone to find! You could even add a personalized message to the back of the bookmark. I know I would smile if I discovered one in the next library book I brought home!
Get it here --> the free, printable kindness bookmarks
Mermaid Coloring Page Bookmarks
Add some whimsy to your reading experience with these cool mermaid bookmarks. Let your imagination soar as you color in these mythical sea maidens and gentlemen. Artist Melanie Hope Greenberg was inspired by the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, and one of the bookmarks features a roller coaster ride. So tuck them between the pages of your current reading material.
Get it here --> sail away with these free, printable mermaid bookmarks
MORE: Your mermaid-loving kids will also adore these mermaid paper doll coloring pages.
School Coloring Page Bookmarks
Some kids are excited about back to school, others not so much, but whatever their attitude, get them in the spirit with these school-themed bookmarks. Teachers can pass them out in class as a free-time activity or give them out as a special treat to encourage reading.
Print the bookmarks --> encourage literacy with free, printable school-themed bookmarks
Add in more school coloring pages with these selections:
- Build a paper school house with this schoolhouse template coloring page
- Relax with a homework help coloring page
Summer Coloring Page Bookmarks
Need something to jazz up summer reading with the kids? Grab a handful of pens, and head outside for a fun craft activity. Librarians can even use this free printable coloring bookmark page into their summer reading program materials or have kids color while they listen to a read aloud.
Get it here --> have fun in the sun with these summer bookmarks.
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Seaside Coloring Page Bookmarks
Dream of heading off to the beach, even in the depths of winter when you pull out these cute seaside bookmark coloring pages! Use them for summer reading programs or inspiration, or for no other reason than they are uniquely adorable.
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Continue the fun with this beach coloring page.
Winter Coloring Page Bookmarks
When you're cozied up with a book and a hot beverage on a cold winter's day, don't forget just the right bookmark! For extra family fun, read aloud to the kids while they scribble away on some winter-themed cute printable bookmarks. Choose from a snowman, penguins or a restful, snowy landscape!
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These adorable heart themed bookmarks make a great alternative to traditional classroom Valentine's Day cards! Teachers could use them as encouragement for reading. Print out as many as you need to get everyone ready to read their favorite book!
Get them here: Valentine Bookmark coloring page
It doesn't have to be National Poetry Month for kids to color in these adorable bookmark poems. Bonus: when they read the poem every time they crack open a book, they'll have the poem memorized in no time!
Pizza Party Bookmarks
Bookmarks that make you hungry for a snack and teach a sneaky math lesson? Yes, please! Just wipe those greasy fingers before you start turning pages.
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Four Seasons Bookmarks
Enjoy the changing of the seasons with these collection of spring, summer, fall and winter trees. Use each bookmark during the corresponding season, or pick one at random.
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Reading Liberty Bookmarks
Show your support for reading and shout out the importance of access to books for kids with this Lady Liberty coloring page and bookmark set that sends a message of reading freedom.
Get the Reading Freedom bookmarks here.