Summer Holiday Reading Passport

School holidays will hopefully give us lots more time for reading and we love this free downloadable Summer Holiday Reading Passport from Scholastic to help us record our summer holiday reading adventures. Last year we pictorially recorded the books that we read during the holidays on our reading tree and this year my daughter is looking forward to recording the books she reads in her new passport.

Scholastic Reading Passport - Story Snug

We downloaded the cover of the passport onto card and the inner pages onto white paper. The pages are blank and as you finish a book you add a passport ‘stamp’ with details of the places that you have visited in your book. You can download the cover, the pages and the passport stamps from the Scholastic website. Children can personalise the back cover of their passport by adding a photo, name and age as well as the number of books that they plan to read. We made our passport into a book using wool threaded through holes along the fold so that we can add more pages if we need to.

My daughter has already added four stamps to her passport. She’s visited the palace with Chips from Don’t Chew the Royal Shoe, the jungle in Elmer On Stilts and the mountains in Elmer in the Snow.

Reading passport stamps - Story Snug

She’s also been to Florida with Jody from Dolphin Diaries and she’s decided to stick her chapter book stamps on a different page to the picture books that she has read.

From a learning point of view I think that the reading passport is a great idea and it’s an activity that children from Early Years through to Key Stage Two can enjoy. As the child is recording the different places s/he has visited during their reading adventure s/he can also find the locations on a globe or in an atlas – unless s/he’s visited the lands at the top of The Faraway Tree or Diagon Alley!

We hope that you all enjoy your summer reading adventures. Thank you Scholastic for this great idea!


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16 responses to “Summer Holiday Reading Passport”


  1. suz avatar

    This is a great idea. My grandson is a bit small for this yet but will have to remember for when he’s older.
    #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      It is a fun idea and even if you’re not physically leaving the country it’s fun to have a passport 🙂


  2. The Reading Residence avatar

    What a great idea! Such a fun way to keep a lovely record x


    1. Catherine avatar

      It is fun isn’t it – shame it’s not our idea though!!


  3. Kate (Along Came Poppy) avatar

    Fab idea, my little girl just got her big friendly read card today from the library and loved writing the first book in it so I imagine she would adore her own reading passport! #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s lovely to find a fun way for a child to keep a record of the books that they have read 🙂


  4. Acorn books avatar

    Lovely idea and a great way to encourage reading. Will you share a pic at the end of the summer so we can see how many stamps she has collected?


    1. Catherine avatar

      I will! She’s steaming ahead with her reading, just needs to remember to add the stamps!


  5. Sarah Ella (Mumx3x) avatar
    Sarah Ella (Mumx3x)

    Wow, what a great, creative idea! I love the idea of adding stamps to a passport! Really cool idea. Thank you for sharing #ReadWithMe


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a fab idea from Scholastic isn’t it. I love the way that the themes of reading and holidays are combined 🙂


  6. Marina Ilieva avatar

    Brilliant idea! Reading should be fun, and this seems like another way to prove it to kids. 😀 #ReadWithMe


    1. Catherine avatar

      This is really a fun way to make reading fun!


  7. BookBairn avatar

    What great fun! I loved things like this when I was little. #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      I would have loved this when I was younger too. I loved making little books 🙂


  8. Chantelle Hazelden avatar

    What a wonderful idea, reading mixed with creativity, lovely! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a fabulous idea isn’t it. My daughter is having a lot of fun sticking the stamps in 🙂

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