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Take a Journey with a Reading Passport

A reading passport is a fun way for kids to keep track of books they've read. Create one of your own with this free printable.

If you don’t know me by now (sing it with me, 80s babies), let’s get one thing straight.

There are two things I love about reading books.

One is that they are a pleasant way to educate yourself without falling asleep over a textbook.

The other?  That’s the magic, my friends.  When I fall into a good book (and my most recent are The Colorado Kid by Stephen King and All Quiet On the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque), I get to go somewhere else.  With King I got to go to the Maine seacoast and listen to two quirky gentlemen tell a very eerie story.  Without Remarque, I would never have any idea what it was truly like to be a soldier in World War I.

That’s the stuff.

So I’m always looking for ways to help my boys (and your kiddos) enjoy reading.  But I also have to know for sure that they’re reading, not just holding a book up in front of their faces to trick me while they plot their next moves on a video game.

You know what I’m sayin’.

Reading Passports are very cool because you don’t just track your books with them, you track the places you go.

I mean, come on.  I wish I had known about this as a child.  But if I’m being totally transparent here, I made one for myself because this stuff sounds fun.  And even I would like a record of all the places I’ve visited in my head.

Get a free Reading Passport to print out

A reading passport is a fun way for kids to keep track of books they've read. Create one of your own with this free printable.

Making a Reading Passport for your kiddos is easy peasy, too, especially with this awesome free printable!  Everything you need but the paper and staples is there, including full directions for putting it together.

I printed our covers on card stock.  You could even laminate them to make them sturdier, and it would feel like a real book.  So that’s cool.

You can see on the inside pages there’s a little box that says, “PLACE STAMP HERE.”  I’ve got you, my friends, because the printable includes stamps of all seven continents plus (because I’m me) a stamp for imaginary lands.

Continent stamps are part of a free Reading Passport Printable for kids

So every time your littles read a book, they fill in the info on their handy-dandy passport and you give them a stamp for the appropriate part of the world (or not-world) the story was set in.

I just can’t even with this thing.  I’m totally filling it out tonight.  My boys really like it, too.  As if that matters.

Download your Reading Passport

A reading passport is a fun way for kids to keep track of books they've read. Create one of your own with this free printable.

Love wins,

KT

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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys.Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.
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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys. Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.

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4 Comments

  1. What a fun idea! I love this. Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Learn; Pinned.
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  2. Eeeek!! Okay so this might be my favorite thing ever. Books do take you everywhere. I am not sure my kids would like it but really does it matter? Ha!
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