I’ve been looking for a fun way to help teach my children about the continents and world geography. This free printable passport activity “My Continents Passport” was the perfect answer to making world geography fun and just in time for National Geography Week. You and your kids can create a My Continents Passport using my free passport template and easy instructions. Once the passport craft is put together, let your little ones begin filling in their pretend printable passport for kids as they learn about the different continents! Not only is this geography craft educational, it makes a super cute keepsake.
Make World Geography For Kids Fun With This Free Printable Passport Activity
- Blue Card Stock
- White Printer Paper
- Embroidery Thread or Thin String
- Glue Stick
Printable Passport Craft Instructions:
Begin by printing each of the pages for the printable passport for kids included in this post. There is a passport cover, a passport photo page, and a passport craft template sheet for each continent.
Cut the blue card stock 6″ x 7″ so that when folded it becomes a 6″ x 3 1/2″ book.
Next, cut out the passport cover circle and add it to the cover page of each book using hot glue.
You will then need to cut and fold 2 pieces of white paper to be 6″ x 3 1/2″ when folded. This will give you 8 pages (using the front and back) inside your pretend passport book.
Place the folded white pages inside the blue card stock cover.
Thread about 15″ of string onto the needle. Feed the needle and string through the book as shown.
Step 1. Feed the needle and thread through the center of the white pages and out the backside of the blue. Make sure to hold a ‘tail” of thread in the inside of the book to tie off at the end.
Step 2. Feed the needle back through the blue, about 2″ to either side of the center and back through the white.
Step 3. Feed the needle back through the same center hole first used and out the back again.
Step 4. Feed the needle and thread back through the blue, this time about 2″ to the other side of the center.
Step 5. Slip the needle and thread under the loop of thread and pull tight.
Step 6. Tie the thread in a knot and trim.
Cut the passport photo page and the printable passport template pages for each continent and paste onto each white page inside the passport craft book. Now each child should have their very own passport (well, play passport not real passport)!
This Printable Passport For Kids Is Such A Fun Learning Activity
Once the passport craft is complete, your kids can begin to personalize their free printable passport activity book. Let your children paste a photo of themselves to the passport photo page. Then have them fill in the information about themselves including full name and date of birth. The photo and personal information page of the kids passport is a great time to explain to kids that each country issues passports to citizens of that country after they fill out passport applications. Citizenship is most often based upon place of birth so if your kids were born in the United States they are U.S. Citizens.
As you teach the kids about the different continents they can add information to the blank pages provided for each continent. Have them write down major countries with the capital city for each continent on the 2-page spread.
Talk about the weather and things that each continent is known for geographically. Introduce them to world culture and a few interesting facts about various places.
You can even let them earn “Visa stamps” for filling the page with basic knowledge of foreign lands or for completing a country research project. They could also earn passport stamps for drawing flags of different countries on the corresponding continent page.
If you have been on family travels outside of the USA, ask your kids what continent they visited? It could also be hypothetical. For example if you took a family trip to Colombia, do they know which continent that is?
This printable pretend passport for kids is a great world geography craft to create with your kids that will be fun and help them learn! There are so many great ways to make learning fun for our little ones! This is the perfect pretend travel adventure kit for kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders too.
This play passport activity for kids is a great way to let them learn while they imagine and learn. Do you think your kids will enjoy learning World Geography For Kids through this free printable passport activity? If you are looking for geography activities for kids, they are sure to enjoy this pretend passport printable.
Free Printable Passport For Kids
Simply right click on each passport craft template below to print! Or drag image to desktop and then click on it and then click on file from the top menu bar and choose print.
We hope your children enjoy their learning journey and you enjoy the passport keepsake. I’d love to see how your child’s international passport came out and hear if they enjoyed it! Tag us with @familyfocusblog #familyfocusblog on social media.