Educational game that helps children improve their literacy whilst capturing memories of their holidays and days out. Use this learning game to 'scrap book' adventures, that you can keep forever in a fun and engaging way through creating drawings, writing about their best activities, adding stickers, uploading photos and creating characters.

4 star review from Common Sense Media, National Literacy Trust Approved

And 5 Gold Stars at independent review, Educational App store said:

‘This is an interactive diary app that encourages young people to document their adventures and their lives in an interactive way whilst improving their communication and literacy skills in the process.’

Check out all of the cool things about DiaryZapp:

- There are no in-app purchases or adverts within DiaryZapp, not one. Kids can earn points the more times they write and unlock a treasure trove of stickers

- Each child gets their own ‘Zappicon’ creature designed to help them through the app. They can style their unique Zappicon to any shape, size or crazy colours then take a selfie.

- If they just feel the urge to draw instead of write then each child can get creative with a full artbox of colouring pens, brushes and special effects tools. Little ones can draw and make marks - capture those early special pictures.

- When they’ve finished their entry you can save it and share it with close family and friends at the touch of a button.

- Make each day extra special by importing their favourite photos into their page, then squiggle moustaches, unicorns, footballs and fairies over them to add that final perfect touch.

- Help and high fives are given to your child by the Zappicon to guide them if they get stuck choosing what to write about, their trusty Zappicon will also suggest words to boost vocabulary.

DiaryZapp is a space for your child to capture their daily adventures, broaden their literacy skills and share their creations every day. Watch your child’s confidence grow every time they ZAPP.

Ten minutes is all it takes and we bet they’ll be on longer than that. From magnificent dens, to camping at Grandma’s, are no boundaries to the stories they can tell.

But the creativity doesn’t stop there. Your children can use DiaryZapp’s extensive paint and drawing tools. Import their favourite photographs from the day and have fun editing them with the stickers they’ll have won for ‘zapping’ their entries.

We’ve teamed up with Photobox so you can easily print off your child’s favourite memories, create holiday mementos or even build an entire book for the whole family to read and enjoy.

By adding a list of pre-approved email addresses it’s easy for your children to share their day with the family. Grandma can even leave a positive message to praise them for their writing if she wants to. It’s easy for your children to share their day with fellow DiaryZappers via our secure app-to-app sharing.

We’ve designed DiaryZapp to boost kids learning by stealth! Practise their mark making skills, increase their vocabulary through suggested alternative words, improve spelling through practice. DiaryZapp is an English learning game to help children's literacy development through positive affirmation.


DiaryZapp is created by a family for other families to enjoy. We want to reassure you:

Your details and your children’s details are kept strictly private.

You the parent are the ‘Chief Adult’. You are the gateway to approve who is on the buddy list and can even choose, to approve entries before they are sent.

Whilst DiaryZapp works on iPhones and iPads, we recommend your writers use iPads for a better creative experience.

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What's New

Version 2.15

This educational game for capturing memories now contains an improved parent tutorial.

DiaryZapp keeps getting better. Thanks for giving us feedback and reporting bugs. Please leave us a review we'd love to know what you think.

Ratings and Reviews

Hoplaa rules farm

Printing please!

My daughter loves this app especially because I make a big family year book every year the only with it though is that I can’t print out her pages like I can the yearbook ! Although over all a very good game!

Developer Response

We are delighted that you’re enjoying the app. Thank you for your feedback about printing, we really value these comments and we will take them into account in future releases. This is one of the key areas we are looking to improve.


Please add this

I paid two dollars for something that is awesome! But can you add a password and some more features? Thanks


My Holiday Diary Limited
223 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 My Holiday Diary Limited Trading as DiaryZapp Trademark Application Pending


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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