Creative Lapbooks? Yes,
Learning is fun!
Lapbooks are an excellent
way to reinforce material.
One of the best things about lapbooking is that it taps into creative
mediums so it does not feel like a drill or a repeat lesson. As a
hands-on activity it becomes an exciting, out of the ordinary learning
I want to give you tools
to step with confidence,
out of the box of pre-made tell you where everything is placed type of
books into a world of learning opportunities.
Yes, you can do it.
Ready? Let’s start with the basics.
Do You Need?
- Topics for Lapbooks. This is
- Also, gather these few staple art supplies:
adhesive of choice
or Card Stock
-Optional but highly recommended
gathered your supplies, have a topic and know the key ideas you want
your children to explain or demonstrate. Now, here is where it gets
thing I love about lapbooks is that you can start with a very basic
book and just keep adding to it as your child learns more.
With that in mind, below
are some general ideas to create many different types of lapbooks on
the simple topic of colors.
A lapbook on
colors can develop into :
A Visual Science
is where you can let your child explore different aspects of a subject
that are interesting to them.
may mean stepping out of your comfort zone and out
of the limits of textbooks.
Points to Remember
When beginning to
lapbook, it is a good idea to focus on one small
For example, if you are working with small children, you might want to
create a Colors lapbook and slowly add one color at a time.
it is also about flexibility. So, if your child wants to make a folded
box for all 2000 colors in a crayon box. It is ok. Really, it is ok.
Next, help your child
work key points into their book but focus
primarily on expanding his/her interest in the subject.
What you want to keep in
mind, is the bigger picture.
What exactly do you want
your child to learn about the topic?
What are the key points
you want them to know and remember?
Try to be realistic
in your answers.
In homeschooling, so far,
I feel my biggest mistake has been pushing my oldest too hard.
Unfortunately, I don’t
know how not to push too hard or how to stop expecting too much.
IF I figure it out, I’ll write a free Ebook and offer it here.
Ready to give lapbooking a try, why not try
a free lapbook ?
Now, if you still feel these are way too much to tackle how about
trying a mini lapbook instead? They are
quicker, easier and there are no complicated folds or methods.
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