I had my first encounter with lapbooks a few weeks ago during the Super Moon.
I was on the hunt for something fun that all of the kids would enjoy and I came across the idea of lapbooks (many thanks to several of the ladies I follow who inspired me).
Here is a video on how to make your basic lapbook. *They are SO simple.*
Note: mcclintick02 has several lapbook video tutorials.
There are quite literally hundreds of resources online for lapbooks, many of which are free and lapbooks work with any subject.
Abbie and Noah worked together on a lapbook based on the book, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. The templates for the lapbook came from Homeschool Share.
|Last but not least, a sweet little poem on the back.|
Bryce's lapbook was a bit more complicated but he really enjoyed putting it together. He even took it to school (remember he's not being homeschooled this year) and showed his teacher who then kept it for a few days so that she could use it in one of her lessons. There was not a tutorial for Bryce so google was our best friend in creating this lapbook.
|Phases of the moon|
|Some of his vocabulary words. We had 10 total.|
|The top picture shows the layers of the moon and labels what everything is. I believe we got that from Enchanted Learning.|
|To go along with his Moon lapbook I had Bryce list to the audio book for Midnight on the Moon by Mary Pope Osborne. This particular book is number eight in the, "Magic Tree House" series. After he listened to the audio tape (which the little ones also enjoyed) he answered the corresponding worksheets which I found on abcteach.com.|
The best part about these lapbooks for us was the fact that not only were the kids excited to do them but they stayed engaged the entire time and they were eager to show them to everyone they came across and talk about what they were about and what was in them. That's what learning is suppose to be like!