Giant Pandas ~ Lapbook

It’s finished! This was such a fun lapbook to do since P was SOOOO into it! He learned so much and so did I! We did a little KWL mini book and I was amazed today when he quoted many, many panda facts on his own for the final “L” page! My parents also surprised him with a stuffed panda when we went to visit them for Thanksgiving, he is in love with it so we used this for the cover of his lapbook!Here’s the inside:
Top Left: Panda True/False quiz (with answers stapled underneath)
Bottom Left: “Panda/PacMan” minibook, we compared panda facts to P, (ex: “Pandas favorite treat is apples, P’s favorite treat is watermelon.”)
Middle Top: Panda quiz, with pages we learned from underneath of it.
Middle Bottom: Panda info
Top Right: Tian Tian minibook
Middle Right: KWL minibook
Bottom Right: Panda Maze
And the back, his copy work from Draw Write Now, Book 7: Animals of the World, Forest Animals

In the Works ~ Christmas Symbols Lapbook

We are making a Christmas Symbols lapbook and I have found some great resources I would like to share. I ordered the Christmas Symbols lapbook from Hands of Child and have used this as inspiration. Although they have wonderful ideas, I am pretty particular about graphics and fonts (my husband says I am crazy) so I redid all of their ideas and added a few of my own. I used this website for most of my additional information. And you can find almost everything in the Hands of a Child lapbook there too. I decided to create pdfs of my Publisher documents so I could share online with anyone who wants to use it! I did use 2 of the actual items from the lapbook I paid for so obviously those aren’t in the documents. This is nothing fancy :) but it’s gonna work for us!

I made up a sample since I had to choose from MANY options of symbols to include, and make sure what I chose, fit! Here is a photo, so you can see what it looks like. Most are just little fold in half “minibooks” where you write the symbolism on the inside. The colors one is a flap book, with each color flipping open. The Tree is actually a stapled minibook with several pages to write the symbolism of all the things found on a tree (and also of the tree). On the back I am putting the Jesus is better than Santa poem.

Link to PDF files
I am also doing this lapbook with my 11-12 year old girls’ Sunday school class, they are excited!

In the Works ~ Giant Panda Lapbook

P chose to do a lapbook about giant pandas and is really enjoying learning about them! I am learning a lot too! For a few days now he has been working on his panda copywork and drawing from his Draw Write Now Book book. I LOVE these books, he does too. He doesn’t even complain about the writing anymore, he copies one sentence per day until we complete an assignment.

Happy Birthday ~ Lapbook

P made his Nanee a lapbook for her birthday! We took it home to her over Thanksgiving (they live about 10 hours from us) and she loved it!

Top Left: We all wrote a page for our “Dear Nanee,” minibook
Bottom Left: P wrote words to describe Nanee under each flap
Top Middle: He drew her a flower picture
Bottom Middle: My Grandmother
Right: P wrote Nanee a song

Thanksgiving Lapbook

It’s done! Follow this link to see the rest of the photos!