In the works ~ Fruits of the Spirit

We are in the beginning stages of our Fruits of the Spirit unit, collecting items daily for our lapbook we will put together at the end. Here is what we are doing so far…

We are using a song on th CD Crazy Praize II, Fruit of the Spirit (I think other versions of this song are available on other cd’s, but I’m not sure). My son has learned the fruits from this song!

Each day we are learning about a fruit, so far we have done love and joy. Danielle’s Place has GREAT lessons, guiding through each fruit.

Each day P is also watching a funny little movie online, from the website, ToyBox Tales. He loves these so far, he is giggling constantly!

For the future lapbook, I am making him a mini-song book, and Bible Verse cards (1 verse focusing on each fruit each day). We are also playing the memory card game from Danielle’s Place every day. (That’s my dad playing with him, he’s visiting for the week!)We will also do many other things from her site! I am especially excited for Kool-Aid painting!

If anyone has any good Fruits of the Spirit sites or ideas, leave me a comment!

Pumpkins ~ Lapbook

Our first Little Laplinks post! I visit Little Blots of Faith often and this has inspired me to get busy sharing some of our stuff. I used to teach Kindergarten and I LOVED swapping ideas with other teachers. I have been getting great ideas online for over a year now since we began homeschooling, now it’s my turn to give back! I have back dated all of our past Lapbooks made so far and plan to keep on adding, so check back! I hope this site can be helpful for someone looking for ideas for Lapbooks! My son is in Kindergarten, a little over half way through his K curriculum, although the activities I use can easily be altered for PreK-1st grade.

Here is our Pumpkin Lapbook…

Left Flap…
Top Left: Pumpkin Patterns
Middle Left: Shine For Jesus
Bottom Left: 5 Pumpkins mini book {no longer available online}
In the Middle…
Upper Left: Pumpkins Mini book (Enchanted Learning)
Upper Right: Pumpkin Life Cycle (Enchanted Learning)
Middle: Pumpkin Song (template from Hands of a Child Templates)
Bottom Left: Pumpkin Dot to Dot, ABC order
Bottom Right: From Pumpkin to Jack o’Lantern mini book (Enchanted Learning)
Right Flap…
Top Right: Making Words using “Pumpkin Patch” {no longer available online}
Bottom Right: Pumpkin Sight Words
Pumpkin Story (stationary from this book) Here’s a few other resources we didn’t use ourselves, because I found them after our lapbook was complete, maybe next year!

Hands on the Pumpkin
Happy Jack O’lanterns

Pumpkin Puzzles (counting)

_an Word Family

We completed our 2nd word family mini-lapbook today, for the _an family. I got the poem (top right) from this site.
The book, Jan and Dan, is from here.
And, here is the book I got the word family stationary from for the pan sheet.
The book Dan is from his Calvert curriculum set.

Apples ~ Lapbook

The Inside…

Top Left: An Apple a Day…mini strip poem (from this book)
Bottom Left: Apple Recipes (things we made form our apples we picked)
Middle: photo collage of our field trip to the orchard
Top Right: Johnny Appleseed coloring (from DLTK)
Middle Right: Apples Mini Book (from Enchanted Learning)
Bottom Right: Apple sight word mini flip book (also from this book)
The Back: his “Apple Story” (stationary from this book)

__at Word Family

We are working on word families, and creating a mini-lapbook for each one. Here is our first one, for the _at family.
In My Hat
“A Cat” taken from the book, 25 Read & Write Mini-Books That Teach Word Families
__at stationary, taken from the book, Word Family Stationary
The Cat and Pat, his reader from his Calvert Kindergarten curriculum
**the cat word slider on the front is also from Calvert