Frog Unit Study and Lapbook

Exploring Frogs Unit Study and Lapbook

After our bat lapbook and our owl lapbook, she requested a frog Lapbook! She has decided she really likes making Lapbooks now!

We got our printables & ideas from:

Here is a peek at her completed lapbook, for those of you new – she is in 1st grade.  She put together the front and back all on her own, taping her creations onto the folder. The amphibians on the back were a random image search and a copy/paste job so I don’t have the rights to share those. I just printed images I found for her to color – it was a totally last minute thing she asked for!

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The elements in her Lapbook were not planned out well, so we had to get creative fitting them in.  Most were actually notebooking pages we used.  We got it all stuck in and she loves it, which is what counts!

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We gathered all of our toy frogs and books and went to the library for even more frog books!

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I made a mini pond out of green, blue and clear water beads and added our frogs to it.

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We didn’t follow a strict plan, just read books, watched frog videos, and did some notebooking pages and a comparing frogs and toads mini book. I followed her lead with the activities I chose.  I did not print all of our resources ahead of time, I did it day by day based on what we read and what she was interested in.  Or animal unit studies are very casual.

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She made an acorn frog with her dad.

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Making frog puppets was a BIG favorite, we spent lots of time learning through that project.

Frog Puppet Craft and Frog Facts Printable  Frog Books for Kids


See our other animal unit studies and lapbooks…

Bat Unit Study  Owl Unit Study and Lapbook

Owl Unit Study and Lapbook

Owl Unit Study and Lapbook

After our bat lapbook she told me she didn’t like lapbooks.  As you will see in this post, she changed her mind.  She requested to make a lapbook and loved the process! I was all ready to make something new, or just study and not make a lapbook but thankfully she warmed up to the idea!


We got our printables from:

Here is a peek at her completed lapbook, for those of you new – she is in 1st grade.  She put together the front and back all on her own, taping her creations onto the folder.

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We worked on lining up the inside together to be sure it all fit.

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She has a few stuffed owls, so of course they came to visit.  We hit the library for owl books, these 3 were our favorites.

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I printed the owl coloring pages at half size and put them together like this…

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She loved these!

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Some of the owls got turned into bigger creations!

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We worked on the lapbook components one at a time, reading one of our books to find the information.

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Painting owls was a favorite!

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Showing her completed lapbook to her Daddy.  She was so excited and it was a great review!

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See our owl books and toys here

Owl Books for Kids

See her Bat Unit Study and Lapbook here!

Bat Unit Study

Exploring Bats ~ Bats Lapbook and Unit Study

Bat Unit Study

This summer we are trying out a few unit study options for Ladybug and Lapbooks were something I wanted to try with her.  I let her choose her first topic, and although it is not what I would have chosen, she enjoyed it because it is what SHE chose ~ BATS!

We got our printables from:

Here is a peek at her completed lapbook…

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She loved learning to draw the bat.  She made a few small ones, and then made the big one that she ended up choosing for the back of her lapbook.

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Coloring is still a favorite, this also ended up on the back of her lapbook.

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Learning about echolocation

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Diurnal and nocturnal animals…

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Carnivore, herbivore and omnivore animal sorting…

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Below she was painting the bat printable craft, she still loves these!

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These are the books we used for our study, all but Stellaluna came from the library.  The National Geographic Kids Bats one is the one we used the most.

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After completing this study she told me she didn’t like the Lapbook as much as I thought she did.  I was a bit disappointed as I thought I might have found her sweet spot!  We are going to try a notebook method with some of the Lapbook printables for her next chosen theme – OWLS!  Stay tuned to see how we do that one and if she likes it!

Lapbooks ~ Dinosaurs

IMG_5491_thumb22 copyPac Man completed his dinosaur Lapbook recently, he did it along side of Krash’s Dino Tot Pack. It was fun to teach him, and learn alongside of him! We used these 2 books; What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?, and God Created the Dinosaurs of the World (Sticker and Coloring Book) as our guides for learning.

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The entire lapbook was from Homeschool Share and I am ever so thankful for the awesome templa

tes and information provided there for free! We didn’t use all of the templates they provided and did a bit of a modified lapbook. We learned SO much though, it was wonderful!

Manatee Lapbook

Pac-Man recently finished his final 1st grade lapbook, all about Manatees! I personally was thrilled with his choice as manatees were my favorite animal as a child and teen, I even adopted one when I was in high school! We both had a lot of fun with this unit, here’ s a few pics of some things we did along with his lapbook!

We did an experiment to learn about how manatees find fresh water when they are in the ocean. We had so much fun learning together and doing an experiment that actually worked! (not many Mommy-led science ideas work).
He had a blast painting an underwater scene for the cover of his lapbook… We got everything for this great lapbook from Homeschool Share! I was thrilled to not have to make any templates myself!

I found lots of great manatee books which I added here in our theme bookstore (on the right sidebar look under ocean-manatee). We didn’t get a chance to read all of these, but that’s only because Mommy couldn’t drag her prego hiney to the library!!! Thankfully we own a few!