Lapbooking

We have been working on our very first lapbook. This one is on St. Patrick and Ireland. I was quite overwhelmed at the idea of lapbooking when I first saw pictures. At first I couldn’t seem to find any good descriptions of how exactly it was done but recently found a couple good explanations. I will put some links on the sidebar. Maddie and I have been working on this one for about a week and it has been fun. The one we are doing is actually a 3 folder lapbook but they vary in size so if that sounds like too much, just do one folder. We are using just plain old manila file folders but I have seen alot people use patterned or colored folders. The basic idea is that you refold the file folder, make mini-booklets on the subject you are learning about and glue them into the folder. Some people do it totally on their own and some people use a prepared ebook that has the information and booklets to cut out and answer questions about the reading. Check out http://www.flickr.com and type “lapbooks” and look at all the different projects kids have done. Currclick is a great resource for free and cheap lapbooks and other homeschool resources. Also http://www.theoldschoolhousestore.com. Check my sidebar for more specific sites.

EDIT I had to remove all my affiliate links so I could have my blog back, unfortunely I am not computer literate enough to switch to wordpress.org, if anyone knows an easy blogsite I can switch to where I can have affiliate links, let me know.

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  • Maria  On March 13, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Never heard of lapbooking but it sounds like a neat idea. I will check it out!

  • oh  On March 14, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Me, neither! Haven’t heard of lapbooks, but I am intrigued and will check out the links you mention in a minute! I LOVE making books, little books, altered books, etc.

    Also, I want to say thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on “what not to say to bookaholics.” Hope you will visit again soon. You can’t tell from my url (egads, i didn’t know how it all worked when I first set up a blog) but I write a lot about books and writing and upbeat stuff encountered along the way! Hope to see you again.
    And now, to investigate lapbooks – thanks!

    • walkinintheway  On March 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm

      thanks for coming my way, I appreciate it! If you like making and altering books, have you checked out http://www.swap-bot.com ? swap-bot is a fun place to,well, swap things!! If you can dream it up, you can swap it, I have seen swaps for altered journals, up-cycled, de-stashed stuff its awesome. and http://www.esty.com is a great place where artists can sell their wares. Also supplies are available there. Please visit again!

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