Sunday, February 6, 2011
Lapbooking Homeschool Adventures
Most of my parents use cardstock as a base for making lapbooks, and some use file folders that can be easily mailed in an A4 envelope for portfolios. These are generally large enough to be put into your lap, hence the name lap-book. Mini-books are smaller versions of lapbooks, that can be incorporated into the larger version of lapbooks.
If you are just starting out lapbooking then Lapbook Lessons will help you learn some creative ideas, and engage with other homeschoolers. Homeschooling on a Shoestring will help you if you are on a budget. Free Lapbooks requires Adobe Acrobat PDF for downloading, and make sure you read their copyright rules first:)
I think the lapbooking company that is most popular with my parents is CurrClick . Developed by two homeschooling mums they offer easy, affordable lapbooking curriculum, on a variety of subjects. History Through the Ages also offers some neat timelines, and lapbook activities.
To make a larger lapbook with more space for layout, watch this video on a double lapbook.
Ideas for Valentines Day: Here is a video on making a Valentines Lapbook incorporating biblical elements and mini-books.
You might have a student who would rather work online. If so have them design their lapbook, or visual poster using EduGlogster.
If you have a neat lapbooking link or would like to share your child's lapbook on my blog please feel free to send me your ideas. I love sharing!
God Bless and Have Fun lapbooking!