Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter lapbook

As I was checking in on my friend Tiffany (HERE), I was once again challenged to do another lapbook. She is the one who got me started with lapbooks in the first place. She had found a link for a free Easter lapbook that looked pretty good. And let's be honest, it was the fact that it was free and ready to print that got me to do it. So if you are looking for a quick download project for the rest of the week, go check it out HERE.

I had spotted decorated file folders at Ross the other day and thought they would be the perfect compliment to this lapbook. The look is vintage, and that goes with the old vintage art on the verse cards in the last picture.
This lapbook was kind of like a blank card, you can do what ever you want on the inside of the mini books. I did read the "story" that was also downloaded which was the re-telling of Easter. Then the girls journaled for each mini-book. This is the shutter fold of a file folder. If you are new to lapbooking go to this post to learn more about how to make a lapbook HERE.Here is the lapbook opened up. I always like when the mini-books fit in the small spaces on the flaps.This was a short lapbook (took us 3 short afternoons to make it). We didn't need much more than the extra half flap that I taped to the top of the center area. Again, got that great idea from Tiffany.

We also printed out the verse cards and the girls colored those while I was reading to them. I love the sweet old vintage art on these cards. We decided just to attach them to the back of the lapbook.

This whole lapbook has also helped prepare our hearts for Easter as part of our Lenten activities.

3 comments:

ScienceGeek said...

Looks great! Wish I had seen this sooner. I don't think we have time to do this this week. I bookmarked it for next year.

We did complete a lapbook last week-on germs/the plague! Maybe I'll do a post on it one of these days. Our next lapbook will be on our unit study of the earth.

We really have enjoyed lapbooking. Thanks for getting us hooked.

Tonya said...

That looks like a lot of fun! I don't think I've ever heard of a lapbook. I'll have to go and check that out.

If I don't "see you" online again before Easter.. I hope you have an AMAZING ONE with your sweet family!

Love,
Tonya

Susan said...

The are great!! Enjoy your passover mealtonight!!