February 22, 2011

Preschool Lapbooking.....(it's not just for homeschoolers!)

I stumbled across the idea of lapbooking because of my friend, Carla.  She showed me a lapbook that her son had done on Knights and I was hooked!  Truthfully though, it is my daughter who adores making a lapbook!


Here are some that we have made....

This was made by my (at-the-time) 4 year old daughter.....



It has been so long since we did this, that I don't remember where we got all of our printables.....but you can see that I just used clear wide packing tape to tape a piece of yellow cardstock to the center as a flap.

 

HERE is a DLTK site with some Thanksgiving printables.....



At this time, we were working on colors, so I just found a leaf pattern and had my daughter paint the top leaf and then we did each color on an individual leaf. She really enjoyed this activity!

Another idea:



One of the books that we read for preschool was A House for Hermit Crab.....a very fun book!




Homeschool Share has this entire lapbook for free HERE!



We learned months of the year, our address, types of shells and even did letter "H" activities.



For the alphabet activities I used 2 websites....Homeschool Share Free Alphabet Notebook and First School Alphabet printables. 

I also used those 2 websites to make an alphabet notebook for each letter, too.  I would just take a piece of cardstock and we'd glue the printable activities on the front and back of the cardstock for each letter.


 

This is a view of the back of the folder and, actually, it looks like I just glued her alphabet notebook page to the back of the Hermit Crab lapbook....


HERE are amazing directions with videos for how to make the folds and the mini-books for a lapbook!! Honestly...it took me a while to figure out how to fold the file folder....

Two of my favorite sites for lapbook ideas, direction, and FREE supplies are: Homeschool Share and Jimmie's CollageJimmie's Squidoo Lenses are invaluble!!!  They are just packed with information, worksheets, ideas, resources....

  
We didn't just do lapbooks and alphabet notebook pages for our year of preschool.  I also supplemented my daughter's preschool year with Get Set for the Code Books A-C.......



....and Math K5 by Bob Jones....


Truly....the time it took me to do this daily was about 15 minutes!!!  Many days, I would quickly print off a paper from one of the sites and have her work on it.  These resources gave her such a head-start that we are about to being first grade 1/2 year early.

If you'd like to see ideas that I've done with my older boys, let me know and I can do another post......we've done ones mainly in science and history!

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5 comments:

Lori said...

I used both Explode the Code and BJU math! LOVED them. Thanks for the pics. I have never really seen a lap book up close, I had only heard of them. I can see doing them with my little guy.

kaycar said...

You go girl... your the Mom with tons of energy...... like I used to be:) We did lots of lapbooks over the years.... so fun!!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for linking up at the Hip Hop! I need to use these for my little guy. I know he would love them.

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Morela said...

You have some great resources. At what age did you start your daughter on the preschool homeschooling curriculum? My daughter is 3 and I don't know if she's quite ready yet.

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Just Jaime said...

Fun idea! Love how it came together

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