I finally tried my hand at lapbooks! I was toying with the idea of doing a lapbook with my kids, but unsure of what I wanted to do. Unsure of when to do it, sense we can't keep up with our work as it is. And just plain unsure of how to do a lapbook. Well, at the same time I was fumbling with all of my Little Squirts letter activities; trying to figure out a better way to manage the papers. Then it dawned on me to make him a letter lapbook! So, I started right where we were, on letter C.
I am using Letter of the Week by Confessions of a Homeschooler. And I think it turned out pretty well! I stapled a smaller version of the counting caterpillar graphing booklet in the top left corner. The bottom left is a pocket to hold puzzle pieces and other game pieces. I glued the sizing chart to the middle and added another pocket on the right to hold those pieces.
Any other papers that we have to manipulate or use up I kept loose and store inside the folded lapbook. These include the lacing caterpillar, the pattern paper, a counting paper (that I use with magnet numbers on a cookie sheet), a cutting paper, etc. I also had the 2 build a caterpillar papers that were in here, but he glued one on the front of the lapbook and the other on the back.
And the lacing caterpillar isn't just for lacing . . . my Little Squirt loved taking his caterpillar for a walk!
I am really pleased with how this first lapbook has turned out. I will definitely try it again for our next letter. It took a bit of time to piece it together, but have been happy to have everything together in one place, and neatly organized too!
So, here are a few other letter C activities that we did:
Drawing in shaving cream - C for cream.
We also made caterpillar necklaces - fruit loops strung on yarn and tied in a loop to make a necklace. Nothing like having to work for their snack, but they had fun!
And my Little Squirt loves, loves, loves to cut. So I gave him a big pile of scrap paper and he has cut to his heart's content this week! I missed a picture of him doing this. I considered taking a picture of the waste can to show his cutting work, but thought the better of it - lol!
Hooray for lapbooking!