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Updated on June 9, 2015

Spice up your learning by making lapbooks!

Lapbooking can be done by any learner-- from preschoolers to adults. With this educational method, you make mini-books covering details that you've studied. After making a variety of mini-books about a larger topic, all the books are put together in a large folder. The finished product is called a lapbook because it's large and covers your lap.

Lapbooking helps children learn what they study. Later the completed lapbook can serve as a review tool as your children refer to it over and over again. And if you have to keep a homeschool portfolio to document learning each year, lapbooks can be a very impressive addition.

Sample Lapbooks - to give you the big picture

One of the best ways to understand lapbooks is to simply see them. These links will take you to pictures of real homeschool families' lapbooks. You can get an idea of how varied and flexible lapbooking can be.

Which of these responses best describes your current use of lapbooking?

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Making the Mini-books

the heart of lapbooking

A lapbook is simply a collection of minibooks affixed on a base.

As you are studying your chosen homeschool topic, whether it be Colonial America or Penguins, use the mini-books to reinforce or narrate what was studied. In this way you can make a mini-book every day or so. Once your unit study is over, you will have a nice collection of mini-books to mount into a lapbook.

If your child is very young, you can write or type the text for him. Many children enjoy typing the text for mini-books on the computer.

If your child is artistic, have him draw the graphics. But if drawing gives your child fits, then find some nice clipart for him to paste into the mini-books. Search the Internet for images related to your topic, or use some of the great links below.

What kind of mini-book should you use? In the beginning, start small. Make some basic books with easy folds, and add your information into them. As you gain experience, you can venture out into some of the more complicated mini-books. See the links below for online directions for many types of mini-books.

For you highly visual learners, I've created a Minibook Gallery with photo examples of many styles of mini-books.

An Easy Way to Start

Tackle a mini-book rather than an entire lapbook.

So, you're interested in lapbooking but really have no idea where to start. What to do? Well, you could buy one of the kits from a retailer, or you can start small - one mini-book.

Choose one of the "easiest mini-books" below and make a few blank books. Then give them to your children to add text and images. It can be something you've studied in science or history, or it could simply be a creative story.

Once you and you children see how easy one mini-book is, the creating will go on and on. Once you have several mini-books about one topic, affix them into a file folder or large pieces of cardstock folded into a book shape.

The Easiest Mini-books - baby steps toward lapbooking

These links are simple directions with diagrams for easy to make mini-books.

Directions for Making Mini-books - more options

There are a myriad of choices when it comes to mini-books. Add in colored paper in various sizes, and the options multiply!

Making Mini-books from Online Software - for free, of course

With these online programs, you enter your data and your printer spits out a beautifully professional mini-book!

Shape Books - free templates and patterns

After you see the adorable books, you'll surely want to make some of your own. Keep reading for links to shape book templates. Once you get the hang of it, you can make your own! These mini-books are shaped as different things -- boats, apples, houses, trees. Choose a shape to go along with your lapbook's theme.

Graphics, Clip-art, and Maps - to decorate your lapbooks and mini-books.

We discovered a great timesaver that also makes the finished product more attractive: print your maps and images onto sticker paper. Then you can simply cut it out and stick it into the mini-book! No messy glue or tape!

The Lapbook Base - mount all your mini-books onto a large folder

Some people use file folders, others use posterboard or cardstock. You can use any heavy paper folded into a shutterfold.

To make a shutterfold, mark the (vertical) center of a sheet of paper lightly with pencil. Fold the outer edges into the center mark, creasing well. Voila! A shutterfold!

What if you run out of room? Add extensions to your lapbook. Attach additional pieces of cardstock to the inside top or bottom so that they can fold outwards. Or attach two shutterfolds together.

Evan Moor History Pockets

Evan Moor Publishers' History Pockets and Literature Pockets series are great reproducible books for lapbooking. The publisher has allowed the entire Pockets series to be viewable at Google Books. (This service is to allow you to preview before you buy. The pages cannot be copied or printed.)

For a view of some completed projects, see this Flickr set by a homeschool family.

Projects are displayed in easy-to-make paper pockets, creating a comprehensive portfolio. Or you can affix them to a lapbook base. The book jackets shown here are only a sampling of the titles available in the Pockets series.

This thorough curriculum review of History Pockets at The Curriculum Choice has lots of photos too.

History Pockets: The American Civil War
History Pockets: The American Civil War

This title is a NEW release! Look for the History Pockets: The Revolutionary War as well.

If you prefer an instant download, this book is also available at CurrClick in enhanced Ebook format.

 
History Pockets: Ancient Rome, Grades 4-6+
History Pockets: Ancient Rome, Grades 4-6+

Another brand NEW release!

If you prefer an instant download, this book is also available at CurrClick in Ebook format.

 
Literature Pockets, Aesop's Fables, Grades 2-3
Literature Pockets, Aesop's Fables, Grades 2-3

If you prefer an instant download, this book is also available at CurrClick in Ebook format.

 
History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations, Grades 1-3
History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations, Grades 1-3

I have this title in the series. It not only has reproducible mini-books and other paper projects, it is also full of factual information that will save you time researching. Here is a review by another homeschooling mom. She also includes photos of her children's work.

If you prefer an instant download, this book is also available at CurrClick in enhanced Ebook format.

 

Lapbooking Resources Via Email - freebies right to your inbox

These email newsletters offer consistently good resources for lapbooking -- both complete lapbook kits and clipart.

BOOKMAKING BONANZA
BOOKMAKING BONANZA

If you prefer an instant download, this book is also available at CurrClick in Ebook format.

 
Giant Science Resource Book
Giant Science Resource Book

This is a book I own and have used many times to find graphics for science related lapbooking. It includes these areas: life science, physical science, space science, and environmental science.

You can read another review of this book at The Heart of the Matter.

If you prefer an instant download, this book is also available at CurrClick in enhanced Ebook format.

 
Read a Book-make a Book (How to Make Books With Children)
Read a Book-make a Book (How to Make Books With Children)

If you prefer an instant download, this book is also available at CurrClick in Ebook format.

 

Beyond Minibooks - Adding Extras to Your Lapbook

Besides mini-books, there are many things you can put into a lapbook. Consider laminating them so that they can be used again and again. You can put them into a pocket or envelope affixed to the lapbook.

Here is a list of some possibilities:

  1. Paper dolls or puppets
  2. Jigsaw puzzles
  3. Board games
  4. Charts and graphs
  5. Mazes, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches
  6. Flashcards
  7. Realia - real things (coins, feathers, postcards, etc.)

Great Science Adventures Curriculum - for lapbooking science topics

This entire science curriculum revolves around reproducible paper crafts and mini-books. This is an ideal science curriculum for a lapbooking family! Or chose a title to supplement your existing science curriculum.

For a balanced discussion of this curriculum, see this Homeschool Library forum thread. (You do have to join the forum to read it though.)

For a thorough review, visit Eclectic Homeschool Online.

Features of Great Science Adventures:

* Multilevel teaching for K - 8

* 24 lessons, with one reproducible minibook for each

* Detailed explanation of all activities

It is suggested that you complete 2-3 lessons each week for an 8-12 week unit study.

Great Science Adventures the World of Tools And Technology
Great Science Adventures the World of Tools And Technology

I used this title as a resource for a physics lapbook. Not only does it have reproducible minibooks, but it also has reproducible graphics and directions for making your own minibooks.

Great Science Adventures

books are available at Christian Book.com.

 

Lapbooking is a Tool

a reminder

Remember, lapbooking is only a tool for learning. You are not studying lapbooking; you are studying weather or archaeology, for example. If the lapbook does not aid in learning important information about what you are studying, it's just busy work. So make sure that each mini-book your child makes is really something you find important for her to learn.

Of course some things you study and some of the things on your lapbook plan will not make their way into mini-books either because you ran out of time or you later decided it just didn't "work." That's okay!

Even if your lapbook has just four or five mini-books, if there was learning happening, then it's a successful lapbook.

Still have questions? Visit the Lapbooking FAQ page.

Where To Buy Lapbook Kits - if your creativity or time is short

To read reviews of various lapbook kit retailers, visit this thread at Homeschool Share's Forum.

How do You Lapbook? - Do you buy kits or do you prefer DIY?

Which response best fits your lapbooking style?

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Books from Scholastic and Teacher Created Resources

These two well respected publishers haveepublished several reproducible books that are easily adaptable to lapbooking projects. Click on the link to explore more similar options at Amazon.

US History Little Books: Famous Events
US History Little Books: Famous Events

NEW! This book features reproducible foldables about events in American history. Look for the famous people version at Amazon.

If you prefer an instant download, this book is also available at CurrClick in Ebook format.

 

Now That You've Finished

What to Do With the Lapbook?

Find a place to store you lapbooks where they can be accessed again and again.

We store our lapbooks on a shelf. And I've found that they get a lot of love! My daughter loves looking at them! And in that way, the learning goes on and on! She doesn't realize that she's reviewing facts that she's studied and already forgotten.

Here is my 6th grade daughter, looking back at her 1st grade Ancient Greece lapbook when our page-a-day calendar featured a Greek urn.

Other people store their lapbooks in notebooks or binders. See how Nadene manages to store them at Practical Pages.

We have often used them as a reference when we are studying. "Hmm.. what was the order of the digestive system tract? Hey, let's look in the Human Body Lapbook; we have a diagram of it!"

My daughter also enjoys showing them to visitors. What a great way to document the learning going on in your homeschool! A lapbook is a project that your child can be proud to show off time and time again.

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      faithfilledchaos 

      2 years ago

      What a great post. After homeschooling for 10 years, I wish I had found this when I first started. I will be sharing with my readers. Thanks so much!

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      Expat Mamasita 

      5 years ago from Slovakia

      I hadn't heard of lapbooking before but will definitely be trying it with my toddler.

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      Laura Hofman 

      5 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Interesting topic and great information here. I wasn't familiar with the term, but I have made mini books before. Now I'm inspired to make more!

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      MamaWildcraft 

      5 years ago

      Very creative! This is the first I've heard of lapbooking. What a great way to make learning fun.

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      blessedmomto7 

      5 years ago

      You've got some great resources as usual. I found this lens through a link on Guesthollow.com. We enjoy lapbooking and use many free resources.

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      Margot_C 

      5 years ago

      What a great idea! I am completely new to this concept and think it's wonderful. Makes me want to make some myself. Congrats on the Purple Star.

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      lilantz 

      5 years ago

      These are very interesting. I should try them out with my kids. My sons love to draw.

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      GetAcneFree 

      5 years ago

      These are great! I used to be a teacher but hadn't heard of these.

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      MVSquid 

      5 years ago

      Even though, I have not heard of this before. It def sounds interesting. This would be a great way to help a child take a more active role in their education.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Thank you so much for all these wonderful resources. You've made my school year!! God bless!

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      rockingretro2 

      5 years ago

      My children and therefore my grandchildren are scattered all over the country. I am going to try to adapt the idea of the lapbooks to educational projects that I can do long distance with my grandchildren. We do Facetime on the Ipad so I could send them sections of a topic to work on with their parents and they could show me on Facetime and at the end assemble it into a lapbook. I was an educator for all my career and this idea really appeals to me. Great lens.

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      annanee 

      5 years ago from USA

      This is a good idea for a new craft. I will have to give it a try.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I'm a British mum just starting our home-ed.journey. people don't seem to.lapbook much here so your page has been a great help. Thanks.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Jimmie, this is outstanding! So creative. What a wonderful way to get children involved with their lessons. To the best that I can recall, this is the first time I've heard of lapbooks and I think it is a terrific concept.

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      mouse1996 lm 

      6 years ago

      This is really so interesting. I want to investigate this more for when I have children. Great lens.

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      kpp2385 

      6 years ago

      lapbooks are new to me, but look very interesting. great lense

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      Jules Corriere 

      6 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      I'd never heard of lapbooks before. Thanks for this informative lens!

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      anwyn 

      6 years ago

      great instructions which i'm taking to my school and running as a trial!

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      jimmyworldstar 

      6 years ago

      These remind me of middle school projects, instead of a presentation on cardboard or foam, it's a miniature book.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Really fantastic instructions ! my son is three now, waiting for another couple of year for introducing this lens to him. Thanks

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      BusyMOM LM 

      6 years ago

      Being a craft lover, this lens is right up my alley. Thanks for educating me. I had never heard of lapbooking before today.

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      Miha Gasper 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Amazing source of information. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      This lens is one of the first few sites I learned a lot about lapbooking. It's very informative and does a great job at getting your started. So, thanks a million!!! =)

      Since I've been doing lapbooking in my homeschool, I noticed going to the DollarTree to buy folders and construction paper and BigLots for cardstock was becoming a bit much for me. I recently came across a site called CambridgeMonarch.org and they have these kits called Pocket Lapbooks Kits and it's so much more affordable -- for me anyway, my budget is a bit tight these days -- and it comes with everything I was buying individually at the stores I just named. Oh, and the folders are prefolded as well as in a variety of colors, too. So just thought I'd share.

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      franstan lm 

      6 years ago

      Exceptional lens with great instructions about how to make and use a lapbook. Blessed

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      PedroMorales1 

      6 years ago

      I am going to share this with my friends at facebook, I have several who are homeschool moms.

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      StudioElysee 

      6 years ago

      Very inspirational lens. This is a more than fantastic idea. Such educational potential for kids, and, more importantly (to add to the latter) so much fun!

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      6 years ago from Royalton

      I just had to come back and bless this lens. Thank you so much for introducing me to Lapbooking. I wish I had known about it when my children were homeschooling. What a wonderful way to organize and display the information you are learning together.

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      mockingbird999 

      7 years ago

      Pretty cool. Would be fun for the kids.

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      TIRMassageStone1 

      7 years ago

      Very cool idea for kids to do!

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      janeaustengirl lm 

      7 years ago

      We love lapbooks! Good lens.

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      speaktolearn 

      7 years ago

      I can really use some of these designs! Good lapbooks!

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      TeacherSerenia 

      7 years ago

      @wolley811: The lensroll button is NO longer a feature on squidoo. It was removed along with other updates on May 26/2011.

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      wolley811 

      7 years ago

      Hi, I love your lens! For some reason I didn't find the Lensroll icon, was that deliberate? I would love to add you to my lensroll. Thanks!

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      akumar46 lm 

      7 years ago

      Great method of learning with Lapbooking.

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      sushilkin lm 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Keep sharing always. Please PRAY for JAPAN by visit on Squidoo!!

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      Philippians468 

      7 years ago

      i love these DIY ideas! thank you for sharing this delightful lens on lapbooking! shall attempt one myself! cheers

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      Ann Hinds 

      7 years ago from So Cal

      More valuable information that has already started me on lapbooks. I did purchase three of the Evan-Moor pocket books since we will be going to Missouri and Tennessee this summer and plan to visit some battlefields. Not yet homeschooling but might as well get a head start.

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      John Dyhouse 

      7 years ago from UK

      Some great instuction and ideas contained in this lens. I don't know if it is the same thing but I keep an art journal and use collage to make art books, something I very much enjoy as a change from 2-dimensional art.

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      eclecticeducati1 

      7 years ago

      I love your lens. Thanks for making it! This lens was I think the first example I ever saw of a lens and the one that got me interested in Squidoo. :) Happy Valentine's Day! :)

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      Harshitha LM 

      7 years ago

      I had never heard of lapbooks. This is a great lens. I'll try making a lapbook now, guess it will be fun!

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      JoyfulPamela2 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I love this page more every time I visit! =D

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Hey Jimmie! I love your lens on lapbooking! I'm a classroom teacher trying to incorporate lapbooking in my classroom, so your lens was very helpful! I've linked it to my website, so I hope that's okay! www.flapjacklapbooks.com (I have some original free templates there, also.)

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      eclecticeducati1 

      7 years ago

      I rated this lens a long time ago. I just wanted to come back and bless it.

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      Luminosity LM 

      7 years ago

      This is a neat idea.

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      7 years ago from Royalton

      It's been quite a while since I visited this lens and could barely recognize it. You have been very busy adding hundreds of helpful links and suggestions. What a wonderful resource for homeschoolers. I wish I had known about lapbooks when my children were younger.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 

      7 years ago

      Sounds great for when my grandkids are old enough!

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      AHERMITT LM 

      7 years ago

      This is sooooo much information. I am going to have to really study this.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      cool!

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      Missmerfaery444 

      8 years ago

      Wonderful! I had not come across lapbooks before reading about them on Squidoo from yourself and Lynn. I already love to scrapbook and as a child I used to put together books about things I liked, from Robin Hood to horses, so I guess intuitively I have made some without knowing! I will definitely be making these with my daughter when she is older. Favourited and looking forward to exploring more of your lenses!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I link your lapbooking page in my blog (http://laproffa.blogspot.com) and I translate your article into italian... thanks for your experience...

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      SnoopyGirl1 

      8 years ago

      After first hearing of the concept of a Lapbook on Tobin's Lab website, your lens was the first place I actually saw how to do it. It looked so doable and fun. We have made many since discovering this 2 years ago. Thanks for all your hard work. Your lens was also my first introduction to Squidoo. I have finally taken the plunge and made 3 of my own lenses. Thanks again for your inspiration!

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      JulieS LM 

      8 years ago

      Five stars for your lens! The lapbook pictures are a wonderful edition and really show me what the outcome is like. Our family has homeschooled for 20 years. Lapbooking has become so popular in the last 5 years. My kids were in high school or college before these wonderful illustrations and directions were available. I love the ideas and hope that all you younger homeschoolers will take full advantage of them. I invite you to visit my site at Used Homeschool Curriculum

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      eclecticeducati1 

      8 years ago

      This lens has been blessed by an Angel! :)

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      Income4life 

      8 years ago

      great lensfor lapbooks

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      debraanne 

      8 years ago

      What a great idea - and I love all the pictures!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I just stumbled upon lapbooks a few weeks ago. I am using them for my sixth grade math and science students. Awesome!

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      lasertek lm 

      8 years ago

      This is fun! Great lens! I will try lapbooking one of these days. Thanks for sharing.

      Btw, if you got the time, do visit my lens. Thanks again.

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      amy1980 

      8 years ago

      I'm going to try this! I've never heard of lapbooking, but I can see the value. Thanks so much.

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      Mihaela Vrban 

      8 years ago from Croatia

      WoW! So many ideas! Love this and gona show it to my husband! He'sll find use for it in his classroom! Blessed by an Angel!

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      Jeanette 

      8 years ago from Australia

      What an excellent resource! My children are older now so we tend to do more of the notebook style. But we loved doing lapbooking when they were younger.

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      sunnystar 

      8 years ago

      Wow! Wonderful ideas and great resources. I will definitely come back to check out all those resources.

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      Anthony Godinho 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow, excellent lens...so many great ideas. I'm going to pass this on to one of my friends who is planning to homeschool her kids. She just gave birth to her second child and her first (a boy) is going to turn 3. Thanks for this wonderful resource! 5*s and I joined your fan club! Blessings, AJ :)

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      9 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Great resource. Wish I'd read this when we first adopted our children.

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      QueSea 

      9 years ago

      Wow! Fun Stuff. I'll be sharing this with our kids and grandkids

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      College-Girl 

      9 years ago

      Fantastic lens!

      This is first time I have heard the word lapbook and I like the idea of creating lapbook. I will come back to read more. 5 * * * * *

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      Laniann 

      9 years ago

      What a fantastic lens - there is so much useful information. I didn't have time to read everything so I'll be back. 5*s and I Favorite it.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Cool site, thanks for putting so much encouraging stuff and resource and info links in one place.

      You've done a great job, t's all really helpful.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      nice lens! thanks!

      sam(antha)

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      glassjubo 

      9 years ago

      This is interesting,I've never seen this type of thing before.

      It reminds me of what I do in my 'sketchbook'. As an artist I usually have a 'sketchbook' with me and put ideas, rough drawings,bits of fabric,pictures of things I like and notes etc. into it. It is used as a reminder when I get down to designing a piece of art.

      Great lens, thank you, glassjubo - allthingsglass

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      Michey LM 

      9 years ago

      This is excellent, you know how to use graphical effects, and the lens is informational and beautiful

      Regards

      michey

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      poutine 

      9 years ago

      This is super brilliant.

      A good way for kids and adults to learn and remember a subject.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Thank you SO much for creating this page! I am homeschooled, and starting to teach piano. My Mom heard about lapbooking, and made me interested. I was trying to plan a lapbook about the piano to make with my piano students, when I stumbled across your site. What a great help it's been! I think I can figure it out now!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Love the shaped lap books! What a wonderful informative page.....Thank you for creating it :) Free Fun Stuff!

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      kimark421 

      9 years ago

      Cool lens...I had never heard of lapbooking before. Now I have! Five Stars.

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      Senora M 

      9 years ago

      Cool lens. I just found you from a blog that a friend of mine follows. Neat idea!

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      EpicFarms 

      9 years ago

      What a great lens! I've come across the term lapbook before, but didn't quite "get it". Now that I do, I am definitely going to try my hand at it :o) 5* for a very informative lens!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      that is really cool, i've never heard of lapbooking but it is very interesting and i can see where it would be very useful, great lens

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      omg omg omg those pic's are awesome

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      spiritartist 

      9 years ago

      Neat lens. I can see you are a great teacher!

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      AlisonMeacham 

      9 years ago

      Brilliant. I am always looking for new ideas and your lenses are an inspiration for our homeschool.

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      AndrewGreen LM 

      9 years ago

      Nce ideas, will keep an eye on this lens.

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      jessicahoward 

      9 years ago

      wow its amazing...great creativity...your lens is excellent....the way you have explained the things is amazing....i loved it and gonna share your lens within my friends as they love such a kind of things......well i am fond of latest gadgets...you can have a look for it...i am sure as an artistic person you will love it.

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      ClassroomCanada 

      9 years ago

      Great lens! Wow - so much on here, I need to mark some of my time off to just go through it all. Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      What a wonderful method! I could easily use this in my classroom and I know my kids would love it:)

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      lisasboutique 

      9 years ago

      love this idea, will be using it next week with my homeschooling boys, what a fantastic idea for them to keep their records of what they have been doing throughout the year of home schooling Thanks 5 Stars and will be lens rolling it to my lens about Creativity with homeschooling.

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      jchulew 

      9 years ago

      Lapbooking is so much fun. I have friends that love making scrapbooks that have turned some of their ideas into lapbooks. Creativity is a must!

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      PostRanger 

      9 years ago

      Pretty fascinating topic...and a comprehensive lens. I'm definitely going to be back...multiple times. These are the kinds of things my wife and I have been working on for our kid's school reports for years without really knowing what to call them. Thanks for the resources!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      What a wonderful idea! I wish I had known about lap-booking when my kids were little and when I home schooled them. That would have been something!

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      Czarque 

      9 years ago

      How interesting - I had never heard of lapbooking before!!

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      marsha32 

      9 years ago

      In going through your links I see that the Hands of a Child is offering discounts on their kits because of the new law about to take effect.

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      enslavedbyfaeries 

      9 years ago

      Once again, I am adding to my favorites for future use! Superb information and just what I've been looking for to keep up with my daughter's constant quest for knowledge.

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      DianaHarper LM 

      9 years ago

      I enjoyed your blog. I had wanted to teach my children how to create lapbooks. I would get bogged down in trying to decide which mini-book to use with which set of information. The picture at the top of your blog inspired me to make a "mini-book sample" lapbook. As my daughter worked on her first lapbook, I showed her the samples, and she chose the mini-books. Now we are going to make a collection of mini-books that will already be prepared for future projects. Any excuse to play - I mean - work with scissors and colored paper :)

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      dgtile 

      9 years ago

      Well done Jimmie.You are a real pro at this!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      I was recently introduced to lapbooking by a friend and we are currently working on our first round of lapbooks. I love it! The kids love it! We are having so much fun! Your website is excellent, and a resource that I am sure I will return to over and over again. Thanks for the inspiration, we found several ideas to incorporate into our current projects and many jumping off points for our next round!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Congratulations on your win! :)

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      greenerme 

      9 years ago

      Great work and congratulations on your Giant Squid Award! Happy New Year!

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      9 years ago from Royalton

      Congratulations on Best Crafty Lens. You certainly deserve it.

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      ThomasC 

      9 years ago

      Congratulations on your Giant Squid 2008 Award! Very well done!

      ThomasC

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      julieannbrady 

      9 years ago

      Congratulations Jimmie for winning the Best Crafty Lens in the 2008 Giant Squid Awards. Well deserved!

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on winning the 2008 Best Crafty lens!

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