I have been hankering to share a few more of my lapbooking how-tos because lapbooking is something I totally believe in up to and including the high school years.
Hands-on Homeschooling – Lapbooking
Oh sure, it can be crafty, but if you have been following me for any length of time you know it’s the appeal of wild, unrestrained learning that appeals to us and not so much the crafty part.
Read my article here, Beware of the 3Cs of Lapbooking. What does this have to do with today’s post, how to turn boring worksheets into fun minibooks?
Well today, I have a quick and easy, but very useful tutorial of how you can turn any page into a minibook.
I will share a few reasons why this tutorial has been so handy for me through the years, but first look at this easy tutorial.
Grab any sheet you want to include in your lapbook.
Fold it in half long ways.
At this point too, me or the boys eyeball about dividing it into fourths.
I usually do like an accordion fold back and forth.
Only the part of the worksheet that is the back of the accordion fold is glued to your lapbook, not the whole length of the page.
Your child can create his own cover, like Mr. Senior 2013 did above or you can create a cover for the minibook.
Including Middle and High School Students When Lapbooking
There are several reasons why I love this easy tutorial.
- If lapbook topic printables are too babyish for your middle and high school students, you can still include your older kids by having your kids write a page or by you creating a worksheet for them.
- Also, there are a wealth of freebies that my boys may want to include in the lapbook and we can still add them as minibooks. No sense reinventing the wheel.
- There is no need to choose between notebooking and lapbooking, you can just simply add your notebooking pages to the lapbook.
The worksheets turned minibooks suddenly elevated a boring worksheet into an interactive tool.
I have always touted the benefit of hands-on learning even up to high school. And lapbooks are a way to present informational not only visually, but in a way that appeals to a child of any age.
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I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial, which is useful for many lapbooking topics.
Hugs and love ya,
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