Lapbooks are these amazing things that fit into a file folder. They are interactive and custom. They really work for any age. The older the kids are the more custom they are. This is the one I made for my 4 year old.
Yes she could have done the coloring and the gluing. However, she didn't even know I was making it for her today and she just loved it.
Once I figured out what I wanted to included it was pretty easy to put together.
Creating the flaps was much easier than I was fearing. You simply fold the edges to the middle creating a new way of opening. I have found that this is called a 'shutter fold'. It basically divides the folder into fourths.
I am already thinking of all sorts of other things that we can do with these. The back of this one I added a pumpkin patch play mat. A small file folder type game can be on the back and the pieces stored inside.
That Pp flap there on the bottom is covered in packing tape so that we can use it over and over again. Under the flap is a blank area for all the words she can think of that starts with the p sound. An area to draw or write. When it gets full or need to add room for my (almost) 3 year old I can just add paper on top.
I love just love it!
I am already dreaming up ideas for Christmas ones.
Do you love it? Do you want one? It's free right now over at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.