Lapbooks are a wonderful supplemental project for many different types of students. It benefits the young writer who gets overwhelmed at writing on a large piece of paper. Smaller lift-the-flap booklets feel more manageable! It benefits the hands-on learner who wants to craft while she writes about what she is learning in history, and it benefits the student who is getting bored with regular writing or discussion and just wants to mix up his school a little bit.
I have just started adding lapbooks into our school day, and I wish I had started a lot sooner! They have added delight to our school day, and the kits take me almost no time to set up!
Tapestry lapbooks are broken down into units. Each topic has a lift-the-flap type of booklet (or accordion style, or mini booklet…the variety keeps it from getting old). The booklets come with a variety of colors organized in a pretty color scheme.
You can either choose a digital version, where you can print each page yourself, which is great for a lot of kids, or you can buy the kits where everything is pre-printed for you. I personally prefer the kits because they save me so much time.
The only thing you have to add to the kit is scissors, and lots of glue sticks as children do not skimp on the glue!
Each unit comes with a set of instructions that are easy to follow. We glued the card stock together according to the instructions and then began cutting out the pages.
We chose to only do the first few weeks, and have saved the other booklets to add as we come up to those weeks.
As we enter the holiday season, and then move into the cold of winter, lapbooks are a wonderful way to add some excitement back into your school!
You can buy the lapbook kits here. At $15 a unit, this deal is worth every penny!