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President’s Day Lapbook

We’re putting together a hodge-podge of a lapbook for President’s Day. This will actually end up being a double lapbook (two folders put together). I’ve found some of the lapbook activities on Homeschool Share and also found other activities from Enchanted Learning.

The front of the lapbooks has a picture of the Presidential Seal that the girls each colored and glued onto their books. I will post some more pictures as we complete some of the inside today. We’ve been studying about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, the history of President’s Day, how we celebrate the day, President Bush, a little about the presidency (we’ll save more for the fall when we talk about the elections….), the Presidential Seal, etc…

Here’s a picture of the front of both girls lapbooks:

Candy Cane Lapbook Pictures

I finally got around to taking some pictures of my lapbook. I did videotape Laurianna showing off hers and will upload it soon. She’s been pulling that sucker out to show everyone. :) Very cute.

I added an extra “flap” in our lapbooks to give a little extra room to put more stuff in. It’s just an extra half of a file folder glued into it. To make the base of the lapbook, you refold a regular file folder so that the edges meet in the middle.



I’m hoping that we can do one lapbook each month just to change things around a little bit with the girls for the remainder of this school year. Next year we’re going to try and use this method a little bit more as we move into geography units.

The Legend of the Candy Cane

We’re almost done with our lapbooks for “The Legend of the Candy Cane”. Well, mine is done (I don’t want to brag!! hee hee). The girls have been so amazingly excited about these lapbooks. Which is EXACTLY what I was hoping would happen with this transition.

Laurianna is constantly asking when we are going to work on it next…she is very excited to add to her book and it doesn’t seem like “work”. My in-laws visited us briefly last night on their way back from Florida, and while I was in the kitchen getting dinner ready, I overheard Laurianna telling Grandma all about her lapbook as she flipped through and explained every little piece and part of her “in-process” book. That was a moment that I was so happy to overhear!!

Today we made peppermint playdough to go along with this unit. I will post pictures of my lapbook tomorrow and when the girls are done, I’m planning to videotape them “showing off” their own lapbooks and telling all about their creations. Both girls have had a great time cutting, pasting, coloring, exploring new things – and it all is so much FUN (for everyone involved!).
Homeschool Share is an AMAZING website if you would like some more lapbooking units. You can click here for a link directly to the Legend of the Candy Cane info that I am using right now. They also have a great Gingerbread Baby unit….which we may have to look into for late January.


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