I just realized that I never posted about the lapbooks my son and I made for the letters C and D. I am obviously behind on posting letter activities, but I will catch up eventually.
Anyway, here is the lapbook we made for the letter C and caterpillars.
My son painted the outside of the lapbook with a car. He loved the process and that makes his painting even more special.
On the inside of the lapbook I used envelopes to put some of the materials in. I liked having a flap to keep the small pieces inside. I used packing tape to secure everything.
A couple of years ago we had three monarch butterfly caterpillars that we observed. I took pictures of the process and recently turned the pictures into a 6 page wordless mini book to go in our letter C lapbook.
If you want to download a print a copy of the book, all you have to do is either click the picture above or this link. From Catterpillar to Butterfly (I made the file size much smaller than the original PDF I created. Please let me know if the quality is bad as a result.)
For the letter D lapbook we made my son painted the outside with a dinosaur.
On the inside of the lapbook I again used envelopes to hold the small pieces. I also laminated almost everything and used clear packing tape to secure the envelopes and tracing page to the folder.
I used several of the dinosaur printables from 2 Teaching Momies including the dinosaur size sorting cards, the dinosaur clip cards, and the dinosaur pattern cards and one of the pattern templates.
The letter D tracing page came from DLTK.
My son and I have really been enjoying the lapbooks we have made so far because they are a great way to reinforce skills I want him to learn. Plus, he can work on them whenever he wants independently.
Do you make lapbooks for the letters or units you are studying?