Lapbooks are a homeschooling trend. I was going to try to define what a lapbook is, but instead I think I'll just show you the ones the kids made a couple of weeks ago. You'll get the idea!
Our theme was "All About Me." Much of our lapbook design came from the free download at this site.
The kids worked hard all week on their lapbooks. (You can see any of these photos in more detail by clicking on them.)
Chickie, Zoodle, and Coqui (Ann's son) all did this project. They then presented them to each other. They each really enjoyed being the center of attention, showing each other what they'd made!
Here are a few more pics of Chickie's lapbook:
Because Chickie is so interested in anatomy, I wanted to include a fun human body project as part of her lapbook. I drew an outline of the human body (available in PDF below). Chickie then traced it on five pieces of tracing paper. On the original paper, she decorated the body to look like herself, and "dressed" it in her favorite outfit. (Zoodle did this part too!) On each piece of tracing paper, she drew a different body system: Skeletal, Digestive, Nervous, Cardiovascular, and Muscular. These were all stacked and stapled together so that it made a book with "layers" for each body system. She did great--I love how this project turned out!
Here is the body outline I made. Feel free to use it or share it.