Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Lap Books with Little Ones
A couple of weeks ago, when the older two were busy with standardized testing, Row and Joe and I read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie together and made lapbooks. It was just right for Rowan, since she's good with scissors and there was a lot of cutting involved. Joseph liked the gluing part and putting stickers on, and I'm glad I included him, too. One of the things I did was have each child tell their own version of the story, beginning with "If you give a girl a cookie" or "If you give a boy a cookie." Joseph's made me laugh.
Lily and I also made a lapbook recently for Chrysanthemum. She really enjoyed the process and the activities were fun: everything from writing a poem using the first letters of your name, to talking about Bible verses that deal with kind words. If you have some time and a good printer (thanks, Mom and Dad!), you might want to check out all the neat free lap books here.
Lapbooks aren't just for little ones, by the way. Keely and Noah each made one before the election last year.