Does your homeschool utilize lapbooks? It’s a great way to educate a child about a particular topic. We love using lapbooks in our homeschool. I find myself searching for lapbook projects on a weekly basis. I could potentially become a lapbook junkie, but I have learned to spread it out for other learning opportunities as well. We don’t want it to become a dull experience so I mix it up when I can.
An excellent way to test the waters is to let your homeschooler choose their own topic for their lapbook. You can decide from there if this is a learning tool you could continue using. Your child may end up loving it or just downright find no interest in it whatsoever. So far my 10 year old loves doing lapbooks and my 7 year old isn’t as enthusiastic. It’s worth giving it a shot though! Keep in mind you can cater a lapbook to any age whether it’s rated easy or challenging. Only you know your child the best.
How do you get started with lapbooks? I try to use different lapbook sites or even create my own. If you are a homeschooling newbie or have never tried lapbooking with your homeschool, check out these 5 great sites (in random order), for learning with lapbooks. I have found them to be pretty successful and a whole lot of fun. Enjoy!
- Homeschool Share- They offer free lapbooks and unit studies.
- Lap Book Lesssons– This site is excellent if you are new to the wonderful world of lapbooking.
- How to Homeschool for Free– This site offers free lapbooking and notebooking resources.
- Heart of Wisdom- If you are ready to venture out on your own and create your own lapbooks, this site offers free templates to get you started.
- Pinterest Lapbooks– For great ideas on a variety of lapbooks for learning.
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Lindsey Clair is a homeschooling mother of three daughters. She has been married fourteen years to her best friend Ron where he is currently a Solutions Engagement Supervisor for the State of Michigan at UPS. Lindsey possesses a degree in Child Development. She hopes to pursue a degree in Marketing and Advertising in the near future. She is currently a professional blogger and freelance writer for multiple sites and enjoys working from home while homeschooling her children. Lindsey is also a musician. She currently plays the piano and flute and sings. She was formerly the children’s director at her parents church as well as on the praise and worship team. Lindsey and her family are currently in a new transition with another church and waiting on what their next move will be. Lindsey’s hobbies include reading, shopping, blogging, and hanging out with family and friends.