You’ve heard of the homeschool rut, or maybe I just made that up. Either way I feel like we fell into it.
It didn’t take me long to realized that I need to mix things up and add something new to our homeschooling days. We haven’t been doing many extra projects each week probably because this mama has been SO busy.
I’ve heard of lapbooks for homeschooling before and they looked interesting. I hesitated before to try to make one because they just seemed like tons of work and I worried that they might be too advanced for my 4 & 6 year olds. I decided this week to give it a try and we loved it!
This week we were studying Horses. The lapbook I found online was perfect PLUS it was FREE! I found it on Homeschooling in Heels(I’m not sure if Jessica still blogs there but the links to her homeschool freebies are still available).The kids help to cut out some of the pieces and glue things together. I did most of the writing but in the future I will use this as a great opportunity for Claire to practice her handwriting. We did the whole lapbook in one day but in the future we would spread this out over a few days and spend more time learning about each topic. I would say that this lapbook was a success! Here’s how it turned out:
**Looking for more information about lapbooking? Jimmie shares some great resources on her Lapbooking page at Jimmie’s Collage
Do you use lapbooks? Have any tips to share with this newbie?? Leave a comment! Share the knowledge!