Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Desert Animals Lapbook

Ds3 studied desert animals in Sept. and we made a lapbook from his endeavors.  All the items for the lapbook come from Homeschoolshare and are free!

Here are the books we read for our studies.

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Here's the cover and the inside.  Very simple lapbook but he learned a lot and enjoyed making it.  I enjoyed that it was all done for me. ;)  What we did was pick an animal, read about it in the books, look it up on the internet and then complete the booklet for that animal for the lapbook.  Can't beat that for free!


  1. I love the lapbooks. I think the kids learn more from the hands on approach.
    BTW, I liked your review for Teachable Moments. I always hate books that imply if you do this and that, your child will turn out to be a perfect student.

  2. These look really great! I think I may borrow this for our MFW ECC Habitat study. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Love the lapbook. I am starting the girls first one soon on endangered animals in Florida. Thanks for some great ideas!


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