If you have been home educating for a while, you have probably heard of lapbooks, which are a quick and easy way to produce a mini topic book. I’ve been meaning to try it for a long time, and have finally got round to it with a little help from the twinkl website.
We decided to try the Chinese New Year one first. We printed off the resource pack from twinkl, which contained lots of pictures and captions along with instructions on how to make the lapbook.
It’s really simple, and all you need (in addition to basic stationery supplies) is some large sheets of card (A3 or similar) – ours was thick blotting paper because that’s what we had but it was just as good! The instructions were really clear and the children quickly got the idea, and produced their lapbooks with a minimal amount of help.
We enjoyed a very relaxing afternoon making the books, and using the internet to find out more about Chinese New Year. It was a great success and we’ll definitely be heading back to the twinkl website for more lapbooks soon.