Aktiviti ini boleh dijalankan untuk tema serangga dan anggota badan. Misalnya rama-rama di bawah ini. Guru boleh menggunakan tapak tangan untuk membentuk kepak rama-rama.
1. Fold the paper in half.
2. Take the top layer of paper, flip the edge back to meet the fold, and crease.
3. Turn the paper over, flip the edge of the paper back to meet the fold, and crease.
4. Lift the first page, insert scrap paper, and cover the entire surface with a thin coat of glue by starting in the middle and making stripes up and then down.
5. Place the folded pages, glue side down, on one corner of the cereal box. Leave a very narrow border on the outside edges.
6. Remove the scrap paper and fold it in half with the glue on the inside.
7. Complete the cover by trimming the cereal box so that there is an even narrow border all around.
8. Using the cover you have already made as a guide, cut a second cover.
9. Using scrap paper, put glue on the other side of the pages and place the cover on top.
10. Open the book and smooth the first and last pages with the palm of your hand to help the glue adhere.
A few sample of accordion book:
A lapbook is simply a collection of minibooks affixed on a base.
As you are studying your chosen homeschool topic, whether it be Colonial America or Penguins, use the mini-books to reinforce or narrate what was studied. In this way you can make a mini-book every day or so. Once your unit study is over, you will have a nice collection of mini-books to mount into a lapbook.
If your child is very young, you can write or type the text for him. Many children enjoy typing the text for mini-books on the computer.
If your child is artistic, have him draw the graphics. But if drawing gives your child fits, then find some nice clipart for him to paste into the mini-books. Search the Internet for images related to your topic, or use some of the great links below.
What kind of mini-book should you use? In the beginning, start small. Make some basic books with easy folds, and add your information into them. As you gain experience, you can venture out into some of the more complicated mini-books. See the links below for online directions for many types of mini-books.
For you highly visual learners, I've created a Minibook Gallery with photo examples of many styles of mini-books.
So, you're interested in lapbooking but really have no idea where to start. What to do? Well, you could buy one of the kits from a retailer, or you can start small - one mini-book.
Choose one of the "easiest mini-books" below and make a few blank books. Then give them to your children to add text and images. It can be something you've studied in science or history, or it could simply be a creative story.
Once you and you children see how easy one mini-book is, the creating will go on and on. Once you have several mini-books about one topic, affix them into a file folder or large pieces of cardstock folded into a book shape.
These links are simple directions with diagrams for easy to make mini-books.