Lapbooking
What is lapbooking?
In short, lapbooking is a term used for turning an ordinary file folder into a
creative "book" filled with mini-books that a child has made to showcase what
he/she has learned.  To best understand what a lapbook is, you really want to
see one.  The Internet has many pictures of lapbooks ~ some fancy, some simple,
some from ready-to-make learning materials, some from scratch, etc.  Your child's
lapbook will be as fancy or as simple as the work your child puts into it.
Lapbooks are an awesome alternative to traditional worksheets.

Photos of Lapbooks Done by Other Families
http://www.canby.com/hockmanchupp/portfolder1.html
http://www.fiarcircle.com/lapbooks/ApplePie_2004/ApplePie_2004.html
http://www.homeschoolinthewoods.com/HTTA/TimelineHelps/LapbookPage.htm

Instructions on Putting Together
the File Folder Book (to hold the mini-books)
http://www.charlottemasonhome.150m.com/lapbooks.htm

Websites for Ordering Ready-to-Make Lapbooks
and/or Lapbooking Supplies
http://www.knowledgeboxcentral.com/
http://www.liveandlearnpress.com/index.php

My Favorite Books on Lapbooking
Dinah Zike books at ~
http://www.dinah.com/store.php

Examples of Paper Folding Techniques to Make
Mini-books, Blank Mini Shape Books, Etc.
http://www.educationstation.ca/greatideas/FlipFlaps.php
http://www.speechtx.com/one_sheet_book.htm
http://library.thinkquest.org/J001156/makingbooks/hz_graduated.htm
http://library.thinkquest.org/J001156/makingbooks/cp_peekaboo.htm
http://library.thinkquest.org/J001156/makingbooks/sc_liftup.htm
http://www.billybear4kids.com/TinyTitles/TinyBooks.html
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/k_5/shapebook/toc.html
http://www.makingfriends.com/f_Friends.htm
http://teacherweb.com/tx/cadwallader/cchavez/index.html
http://www.vickiblackwell.com/makingbooks/slitbook.htm
http://www.makingbooks.com/hotdog.pdf

My Favorite Sites for Free Foldables Templates,
Lapbook Unit Studies and Lapbooking Information
http://lapbooklessons.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=1999465%3ABlogPost%3A98180&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_post
http://www.homeschoolhelperonline.com/lapbooks.shtml
http://www.homeschoolshare.com/Lapbooks_at_HSS.php
http://www.squidoo.com/lapbooking
http://www.lapbooklessons.com/

Common Supplies Needed for Lapbooking
Colorful File Folders (some use poster board)
Colorful Printer Paper
Clear Packaging Tape
Double-sided Sticky Tape (or the kind of sticky tabs you use for
       scrapbooking)
Stapler
Glue
Colorful Markers and Pencils
Printer/Copier
Scissors
Paper Cutter (optional, but very helpful)