Friday, July 1, 2011

Space Lapbook – Making It

Home Sweet Home!
I’m definitely feeling that statement lately as we are finally back home! We had just begun working with our space lapbook, before things finally feel into place for our return trip, so I never got around to actually posting all the details. I put this one together before our trip with the intention of us working on it from our hotel room. I still plan to use it now that we’re home, but will probably add in some additional activities as well.

Here’s how I put it together:


The inside view
I refolded a file folder to fit the contents I wanted to include. I also laminated everything except the planets mini-book.

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Starting from the top left and going clockwise,
I printed out this Sun Petal Book from Homeschool Share and wrote a different fact about the sun on each petal. I also added some additional color to it with markers.



I added this 10-1 countdown flipbook using the cards from the Astronaut Preschool Pack at Homeschool Creations.



But I did make a few changes to the cards to make them work better as a flipbook. I added a title page and also changed up the last page. I wanted my son to really be able to “blast off” the rocket, so I cut it out and used velcro to attach it to a card.

I found these Space Dominoes at Busy Bee Kids Printables. The pocket pictured came from the HSCreations Astronaut Preschool Pack mentioned above.

These Beginning Sound Cards are also from the Astronaut Preschool Pack.

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This Planets Mini-Book is from the Solar System Preschool Pack at 1+1+1=1.

For the bottom middle section of the lapbook I used the Moon Phases Diagram from 2 Teaching Mommies, printed it at 50% of normal size, & stapled it to the folder to form a pocket.

Inside of that pocket I put the planets from the 1+1+1=1 Solar System Preschool Packet.

These moon phase cards are also from 2 Teaching Mommies, but after I’d already finished putting this lapbook together I found cards that I like better over at Tired, Need Sleep. I may still switch ours out if I can make them fit. (Pretty sure I printed the 2 Teaching Mommies cards at 50% size.)

These space word cards are another resource from the 1+1+1=1 Solar System Preschool Pack, once again printed at half size to make them fit. I printed 2 sets of the whole cards to use for matching/memory games etc. The little pocket pictured is again from the HSCreations Astronaut Preschool Pack.


And on the back of the lapbook I put this Zoom to the Moon ABC order page from the Musings of Me Man on the Moon Space Unit.

And I think that’s it!
When we complete our Space Unit I’ll do a follow-up post showing all the ways we use these resources and the accompanying activities we do. Until then stay-tuned for more summer time fun and Tot Tray ideas.

If you like the looks of this lapbook, you can also check out our Feelings & Rainbows weeks to see our previous lapbooks in action.

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  1. love it!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this!!

  2. I really like this lapbook. I am currently making one for my 1st grade daughter, and I like to see examples.
    I have some examples of myy lapbooks as well.

    thanks for sharing


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