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Basketball Lapbook

Free Basketball LapbookTeam sports can sometimes be difficult to teach in a homeschool setting, especially if there aren’t any leagues in your area for your children to join.  That was the case for us and basketball, but I wanted my children to understand the basics of the sport.  This free basketball lapbook was perfect for giving them a basic understanding of basketball.  It would also be a good learning tool for a basketball fan to find out more about the history of the game and their favorite players.

Activities:
Basketball History Booklet – Inside the book, write about the history of basketball.
How Many Players Lift the Flap Book – Under each tab, answer the questions about basketball.
Offense / Defense Lift the Flap Book – Under each tab, describe what a team is doing when it plays offense or defense.
Court Labeling – Label the basketball court’s parts. You can also draw in the different players in their proper positions.
Positions Fan Booklet – On each fan page, describe the duties of one of the positions on a basketball team.
Basketball Moves Index Cards – On each card, explain the move indicated on its tab.
Referee layered book – Explain each item in the layered book.
Leagues circle fan – Write about the different basketball leagues.
Stars Envelope – Make biography squares for each of your favorite players. You can include their photo as well as important information about each. Place these cards inside the envelope.

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Related Pages:
Basketball Worksheet

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Impressionism Lapbook

Impressionism LapbookThis free Impressionism lapbook is a good introduction for your student into art history.  The student will be exposed to different impressionist artists and famous paintings from that era.

Activities:
History of Impressionism Book – Write about the history of the impressionism movement.
Impressionism Movement Lift the Flap Book – Answer the questions about the beginning of the movement.
Interesting Facts Flower Fold – On each flower petal, write one interesting fact about impressionism.
Impressionist Style Book – Inside, describe what makes a painting impressionistic.
Famous Paintings Envelope – You can use this envelope to store your favorite famous paintings. Be sure to label each one with its name and artist. You could also include other information about the painting if you wish. The last pages of this file contain some potential paintings, but there are many others you might wish to include.
Impressionist Artists Fan – Use each blank page to write a short biography about an impressionist artist. You can use the images provided or find your own if you prefer different artists. Print extra pages if you need.

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Related Pages:
Artist Notebooking Page
Artist’s Palette Notebooking Page
Artist Biography Notebooking Pages
Claude Monet’s “River Scene” Notebooking Page
Édouard Manet’s “The Railroad” Notebooking Page
Renoir’s “Girls at the Piano” Notebooking Page

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Soccer Lapbook

Free Soccer LapbookUse this free Soccer lapbook to teach your children about the game of soccer.

Activities:
The Ball Book – Write about the size and material of a soccer ball.
Soccer Lift the Flap Book – Answer the questions about the game of soccer.
Soccer Field Shutter Book – Decorate the outside and label the items on the field.
The Goalkeeper Matchbook – Write about the job of a goalkeeper.
Soccer Moves Envelope – You can use this envelope to describe and illustrate soccer moves as you learn how to do them.
The Players Layered Book – Describe the roles of each type of player.
The Referee Book – Write about the referee’s job in a game of soccer.
History of Soccer Book – Write a brief history of the game of soccer.
Soccer Superstars Index Book – Choose your favorite five soccer superstars and write about one on each index card.
World Cup Envelope Book – Write about the World Cup games in this book.

How to Fold a Lapbook

Related Pages:

Soccer Notebooking Page

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New Year’s Lapbook

New Year LapbookYou will find many fun activities in this free New Year’s lapbook.  Learn about New Year’s celebrations around the world as well as the traditions in your own family.  Find out the history of the calendar and why a year is 365 days.

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Related Pages:

New Year’s Notebooking Paper

Chinese New Year Notebooking Paper

Activities:

History of the Calendar Matchbook – Write a brief history of the calendar system.
Lift the Flap Book – Answer the questions about the length of a year.
Sun Oval Booklet – You can color the picture on the outside. Inside, write about how a year’s length is determined.
Leap Year Fan Fold – Answer the questions about leap year.
Father Time & Baby New Year Mini Book – write about the New Year’s symbols of Father Time & Baby New Year.
My Family Mini Book – Inside, describe how your family celebrates the holiday.
Tabbed Booklet – Choose 3 countries to research and describe how they and when they mark the new year

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Chess Lapbook

Chess Lapbook

Chess is a classic game to teach strategy and planning.  This free Chess lapbook will teach your student the basics of the game.

Activities:
History of Chess Matchbook – Write a brief history of the game of chess.
List the Flap Book – Write the names of each chess piece inside the flap.
Pieces Booklet – Fill in the blank on each page indicating the number of pieces per side. For example, the castle has two pieces per side and the king has one piece per side. Using a colored pencil, draw on the board how that piece can move.
Chess Board – Follow the directions to show how to set up a chess board.
Castling Book – Describe the castling move.
Winning Flap Book – Answer the questions about winning the game of chess.

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Related Pages:
Chess Notebooking Page

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Metric System Lapbook

Homeschool Helper Online's Free Metric System Lapbook

In this free Metric System Lapbook, learn about the metric system prefixes, commonly used units, how the metric system compares to the English system, the history of the metric system, and more.  You might also like our free Metric Conversions Worksheet and our free Metric System Notebooking Page.

Activities:
Units Index Card Book – List what each of the units measure and some items you might measure with them.
Prefixes Meet in the Middle Book – List each of the metric prefixes and fill in the squares with zeros to represent the value of each prefix.
Metric System History Booklet – Write about the history of measurement, who invented the metric system, and where it is currently used.
Comparison to English Measures Book – Learn which English measurements compare to Metric measurements.
Big and Little Flap Book – Expand your knowledge beyond the common metric prefixes to include some of the really big and really little prefixes. Inside each flap, write the prefix for the number given.

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Christmas Nativity Lapbook

Christmas Nativity LapbookThe story of Jesus’ birth might already be familiar to your children.  This free Nativity of our Lord lapbook can be a fun way to remind them of the details during the Christmas season.

Activities:
Gabriel Visits Mary matchbook – Write about the angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary in this matchbook.
Elizabeth and Mary book – Write about Mary’s visit to Elizabeth.
Mary’s Song notebooking paper – Use this paper to do copy work of Mary’s song from Luke 1:46-55.
The Birth of Jesus flap book – Answer the questions about the events leading up to the birth of Jesus.
Baby Jesus fold over book – You can color the image of Mary and Jesus and inside write about the clothes Mary used for Jesus and his cradle.
Shepherds layered book – Write about the events on the night of Jesus’ birth from the shepherds’ point of view.
Joseph cross-shaped book – Answer the questions about Joseph, son of David.
Magi quilt block book – Inside this book, describe the Magi’s journey to visit Jesus and back home. Be sure to include who they met along the way.

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Related Pages:
Joseph and Mary Notebooking
Christmas Story Notebooking
Nativity Notebooking
Shepherds Notebooking
Wise Men on Camels Notebooking
Wise Men and Star  Notebooking
Christmas Story Crossword Puzzle
Christmas Story Picture Crossword Puzzle
Christmas Word Search
Easy Christmas Word Search

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Christopher Columbus Lapbook

Christopher Columbus Lapbook

Free Christopher Columbus lapbook with over ten activities and mini booklets about his life and journeys to America.

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Related Pages:
Christopher Columbus Notebooking
Christopher Columbus Notebooking
Christopher Columbus Notebooking
Columbus Day Resources

Library List:
Columbus by Ingri & Edgar Parin E’Aulaire

Activities:
Early Life Lift the Flap Book – Answer the questions about Columbus’ birth and early life and use the map to locate where he was born.

Flat vs. Round World Meet in the Middle Book – Write about the various opinions held during Columbus’ youth concerning the shape of the world.

First Faraway Voyage Matchbook – Describe Columbus’ first voyage outside of the Mediterranean Sea.

Portugal Layered Book – Write about Columbus’ time in Portugal in this layered book.

Leif Ericson Notebooking Page – Write a mini report about Leif Ericson’s explorations and the impact they had on Christopher Columbus. You can staple this to the back of your lapbook.

Finding a Patron Fan Fold – Answer the questions in this fan-fold book about Columbus’ attempts to find someone to fund his journey west.

The Monks Oval Book – Inside this oval book, write about Columbus’ time with the monks.

Preparing for Departure Tri-Fold Flap Book – Answer the questions about Christopher Columbus’ preparations for his journey west.

The Journey & The Landing Booklets – Inside the booklet, write about the journey across the Atlantic Ocean and their landing on the first island.

Cross Fold Book – Answer the questions regarding what happened during their stops as well as the return voyage.

Accolades for Columbus Book – Describe Columbus’ treatment once he reached Spain.

Second Trip Quilt Book – Write about Columbus’ second trip west.

Columbus Notebooking Page – Write a mini report covering Columbus’ third trip west to the end of his life. You can staple this to the back of your lapbook.

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Ten Tab Flap Book Lapbook Template

Flap Book TemplateThis ten tabbed flap book will fill an entire side of your lapbook.  These are great for recording information in a question and answer format.

To assemble:  Cut along solid lines.  Fold on the dotted line in half.

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Three Index Cards Lapbook Template

Index Cards Lapbook TemplatesWith this free lapbook template, you will have three index cards plus a title page.  The title page is optional, but a great place to add your own illustrations.

To assemble:  cut out all along outer edges.  Put them in order; put the title page on the top.  Staple them at the bottom.

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