Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and I’m planing to do a quick and simple lapbook with DS. I don’t want to get too complicated, because I’m sure we’ll create more in-depth lapbooks as he gets older. But I do want to introduce him to the basics of the celebration.
These are the links that we’ve used in gathering materials for our lapbook. Most of them are along a general Thanksgiving theme. I’m also participating in Little Laplinks meme over at Littleblots.com. Check it out for more great Thanksgiving/Pilgrim ideas.
I’ll be updating THIS POST when the lapbook is completed, if you’re interested in seeing the final product.
Printable “We Are Thankful” Book – from Scholastic
Turkey Pattern – Childcareland.com
Mayflower Coloring Sheet – Preschoolcoloringbook.com
Thanksgiving Color Book – EnchantedLearning (members only. Darn)
Two Thanksgiving Minibooks – Thanksgiving colors and Thankful booklet
Toilet Paper Roll Turkey – ABCTeach.com
Five Senses at Thanksgiving – ABCTeach.com
Awesome Lapbook Links – Squidoo
Another fabulous site with tons of links – Audry’s
Thanksgiving Ideas – Homeschool Helper
Pilgrim Counting Book – Childcareland.com
Thanksgiving Lesson Plan and Ideas – Hubbards Cupboard (Awesome site!)
PHOTOS of finished Lapbook:
Yay! We finished on time and before Thanksgiving. (It’s a miracle! lol….)
(Opened, with left side open for viewing) On the left side is a list of the days of the week, with a little turkey graphic. In the middle is a book about the story of the first Thanksgiving, and a small booklet counting from 1-10 using Pilgrims. On the right panel are two little books, one about the colors of Thanksgiving, and the other things DS is thankful for. On the far right are a couple of cute Thanksgiving songs.
(Right Side open for viewing) On the side panels are the pages from a small books called “Five Senses of Thanksgiving.” and in the middle are stapled about 5 or 6 of his scribbles of thanksgiving coloring pages.
(Coloring Pages lifted up) A small book about Thanksgiving food.