As a big fan of lapbooks, I was thrilled when I learned about Evann's Lent Lapbook on her blog, Homeschool Goodies and Xhonane lapbook on her from Familia Catolica. I decided to borrow a few of their terrific ideas, plus add a few of my own, to create a lapbook that would not only teach her about Lent, but could also serve as a memory folder for my daughter to look back at when she's older.
Here are some photos of our lapbook:
|Our lapbook covers (yes, I made one for myself, too!)|
|The inside of the lapbook|
The cover of the lapbook includes a coloring page image of Jesus carrying the cross and a title square that says "My Lent Lapbook 2011." My daughter's also includes her Lent Journal (more about that in a minute.)
There is also a rectangle box that says "I prayed the Stations of the Cross." Underneath it is a little envelope with small cut-out pictures of a crown of thorns. Whenever my daughter prays the Stations of the Cross, she gets to glue a crown of thorns into this box. Thank you, Xhonane, from Familia Catolica, for this awesome idea!
|The right panel|
We have been using our lapbook since Ash Wednesday, and so far it is working quite nicely! I think my daughter enjoys the slight change in our "starting school" ritual; it gives her a chance to look at the calendar in another way and build the habit of praying for someone special each day.
I have a couple of free downloads for you, if you would like to add them to your Lenten lapbook.
Click here for the "Lenten Journal" download, and here for the "Today I prayed for...." log.