Personalizing Lapbooks

Lapbooks are not just a great hands-on tool for learning, they are also creative outlets for students.  A lapbook is a great way for students to showcase what they have
learned as well as their creativity and individuality.  No two lapbooks are ever alike; whether students design the lapbook themselves or use a ready-to-assemble pack.

 Personalizing a lapbook doesn’t mean writing your name on it!  Personalizing a lapbook means creating a one-of-a-kind portfolio that is as unique as the child who created it!  Encourage your students to express their own personal style and creativity with each lapbook he or she creates.  Here are some ways you can encourage your students to make their own lapbooks unique:

  • Provide multi-colored file folders for students to choose from.
  • Allow students who enjoy coloring to print the graphics and templates on white paper and then color in the pictures.
  • Allow students who do not enjoy coloring to print the graphics and templates on colorful paper.
  • Allow students who are reluctant writers to type their answers on the graphic or template before printing.
  • Provide stickers, printed papers, scrapbook embellishments, and other fun materials for each student to personalize and embellish.
  • Encourage students who enjoy creative writing to write a short story or poem about the topic they are studying.
  • Encourage students who enjoy drawing to draw a picture of something they learned or something related to the topic.
  • Encourage curious students to conduct a survey or experiment and record their data in their lapbook.
  • Encourage musically talented students to write a song or jingle relating to the topic and include it in their lapbook.
  • Preserve memories of making lapbooks by taking pictures of the process and including them in the lapbook.

If lapbooking with multiple students, hold a contest to see who can create a lapbook with the most color, most creative story, neatest handwriting, most detailed pictures, most detailed information, etc.

 Give your students ownership of the lapbooks they create!  No two students are alike so why should their lapbooks be the same?  Encourage them to complete lapbook that is as unique as the person who created it!  Encourage your students to personalize their lapbooks!

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It’s Our First Annual Spirit of Christmas Giveaway!!


In the Hands of a Child is starting to feel the Christmas Spirit and we want to help you feel it too, so…


…are you ready to win big?


Just follow these two simple steps for your chance to win $100 worth of lapbooks and/or Note Packs!



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The more places you post to and leave the links for on our blog, the more chances you’ll have to win!!


It’s that easy!


The winner will be chosen using on December 23, 2012.


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September 11, 2001

We want all children to understand the events of September 11th, 2001

In honor of the anniversary we are offering our September 11th, 2001 Project Pack at HUGE discounts.

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We are very excited about our new website design and want to help you get the most out of it.

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