This week we chose a light load and focused on putting together a lapbook. This is something that has always appealed to the "want-to-be-a-fun-mommy" side of me. I decided I would research the internet and put together my own. I used this YouTube video to learn how to use file folders to make a lapbook. I then used mainly these two blog articles to find my resources.
Refined Metals Academy
Oney Family Adventures
|We labeled the Mayflower.|
|We mapped the Mayflower's journey and discussed the Mayflower Compact.|
|We read and colored a mini-book and compared Pilgrims and Native Americans.|
|The following pictures are J.J's. He pretty much did the same thing with a little extra help.|
|We discussed how Squanto helped the Pilgrims.|
Of course, I couldn't leave good books out of the equation. To prepare us for our lapbooks, we read the following books.
Squanto: Indian Adventure
Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
N.C. Wyeth's Pilgrims
If you sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
In the end, I would definitely do a lapbook again. Both Lily and JJ really enjoyed the activity. Next time, I'll buy one and save myself the time of putting it together myself.