Wednesday, November 3, 2010

CARS Lapbook

Lightning McQueen is Eli's favorite movie, favorite books, everything.  So I really wanted to make him a lapbook with those themed activities, but this awesome totbook is much too easy for a 4-yr old, so I enhanced it to make it more appropriate for Eli's skill level.  

Inside View
 all the stuff pulled out and opened

time for the fun!

1.Trace inside the title letters{Cars}.
2. Color Lightning McQueen.  Glue both 1 and 2 to cover.
 3. Read Lightning McQueen story and talk about Bible verse.  This Bible verse image is from my friend Randi (thanks!!)
4.  Name book.  I typed the letters for Eli's name but arranged them in the wrong order.  I cut the strip of letters from the paper, and then had Eli cut the letters apart, put them in the correct order, and glue them to his name book.
 a happy observer
 5. Counting cards. Put them in order.
 6. Cars color book.
 7. A pocket of maze cards, laminated so he could do them again and again with dry erase markers.  Make sure to wipe them clean right away or you'll really be scrubbing later. Maze1, Maze2, Maze 3 (I thought I saved the link but now I can't find it).
 8. -ar word family.
 9. This doesn't really go in the lapbook, but it's a worksheet that leads into the next activity.
 10. Read and color mini book.  I made a pocket for it so Eli could take it out and read it easier.

Train Lapbook

Most of our resources came from HERE, and there were still things I didn't have room to include!

the cover
 the inside view, with extra flap (blue page) folded down
 the inside view, extra flap folded up
the extra flap

First Eli started by painting these shapes, although I didn't tell him yet what he was going to be using them for.  We let them sit to dry while we moved on to the rest of his activities.
I love to watch him paint.
put the train cars in order

then count the circus animals and put them in the correct train car
vocabulary fan book
cutting the pictures to go in the vocab book
practicing writing the letter T

telling time.  look at the clock on the train ticket, tell me what time it says, I write it in digital form on the ticket, then he punches the correct number holes for the time.  I was really excited for this part, but the puncher actually ended up being pretty tricky for his little hands.  He loved the tickets though and telling time, and he still gets them out again to play!

a train color-by-number page I found just to add to his folder (you can find it HERE)
T words mini book.  I printed these on sticker paper just to have something different from gluing and pasting.
exploring everything again