Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wordless Lapbook

The kids and I made a Wordless Lapbook, using most of our ideas from Just Call Me Jamin but we changed it up a little bit, added a few things, and gave it our own twist! It's a pretty simple one...

Here's the inside view. 
I arranged the mini color books so they'd form the shape of a cross (obviously you can see that there) Our booklets are made like Only a Boy blog (minus the drawn pictures) but the text is the same as Jamin's.  And we added the little poem from Only a Boy but we placed it in the middle of the cross.  Download the printables for the color booklets HERE.

Then we added the ABC's of salvation (download HERE), formatting it more like Jamin's.  If you flip up the text part, you can read the Bible verse that goes with it.  (the only thing I don't like is that this ABC book is on the fold of the lapbook, and that's a little bit awkward when folding)

We included the lyrics to our Gospel Fuzzies song (top left) and the GROW mini book (bottom right). Both printables can be found HERE.

The cross picture in the top right is just a coloring page found HERE I printed smaller and had Eli color.

The back of our lapbook folder is a color by number, glued onto construction paper just to add more color.

And honestly, we don't have anything on the front cover of our folder, but you can put whatever you want.  This was a pretty simple lapbook, didn't take much time to prepare it. (some lapbooks can really take forever and ton of printing and cutting!!) 

Then as a bonus activity, the kids and I made these Gospel Cookies (in a jar), adapted from these super cute Girlfriend Cookies. Instead of part M&Ms and and part chocolate chip, we used all M&Ms using the colors of wordless gospel, using some white chips for the white layer. So you fill the bottom half of the jar according to the recipe instructions.  Then add your layers: green, yellow, white chips, red, and brown, topping it with your 1/4 cup brown sugar.  I didn't have any coordinating fabric for the top of the jar, so it's just plain (oh well).  Then you add a fun label for your jar, include a rolled-up paper with the meanings of the colors, and give it away to someone!  The idea is that we'd leave the jar in the middle of our dinner table and every time we pray for our meal we pray for who we might share these gospel cookies with.  Then before Easter we give them away to our chosen person!

kids are color sorting the M&Ms while I prepare the flour stuff for the jar.


  1. what do the colors stand for in the gospel cookies please share

    1. Same as the color booklet. Black (or brown)--sin, Red--Jesus' blood, Gold (yellow)--Heaven, Green--growth, White (chips)--clean/forgiven. =)

  2. Awesome idea, thank you for sharing!

  3. I love this idea! We are going to do this as a craft for the last day of VBS in our church. This year we will be studying the Wordless Book.

  4. Thank you for sharing! I will use this in my Sunday school class!

  5. What is the recipie for the cookies in the jar. The current link is broken

  6. What s the recipe for the girlfriend cookies that are used in the wordless book jar? Jan

  7. The link for the cookie recipe didn't go anywhere :( Do you have it still? Thanks!! -Allie, Allie8302@yahoo.com