How to Make a File Folder Lapbook

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Are you a teacher, parent, or grandparent looking for an easy and inexpensive way to spark your child’s creativity? Try making a lapbook! All you need are a few file folders and some tape and you’ll have one made in no time!

File Folder Lapbook

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The inspiration for this lapbook came from Ronda Duvall’s site Hands On Bible Teacher. I used it as a review activity for my preschool/early elementary Bible class students but it can be easily modified to fit your needs. You could make it smaller or include a different number of pages. Use it for a nature study, sketch journal, photo album, scrapbook – whatever you can imagine!

What You’ll Need

Putting it All Together

Here’s a video that will demonstrate exactly how to make the blank lapbook and then show you how we used ours in class:

I’d have to say that the completed book was one of the most ambitious projects I’ve ever done with my Silhouette but the result was worth every minute!

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File Folder Lapbook

I hope you’ll try making a lapbook to use in your own classes or as an activity with your kids or grandkids. If you have any questions, leave me a comment below and I’ll try to help. If you’ve got some ideas to share, I’d love to hear those too!

Until next time,

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