Good morning everyone! Thanks for coming along with us for another week of learning!
February was National History Month, so we decided that there’s no better way to cover history than starting at the very beginning. Last week, the kids and I put together a simple Creation lapbook.
As you can see, we didn’t use a pre-designed cover page. We just found pictures of creation from past issues of the Watchtower and Awake and then the kids picked out which pictures they felt should go where. Then we added quotations from Psalm 19:1, 4 and Revelation 4:11.
Here’s a shot of the inside. There’s something about opening a lapbook to me. It might sound trite, but it almost makes me feel like opening a little educational amusement park. (I have no idea if it has this impact on the kids, by the way.)
At the top left corner, we placed a pocket with six cards. We found six pictures of creation that we thought may have existed in the Garden of Eden and glued them on the cards.
Look at the cheeks on that baby! We also added scriptures throughout the lapbook that we could open and read. Here’s Genesis 1:31.
And there’s a quotation from the verse.
On this petal template, we typed a quote from Genesis 1:1 and then we added picture to represent the six creative “days”. We had to combine a few of them, since so much was done, especially during the latter periods. But we did get to use pictures for light, the gathering of waters into seas, flying creatures, moving creatures upon the earth, living souls in the waters, and, of course, humankind.
Here’s a very quick (and rudimentary) contrast between creation and evolution.
And on the inside another quote from the Scriptures regarding how the world came to be.
And the right side has more Scripture quotations: Romans 1:20 and Ecclesiastes 3:11, along with a couple of other pictures of creation.
In the past, we’ve made lapbooks and then we just kind of put them to the side like an art project. But we’re going to use this one for family discussions for a while. Just think of all the topics we can cover with it!
If you’re wondering where we got these great blank lapbooking templates, the answer is Homeschool Share, a great homeschooling resource that we’ll be highlighting later this week. Have you used lapboooks in your homeschooling? How do you encourage your kids to learn with them? Let us know in the comments!
Keep on learning!