After the excitement of the holidays and the anticipation of the new year, homeschoolers sometimes find themselves hitting a winter slump. I know I’ve felt that way from time to time. That’s when we turn to lapbooking to inject some creative learning fun into our days.
Take a Virtual Field Trip
Since the weather can prevent us from getting out and about, we find winter a good time to study other places, by taking a virtual field trip. Are your kids curious about another country? Do they want to visit a famous landmark but it’s too far away? Why not try a lapbook to create your own “travel folder” as if you were really making the trip.
Here are some of our favorite lapbooks to study landmarks and other countries:
Country Studies Lapbook (use over and over to study any country)
Curl up with a Good Book
When the weather outside is frightful, it’s a great time to just cuddle up with a good book. Whether you’re doing read-alouds with your kids or they’re reading on their own, creating a lapbook to display what they’ve learned can suddenly turn a good book into a cross-curricular lesson plan! There are tons of choices, but here are just a few examples:
Study the Weather
While you’re watching the snow fall, try learning about it with a lapbook! You can learn all about why snow is white, winter weather patterns across the country and even polar habitats and the animals that thrive there.
From ice skating to skiing to sled dog racing, it’s fun to study the activities that are unique to winter time!
I hope these ideas can help you beat the winter doldrums and inspire fun learning with lapbooks!
What are your favorite winter lapbook resources?