Well. I’ve finally gotten another letter lapbook finished up. As much as M enjoys his cut and paste ABC pages and his ABC book, I really felt he was getting a better grasp of phonics and letter formation (etc.) from the lapbooks we had done. He really enjoys these and they are fun for me to put together too. They take some time, but we are in no hurry. :)
I have to admit the J lapbook was a difficult one for me… I had the toughest time coming up with good ideas. Ah well, D is next (for dinosaurs, yay!) and I’ve already got a good hundred ideas floating around in my head.
So, here we go… our J j Lapbook: That’s the inside. No craft on the front as of yet.
First, Things that Begin with J:This is a standard for all our letter lapbooks. We go through the pictures and reinforce the beginning sound. M enjoys this very much for some reason. It kind of ends up as a chant… j-j-j-jellybeans, j-j-j-jackhammer, j-j-j-jumprope.
Next, Color Sequencing with Jellybeans:
Now, admittedly these jellybeans are a bit larger than regular jellybeans, and M did call them eggs as they were printing out, but he believed me when I told him they were jellybeans. :) There are 5 colors and 3 jellybeans for each color. M will sequence them from darkest to lightest or vice versa.
Number Sequencing with Jars:Pretty simple here – just sequencing the jars from 1 to 5.
Then we’ll count our jellybeans from above onto the jars:
Jack and Jill Poem Sequencing Cards:The sequencing cards are from here. And there are 4 of them; I was missing one when I took the picture. I added a little card that has the poem on it too. I printed the sequencing cards much smaller than the originals, making them each 3”x2” so they will fit into the lapbook pocket.
Big J and Little j Sorting:This is simple and pretty self-explanatory. M loves jackhammers (and all things destructive), so I’m sure he’ll enjoy this. In the future I may print the letters in various fonts too, but for now a simple sort seems best.
The back of the lapbook has one last pocket, Dot-to-dot J and j Letter Tracing:These are laminated so M can practice on them with a dry-erase or window marker over and over again.
All of these activities are available for downloading and printing here. Like I always say, you don’t have to make lapbook! Just use them for activity packs or whatever! ;)
Have a beautiful day! :)
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