How to Make an Obedience Lapbook

By now, many of you know that I like to do lots of hands on stuff for school. I am going to try and post a tutorial of how we are doing a lapbook on Obedience. Ours is biblical based. I am doing this book with my four oldest children, ages 9, 6, 4, 2 (almost 3). They seem to really enjoy the time we spend on it in the mornings. I put the books together before we started. We sit down in the morning and I write in their responses to my questions. I read several verses to them and they help decide which verses to write into the Verses book. The main reason I put the books together before starting this, is because my two younger children participating would lose interest too quickly and not gain the morals that I am striving for during this project.

First you will need to gather your supplies. You will need:

A Bible
markers, colored pencils, pens
card stock
paper cutter
file folder–folded as shown
hole punch
Other books that can help you–I have some pictures of ones that I picked out.

USA State Study Notebooking Pages

First you will need to decide what mini-books to add to your folder. We have chosen 8 different books:

Blessings of obedience
Consequences of Disobedience
Prayers for Obedience
Scriptures of Obediecnce
Ways to Obey
Obedience Vocabulary
Who should we obey and why?

I have made 5 different types of mini books for our books. I will briefly explain how to make each book, but there are many resources on the internet and other books that show you how to make them.

Definition book: Hamburger Fold

First cut a piece of card stock about inches wide by about 8 inches long. Fold it in half and then write Obedience on the outside and define it on the inside. Done. That was easy wasn’t it. :o)

Blessings and Consequences of obedience/disobedience: Accordion book

Fold a piece of card stock in two inch folds alternating the fold accordion like. Then draw two circles on the cardstock. When cutting these circles out do NOT cutout the top or bottom of the circles completely. This way they stay together. Write on the front of one Blessings of Obedience and on the other Consequences of Disobedience. Add your happy and sad faces accordingly. When you sit down with your children add what they tell you to the little places inside and on the back of the book.

Verses of Obedience and Who Should We Obey: Layered look Book That site’s instructions are very easy to follow.

Obedience Vocab and Ways to Obey books: “flap books”

Take a piece of cardstock and fold in half. Then cut one half into 1 inch strips being careful to not cut through the middle. Write the word or way on the flap and on the inside write the explaination or definition.

Prayers of Obedience–Shape Book

I found a picture of a little boy praying in a coloring book, copied it and colored it. Then I cut it’s shape out and took lined paper and cut it out in the same shape, stapled them together and that is it. DONE!!

Now you have made your 7 books. Sit down with your children over the next couple of weeks and complete each book. Then arrange them on your file folder so that they fit neatly and glue them down. I know that my instructions may not make sense to you, that is why I encourage you to check out the links I have used, or “google” the types of books I have used. The idea of this tutorial was to help you design a lapbook, rather then teach you how to make each book.

Have Fun!!! I would love for you to leave a link to pictures of the books you have made. THANKS!!!

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