For this lapbook with my ten year olds I thought that I would try something different. I wanted to see if a lapbook could be combined with a textbook study. Notes or answers from a book study could easily be jotted in an exercise book, but would they ever be referred to again? So, I decided to try making notes into a lapbook! This is similar to the Hands of a Child lapbook approach where the information for completing activities is contained in the study guide. For this lapbook the study guide was this book:
This is what we did with it:
My sons are not that interested in decoration and presentation, so we used different colours of card to make the lapbook look more interesting. We used templates and simple flip flap style books and layer books.
Basically we studied the book, chapter by chapter and after each section we would make a lapbook mini book highlighting the key information. The sections were:
Some of the names of Allah
Some of Allah’s qualities
Qualities with bodily names
Understanding Allah’s qualities
Seeing Allah, the difference between this life and the next
Summary of the Pillars of Emaan
Where is Allah?
This is a simple greetings card fold, with lots of small ones inside with the names written on them. We chose a selection of the names listed in the book.
For each section the boys simply copied out key information from the textbook. I made use of the lapbook templates from Homeschool Share.
For a flip flap book, such as above we would write a statement on one side of the card and the evidence from the Quran or hadith on the other side.
I will not describe the details of each minibook because in order to get the details correct on this type of topic reference needs to be made to Al-Jibaly’s text, or another similar book. This style of lapbook could easily be applied to any textbook study, and could be a way of making textbook study more interesting.