GA Google Alerts

Google Alerts are a great way to keep up-to-date with what’s happening in the Lapbooking world online.

In 2009 I collected some interesting links to lapbooks and photos on a wide range of topics.

Search this site for the posts related to these Google Alerts.

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You can set up your own with a Google account >

Happy hunting for the many wonderful creative engaging unique colourful lapbooks of the world!


updated – 31 Oct 2012 – kept the best, deleted the rest – updated


Country Study Outline

When studying a country – any country, region, or ethnic group – it’s handy to use a ‘menu’ for the children or you to follow and select from.

  • This ‘country study’ chart I’ve done is flexible and comprehensive enough to serve as a framework for a make-your-own lapbook on any country or region.

country-study – pdf, one page grid

  • Then scour your local public libraries and online at google.
    Try:   lapbook  SUBJECT     OR     free lapbook  SUBJECT.
  • We’ve just done India so typed in “lapbook India”    OR   “unit study India”   OR   “lesson plan India”   – so much out there.
  • Search with other words eg. clothes   food   religion
  • Also check out Google images – click open photo and right click save a few to decorate the lapbook.

Enjoy your lapbooking, – from the beginning – 12yo+ lapbooking

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Luke 1 and 2 in the New Testament of the Bible tell what happened around the Birth of Christ in some detail with additional passages, well…, throughout the Bible but especially in Isaiah 9 and Matthew 1+2.

I love the wonder and awe of Christmas. The lights, decorations, and trees all add to this. Our family doesn’t do Santa Claus as we don’t think he has anything to add to the real story of the Gift-giver, who was motivated by immense love for us. And we don’t have to be good for us to receive His (God’s) gifts.

St Nicholas (December 6), a bishop from Myrna, Turkey, is celebrated for his generous gifts hundreds of years ago. This brings the focus for the season to giving and not getting.

This year our family hid little and homemade gifts on night of Dec 5th in each other’s shoes, surreptitiously. Bookmarks, letters, chocolate coins, small homemade photo books. I received a hand crafted paper jet plane from my 8yo boy – and a wrapped up car (one of his favourites)! What a blessing!

General: – scroll nearly halfway down to : crafts, food, gifts, traditions

Nativity:  – 18 pages, for a lapbook – colour version (2MB)




Advent – Calendars– Celebrating Meeting Jesus (6p, pdf) (-this is an archive page. I saved through ‘print’ pdf995.) – Melyssa Connolly, or



Jesse Tree – story, making of, scriptures 

Paper Craft
Christmas Tree

Volunteers “Jesus Helpers”

What can your family do?
wider family – whanau, neighbours, “orphans and widows” in your community of faith.
Habitat for Humanity, Prison Fellowship – Angel Tree, Compassion/Samaritan’s Purse Christmas boxes, local faith-based Op Shop.


Sanity in the Celebration

1.  Aim for Sanity

Remind yourself of this aim each day as Christmas approaches. Deliberately  choose not to try to outdo anyone else. Focus on what is important for you and your family this season.

2.  Put People First

Visit, phone, or write to “old” friends. Remember the singles and solos – check they are not alone this Christmas.  Make room for what lasts. Trees, decorations,  wrapping paper, and parties are just the accessories (sometimes the excess-ories) of the season.  

3.  Break Bad Habits

Take time to examine your Christmas traditions. If they’re no longer sensible or relevant, lay them aside. Talk this over with your family and create new more meaningful family traditions.

4.  Make Room for Fun

In the midst of the pressured and commercialised Christ-mas, make sure there is room for fun. Set aside a day for cooking with the children. Allow the presents to be not-so-perfectly wrapped by not-so-coordinated fingers. Have folks over for a picnic, barbecue, or an evening. Relax – and laugh!

5.  Shop – then Stop!

Well before December, make a gift list, set a completion date, and a cost limit for each person. Shop leisurely in stages and record purchases. When you reach your goals –  STOP! 

6.  Ponder the Point

Christmas is Jesus’ birthday. Keep this central in all activities. Jesus, God’s only son, came to earth to serve and to save. This is the reason for the season. Let us celebrate God’s goodness to us this Christmas.


General Tips + Helps (Lapbooks Google Alerts)


I have started a new blog  . I posted pictures of Katie’s first lapbook. So come on over and visit. Have a great day!

By Sunflowermommie
I have gone on a quest to find lapbooking materials to use in our homeschool. I thought I would share them here with you. There are lots of interesting resources here. There are some lapbooking templates available here. …

Lapbook Insanity
By SmallWorld at Home(SmallWorld at Home)
Back in the summer, my American Heritage Girls co-coordinator and I decided it would be a brilliant idea to make lapbooks this year for all the new members. The first award that a new girl gets is called her Joining Award, and there are …
SmallWorld –

Opposite Lapbook
PreK-1st What you’ll need: 2 manila folders, glue, scissors, stapler, print-outs, packaging tape, marker What you do: Fold 1st manila folder as shown in picture, label with marker “Left” and “Right” arrows, and write title with child’s …
SMILE Academy 

updated – 31 Oct 2012 – kept the best, deleted the rest


Lapbooking Blogs 4

They pour in …  

Here’s some people who are writing in their recent blogs about Lapbooking: (video) – fellow Christian, home educating, writing kiwi (NZer)


updated – 31 Oct 2012 – kept the best, deleted the rest – homeschooling
recipes –


TOPIC : Germany

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