LEGO & Education: Make a Lapbook

We recently had fun learning with this LEGO Unit Study & Lapbook, and my son declared that this was his favorite week of school we have ever done.   A lapbook is made to be looked at over and over, & your child adds little snippets of information they learn throughout a unit of study.   It is also a great resource for our kids to go back and review the information they’ve learned.

To make our lapbook, I took two file folders and cut them in half.   I cut off the tab & put my pages in a stack (I only needed 3 pages for my book).   I hole punched the left edge and connected them with a brad.   Viola!   There you have a very sturdy book.

I was so very excited when I saw the LEGO Lapbook plans over at Walking By The Way.   The author is so generous to share her printable creations for free, and I knew this would be a great springboard for a LEGO Unit.

There are so many things to be learned about LEGOs! While learning interesting facts, my son practiced research skills, dictionary skills & map reading skills.   We had fun with   math activities, creative writing, photography, LEGO building, and reading.   Who knew there were so many fun things to do with LEGOs besides building with them?

The guide for the LEGO Lapbook provides activities & printables for 5 days of work.   I didn’t follow the guide exactly, and we incorporated some other ideas, but look at everything we have in our lapbook!

We looked up word definitions in a dictionary.   We used the internet to research world maps & the location of Denmark (where LEGOs were invented).   We watched a video on how LEGOs are made, and then created a vertical flip book showing each step.   We made the flag of Denmark out of LEGOs. We read an article about LEGO history & filled out a booklet sharing newly learned information.

We had fun with a bowl of LEGOs while we counted & graphed on paper.   Then we used my favorite graph making website to put our data into a pie graph, printed it out, and compared the bar graph to the pie graph.   We did further internet research and learned about interference fit & friction, and how exactly LEGOs stick together.   We identified & defined the parts of LEGOs, practicing those dictionary skills again.

Love this lego study?   Maybe you’d be interested in some of our other Lego posts:

Here is homemade LEGO game loved by the kids

You can make a homemade LEGO Instruction Book.

Work on math skills together with LEGO Math ideas

…and the ever popular, Make your own LEGO table!

1. so neat! I just learned about lapbooks a week or so ago and I love them! Its weird, since I learned of them, I’ve been seeing them everywhere. Kind of like when you’re pregnant you see a lot of pregnant people all of a sudden.

2. We love Legos! I will have to try this when my son gets a little bigger!

3. This is just wonderful! I love all the ways you tied learning into Legos.

4. Oh my! My little LEGO man is going to have fun with this. Thanks so much for sharing!

5. this is amazing – i love it! going to be tops on our list of lapbooks for after march break… thanks for sharing 🙂

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