Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Viking Lapbooks

DONE! The boys want to continue looking at Viking books so we may add to these, but I have officially declared the lapbooks finished! I found the booklets for this lapbook free at Homeschool Share. If you are considering lapbooking this is a great spot to start. Each kit we've used has enough research that I don't have to spend a LOT of time (some time) finding answers, the patterns are there and BRIEF directions. NOW - if you need to know how to ASSEMBLE the things - be sure to read the files, visit You Tube, OR be humble enough to throw yourself at the mercy of crafty blog readers. ::grin::

Unfortunately, lapbooking seems to be taking over our school. I'm even wondering if I should bag TOG for the younger boys and do a bunch of lapbooks for the rest of this year. It's funny - because none of the kids here really liked making lapbooks until this year.

OK - with this lapbook I added....rubber cement, SUPER GLUE and tape our lapbooking adventure. We also added the whole "shape" thing vs. manila folders.

Zander's Viking Book


Note the FEROCIOUS dragon on the right booklet...under the scissors. He especially likes this booklet. ::snort::


I thought this was cute...raiders, captains, traders and sailors



*I* did all the writing and folding on this booklet but he's quite proud of the "boing" effect.



Yes, the books are similar but here are some of Nolan's favorite booklets.

Nolan's Viking Book


Norse Weapons - great job Nolan


The runes are fascinating to Nolan


This booklet labels the parts of a Viking Knorr and a Viking Longboat.


You can see more of our lapbooks at Our Lapbooks Page.

Now....on with the Renaissance!
Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Anonymous said...

Those are really cool!

Cynthia said...

That's an awesome lapbook! I'll have to save the link for next year when we cover the Vikings.

all in the family said...

GOOD Job! Yeah! I know you are glad that one is done. It is nice to finish a job, especially when you struggle with it.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

::snort:: Beth - I'm wondering what shape someone comes up with next. LOL

Linda said...

They turned out awesome!

Anonymous said...

Sis, Nolan, Alexander: WOW! Those Viking books look totally awesome! Congrats!

love/prayers Mom/G'Ma T.

Wild Homeschool Family said...

These came out SO good! The most fun looking lapbooks I've ever seen!

Kristenph said...

Wonderful lapbooks!

Anonymous said...

Great lapbooks! I love the shapes.

You mentioned on the lapboking group that you were looking for resurces for a lapbook on Japan. I made a Squidoo page on Japan when my children were studying it last year. You can find that at:

Also, I have a lapbook template pack for Japan available at Currclick. You can find a direct link at the top of the Squidoo page. It is $5.00 and has twenty-five minibooks (I got carried away! I don't think my kids even did half of them)and some notebook pages. HTH, Melissa

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Thanks Kristin and Melissa. I'm going to check out your Japan lapbook, Melissa.

Deb said...

These are great! I love the shape. Did you have a pattern that you used? What did you use? Cardstock? folder?
Thanks for any help you can give

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Deb, we just drew the boat shape by hand....we used colored file folders for the books.