According to Wikipedia…
A lap book, layer book, flap book, or shutter book is a type of single-subject book created by a student, generally as a supplement to a curriculum. A lap book generally consists of a paperboard folder such as a file folder with small pieces of folded paper glued inside.
Which doesn’t tell you much about how FUN it is to homeschool with lapbooks. Lapbooking gives your kids hands-on knowledge and experience about any topic along with a really nice finished product to show off to friends and family!
I created these lapbooks back when we were homeschooling in Canada. Since then, I’ve been selling them through CurrClick, a site that ceased operating back in April 2019.
So instead, I’m making them available to you here. The process isn’t automatic. When you order and submit payment via PayPal, I’ll forward the right lapbook to the email address you provide just as soon as possible. And I’m always around if you have any questions or aren’t sure what to do to complete the lapbook with your kids.
Paying for the lapbooks here gives you the right to use them for as many kids as you want in your own family. For classroom, synagogue, camp, or other use, please contact me for pricing.
Use this button to order the lapbook you want from the list below:
Alef Bet Hebrew Language Lapbook
| The Hebrew language is relevant and meaningful for homeschoolers of any faith who want to understand the origins of the English alphabet, the beginnings of the Jewish Bible or the modern State of Israel.|
This lapbook is perfect for a short unit study on the Hebrew alphabet and reading Biblical or Modern Hebrew.
It’s also a great way to find out if kids might be interested in continuing their Hebrew studies with Rosetta Stone or another Hebrew-language program designed for homeschoolers.
This lapbook includes a short guide to “Teaching the Alef-Bet”, with helpful web links, along with the following 13 mini-books ready for you and your child to fill in together:
1. Alef-Bet Matchbooks (22 of them, 1 for each letter!)
2. Final (Sofit) Letters Heart Book
3. Meet the Vowels Flap Book
4. Vowels Wheel
5. Which Way? Arrow Book
6. Sounds Like Hebrew! Flap Book
7. Ancient and Modern – Accordion Book
8. My Country – in Hebrew Shutter Book
9. Read Around Israel – Map Activity
10. All About Me Flaps Book
11. All Kinds of Writing – font samples pocket
12. I Can Read It! mini-book – three Biblical excerpts in easy-to-read Hebrew, with English transliterations
13. Watch the Dots! L-book, introduces letters which change sounds with a “dot” in the middle
This lapbook lets you work with your children – using texts and websites of your choice – in authentic traditions, creating a project you can both be proud to show off at home, in synagogue or church, or while visiting relatives!
Around the Jewish Year: Jewish Calendar Lapbook
| You may think the current year is 2015 or 2016, but did you know that on the Jewish calendar, it’s actually the year 5776? Did you know that Judaism has not one, but four, special “New Years Days”? Did you know the Torah doesn’t actually name the months, but only refers to them by number?|
The Hebrew calendar is fascinating and meaningful for homeschoolers of any faith who are studying the origins of Hebrew civilization, the beginnings of the Jewish Bible or the modern State of Israel and Jewish People.
This lapbook is perfect for a short unit study on the Hebrew calendar. Rather than focus on a single feast or holiday, though they are mentioned, it helps reinforce the CONTEXT of the holidays within the broader Jewish culture of yesterday and today. You’ll also find out your own Hebrew birthday, explore the phases of the moon, and much more!
You will probably need your own Jewish calendar resources, either books or online, but this lapbook does include a 5-page guide with tips and hints for “Teaching Around the Jewish Year”, along with web links I have found helpful in my own studies.
This lapbook lets you work with your children – using texts and websites of your choice – within authentic traditions, creating a project you can both be proud to show off at home, visiting relatives, or in synagogue or church!
Chanukah Monsters: Nine Cool Lessons in Chanukah Fun (a coloring book)
| It’s the Chanukah Monsters’ favorite season. Come see how they make it fun for everyone…! Hanukkah will come alive through these delightful professional black-and-white outline drawings, accompanied by text that emphasizes the joy and fun of the holiday season (with a nod to fire safety, too!).|
CUT UPS for Hebrew Torah Study LECH LECHA Genesis 12
| Come learn Torah in the original Hebrew! These “cut-ups” will help you explore the deep roots and grammar of the Hebrew text and complement any exploration in Chumash or Hebrew Bible study. |
The first of a series, this set includes ONLY the first section of the Torah portion of Lech Lecha:
– Parshat Lech Lecha, Perek 12 = Genesis 12
Future Cut-Ups are forthcoming!
These full-colour printables are designed to kinesthetically allow your child to engage and interact with the original Torah text – building a lifetime of fluency and a love of learning!
HANUKKAH, Jewish Festival of Lights Family Songbook
| Finally – a friendly family songbook for the Jewish Festival of Lights!|
You don’t have to be Jewish to love this songbook, which includes LIVE links (live as of November, 2011) to let you hear versions of the songs on Jewish sites around the Internet.
The songbook provides transliterations – Hebrew words fully transcribed into English characters – along with full Hebrew text, guaranteeing that you and your guests can enjoy singing along, no matter how much (or how little) Hebrew you understand!
Full text of all three blessings for candlelighting
Ha-Neirot Halalu, traditionally sung right after candlelighting
Full text of Ma’oz Tzur (Rock of Ages) – SIX verse in Hebrew, English, and transliteration
SEVEN holiday songs to sing along with!
plus a NEW version (sort of like “Yahtzee”) of the ever-popular “dreidel game”!
Chag Ha’Urim Sameach! Happy Festival of Lights!
May be copied as many times as needed for use within one family. For school, church, synagogue or co-op use, please contact me for licensing information.
HANUKKAH: Jewish Festival of Lights Lapbook
| Complement your explorations and study of the Jewish festival of Chanukah (Festival of Lights, Festival of Rededication) with these 19 delightful mini-books.|
With humourous, original hand-drawn illustrations, the lapbook includes a detailed 9-page guide to “Teaching Through the Chanukah Lapbook” (including web links), along with the following 19 mini-books ready for you and your child to fill in together:
* When is Chanukah?
* Chanukah Heroines
* Chanukah Brachot (blessings)
* Where do we light?
* Is it a kosher Menorah?
* The Story of Chanukah
* How do we get olive oil?
* Greek ideas / Jewish ideas
* The world of Antiochus
* Drawing my Menorah!
* Is it a Menorah?
* Awesome Stuff to Eat…
* Chanukah Gems mini-songbook (with links so you can hear the songs)
* What’s that in Hebrew?
* My Dreidel – dreidel game shape book
* The Maccabees
* Lighting our days
* “Chanukah” means…
* STOP – Menorah rules!
* Three pages of clip art (2 original to this lapbook) to decorate your lapbook!
This lapbook will allow you to engage your children interactively – using the teaching tips provided, along with the texts and websites of your choice – in authentic Jewish traditions, creating a project you can both be proud to show off over the holiday season!
Jewish Student’s BOOK OF CENTURIES
| A staple of Charlotte Mason education, the Book of Centuries is like a timeline in a notebook. When you start it, it’s blank because you will create it yourself with your child(ren), literally writing your own book of history as you go along!|
When I wanted to use one with my kids, I found several lovely templates for Century Books online, including one that provided useful headings for each major era of history. However, I also wanted to be able to incorporate Jewish dates, and Jewish eras of history. I don’t want to isolate our spiritual history… I wanted a history book that included both. So I created one, and I think it’s great!
Tips for how and when to add to your Book of Centuries:
Studying an artist, composer, rabbi / commentator? Add them to the Book!
Celebrating post-Biblical holidays like Purim or Chanukah – add historical events related to the festival
Family field trips teach history, too – remember to add any relevant learning
Any historical reading – even historical fiction – can be added to the timeline!
This Book of Centuries includes many blank pages with dates and eras written at the top. Earlier eras include on century per two-page spread; later eras double the space, with 50 years per two-page spread (because most historical events you will learn about take place closer to modern times).
Also, because it’s intended to be 3-hole punched and stored in a binder, you can always insert extra pages if you run out of room!
Dates across the top of the page include both the secular (Gregorian) and the Hebrew date, generally reflecting Jewish tradition that time began with the Creation of the world. For Gregorian dates, I have used the abbreviations BCE and CE, rather than the more common BC and AD, to reflect the strong Jewish preference for this dating system.
The last couple of pages give valuable tips and hints for using the Book of Centuries. There is also a printable “spine” page at the very back of the book which you can insert into binders that have a clear insertable spine.
I recommend, for durability, that you have this Book of Centuries printed and hole-punched professionally on higher-quality paper. It’s a small investment that will go a LONG way towards your kids’ spiritual and historical education!
LAND OF ISRAEL: Holy Land Lapbook
| Come lapbook through the modern Land of Israel with these 26 delightful mini-books! This lapbook includes a detailed 13-page guide to “Teaching Through the Israel Lapbook” (including web links), along with the following 26 mini-books ready for you and your child to fill in together:|
1. Three Continents
2. Map / Regions
3. Bodies of Water
4. How Big is Israel…?
5. Three Faiths
6. Israel’s Holy Places
7. Israeli Flag
8. State Symbol of Israel
10. The Knesset
11. Quick Israel Facts
12. All About Me… in Hebrew!
13. Hebrew Vocabulary
14. Read Around Israel
15. Israel In the Bible
16. “Milk and Honey” Copywork
17. Seven Special Species
B’kayf = Have fun!
19. Israel’s Animal Species
20. Shapes of Israel
21. Getting to Israel
22. Famous Israelis
24. Prayer for Israel
25. A Great Israeli
26. Reading Log
This lapbook will allow you to engage your children interactively – using the teaching tips provided, along with the texts and websites of your choice – in authentic Israeli and Jewish traditions, creating a project you can both be proud to show off!
Come take the first step on your Holy Land journey!
PASSOVER: Jewish Festival of Pesach Lapbook
| Complement your explorations and study of the Jewish festival of Passover (Festival of Unleavened Bread, Festival of Pesach) with these 19 delightful mini-books, including all of these and more:|
Erev Pesach Observances – Circle MiniBook
Getting Ready for Pesach – 4-way Shutterfold
Seder 15 Steps to Freedom – Staircase MiniBook
Four Names of Pesach Four-Flap MiniBook
Moshe Story “Passover Haggadah” MiniBook
Mah Nishtanah 4-Tab MiniBook
Pesach Foods Tab Flaps Quiz Book
Pesach Numbers Pyramid MiniBook (plus Pesach Pyramid MiniBook Blanks if you want to create your own)
Four Cups Four Words of Freedom MiniBook
Seder Plate Project
Three Matzahs Folding MiniBook
Ten Plagues/Makkos Pentagon Accordion MiniBook
Going Out Ourselves creative activity “in every generation”
We Change Our Tefillah – 2 flap MiniBook with cover
Setting the Seder Table – matchbook MiniBook
Where in the World – shutterfold map MiniBook
Ten Makkos Song – Mini Shape Book
Designed to be used alongside books and/or websites about the festival OF YOUR CHOICE, this lapbook will allow you to engage your children interactively – using the teaching tips provided, along with the texts and websites of your choice – in authentic Jewish traditions, creating a project you can both be proud to show off over the holiday season!
(note: unlike my other lapbooks, this lapbook doesn’t include a detailed teaching guide / overview, which is why it’s being offered at a lower price)
Rosh Hashanah / Jewish Feast of Trumpets Lapbook
| Complement your explorations and study of the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets, or the Jewish New Year) with these 16 delightful mini-books.|
With humourous, original hand-drawn illustrations, the lapbook includes a short guide to “Teaching Through the Rosh Hashanah Lapbook”, along with the following 16 mini-books ready for you and your child to fill in together:
Fold-open Jewish/secular calendar
Shofar sounds tab book
Akeida (binding of Isaac) copywork & narration
Let’s be friends – accordion mini-book
What’s in my Machzor? (holiday prayer book)
Vocabulary – six-section tab book
Three names of the festival – 3-section tab flap book
Rosh Hashanah in the Torah – Biblical source preprinted in Hebrew and English
Favourite Family Foods pocket – including my own honeycake recipe and instructions for including your OWN favourites
The Scales of Judgment – 2-flap tab book
Unesaneh Tokef (Prayer, Repentence, Charity) – STOP sign mini-book
Symbolic foods – fold out circle book
Rosh Hashanah New Year’s Card, envelope template
Ram’s Horn Shape Book
Original clip art to decorate your card(s) or lapbook!
This lapbook will allow you to engage your children interactively – using the texts and websites of your choice – in authentic Jewish traditions, creating a project you can both be proud to show off over the holiday!
TEFILLAH: Free Jewish Prayer Copywork
| What is TEFILLAH? In Hebrew, the word means “prayer,” but its roots are much deeper. While you explore the meanings and customs of Jewish prayer with my TEFILLAH Lapbook kit, you can use this copywork in Hebrew and English to dive deeper into seven Jewish prayers which are still recited every day in synagogue and at home.|
TEFILLAH: Jewish Prayer & Siddur Lapbook
| What is TEFILLAH? In Hebrew, the word means “prayer,” but its roots are much deeper. Come explore some of the meanings and customs of Jewish prayer with this exciting lapbook kit! Complement your explorations and study of Judaism, Jewish ritual or prayerbook Hebrew with these 15 delightful mini-books.|
While not comprehensive, this lapbook includes a short guide to “Teaching Through the Siddur / Tefillah Lapbook”, along with the following 16 mini-books ready for you and your child to fill in together:
1. Tefillah is like… ARROW mini-book
2. Tefillah Pocket and Cards
3. Tefillah Times Triangle
4. In My Siddur Matchbook
5. Shema Eyes Flapbook
6. Amidah Means… Accordion Book
7. Tefillah Changes Flapbook
8. Synagogue Geography Flag Book
9. Open My Lips Popup
10. Torah Tziva Popup
11. Where is Hashem Spinner
12. Tefillah Behaviour Flapbook
13. Judging Yourself Foldout Book
14. Five Types of Tefillah
15. Amen Folding MiniBook
This lapbook will allow you to engage your children interactively – using the texts and websites of your choice – in authentic Jewish traditions, creating a project you can both be proud to show off at home, in synagogue, or visiting relatives!