Gospel Learning On Your Lap

lapbooking, LDS, homeschooling

Agency is the Gift to Choose for Ourselves

on January 22, 2012

Let’s build our lapbook.

If you are new to lapbooking, here are are few sites to check out to find out more.


heart of wisdom

lapbook lessons

There are tons of resources for any subject under the sun! But here are the basics:

You will need:

  • File folder
  • Glue stick
  • Glue gun
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Paper (cardstock is optional)
  • Laminator (optional)

Start by opening the file folder then bring both edges to the middle (make sure there is not a gap between the pages, the tabs should fit together like a puzzle) and flatten into a book form.  Now you are ready to print off my mini books and pockets and glue them into the lapbook as you complete them.

Lets start with the cover.

click image to downlaod

Close the flaps and glue the cover on. Be generous with your glue!  Take scissors and cut along the flap tabs. And now we’ll skip to the back because that’s easy too. For the back, I like to have something the kids can do over and over again.  Remember we want this out and used not just filed away on a book shelf once it is finished. So for the back, print out the CTR ring dot-to-dot and cover it with contact paper or laminate it and glue (hot glue if laminated on both sides) it to the back.  A dry erase marker will allow the kids to keep having fun with their lapbook.

click image to download

So you are on a roll!  Now for the fun part . . . the inside elements.

Easy enough! Just follow the instructions on the printouts  and attach them to the inside of your lapbook.

Save the plan of salvation pocket for next week.
3 matchbook scripture.pdf

Agency is a gift


3 responses to “Agency is the Gift to Choose for Ourselves

  1. Kelly Swanson says:

    okay, I may be a little slow…but I don’t really get how to fold this thing up?? I’ll visit your suggested sites and see if that helps…One idea might be to post photos with step by step instructions for these complicated things 🙂 …or I’ll just be calling!

    • I’m sorry my very wordy and confusing directions made you shake your head. I think pics say a thousand words so I’ll try to post some. If you have a chance thought, youtube or google lapbooks. Some people put together some funky folds into their lapbooks for more dimension. Honestly you can just skip the part of refolding it and use it as a file folder. Amazingly, kids can open it up either way!

  2. Delina Wille says:

    Just found your site and I am soo excited to make these for my boys!! We need something new for Sacrament meeting and I think these are going to be perfect!!! Thank you soo much!!

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