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How to Make a Squash Book

You are just going to love this mini-book.  There are  many versions of a “squash” book just like there are many varieties of squash.  I choose to make a nice “winter” variety in the form of a triangle.  I’ve written the directions on the printable, but just to give you a less wordy idea of how it works, here is a video.
http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/m1CDCkmgBcI?rel=0

For the squash book download  go here.

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Week 3: God’s prophets and apostles speak to us in general conference.

I am looking forward to General Conference.  Many of us have the comfort of watching the broadcast from our homes, but sometimes it gets a little too comfy and my notes seem to drop off mid thought.  My parents always took us to the church to watch at least one session.  I think it helped me remember that it was still the Sabbath and that I still need to be attentive.  There are many activities to help your child be attentive to the the words of the Prophet and Apostles spoken at general conference.  One of the best resources is obviously LDS.org.  I took some of the ideas and made them into mini-books for this week’s theme (see the “squash” book).  But since General Conference is still a few weeks away, I prepared some mini-books that you can do now (scripture tracing, and puzzles).

I took this Conference coloring Activity from The Friend. Print both pages and cut around each rectangle.  Stack the rectangles in order and staple in the top left corner.  Also cut around the color key.  You can glue this mini-book in now or wait until it is finished during general conference.  But be sure to glue it in properly!!!!  This mini-book is serving a double purpose.  It will be a book and a pocket to hold Week 4’s infinity card.  (I still haven’t told you about the infinity card but you are going to love it). Use hot glue to put a thin line on the sides and bottom and glue down.  Leave the top open to serve as a pocket.

conference 1 of 2

 

conference layer book 2 0f 2

 

These two puzzles will be perfectly placed on the flaps.  Download from 4 shared then print.  I have two ideas for these puzzles.  One—you can cut the pictures out in zig zags or straight lines depending on your child’s skill level, laminate them and store them in the pocket.  Idea two—you can cut the puzzle into strips that fit the size of a wooden tongue depressor and glue it on for a nice sturdy, but simple puzzle.  Again store the sticks in the pocket.  Ps.  the puzzles are of the First Presidency and the other is the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

2 puzzles and pockets.pdf

You have seen this next mini-book every month.  it is one of my favorite ways to help my children with their handwriting and scripture memorization at the same time.  The instructions are easy enough.  Cut out the rectangles, glue the inside verse to the reference, mountain fold along the lines, glue the back to your lapbook.   scripture matchbooks copy

Last mini-book for the week. Behold the Squash book!  I’ve written the instructions on the printable and yes you do have to squash it!

Squash book

Watch a video tutorial about the squash book  here.

Have a fun week of cutting and pasting.  I’ll finally give you the Infinity card file next week!

CTR!

LeeAnn.

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