This is my daughter, Samira’s lapbook all about dolphins. I found most of the templates for this on the Homeschool Share website.
I also made a few additional templates of my own which you can download below.
This lapbook is A4 size made of two A3 sheets of card taped together which are folded in on one another to close as an A4 size book. When it opens out at the first fold you can see two sections of mini books, and further content is revealed on the 4 pages that fold out to open the entire lapbook.
One of the first mini books is a window flap book looking at the differences between dolphins and porpoises.
Under each flap Samira wrote the description of the various body parts.
Next is a square fold book about the names for the dolphin family members. It folds out to reveal the names for the mother, father and baby dolphins.
This folded flap opens to reveal a bar graph showing the sizes of different dolphins and whales.
This is a cute dolphin-shaped tri-fold book all about mammals. On each section Samira wrote about one mammalian feature and drew a picture.
Next is a hinged book looking at the differences between toothed whales and baleen whales.
Then there is a small pocket with words containing the sound “ph” in them.
This is a small colouring by numbers activity.
Here is a nice spelling activity … how many words can you make from the word ‘dolphin’ ?
This is followed by a dolphin anatomy tab book. On each page Samira pasted the diagram and wrote some information.
Next is a rectangular T-book all about dolphins that are trained and how they will work for fish.
Then we have a classification flap book.
Here is a pocket of vocabulary cards that I created for Samira.
This is a folded flap containing a Venn diagram comparing the diets of dolphins and orcas.
These are a collection of page flaps that have word activity worksheets pasted on either side including wordsearch and crosswords.
This page contains a worksheet all about dolphin babies.
Above that is a set of fun fact cards that are strung together and taped to the page.
Next up are two flaps, one about Dolphin pods and one about echolocation.
This is a tri-fold book containing a maths problem.
I created this pocket of dolphin species cards and on the reverse of each card Samira wrote the name of the dolphin and we looked them up and used an atlas to find out where in the world they can be found.
This is a triple flap match book all about the way dolphins move in and out of the water.
Finally, on the back of the lapbook is this alphabet dot-to-dot that makes a picture of a dolphin.
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