Dolphin Lapbook

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.

Marine Maths

Dolphin Species Cards

Dolphin Vocab Cards

Dolphin Lapbook Cover

Dolphin Activities

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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11 comments on “Dolphin Lapbook

  1. This was such a great project… My daughter had to do pick an ocean animal to do a project on for Kindergarten. She choose Dolphins and this site was extremely helpful! Thank you =)

  2. Assalamu alaikum sis…

    where can i find the printables for this lapbook? i’m afraid i cant find the file share widget …Have you blocked it sis?

    Maa shaa Allah! i’m very amazed at your work with your kids..You’ve truly inspired me! May Allah make your homeschooling journey easy ,,Aameen!

    Also,do you follow any curriculum or are you eclectic homeschooler like me?


    Umm Nuh

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister,

      You should be able to find the files by clicking the link to the homeschool share website, that’s where I got the files for this lapbook. Ameen to your duas, I aim to inspire Insha’Allah. And no I don’t follow any set curriculum, I teach a variety of subjects to my children but we have no real outline, we work on what interests us at the time and we incorporated various subjects within that topic … if that makes sense 🙂

  3. Jazaki Allah khair for your reply sis.

    I really the dolphin vocabulary cards and the species cards . Where did you find the templates for them?

    Umm Nuh

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

      Oh, my apologies, I made them myself but I haven’t created them as PDFs yet. I will upload them later today Insha’Allah. Do you have an email address I can send them to you directly?

    • Asalamu alaykum Umm Nuh,

      I have now made all the missing files available to download from the Dolphin Lapbook post. Please let me know if you have been able to download them inshaAllah.

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  6. This is a topic which is nea to my heart… Manyy thanks!
    Exactly where are your contact details though?

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