Our lapbook about sled dogs. A great project for learning about the Iditarod or dogs in general.
We created this lapbook using the Sled Dogs Project Pack from CurrClick. This particular lapbook is recommended for grades 3 - 8.
The project pack is a downloadable file, so you can print out the mini-books in any color you like. This makes the lapbook a bit more colorful which my kids tend to like. You could also use plain white paper or have your child color them with crayons or colored pencils.
This particular lapbook was rather large and took 2 folders. They are folded like a normal lapbook but the right flap and left flap of the 2 folders are attached, making a center flap. Hopefully, looking at the photos below will make that more clear.
The file contains all the information you need to complete the mini-books, but if you want to make your own lapbook from scratch, the information would be readily available on the Internet. Just decide what aspects you'd like to cover and have fun with it!
- History of the Iditarod
- Lengths of different races
- Different aspects of dog care (emphasis on dogs in cold climates)
- Types of dogs used in the Iditarod and similarities/differences
- Dog commands
- Types of sleds/parts of sleds
- Short book report on "Balto" or other dog-related books
- Dog diets
- Biography of a famous Iditarod racer
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Also, see my Lapbooks for Everyone article for more ideas and lapbooking resources.
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