The preschool version was simple yet every time he looks at it he can tell me all sorts of neat things about the mantis. Here is a walkthrough of his lapbook:
This is the outside of the lapbook. All of these resources were found at HomeschoolShare.com under ‘Praying Mantis Animal Lapbook’.
When opened it has pictures from our hatching mantis babies and Logan’s captions which I wrote out under each picture.
The flap in this section has the largest and the smallest mantis fold out.
This section holds the most fold outs. The anatomy of a mantis, complete with all sections of an insect which goes along with this song: (To the tune of BINGO)
I am an insect in my life,
and this is what I look like,
two antennae, compound eyes,
one, two, three, four, five, six legs,
Thorax and an abdomen,
and this is what I look like!
The other flaps are what mantis eat, where mantis live,
and the life cycle of a mantis. (All dictated by Logan, but written by me.)
THe other side has two flaps that are simply named “Fun Facts” and Logan got to add whatever he wanted in there. We had just watched Kung Fu Panda and the video from here so this is what I got for the first one:
Next up is Cyan’s lapbook for the mantis (5th grade) which is much more detailed, but this one was just a lot of fun!