We've been learning more about Chinese New Year and the Zodiac calendar last week, and made another lapbook! Again, we recycled book depository packaging, and covered the front with white paper. The boy has been experimenting with Blopens (these pens that allow you to blow ink out through them), and we used a dragon stencil to decorate the cover.
And here's the inside of the lapbook:
We learnt about the Chinese Zodiac, by reading a book ("The Great Race", by Dawn Casey) and watching two videos on the topic ("Chinese Zodiac Story", as well as part of Vol 3 from the Taoshu DVDs).
Then the boy pasted the animals (printed from here) to their correct names in English, and then he learnt their names in Chinese and pasted those down too. (You can get the name printables from our FB page!)
He then had fun spinning the zodiac wheel (from here) to figure out the years in which each family member was born (the years are pretty small so I guided him a little):
We then filled in a little flipbook with the details of each family member (you can print out the arrow for the zodiac wheel as well as the text for the flipbook using our printable), and also added photos for each member too!
And finally, we did a little snake to fill up the space next to the zodiac wheel, since it was going to be the year of the snake! Junior J did some messing around with paints, then added the tongue, eyes and scales when the paint was dry. :)