Well I thought designing the cover would be the hardest part, but it was actually the easiest and fastest. This will be the first lapbook I have done that I haven’t purchased elsewhere, like from CurrClick or Hands of a Child. But watching Satori color in the cover was the most fun. 🙂

Remember, you can download this Prehistory Lapbook design here.

Coloring prehistory lapbook

Coloring prehistory lapbook

Here she’s holding it up before we paste it on our lapbook and slice it in half.
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Now, how to fill it? I knew I wanted some kind of universe timeline, but I was too lazy to recreate the wheel and copied this one here on Discovery Education’s The Universe in One Year, which I had linked to on my own site. It is ingenius as there is so much open time in the past’s vast 15 billion years, but everything is compressed at the end when life starts, especially when humans evolve. Luckily, this is all in a Year, so they cover the first 11 months, but focus on the last month of December, and then the past day of December to squeeze it all in an understandable format.

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I had to google ideas on lapbook templates.  Aside from the timeline, we have a flap book that covers the Paleocene period that we’re just about wrapping up before we move on to the Mesozoic, the time of the dinosaurs. We’ll be working on this all summer long. If anyone else has any great lapbook prehistory ideas, please share them with us!

Prehistory Lapbook cover

Prehistory Lapbook cover