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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12 Days of Christmas lapbook

Here is another one of our old lapbooks, but it is a great one! Rebekah and I made this in 2007, and it is another one that we love to look back at and learn from again. It is about the 12 Days of Christmas, the famous song. I'm sure most of you have heard it (we like the Muppets version a lot! :-D) but this lapbook teaches the spiritual meaning behind the song. Whether that is true or not, we enjoyed seeing how something secular could be tied into something Christian. I think we got it from Jamin's blog, found here: http://homeschoolblogger.com/jaminacema/435197/

This was a lot of work, but fun of course too! It was three file folders glued/ taped together. If you need more info on lapbooks, please check this post on my blog: here

But now I will just repost from Jamin for you, since we enjoyed it so much. This includes all the links you'll need to find the pages and print them. Hopefully all the links will work! (If not you can try to copy and paste them!)  At the bottom are our pictures-so scroll ALL the way down!



From Jamin: So in case anyone wants to make a 12 Days of Christmas Lapbook along with us here is all my research!

I have been working on putting together a lapbook for the 12 Days of Christmas.  I thought I would share what I have come up with in case anyone else wants to do it with their kids.
I first heard the Christian meanings to the song three years ago and have wanted to teach the kids about it ever since.  There is some question as to whether or not this song was originally written as a Catholic Cathecism in the 1500′s.  During that time in Europe the Catholic Church was being persectued.  Whether it was written with the intent of secretly teaching children about Christian priciples or that was added later, it is still a great way to teach our kids about the Christian faith! Now that I know about lapbooking I figured it is the perfect opportunity!
The meanings are here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1046476/posts
Day 1 – Partridge In A Pear Tree – Christ who died on the Cross for our sins
Day 2 – 2 Turtle Doves – Old and New Testaments
Day 3 – 3 French Hens - 3 Virtues (Fatih, Hope and Love) 1 Corinthians 13:13 (?) Gold Franckinsense and Mhyyr.
Day 4 4 Calling Birds- The 4 Gospels, Matt, Mark, Luke & John
Day 5 5 Golden Rings – The first Five Books of the Old Testament, known as the Torah or the Pentateuch:  1) Genesis, 2) Exodus, 3) Leviticus, 4) Numbers, and 5) Deuteronomy.
Day 6 – 6 Geese a Laying – The 6 days of Creation
Day 7 – 7 Swans a Swimming – The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: 1) prophecy, 2) ministry, 3) teaching, 4) exhortation, 5) giving, 6) leading, and 7) compassion (Romans 12:6-8; cf. 1 Corinthians 12:8-11)
Day 8 8 Maids a Milking – The eight Beatitudes: 1) Blessed are the poor in spirit, 2) those who mourn, 3) the meek, 4) those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, 5) the merciful, 6) the pure in heart, 7) the peacemakers, 8) those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake. (Matthew 5:3-10)
Day 9 – 9 Ladies Dancing - The nine Fruit of the Spirit: 1) love, 2) joy, 3) peace, 4) patience, 5) kindness, 6) generosity, 7) faithfulness, 8) gentleness, and 9) self-control.  (Galatians 5:22)
Day 10 – 10 Lords a Leaping - The 10 Commandments
Day 11 – 11 Pipers Piping – The eleven Faithful Apostles: 1) Simon Peter, 2) Andrew, 3) James, 4) John, 5) Philip, 6) Bartholomew, 7) Matthew, 8)Thomas, 9) James bar Alphaeus, 10) Simon the Zealot, 11) Judas bar James. (Luke 6:14-16).
Day 12 – 12 Drummers Drumming – The Twelve points of doctrine in the Apostles’ Creed:
1. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth,
2. And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord,
3. Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell.
5. The third day he rose again from the dead;
6. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
7. From there he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
8. I believe in the Holy Spirit,
9. I believe in the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,
10. The forgiveness of sins,
11. The resurrection of the body,
12. And the life everlasting. Amen.
The 12 Days of Christmas in general:
And some clip art here:
Here is a worksheet where the kids can draw and write about the origins of the Song.
Draw and Write Worksheet:
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/12daysprint_6.htm
Day 1 – Partridge In A Pear Tree – Christ who died on the Cross for our sins.
Coloring Sheet with John 3:16
http://www.christiananswers.net/kids/clr-jesus-cross.pdf
Day 2 – 2 Turtle Doves – Old and New Testaments
I thought this would make a cute mini book or it would be nice to put them in a pocket so the kids could take them out and put them in order.
Old Testament Flashcards:
http://www.ebibleteacher.com/children/classmat/images/OT.pdf
New Testament Flashcards:
http://www.ebibleteacher.com/children/classmat/images/nt.pdf
We will also include information they have learned at Awana about the Bible.
There are 3 special names for God’s Book:
1. Holy Bible
2. Word of God
3. The Scriptures
God’s Book has 2 parts:
1. Old Testament
2. New Testament
There are 27 books in the New Testament
There are 39 books in the Old Testament
The Holy Bible has a total of 66 books.
Day 3 – 3 French Hens -  Gold Franckinsense and Mhyyr.
Gold, Frank & Myrrh Poem:
http://www.christart.com/poetry/poem239.htm
Day 4 4 Calling Birds- The 4 Gospels, Matt, Mark, Luke & John
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gospels
Day 5 5 Golden Rings – The first Five Books of the Old Testament, known as the Torah or the Pentateuch:
Rorah Scroll Coloring Sheet
http://parenting.leehansen.com/downloads/coloring/hannukah/pages/torah.htm
Have kids write the names of the books of the Torah.
Wiki info on the Torah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torah
Day 6 – 6 Geese a Laying – The 6 days of Creation
Story of Creation Mini Book
http://www.dltk-bible.com/genesis/creation/book.htm
Misc Creation Printables
http://www.dltk-bible.com/genesis/chapter1-index.htm
Day 7 – 7 Swans a Swimming – The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit:
Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gifts_of_the_Spirit
Day 8 8 Maids a Milking – The eight Beatitudes:
http://gardenofpraise.com/bibl42s.htm
Cut bees out of color paper and write a "bee" attitude on each.  punch a hole in each bee,  Stack them and make a fan type book by inserting a brad through the holes.
Day 9 – 9 Ladies Dancing - The nine Fruit of the Spirit:
Fruit of  the Spirit Fruit Tree:
http://www.antelope-ebooks.com/JUVENILE/BIBLE/lessons/FRUITS/FTREE.HTM
Fruit of the Spirit Coded Puzzle:
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/ss/franklinprint.htm
Fruit of the Spirit Poem:
http://www.dltk-bible.com/fruit_of_the_spirit_poem.htm
Day 10 – 10 Lords a Leaping - The 10 Commandments
http://www.livingwaters.com/downloads/10Commandments_forkids-FLIPCHART.pdf
Day 11 – 11 Pipers Piping – The eleven Faithful Apostles:
12 Disciples song
http://www.hymns.me.uk/there-were-twelve-disciples-hymn-lyrics.htm
Free Printable Bible Trading Cards
http://www.ebibleteacher.com/children/cards_free.htmree Printable Trading Cards
Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Apostles
Day 12 – 12 Drummers Drumming – The Twelve points of doctrine in theApostles’ Creed:
Make a booklet and include the creed inside.
If you have any ideas or resources that would be good to include in this I would love to hear about them! 

Front of lapbook
Click HERE to get FREE booklets to print and use with this study!
Also you might want to make sure to click over to my original post on this.  There are a couple of good additional ideas in the comments. (end of Jamin's work- THANKS JAMIN!) 

Inside front left cover, 2nd folder closed
Inside left folder

Twelve days of Christmas mini-book open

Showing one of the 12 mini-books open...

Inside middle folder, showing #1-5 different mini-books.

Showing 3rd folder, #6-12 mini-books.

Back of lapbook, showing word search.





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