Thursday, January 5, 2012

Princess Unit

Butterfly and I attend a Homeschooling Kinder-Girl Club once a week.  Today we have started our first Lapbook with our friends.  The girls chose Princesses of course!  Our Storytime today was learning on how to act like a Princess and all about a Princess's character traits of being kind, caring, polite, helpful, ect.

Here is the put-together of Butterfly's Princess Lapbook, with all the resources at the end.

 I used two long yellow file folders and a piece of one short file folder for the back.  Here is the front with ribbon decoration and a pink ribbon to tie it all together when stored.  On the front, Butterfly will colour the title and title pictures and write her name on the name label.

Here is the inside when opening the first set of side flaps.

 This is the inside when opening up the second set of side flaps.

 The two long file folders are on top of each other, but only glued on the left half side of the back.  So when you grab the right side and bring it over...

...there's more storage for the booklet work.

 When folded back up, this is the back of the file folders.  I used a piece of a short folder to make a pocket to hold more worksheets.  I reinforced the pocket with yellow tape and that is the pink ribbon around the pocket that ties at the front of the folder.  I drew some more pictures for Butterfly to colour.

 All the worksheets in the back pocket.

I glued on the book report sheet to the back surface above the pocket.

And these are the games, also stored in the back pocket, with the cardstock die.  An additional real die and game markers will be added for playing the games.

 The table is set for Butterfly to decorate her Lapbook with Princess stickers and Princess stamps.  Plus her materials for finishing the work inside the lapbook.

 Other Princess activities Butterfly has worked on:

 Princess foam stickers from the dollar store on a pink and purple painted sheet.

 I set out a "Decorate Princess Crowns" art activity on her school desk with gem and diamond stickers and new Princess stickers!

And I let her wear real Princess nails!  (stick on nails)  What a beautiful manicure!  It went great with her dress-up gowns and crowns :)  She loves to be a Princess!

Here are all the Resources we used for our Princess Unit:


  1. How fun --what little princess wouldn't love that!

  2. Ok THIS is AWESOME! My princess would love this! This is fabulous!!! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  3. Looks like fun! My 5 year old wants me to make her this! I think I may have to! :)

  4. Fun! Love the nails. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  5. love this idea - might have to try it myself. found you via TGIF linky - joined up, and would love you to pop across to my party-crafty site and join up too!
    best wishes - off to read more of your blog!

  6. This is adorable. Definitely on the agenda to do with Chyenne and her fellow princess cousins. ;)

  7. Oh my cuteness!! This is so fun! My daughter would fall in love with this. Very creative!!

    Thanks so much for linking up and sharing!

  8. thanks so much for sharing this! gorgeous!!
    pinning it!!

    Natasha xx

  9. This is AWESOME!! I have a little princess that would love everything you did! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great weekend,
    Beth =-)

  10. This is too cool!! My daughter would love this Princess theme :) And let your daughter know that her nails are sooooo pretty. Would love to invite you to share this or any kid-related post that you have to Sharing Saturday link party

    Have a Happy Saturday

  11. My little princess will love this too! Great idea!

  12. Aw, I am jealous and love the princess stuff (I have boys, so we don't get to have this girly fin, lol!) :-)

  13. Becca- don't forget the Knights Printable packs that are listed in the resource list- perfect for your boys!! :)

  14. Adorable!! Sadly neither of my girls are remotely interested in lap booking.

    Popping in from Homeschool creations

  15. Fantastic! I have NEVER made a lap book..the more I see them the more intrigued I am. I also think they may be a really cool learning tool for my little ones I work with with speech and language delays! :D Also, my daughter is obsessed with princesses, I KNOW she would love this, so i am going to pin in! Thanks so much for sharing at Thrifty Thursday!

  16. How fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!


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