Here is a mix of new and unusual minibooks.
I use my Master Template when I create new lapbooks or just need a new minibook for a notebook and minibook combination page. I print out a stash of minibooks to save time. Sometimes my children want to choose their own minibooks, so I print out and paste the minibooks on a file folder or note paper. Below are my latest examples:
Minibooks Featured above:
Rolled Inside Page Minibook
- Cut the vertical slit in the 1 page and roll the inside page horizontally to insert through the slit.
- Open the page out flat and fold closed around the outer page
- This book provides up to 6 pages to write on
Arrow Flap Shutter Fold
- A wonderful minibook for definitions, terminology and vocabulary
- We use this for our LA study on prefixes and suffixes – prefix on arrow, prefix’s meaning on shutter fold and examples of words with that prefix inside the minibook.
- Can be used for small diagrams, or science and maths formulas
A neat narrow Pocket with Strips
- Fits in several long strips
- Great for lists and short notes
The common Hexagonal Petal Minibook
- with 6 flaps/ petal pages for more space to write in your notes
The small Hexagonal Match Book
- Folds like a matchbook
- Neat and simple style
The newest unusual minibook is the bottom right corner – Triarama Minibook
- A 3D fold with the background corner upright and the information corner folds over the bottom corner
- It lies flat as seen here or folded in a triangle
- Great for Geography or Science where a diagram forms the background and notes in front
- My example here is for Maths literacy
- Excellent for 2nd language with picture behind and vocabulary on the front corner.
Hidden behind the Triarama is the pink Collapsed Triangle Fold
- Lovely large square for writing and illustrations
- Folds to a neat triangle
- Can be used vertically or horizontally
Minibooks Featured above:
A Venn Diagram Flap Minibook
- Good for comparisons
- Place pictures on the front covers and write information or lists under the flaps
One-Page 10 Page Minibook
- A whole page with a simple cut folds to form a 10 page booklet.
- Valuable minibook for narrations or summaries
Arrow 4 Page Minibook
- An unusual tabbed minibook with plenty of space for notes and diagrams
A stylish Larger Pull Tab Minibook
- Really good-sized tab pull with plenty of space for illustrations, notes or summary
Quilt Square Folds in Half
- An easy quilt square with notes under each corner
- The quilt square folds in half vertically or horizontally with a bordered front for pictures and title
A wonderful new Fact Wheel
- Write the questions on the outer edge of the big circle and the child writes the answers in the open segment with the same number as the question.
- As the child turns the wheel the answer appears in the space
- Great for revision!
An Envelope with Cards
- Neat envelope and good-sized cards for information of pictures
- We used stickers to close our envelope and my girls love to use sealing wax for an olden days envelope
- An interesting card with space for 2 pop ups, but you could edit this for 1 picture instead
- We use this often in Geography to depict rivers, rapids, tidal ocean zone etc.
- Great for gift cards
A row of Pull Tab Minibooks
- 3 minibooks in a row
- Good for definitions, vocabulary and simple notes
I compiled a master template in MS Word version so that you can download and then use the images to make your own minibooks.
Click here for your downloads
I will post some MS Word tutorials soon so that you can learn how to simply take the template, choose a minibook and add your own text and images.
PS: I popped a few extra little minibooks in the spaces around the larger minibooks featured here – Enjoy!