Monday, May 26, 2014

Yellowstone National Park Lapbook--FREE!

This past fall we spent two weeks in our RV touring Yellowstone, The Tetons and Utah. You can read out our trip here. Before we headed out, I searched for a Yellowstone lapbook that we could incorporate into our homeschool while traveling. I couldn't find one. So, I made one and I am sharing it with you for free below.

The kids also participated in the Jr. Ranger Program and earned their badges by the end of the week. You can purchase Yellowstone wildlife stickers at most of the visitor centers. My kids loved these of course!

We gave the kids our old digital camera to share during the trip. They took all of their own pictures--whatever they found interesting. I purchased a picture book from the Dollar Store and the kids each picked 12 of their favorite pictures to include in the book. Rather than include the entire picture book (which would be too thick) I used a razor and cut off just enough picture sleeves. I then stapled them together and used packing tape to adhere to the book.

The yellow cardstock was taped to the top and then flipped up so that we could include more elements. The one side was a resting place for a paragraph each child had to write. I had my kids write about their favorite memories at Yellowstone. Under several of the wildlife stickers they wrote the names of the animals.

During our trip we collected interesting leaves that we do not have where we live. We used contact paper to press them and then adhered them with clear adhesive.

I would love to hear if you use this lapbook on your trip to Yellowstone! Enjoy!


Rhonda said...

Hi! I just stumbled across your lap book! Thank you! We plan to do Yellowstone in September of this year, and I want to do as many lessons as we can to learn about the park before we go!

Patty Thompson said...

Hey there! Thanks so much for this! I've been homeschooling for years and I'm teaching a co-op class on American Geography. We're doing pitstops all around the US and I've chosen Yellowstone for Wyoming. Looking forward to this resource. Just wish we could REALLY go!

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Unknown said...

im not able to download this lapbook. i must be doing something wrong. is there an alternative

Kareena Watkins said...

I too am unable to download. Help! Leaving in a couple of days!

Jayme Campbell said...

I can not download either:(

HyggeMomma said...

It downloaded for me, thank you!!! We leave on Friday and this will make the drive all that much more fun!

Jennybean :) said...

I know this is many years after your original post, but we are going to Yellowstone in 2 weeks, and are using your lapbook as a base for ours. I love that you incorporated so many things, and I really appreciate you sharing your file!

Unknown said...

Thank you SO much for this! Using this lapbook and going to YSNP next month!


Hope said...

What an awesome idea!
However, it is illegal to remove anything from a national park - leaves, rocks, flowers, etc.
(not to be a party-pooper, just making sure everyone knows this is terribly wrong)