Working on the Pesach 2011 Lapbook!

Most of the mini-books in this post are from my GIANT 2011 Pesach Lapbook.  This post is being updated periodically as we keep working on the lapbook!

Setting the Pesach table (matchbook)…

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Mah Nishtana / Four Questions Four-Tab book:

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She drew and glued quite close to the top of the pages, so I used shiny packing tape to bind the book rather than staples.  This way, it opens flat:  another perk.  she customized a couple of the pages, and the cover, with her own doodles as well.

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She kvetched quite a bit as she was doing this, mostly because she’s still not feeling 100%, and she was exhausted from our busy day yesterday.  I think she was very proud of the result once it was finished.

She later had a 2-hour nap and is currently in the tub getting ready for Shabbos!

(Oops… looks like I forgot to post this in my haste to shut down yesterday!)

Another couple of pieces from Sunday:

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Ted did an art class while I was out, and she worked on her own pictures for the ten makkos.  They turned out great, so I’m including them as an accordion book (click each strip for a close-up).  I’m keeping her “Ten Makoos” heading, because it’s too darn cute not to immortalize!

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Update – Monday, April 4:

Today we had a jammies/sick day (what?  Mommies don’t get sick!), so I was grateful to have tons of meaningful busywork for Naomi’s and my hands.  I started putting everything together into the folder…

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This is a single file folder, folded in the basic “lap folder” way.  (see here for how to fold a file folder).  I have added two “flaps” inside because there are so many bits and pieces to stick in, making this our biggest, thickest lap book/folder ever.

On the top of one of the “flaps” inside, I stuck the “Hebrews in Egypt” minibook from the Heart of Wisdom Exodus Lapbook (free, but it’s a Christian site, so I can’t vouch for the site content), along with the “Haggadah” mini-book with the Moshe story from my own lapbook.  Between the two stories, Naomi is writing “Story of Pesach.”  She wrote Pesach in Hebrew – backwards.

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Putting together the “4 cups” mini-book:

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Here’s what you see as you open the lapbook…

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Left inside flap:  “Can We Eat It on Pesach?"  Right inside flap:  Four Names, Matchbook “invitation”, Four Questions tab book.

Now, flip open the left-hand flap to see…

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Ten Makkos accordion and song on the inside of the flap, plus “erev Pesach” circle and Preparing for Pesach mini-book on the top of the right-hand flap.  Which you can flip open to reveal…

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Not quite finished, but this is placement for the 3 matzahs, four sons, fifteen “seder steps” and the four cups mini-books.  On the bottom side of the right-hand flap are “We Change our Tefillah,” “Where in the World” and a mini Omer Counter.

Not everything is finished, but Naomi is VERY excited to see it all coming together.


  1. I want to adopt Ten Makoos as my preferred pronunciation. Way too adorable!


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