Sponsored Child ~ Lapbook

It’s finished! I have to say this has been BY FAR my favorite lapbook ever. It has been such a joy to learn alongside my son. This topic was near to our hearts and we truly were touched by learning all about Albert’s life and the work that World Vision/Compassion does in Rwanda. I feel more called than ever to these two beautiful kids we sponsor through these amazing organizations. P and I have begun praying for God to pave the way for us to visit our sponsored children someday in Rwanda.

Not only was this my favorite lapbook ever, it took the most planning and work on my part since I have never seen this done before. I created many of my own things, which has also led to the introduction of a new site where I am hosting the lapbook templates I have created.

Here is the finished lapbook, and a few in progress shots from the final work we did. You can find more photos and pdf files of all of the things I created, as well as links to the items and info I got online at the new site.He used our Draw Write Now, Book 8: Animals of the World, Dry Land Animals (Draw-Write-Now) to draw a zebra and a giraffe on the cover. He also drew the flag of Rwanda.This is the back…we learned a lot of geography through this lapbook, it was wonderful!This is a tri-fold I created to teach him about the foods eaten and crops grown in Rwanda.Below is a great template I got from Homeschool Share, where they offer tons of free country templates.Here he is working on the template I created for him to compare/contrast himself with Albert. He LOVED this! He was especially excited to see that they would both turn 6 within a few months from each other! If any of you know our story, you know we are not financially wealthy, but we make it a priority to sponsor these children (both are HOPE kids, living in AIDS communities, so their cost is a bit higher). YOU can do it to! But don’t just sponsor… take this as an opportunity to make geography come alive as you learn about your sponsored child’s country. Help your own child learn to not take American life for granted by teaching them all about the life of their sponsored child. Write and send small items to your sponsored child often so the “fire” never dies in their heart. If you have any questions about sponsorship, let me know in a comment, I would be glad to help in any way I can!