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Notebooking Ideas

There are many  types of notebooking activities your children can engage in and enjoy. Here’s a list of ideas to get the creative juices flowing:

  • Draw pictures
  • Create an advertisement promoting or selling something (the earth, a career, a lion)
  • Design a “Wanted” poster/page
  • Create a brochure
  • Write a news article for the paper
  • Write a letter to the editor
  • Write a newsletter with several articles about your subject
  • Create a public service announcement
  • Create a comic strip
  • Make a storyboard
  • Write a story
  • Write a play and act it out
  • Create an alphabet book or alphabet page
  • Make an acrostic
  • Make a mnemonic to memorize something
  • Make a Venn diagram comparing two things about which you learned
  • Diagram and label an image or drawing
  • Write a small book (staple the pages together) using paper bags
  • Illustrate a small picture book using paper bags
  • Draw an image and make it into a puzzle
  • Make flashcards (keep in a pocket in notebook)
  • Make a cootie catcher
  • Draw an outline of the subject and make a maze inside of it
  • Make a PowerPoint presentation
  • Make a book jacket for a book on the subject
  • Create a collage (cut out images or draw them)
  • Make a board game or card game based on a game you know
  • Illustrate postcards
  • Illustrate album covers
  • Create a test on the subject and give it to family members
  • Write a speech and give it
  • Write a song and sing it
  • Create puppets
  • Make paper people (paper dolls)
  • Make graffiti art
  • Draw a word or subject title in block letters and draw lots of images or cut out and paste images inside each letter of the word
  • Make a timeline
  • Make a flowchart
  • Make an outline of what you learned
  • Draw two pictures of the exact same scene but change a few things in one. Have people find what’s different