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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Educational Product Review and Giveaway from Hands of a Child

CONGRATULATIONS TO 
CHRISTINA F
THE WINNER OF THIS
GREAT PROJECT PACK!


Have you ever heard of lapbooks?  If you haven't then you've just discovered  the thing that will turn your homeschool day from drudgery of textbooks to an exciting adventure! If you have an hands-on, crafty-type child lapbooks will bring a smile to their sweet face.

I discovered lapbooks around 6 years ago.  Hands of a Child (HOAC) had a free Lapbook Project Pack on butterflies. At that time my 6 year old daughter just LOVED butterflies.  So we studied butterflies and I fell in love with lapbooking :)  Lapbooks are basically taking the information you learn, breaking it down into categories, recording the info on shaped "mini" books and organizing all  into a folded file folder.  Sounds complicated, but it really isn't.
Here is our Butterfly lapbook:  (HOAC has updated their  Lapbook Project Pack on butterflies since we made ours)


HOAC has come up with a huge line of more than 200 Lapbook Project Packs for every subject imaginable.  The Arts, Science, Government, Geography, History, Holidays, Language Arts, Literature, Math, Science, Social Studies and MORE.  These Project Packs come in many varieties: printed book, ebook  CD, and printed book/CD combo. Each Project Pack includes instructions for making the file folder that will hold all the mini books. There is also information or questions to put into your mini books.  Project Packs also include background information on the topic, recommended resources list (like books and/or websites), and templates for the mini books. The only other things you will need to make your lapbook is  a colored file folder, colored paper for copying the mini-book templates,  glue, and scissors.
They also provide "Kit Packs" .  For those without access to a copier, or you just don't want to take the time to copy the templates,  " Kit Packs provide all the graphics for the unit 
printed on multiple colors of paper ready to be used by your student. Just fill in their answers, cut and fold. No copying needed" (quoted from HOAC website)
I have used lapbooks for my students from ages 6 - teen.  We did a study on the Iditarod one year.  We used lapbooks to record what we had learned.   I had a 16 year old, 14 year old, 10 year old and 6 year old all making one.  Each one was unique in it's own way.  We absolutely love going back and looking over our lapbooks.  It's a great review and a wonderful way to show others what you've learned.  
HOAC has done an amazing job putting together their website.  It is easy to navigate.  You can see samples before you buy.  They have broken down their Project Packs into subjects and grade levels. If you still can't find what you are looking for, the search engine will help.  But still can't find what you want, they offer a service to custom make a Project Pack on a subject of your choice.  

Over the years I have become a "lapbook queen" even to the point of making up my own.  Here is one that my son did for his grammar lessons:





This was a wonderful review tool

If lapbooking sounds like something you'd like to try, then HOAC is the place to start.  You have the chance to win one of HOAC'S Project Packs.  They are offering a free download of their World Cultures Project Pack.  An $18.00 value free for one of my followers.  

HERE'S HOW TO WIN:
I am having a follower blitz! 


MANDATORY:  Go to Hands of a Child website and tell me which Project Pack looks most interesting AND follow via GFC. = 
2 entries

Other ways to enter:
Contact  anyone and everyone whom you think would want to win this great educational product. If they come, comment that you sent them and follow you get 10 entries, they get 2.  If you came from a Linky, give me the Linky site so that blogger can get credit for sending you. 

Like on Facebook = 2 entries

Be sure to leave your contact information in EACH comment

On September 22nd, I'll draw a winner.  So refer as many friends as possible for many chances to win!

*Disclaimer:  I was not compensated by Hands Of  a Child or anyone else for this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.



69 comments:

  1. I am stopping by from This For That so I guess technically Ten Talents sent me here:)

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  2. I am also stopping by from This for That

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  3. I am also stopping by from This for That

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  4. You have referred me and I am following! Thanks! :)

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  5. I dig the "Ahoy Maety" pre-k kit, as well as the middle school pack Healthy Eating Habits. I'm here from This or that, too!

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  6. The Ancient Rome looks interesting as that is what we are doing this year in school. I followed on GFC under my Twitter: Meeshell_Buck.

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  7. I liked you on facebook: Michelle buck

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  8. BTW, I found you here: http://blog.nickels-n-dimes.com/2010/09/14/want-to-win-wednesday-wk-of-sept-15-2010/

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  9. I'm here from this or that, Ahoy Maety is my fave as well

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  10. i follow on gfc and think the peter cotton tail for prek could be fun! or the pumpkins, the holiday one, the harvest one... lots of great things!

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  11. i follow in gfc and like the peter cottontail prek
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  12. i like you on facebook! 1

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  13. i like you on facebook 2

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  14. i think i got here via the low down low entry linky!

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  15. I follow via GFC, and I think the "Art Appreciation Project Pack" looks interesting!

    Thank you for the giveaway! I'm stopping by from This for That. :)

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  16. I am now following via your posting on lapbook yahoo groups.

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  17. We love doing lapbooks and are current favorite is Mystical creatures

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  18. I am a follower of your blog now too! I would LOVe to do the Blueberries for Sal lapbook with my girls! What fun!

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  19. I like the Spider Project Pack and am following you on GFC. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I'd like the Spider Project Pack and I'm following you via GFC. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com (entry #2)

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  21. I like you on FB. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com (entry #1)

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  23. I like the wheels on the bus project pack.

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    I'm here from This for That.

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  24. I am a new follower.

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  25. I like the sound of the Mission: Paragraph Island Rescue pack. Your GFC isn't showing up for me. :( I did add you to my RSS feed though.

    Followed you here from today's This For That!

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  26. Following you on FB. (1)

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  28. I follow via GFC, the math one would be great.
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  29. I'm here from This for That. #1
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  30. I'm here from This for That. #2
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  31. I followed your post on the Yahoo.com lapbooking group for Hands of a Child. I'm not very internet savy and don't understand most of what you said to be eligible for more credits to win your wonderful give away so, I'll just hope this post will be enough to win. The package sounds fantastic to learn about World Cultures.
    Edwina
    Familytreeclimber@Yahoo.com

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  32. I am here from "this for that", so I guess "Ten talensts" sent me here!
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  33. I love the 5 Pumpkins or Dinosaurs - and many others! I also follow on GFC. Can from This for That.

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  34. I love the 5 Pumpkins or Dinosaurs - and many others! I also follow on GFC.

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  37. I follow via GFC, and I think the "Art Appreciation Project Pack" looks interesting!

    Thank you for the giveaway! I'm stopping by from This for That. :)

    Stephanie
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  48. I am bookmarking this site for later use!
    I like Katy's Big Snow Day Project Pack!
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  49. I'm a new GFC follower
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  50. i like the down on the farm project pack and i follow you on gfc 1
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  51. i like the down on the farm project pack and i follow you on gfc 2
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  53. I'd like the 2010 Winter Olympics Vancouver, Canada Project Pack and I follow on google friend connect
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  54. I'd like the 2010 Winter Olympics Vancouver, Canada Project Pack and I follow on google friend connect #2
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  55. I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly)
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  56. I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly)
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  57. I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly)
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  58. i like the down on the farm project pack and i follow you on gfc 1
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  60. I love the 5 Pumpkins or Dinosaurs - and many others! I also follow on GFC. Can from This for That.

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  61. Following you on FB. (2)

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  62. I am a new follower.

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  63. I like you on FB. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com (entry #1)

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  64. We love doing lapbooks and are current favorite is Mystical creatures

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  65. i like you on facebook 2

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  66. i follow in gfc and like the peter cottontail prek
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  67. I'm here from this or that, Ahoy Maety is my fave as well

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  68. I liked you on facebook: Michelle buck

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  69. I am also stopping by from This for That

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