Kids will learn all about the life cycle of a horse and have an adorable lapbook to keep after they complete this fun project!
Horse Life Cycle
The life cycle of a horse is a great unit for kids, full of information that teaches them how horses grow from foals into adults. This lapbook project is easy to make and would work perfectly as a school lesson. It would also be perfect for scouts or pony clubbers to complete as they work to learn more about horses.
Kids could work on this project individually or in small groups.
Supplies Needed for this Lapbook Project
You will need:
You can grab our printable right here. NOTE: This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. You may NOT sell the digital file or sell the printed work. You may NOT redistribute the digital file or printed work.
How to Assemble
Preparing the Folder
Open the folder. Fold each half in half to create a larger space in the middle and two side flaps.
Cut out the “Vocabulary Words” square. Cut the lines with the word “cut” next to them and fold on the dotted lines. Glue the folded flaps and place the square on the desired spot in the lapbook. Cut out the vocabulary cards and place them in the “Vocabulary Words” pocket.
Cut out each circle (including the blank space at the top) with the pictures of each step of the life cycle. Color the pictures and label them. Glue the circles in the correct order on one side of the lapbook.
Blank Life Cycle
Cut out the square that contains the blank life cycle diagram. Draw the correct life cycle steps in each circle. Glue this section to the top center section of the folder.
Stages 1-4 Box
Cut out the rectangle with the labeled life cycle stages. Next, cut out the small squared that depict each of the stages. Color the pictures and glue the correct stage to each section of the box. Glue the box to the bottom of the center section on the lapbook.
Accordion Fact Box
Read about the different stages of the horse’s life cycle. Fold along the dotted lines to create an accordion book. Glue on the lapbook above the Stages 1-4 Box that you created in the previous step.
Tracing Words Flapbook
Cut out each page of the tracing words flapbook. Students can trace the words and practice reading them aloud. Glue the pages together in the correct order using the top line as a guide for glue placement. Glue the flapbook to one side of the folder.
Making the Lapbook Cover
To create the cover of this lapbook, color each item on the page. Cut the items out and glue them to the front of the folder.