Monday, August 17, 2015

How to Make a Mini Book in 5 Easy Steps!

holding a mini book

This is one of my go-to activities! I love this little, mini-book! And I think you will, too!

I've made books to help children overcome the fear of a fire drill by drawing all of the things that happen and what the child is supposed to do. I've made books to show children how to interact appropriately with others (one of those was called "I use Nice Hands!")

I've made vocabulary books,  mini reading books, sequencing books, sight word books,  "My Classmates" books. My daughter has made just-for-fun books. I could go on and on and on!

Use your imagination as to what you would want to put in a mini book!

Here is a short video of how to make it.

Once you start making these little guys, you'll find 1,000 ways to use them! Have fun!

Here are some stills from the video, if it helps to see the steps more slowly!

1. Fold in half:

folding a mini book

2. Fold in half again:
folding a mini book

3. And fold that in half again:
folding a mini book

Now, you'll have 8 portions:
a single sheet folded into 8 portions

4. Then cut from the folded side to the middle:
showing where to cut a mini book

So, you'll be able to see a hole in the middle:
seeing a hole in the middle of the page

5. Fold it into a book shape so the hole in the middle opens up:
folding the book into shape

folding the book into shape

Keep folding and crease well. Now, you have a little book! A mini-book!
showing the mini book

Next, I'll show you how to make Sequencing books! These are some of my favorites!!

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