The lapbook is separated into sections, one section for each Sunday of Great Lent. The student can work on the lapbook gradually, aiming to have it completed by Palm Sunday evening.

On the third Great Lent lapbooking week, we are preparing four lapbook elements, which are placed on the bottom side of the extension flap.



Your lapbook from the previous weeks.
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You will also need scissors, glue, a hole puncher, and a paper fastener (brad), preferably a mini brad.

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The wheel helps explore different ways of “carrying our own Cross” in everyday life.

Learning activity

On the bottom part of the wheel, the child writes (or draws a picture of) different situations demonstrating the meaning of the phrase “carry my Cross”. Examples: help with household chores / let others go before me in line / help my siblings with homework / don’t complain when things don’t go my way etc.

Tab book

This mini-book focuses on variations of the Cross symbol in the Orthodox tradition.

Learning activity

On each page, the child copies the shape and optionally also writes some facts about it. For reference, we have collected some information about the symbols inside the lapbook PDF file.

Pocket with cards

This activity helps reinforce the correct way of making the sign of the cross.

Learning activities

On the hand shape, the child folds the fingers to show their correct position when making the sign of the cross. Then the child takes the cards out of the pocket and sorts them in the correct order.

Trifold pocket with cards

This is an activity for older children. It helps discuss the Lenten prayer of St. Ephrem as an example of “carrying our own Cross”.

Learning activities

The child and parent/teacher first discuss the prayer. Then the child takes out the cards from the center pocket and has to sort them, deciding whether each card belongs to the left pocket (NO!) or to the right one (YES!).

A blessed Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross to all!

This page is part of the GREAT LENT LAPBOOK
by Orthodox Pebbles.