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 fifth Great Lent lapbooking week, we are preparing three lapbook elements which are placed on the right side of the middle flap, next to the trifold from the previous week.



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

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Fan book

This lapbook element helps explore the life of St. Mary of Egypt.

Learning activity

On each piece, the child writes (or draws a picture of) a characteristic of St. Mary of Egypt or a fact from her life. Examples: St. Mary of Egypt… lived in the 6th century / was a hermit / lived alone in the desert / is a model of repentance… etc.

Tab book

This activity helps discuss the possible dwellings of a holy hermit.

Learning activity

On each page, the child writes an example of a Saint who lived in each kind of place and, if desired, a few basic facts about him/her. Alternatively, they can draw pictures. If nine tabs are too many, you can choose to use only six (right side and bottom) or only three (right side).

Octagon accordion book

This activity helps reflect on sayings of the Desert Fathers.

The sayings are adapted from the book: The Ancient Fathers of the Desert: Translated Narratives from the Evergetinos, translator: Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna – as offered on the website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Learning activity

After discussing the saying, the child can write a short example from their own life. Alternatively, they can make a drawing. If you find the sayings too many, you can cut and use as many octagons as you wish.

A blessed Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt to all!

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