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In the story, The Big Green Pocketbook, a little girl takes a trip to town with her Mama. Mama starts with her big blue pocketbook, and the girl starts with a big green pocketbook. Her pocketbook starts out empty, but by the end of the day it is filled with treasures and stories.

Our The Big Green Pocketbook lapbook file isn’t empty. It’s also filled with treasures for your preschool student. Grab your The Big Green Pocketbook lapbook today and enhance your readings of the fun-filled story by Candice F. Ransom.

The Big Green Pocketbook Lapbook Activities

Big Green Pocketbook Book
Use the purse pieces provided to create a paper pocketbook for your lapbook. Your student can store the cards provided (lollipops, keychain, crayons, bus ticket, candy, and calendar) in the purse.

Use the cards for a memory game or for story sequencing.

L Is for Lollipop Simple Fold
Introduce your student to the letter L. Your student will put her fine motor skills to use by tracing the Ls provided.

Mama’s Pocketbook Matchbook
Introduce or review the color blue. Color and paste the pocketbook into the matchbook.

My Crayons Simple Fold with Pocket
Color the crayons. Store them in the pocket and glue the pocket inside the simple fold book. You can use the crayons for a memory game (instructions found in the The Big Green Pocketbook lapbook file).

Three Green Things Mini-book
Use this book to introduce or review the color green. Color, cut and paste the broccoli, leaf, and frog inside this book.

Ice Cream Cone Shape
The little girl in The Big Green Pocketbook enjoys some ice cream with her mom.

You can use the printable ice cream cone for many different activities:

  1. Use it to teach colors. Instruct your student to color each scoop a different color and glue into his lapbook.
  2. Use it to teach counting. Let yours student color the scoops however he wants and number the scoops. Let him glue the scoops in the correct order.
  3. An older student could use this for learning ordinal numbers (write 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. on the pieces).
  4. You could color a few to look like vanilla ice cream, a few to look like chocolate, and a few to look like strawberry. Use the scoops for some simple math problems.

My Name Simple Fold
Let your student type her name on the computer just like the girl in the story did on the typewriter. Paste the name inside the book.

How to Get Started

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the The Big Green Pocketbook lapbook.

  1. Buy a copy of the book, The Big Green Pocketbook, or grab one from your local library.
  2. Print the The Big Green Pocketbook lapbook.
  3. Choose and prepare the lapbook mini-books you want to use with your student.
  4. Enjoy a week of book-based learning with your preschool student.

Download Your Big Green Pocketbook Lapbook

Simply click on the image below to grab your free copy of the The Big Green Pocketbook lapbook.

The Big Green Pocketbook Lapbook

More Color Themed Resources

The Big Green Pocketbook can be used to teach the colors green and blue. Are you looking for more color themed resources for your preschool student? Try these!

This simple story is perfect for introducing your preschool student to the color yellow.

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The Red Carpet Lapbook