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The northern cardinal is a popular bird–exciting to spot in winter, sings a cheerful song, and holds the title of state bird for seven states. Let your student learn more about this songbird with our Cardinal Lapbook.

How to Complete Research for the Cardinal Lapbook

By the time your student is finished with the lapbook, he will be an expert on these beautiful red birds.

This lapbook was designed to give your student ample research opportunities. I recommend teaching your student how to find quality websites such as Britannica Kids, or going to the library to get books for this project.

Your student will have to conduct simple research in order to create this lapbook. However, prompts on the pages will guide him through the process and teach him the meanings of new words.

For example, as your student is completing the Enemies T-book, he will read through this information on the page:

Mites, fleas, and brown-headed cowbirds are all considered enemies of the cardinal. Why? Research and record your findings.

Cardinal Lapbook Printables

The printable file includes ten lapbook elements to help your student with her research project:

  • Cover Piece
  • Cardinal Nesting Tab Book
  • Predators Matchbook
  • State Bird Map
  • Cardinal Diet Simple Fold Book
  • Cardinal’s Song Simple Fold Book
  • Enemies T-book
  • Cardinal Anatomy Diagram
    *includes internal and external anatomy (use one or both)
  • Interesting Facts Accordion Book
  • Cardinal Life Cycle Layer Book

How to Get Started with Your Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the lapbook.

  1. If you want, go to your local library and check out books about cardinals. You can also encourage your student to use websites.
  2. Gather supplies: file folder, scissors, crayons, colored pencils, pencil, and glue.
  3. Buy the Cardinal Lapbook from the Tip-Top Printables Shop.
  4. Choose from two versions: full color mini-books or black and white mini-books.
  5. Print and prepare the mini-books you want to use with your student.
  6. Enjoy a week of reading and learning all about these beautiful red songbirds!

Get Your Lapbook

You can snag your lapbook right here, or you can go to the shop to check out the details and other animal lapbooks.

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