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This lapbook includes printable activities based on the book The Clown of God by Tomie dePaola.

Little Giovanni is poor and homeless, but he can do something wonderful: he can juggle.

The people of Sorrento marvel at his talents, and before long, he becomes famous throughout Italy for his rainbow of colored balls that delight the nobility and townspeople alike. But as the years pass, Giovanni grows old, and his talents begin to fail him. No longer a celebrated performer, he is once again poor and homeless, begging for his food.

Until one Christmas Eve, when Giovanni picks up his rainbow of colored balls once more. And what happens next just might be a miracle.

Thanks to Kelly Niles for helping with this The Clown of God Lapbook.

Clown of God Lapbook Topics

This The Clown of God lapbook doesn’t include major lessons, but these are topics covered:

  • History: Renaissance (You will need to check out some library books or use additional resources for research for this topic.)
  • Math: Ordinal Numbers
  • Language Arts: Story Sequencing
  • Language Arts: Vocabulary Words
  • Language Arts: Legends
  • Language Arts: Copywork Page
  • Science: Gravity
  • Language: Italian
  • Geography: Italy
  • Bible: Giving God the Glory
  • Cooking: Stain Glass Cookies

Clown of God Lapbook Printables

The following printables are included in this The Clown of God Lapbook file:

  • Life in the Renaissance Tab Book
  • Orphan Matchbook
  • Orphanage Matchbook
  • Monk Matchbook
  • Monastery Matchbook
  • Juggling in Order Flap Book
  • Gravity Simple Fold
  • Italian Word Cards & Pocket
  • Legends Accordion
  • The Clown of God vs. The Little Juggler Venn Diagram
  • Ways I Can Give God Glory T-book
  • Flag of Italy Simple Fold Book
  • Map of Italy Shutterfold Book

How to Get Started with the The Clown of God Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the The Clown of God lapbook:

  1. Buy a copy of the book, The Clown of God, or borrow one from your local library.
  2. Choose and print the lapbook printables you want to use with your student.
  3. Enjoy a week of reading and learning together.

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The Clown of God Lapbook

More Resources for Learning About the Renaissance

Leonardo’s Horse Unit Study & Lapbook
Michelangelo’s Surprise Unit Study & Lapbook