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For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, January brings winter: beautiful snow, dazzling ice, and howling winds. Warm up and be inspired with some of our January Lapbook Ideas.

If you are looking for more possibilities, try our Lapbook Ideas page.

Polar Animal Lapbook Ideas

Kids love to learn about animals. January is the perfect time to dive into the amazing animals that live in the polar regions of Canada, Alaska, and on the continent of Antarctica.

You can start with this Polar Animals Lapbook that includes a variety of polar animals; you can choose to lapbook one polar animal (see ideas below); or you can combine all of the above for a giant lapbook or notebook.

Moose Lapbook

The massive moose lives in polar regions. Learn more about this fascinating animal with our Moose Lapbook.

If you have a preschool student tagging along, you can add in this literature lapbook: If You Give a Moose a Muffin Lapbook.

Penguin Lapbook

Kids love playful penguins! Explore these fun animals with our Penguin Lapbook.

If you want to add a literature connection, try our Mr. Popper’s Penguins Unit Study; it has gobs of notebook and lapbook printables.

Polar Bear Lapbook

Another polar animal your student may want to add to his or her Polar Animals Lapbook is the mighty polar bear.

Our Polar Bear Lapbook will give your student gobs of research opportunities to learn all about the bear who lives on ice and snow.

Snow Lapbook Ideas

Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days Lapbook

Sparkle days are snowy days, and your beginning reader will have fun creating a lapbook based on the beloved characters, Henry and Mudge, with our Sparkle Days Lapbook.

The Snowy Day Lapbook

Does your preschooler love snow? If so, this The Snowy Day Lapbook is perfect as it includes all kinds of snow related mini-books (learning about the color white, counting snowballs, The Snowy Day sequencing cards, building a snowman, and more!).

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.   
His house is in the village though;   
He will not see me stopping here   
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

This Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening Lapbook was created to compliment the wonderful poem penned by Robert Frost. It includes various mini-books that are perfect for a snow themed or winter themed lapbook.

Winter Lapbook Ideas

In addition to polar animals and snow, you could also explore the theme of winter to create a lapbook.

Hanna’s Cold Winter Lapbook

This book behind this lapbook is based on a true story. It is set during winter, and it gives your student ample opportunities to explore a variety of topics.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Lapbook

“It is winter in Narnia. . . Always winter, but never Christmas.” Explore this classic story with our The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Lapbook.

The Mitten Lapbook

Explore topics such as winter clothes, animals in winter, migration, and hibernation with this The Mitten Lapbook based on the fun folktale.

The Three Snow Bears

Jan Brett rewrote Goldilocks and the Three Bears by setting it in Canada and using polar bears as the bear family. This The Three Snow Bears Lapbook is full of winter lapbook ideas. Learn more about polar bears, the tundra, icebergs, glaciers, and more with this hands-on project.

The Very Last First Time Lapbook

This story is set in northern Canada during winter. Learn more about the animals and way of life in Ungava Vat with this The Very First Time Lapbook.

Learn even more about Canada with our Canada Lapbook.

More January Lapbook Ideas

The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. You can use our Biography Lapbook to make a lapbook about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January is the start of a new year!

Learn about the calendar year with this Months of the Year Lapbook.

Happy Lapbooking!