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Thanks to Jay and Jen Geary for creating the Knights and Castles Lapbook for Homeschool Share.
Your preschool, kindergarten, or early elementary student will love this Knights and Castles Lapbook. If you are looking for something for an older student, try our Knights Lapbook.
Knights and Castles Lapbook Objectives
The Knights & Castles Lapbook was created to meet the following objectives:
- Introduction to the simple parts of a knight’s armor
- Learn about what a boy had to do to become a knight
- Place historical events in chronological order
- Identify weapons a knight used
- Identify Europe on a map
- Recite Luke 6:31
- Become familiar with vocabulary about knights and castles
- Develop fine motor skills by coloring, cutting, tracing, and pasting
Knights and Castles Lapbook Lessons
Here are some sample lessons from the Knights & Castles Lapbook:
The Life of a Knight
- Began at age 7
- Practiced handling weapons
- Played games of skill and strategy
- Began at age 14
- Became a skilled horseman
- Learned how to fight with swords
- Learned how to hunt with falcons
- Began at age 21
- Was called “Sir”
- Was given weapons and a sword
What did Knights Wear?
- Helmet: protects the head
- Visor: protects the eyes and allows the knight to see out of the helmet
- Breastplate: protects the chest area
- Gauntlet: protects the forearm
- Shin Guard: protects the shin
- Shield: provides moveable protection
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Knights and Castles Lapbook Printables
The Knights and Castles Lapbook includes these mini-books and other printables:
- Where in the World Did Knights Live? Shutterfold Book
- The Life of a Knight Tab Book
- A Knight’s Armor (Diagram) Simple Fold Book
- Parts of a Castle Simple Fold Book
- What Is a Castle? Matchbook
- Weapons Flap Book
- Songs to Sing Layer Book (perfect for a preschool or kindergarten student!)
- What Happened Next? Cards and Pocket
- Bible Verse Shield Shape Book
- Knights Memory Match Game
- I’m a Knight! Knight
- Trace and Color the Knight Page
Knights and Castles Library List
Buy or borrow some of the following books:
- The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie dePaola
- There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight by Penny Parker Klostermann
- In the Castle by Anna Milbourne
- Knights in Shining Armor by Gail Gibbons
If you have a beginning reader, try the Good Knight books by Shelley Moore Thomas.
How to Get Started with Your Knights and Castles Lapbook
Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Knights and Castles Lapbook.
- If you want, go to your local library and check out books about knights, castles, dragons, and even fairy tales.
- Print the Knights and Castles Lapbook.
- Choose and prepare the mini-books you want to use with your student. Remember, you don’t have to everything.
- Enjoy a week of reading and learning all about knights!