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This lapbook includes printable activities based on the book A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert.

A moving story of a mother’s dedication to acquire a coat for her daughter in post-World War II hard times. Anna’s mother decides to trade the few valuables she has left for wool and for the services of a spinner, a weaver, and a tailor.

This story is the base for lots of great lessons: bartering, the four seasons, World War II, and more. Grab our free A New Coat for Anna lapbook and get started.

Thanks to Sheri Hagemann for preparing this A New Coat for Anna Lapbook.

A New Coat for Anna Lapbook Printables

Look How I Have Grown
Discuss why Anna needed a new coat. Record your student’s growth. You can choose from two options.

Precious Metals and Stones
Learn about garnet and gold.

How Did Anna Get Her Coat?
This is a sequencing activity with five mini-books. After you read the story a few times, your student should be able to remember what Anna needed for her coat. You can also use these mini-books as an opportunity to teach ordinal numbers (first, second, third, etc.)

What They Traded Wheels
Review the word bartering (label is included). Use the wheels to match-up the items that were exchanged.  

World War II Tab Book
This story takes place during World War II. Check out some library books and learn a bit about World War II. Use the tab book to paste weapons to the appropriate places (land, air, or sea). Use the additional blank areas on each page to write World War II facts.

World War II Enemies and Allies Chart
Sort the countries and paste them to the chart. Color the map accordingly. Add the map and chart to your lapbook.

Anna Thanked the Sheep
How did Anna thank the sheep? Add the sheep and apples to your lapbook.

Four Seasons Envelope Fold
Review the seasons. Write one season on each flap. Paste or draw pictures for each season under the flaps.

Lamb of God Matchbook
Paste the picture and Bible verse inside the matchbook.

Christmas Simple Fold Book
Discuss Christmas and traditions. Add the text to the inside of the book.

Germany Flag and Map Mini-books
A New Coat for Anna is set in Germany. Learn more about Germany and complete the map and flag mini-books.

How to Get Started with the A New Coat for Anna Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the A New Coat for Anna Lapbook:

  1. Buy a copy of the book, A New Coat for Anna, or grab one from your local library.
  2. Choose and print the lapbook printables you want to use with your student.
  3. Enjoy a week of literature lapbooking with your student.

Download Your Free A New Coat for Anna Lapbook

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A New Coat for Anna Lapbook

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