Monday, June 20, 2011

Create Pop-Up Books for the Classroom

My latest obsession?  Pop-up books!  This week, I'll be sharing some ways I've found of using these dynamic books in your classroom.  Can anyone deny the sense of wonder pop-up books generate within children?  Some of the designs and artwork are also perfect for advanced readers, but I'll get to that later.

First, Scholastic has a printable instructions on how to make a pop-up book report
Students create a card and write a summary, describe setting, etc.  You can adapt this lesson for virtually any story, and add more pages and pop-ups to create an entire book.  Use it as an option for a literature unit's assessment.

Also, if you'd like some simple pop-up book designs, here is a list of resources.  This is to help you create pop-up books to share with your class, or to guide the students in making pop-up books themselves:

Keep in mind that you can use these basic templates for virtually any type of unit or craft project. If you're studying space, students can make pop-ups for planets and other objects. If they're studying animal habitats, they can make pop-up illustrations of places animals live. If they've read a story, they can create a pop-up to spotlight a particular scene. Have them add words to their pop-up cards and books to enhance the learning experience. The possibilities are endless!

Stay tuned for my lists of great pop-up books, including pop-ups for advanced readers!


  1. Very cute! I think I am going to have to add this to my projects for this year :)

  2. Hey, Sunny! That's great! I hope you're enjoying your summer.