Create your own “Busy Winter” accordion book!
This accordion book is a great hands-on activity for students studying or interested in American History! While creating this book your students will learn all about the busy winter Lewis and Clark faced years ago in Fort Clatsop! Students learn how they got their food, cooked their meals, made new clothes, and even what their living quarters looked like!
Once students have glued down their pages they can go through and answer questions and glue on informational flaps that tell you more about what their winter was like!
Keep reading to see some instructions and download the pages you’ll need to complete this fun activity!
First: Glue together your pages with the side flaps. Make sure not to cut the first and last page!
Second: Fold each page along the crease where the flap meets the colored picture. Make sure you are folding each page opposite of the way you folded the last one so that the spread opens up in an “accordion-like” fashion.
Third: Have your student complete the fillable text sections and glue on flaps for doors, pictures, and other cute flaps with more information on how their life was; and finally enjoy learning about what life was like in Fort Clatsop!
Once you’ve finished, we’d love to see the accordion books your students have made! If you’re comfortable feel free to share your experience with this activity on our WinterPromise Village Square Facebook page!