This Plains Indians lapbook was created for upper elementary to middle school. There are approximately ten minibooks in this Native American Plains Indians lapbook.
However, if you do a letter size file you only need eight minibooks. We did one which was letter size and two which were legal size file folder so we could add more fun resources.
Besides, learning about the Plains Indians a lapbook is a fun way to organize all the fun bits of information your child wants to know.
Look below at the different minibooks included in this free lapbook.
- Tribes of the Plains
- Spear and Shield Dance
- Food of the Plains Indians
- Make a leather tipi
- Tipi with pictographs
Also, here are five more included.
- Another tipi but create you own design
- The Great Plains Geography
- Buffalo a way of life
- Chiefs of the Great Plains
- Picture Words
The Plains Indians
If you’re looking for a way to bring learning about the Plains or Native Americans, you’ll love studying about the Plains Indians.
In addition, we concentrated on several areas when studying about the Plains Indians.
First, it was important to me to not perpetuate stereotypes. Nobody likes that done to them. The problem is none of us were alive then.
So, we have to use the best primary sources we can find to determine how the Plains Indians lived and what was important to them
In addition, I wanted to include reference resources which were helpful for our age range.
Plains Indians Tribes
First, I wanted the children in our co-op to appreciate a few of the tribes that roamed The Plains.
For example, they are the Mandan, Wichita, Caddo, Kansa, Sioux, Comanche, Pawnee and Crow to name some.
Also, here are a few other topics to include when studying about the Plains Indians.
- Learn what is pemmican
- Explore the geography of The Plains because Native Americans learn to live off the land and
- Investigate how they made tools and clothing
However, not only will you want to share ideas about how Plains Indians lived but make this fun diy pop up book.
It’s not included in this free lapbook because we made with material we had on hand. One of my sons was interested in how the Native Americans road horseback while hunting.
So he was inspired to tittle this book The Stand Off and inspired by the work of George Catlin.
DIY Pop Up Book
Too, I had this older cool book Plains Indians Diorama to Cut & Assemble. So the Native American and buffalo my son cut out of the book.
Then, take a letter size page of construction paper and have your child draw or use markers to illustrate his knowledge of The Plains. Decorate or color the paper with whatever scene your child wants to illustrate.
Next, fold it half and cut two parallel, horizontal slits per image to pop up. Cut the slits on the crease where you want the pop ups at. Try to space the tabs apart where you want your images.
For instance, for the buffalo and the Native American you will cut four slits about one inch and then push the tabs in.
Finally, glue the images on the inside of the book on the tabs. So cute.
I found this video of the pop out book of what we actually did except instead of one tab we had two tabs.
Your child could print free clipart or use an activity book to add fun things to your lapbooks.
You can add other Native American tribes and use any of the pop up features in activity books.
More Free Plains Indians Resources
Also, you’ll love these other free Plains Indians Resources.
Some of them are lesson plans and others are teaching helps.
- The Buffalo: A Way of Life for the Plains Indians
- Plains Indians Pictographs
- Native American’s Of the Great Plains
- The Iron Horse vs. the Buffalo
- Also,, remember to go to my Native American Plains Indian Unit Study.
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