Directions for Making Mini-Books

Supplies necessary: one piece of card stock, 3 pieces of white paper, and a stapler


  • Photocopy a clip art picture of the shape of Africa on the right half of each piece of card stock (will serve as a cover reinforcing the Africa concept to the book)
  • Fold the 3 pieces of paper together horizontally (like a hamburger, opposed to a hot dog)
  • Insert the pages into a vertically folded piece of card stock
  • Staple along the spine (left, closed edge) of the book. Make sure the picture of Africa is on the front.
This activity will be easier if you preassemble the books and provide a variety of color choices for the students.

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