This summer, I was looking for a fun, hands-on activity to do with PB & J Girl.  We ended up trying Home School in the Woods’ Wonders of the World.  This is one of five Hands-on History Lap-Packs that they offer.

About Homeschool in the Woods

Home School in the Woods
Home School in the Woods offers a variety of hands-on history products.  In fact, they offer several lines with different products including:

Hands-on History Lap-Paks,
Project Passport World History Studies,
Time Travelers American History,
Hands-on History Activity Paks,
Hands-on History Activity Studies, and
A La Carte Timelines

Just recently, they released a new product, Project Passport: Ancient Rome.  This can be purchased separately, or bundled as part of the complete world history Project Passport bundle.

Project Passport Ancient Rome
Home School in the Woods has been a part of our homeschool journey since we began five years ago.  The first item I bought was the Record of Time – Timeline Notebook.  Then, we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing several items including:

Project Passport World History Study: Renaissance & Reformation

Hands-on History Lap-Paks: U.S. Elections

Time Traveler American: The Civil War

Project Passport World History Study: The Middle Ages

Most items are a download, which saves money on shipping and makes the product instantly available to you.

When you buy and prepare to use a Home School in the Woods project, you’ll want to have plenty of paper and card stock, including a variety of colors, as well as glue and double-sided tape to complete all of your projects.

About Wonders of the World

Wonders of the World ($18.95) actually covers 28 wonders–seven each in four categories–Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Natural.  There are 23 lap booking projects in this lap pak.

This lap pak is for grades 3 to 8, though with assistance, those younger could participate.  One thing I love about Home School in the Woods’ products is that once you buy and download the item, it’s yours to use over and over again.  You can use it now with your 5th grader, and three years later when your younger child is ready to use it.

This lap pak also includes an audio narration of the content if you yourself don’t want to or don’t have time to read it to your child or if your child would like to work on this independently and create the projects while listening to the narration.

How We Used Wonders of the World

I used this as a fun supplement to our regular curriculum.  PB & J Girl (a rising 4th grader) and I worked on this approximately 3 to 4 times a week and covered one wonder of the world each time.  We didn’t complete the whole lap pak, but we got at least halfway done with it and look forward to completing it.

I read aloud to her about the day’s wonder while she cut out the project for that day.  If children want to be even more creative, they can color each activity, too, but PB & J Girl decided not to do that, which was okay.  Each item was already graphically intricate.  (I love the graphics in Home School in the Woods!)

We look forward to completing the lap pak project.  It’s something she can store and look back on.

Like all of the many other Home School in the Woods projects we’ve reviewed, this is another great, hands on history, product.

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I was one of 90 people to review a variety of Home School in the Woods’ products.  To read more reviews, click on the link below:

Hands-on-History, Project Passport, À La Carte Timelines and Time Travelers {Home School in the Woods Reviews}

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