Monday, 15 April 2013

Anne Challenge Lapbook

Hello Kindred Spirits!  It has been a couple of weeks since my last post!  Today I want to share with you this Lapbook that we had made a couple of years ago. {You may have already viewed some of these pics on my website "Lee Ann's Girl Guide Notebook"}. We did the Anne of Green Gables Challenge with the Guides, Brownies, and Sparks over the course of three meetings; two meetings for learning about Anne and preparing for a recital...and the last meeting was a Recital.  We had Service Learning students from St FX University come in to lead the Challenge as part of their course requirements.  One of the challenge activites was to make some sort of scrapbook {a fitting activity since Lucy Maude Montgomery was a HUGE scrapbooker}.   I thought this Lapbook would be an inexpensive and fun way to incorporate that element into the challenge.

The colourful paper flowers came from the Dollarama store.  The Anne colouring page came from Annetoon website...I can not seem to find the page where I got the writing though.

This view shows the back cover of the Lapbook...a few colouring pages and a wordsearch that I had created especially for the Anne of Green Gables Lapbook were attached to the back.

The inside view shows a Layered minibook for images related to Anne of Green Gables {images were found on Google search for Anne of Green Gables images}...images from Imagining Anne The Island Scrapbooks of L.M. Montgomery showing the popular "Puffed Sleeves" fashion...more Annetoon clipart...a folded double cardstock to add support to the folder...two oval frames to add photos...stickers that I had in my stash from years ago...a homemade laminated Anne bookmark...a printout of the challenge patch...and gold photocorners that I had in my stash.

This is the Invitation that the Brownies had made for the Recital.  I found this idea in The Anne of Green Gables Christmas Treasury {I no longer have this book but I am almost certain that is where I found the idea}
Inside view of the Invitation
This is a craft idea that I had straw hat...ribbon...yarn pin...white glue. So simple!  After I had thought of this idea I later learned that similar magnets and life sized hats with braids were for sale at the Anne of Green Gables gift shops!  Darn, I could have been rich with this idea LOL oh well LOL {I wish!}.
This is the Challenge patch...100 YEARS OF ANNE...I do not see it for sale on the online GGC store so I guess they are no longer available.  Does anyone out there know if this challenge patch is still available for GGC Units to purchase?

This was a fun and entertaining challenge!  A few of the girls came dressed in Anne costume which was a treat to see!  We invited the parents to attend the Recital.  The Guides were responsible for making a "Program" for the recital...which included a poem recitation , dancing, a skit, singing, lapbook display, food, and of course Raspberry Cordial {not the real raspberry cordial but a similar type punch...the real stuff is amazing! you can purchase it in PEI}.  Cookie Owl had made several Victorian Sachets for the girls and a delicious cake!  The Guides did an awesome rendition of a scene from the book.  The Sparks shared a waltz and the Brownies shared the friendship dance.  It was a pleasant evening for all!

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 “Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”
L.M. Montgomery,
Anne of Green Gables

Have a most perfectly splendid day!

More Lapbooks on Owl & Toadstool:

Brownies: Aboriginal People in Canada Badge

Brownies: Exploring Space Badge

Guides: World & Canadian Guiding Badge

Guides: Canadian Guiding Badge

Guides: World Guiding Badge


  1. Another wonderful project. In answer to your question about the crests, no, they are no longer available, but I have found that sometimes you can contact the store directly and they may have a small amount available to purchase. I've done that in the past.

    I do have a question about your lapbooks though. Do you provide an example for the girls to copy? Or do you just provide all the bits and they put it together themselves? Is there a "one" way to do them, or can the girls pick and choose what they put on their lapbooks?

  2. HI Sarah...Whenever I do a new lapbook I always have a sample to show the girls. {These are really time consuming so I like to do just one or two per year}. When making these I like to encourage the girls to use their own creativity {such as allowing them to choose where to glue/place things} so that they can add their own personal touch. Some girls like to follow the sample exactly as shown while others have the pieces glued all over the place. I let them decide how their book will look. Some girls add doodles and such which makes them all look different in the end. There is no "one" way to do the lapbooks. However, if a badge requires, for example 10 facts about Canadian Girl Guides or whatever, then I make sure that have a choice of 10 facts to add to the lapbook. As long as the girls are learning and having fun while doing it then I am happy with that. Thanks for your comment and for visiting Owl & Toadstool!

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    1. Thanks Music! Glad you like owl & Toadstool!

  4. Do you happen to have the actual paperwork for this? I know it has been many years, but it would be fun to do, just can't find the 100 Years of Anne Challenge anywhere.

    1. HI Bonita, this 100 years of Anne Challenge crest is no longer available at the GGC Store. However, I think I have the files that I had used. It is still fun to do even if the crest is not available. Can you email me leeannfraser at hotmail dot com and i'll send what I have. I don't have your reply address.