Envelope Books

envelopebook1There are many ways to connect envelopes to create a book. This is an easy-to-make project that has a variety of uses from pocket poetry to creative research presentations. Below you will find ways in can enhance curriculum in all subject areas.

Applications Across Subjects:

Math
  • Measuring units (using rulers and other measuring tools to prepare materials, measure where to fold)
  • Geometry units (looking at different shape and size papers to create different shape and size books)
  • Sorting
ELA
  • How-To books (about making the book or about making anything)
  • Non-fiction writing- All About books, specific content-focused books, artifact books (using pockets), interactive books (using pockets)
  • Fiction writing- Creating a journey through the book, connecting the pages to make a map for the reader
  • Poetry in your Pocket
  • Book reports
  • Field trip journal
Social Studies
  • Any content is possible!
  • Using pockets to sort information (picture and/or word cards)
  • Timeline of events
Science
  • Any content is possible!
  • Using pockets to sort information (picture and/or word cards)
Social & Emotional
  • All About Me books
  • Journals
  • Feelings books
  • Problem-solving books
  • Social Stories

Suggested Reused Materials: Envelopes, glue, paper scraps, trim, fabric, and other craft materials for decoration

How to make an envelope book: