To do: Learn 6 national landmarks in the USA with free 3 Part Card printable
Time: 15 minutes
Materials: Printable 3 part cards + 3 period lesson below
Learn about 6 famous landmarks in the United States with this free set of Montessori 3 Part Cards. Let’s get started!
First, download this 2-page PDF. The two pages look almost identical, but you’ll notice the second page has dotted lines where you’ll separate the name labels.
As the name implies, these cards have three parts: An image card with name attached, a separate image only card, and a separate name only label.
After printing out the cards, cut along the dotted lines. If you’re child would like to participate, invite them to do it! At the end, you should have one stack of image and name cards, one stack of image only cards, and lastly one stack of name labels.
Here’s how to use the 3 Part Cards to learn the names of 6 new national landmarks in the USA!
Give a 3 Period Lesson:
Look at only the picture card together. Ask “What is this?” Does your child already know the name of the landmark in the picture? Great. If they don’t know it yet, place the card to one side. Go through the whole set of cards this way, then start again with the images your child isn’t familiar with.
Select 3 of the unknown cards. Introduce the item, “This is a the Golden Gate Bridge.” You can have a conversation about the landmark, or your child can repeat the name, whatever you’re interested in! Go through all 3 card this way.
Next, using the same set of 3, ask your child to do an action with the card. For example, “Give me the Golden Gate Bridge”, “Point at the Gateway Arch”, or “Put the Space Needle over there”.
Lastly, point at or pick up a card and ask your child, “What is this?” Your child will be confident in their new vocabulary after working with it in three different ways! Continue with a new set of cards if your child is interested, or save some for another day.
Involve your child in the whole process, from the excitement of the beautiful images to actually cutting out the cards. Find a lovely basket or tray for the cards to live on your shelf, and invite your child to work with the cards whenever they like.
For pre-readers, practice the first sound only of a landmark. “I-spy something that starts with sss.” Remember to use the sound and not the name of the letter to help your child refine hearing skills.
For your older child: Of course, the name labels are meant for children who are practicing reading. Place 3 or all 6 cards on the table. From the stack of name labels, your child can read the label then place it beneath the image that it names. If they aren’t sure of one, go on to the next and come back!
We hope you enjoy this week of learning about National Landmarks of the United States!
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