Trees are all around us and are a very important part of our everyday lives. Many things come from trees; paper, wood, syrup, fruit, seeds, oxygen, etc. The list goes on and on as to who trees affect and invade our lives.
I remember in Middle School one of our science projects was to hunt for and collect leaves and then glue them onto paper. We then were asked to identify each leaf and catalogue where we had found it. We made this into our very own leaf collection book. I probably still have mine laying around some 25 years later, haha! I just remember how exciting it was to find the leaves and then search through tons of reference books (internet didn't exist back then) to find descriptions of each leaf and check, double check and even triple check to make sure we got it right.
I was very proud of that Leaf Book. As a special request from Facebook I created this 3-Part Card series specifically about trees found in Florida for them to use during their very own nature walks. While these trees are found in Florida, many of them are found throughout the Southeast of the US and can be used by any SEC state.
3 Part Cards & Classification Cards are used throughout the Montessori classroom to introduce language and classify a child’s environment.
Included in this pack:
• 8 different types of trees in Florida cards
Included are: Cypress, Dogwood, Longleaf Pine, Oak, Orange, Palm, Red Maple & Magnolia
• English Only 3 Part Cards
• English Only Title Cards for Classification in full color and B&W
• English Classification Answer Key with full color background and white background for an ink saving option.
• Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt Checklist
How to Prepare:
√ Make 2 copies of each page (when printing, choose the option "scale to fit" and print entire image)
√ Cut out one copy of each image with text.
√ Cut out 2nd copy of each image and cut text separately.
√ You should have 3 Parts (Image & Text, Image only, Text only)
How to Use:
» Use Image Cards ONLY to teach child vocabulary
» Match Image Cards with small figurines
» Classify Objects (ie Wet, Dry, etc)
» Traditional 3-Part Card Montessori Work: Teach using Image & Text card (also known as the Control Card), have child match the others.
» Use Image Only & Text Only cards for those that are beginning to read.
Suggestions of games using Types of Florida Trees 3 Part Cards:
> Classification of Leaves, Seeds, Flowers or Tree
≈ Use 3 types at a time or use 1 Image card per type.
> 2 Part Image Matching Game (use the 3 part system but only the Image Card and Image & Text Card)
> 3 Part Matching Game (Match Image & Text Card with Image Card and Text Card).
> Vocabulary Game (all English)
> 3 Part Matching Game with leaves from a nature walk
> Take the Checklist with you on a Nature Walk and see how many things you can find.
- Don't use all the cards at one time. Mix them up to keep the game interesting and fun. Start with 3-4 and then once those are mastered add additional cards/types. The more the cards used, the harder the activity which means the longer these can be used.
The uses for these 3 Part & Classification cards are endless. Use them with multiple languages and mix them with other packs for even more games and activities.
They are a great addition to any preschool, kindergarten or homeschool class whether your classroom is a Montessori, Montessori Inspired or Traditional Learning Environment.
Make sure you check out our other 3 Part Card and Montessori-Inspired options:
1. Farm Life
2. Parts of an Apple
3. Types of Weather
4. Fruits & Veggies