Saturday, April 12, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Timeline Cards (Creation to the Early Greeks from Sprouting Tadpoles)

 
Timeline Cards
From Creation to the early Greeks
6000 BC to 750 BC
 
If you are looking for a fun and creative way to teach your children or students about history, this is definitely it!  Sprouting Tadpoles made this wonderful product that not only gives you the history from Creation through the early Greeks, but you get to choose the size (mini, small, medium, or large) of the picture card represented on the timeline.  For instance, I chose the mini size because it is just me and my two boys and I am going to make it a game size we can do on flannel board.  If you have classroom and space to put a timeline all around the room, the large or medium size would probably be better. I like that the product is versatile so you can do whatever is convenient for you.
 
With the Timeline Cards, you get 136 different picture cards and also 4 blank picture cards.  The blank picture cards are if you wanted the student or child to draw a picture or write their own description of the history event.  There are instructions and ideas included on how to use the cards and it comes with a map of the world and timelines, either in black and white or color.  It also comes with worksheets for memory work and copywork.
 
I enjoy that some of the cards have the dates on them and some don't so you could do a fill in the blank that can test the child's knowledge.  My boys are both under the age of five but I can see us using this for many years to come, so the first thing I did after printing the cards was to laminate them.  They know many of the stories of the Bible like Adam and Eve, Joseph, and David and Goliath so they had a lot of fun playing with the cards!
 
After printing the sheets out, I numbered the backs of the cards so I could keep them in order easier.  Then, I laminated them.

I printed out the mini sheets, so once I cut out all the pictures on each sheet, I had each sheet have it's own envelope and I taped them to the inside of a folder.

I then put all the instructions, map and timelines, copywork and memory work pages together into the folder to make a file folder game.
 
Thank you to Sprouting Tadpoles for such a wonderful product to review!  This will be in our family for many years to come to help us with our homeschool history studies. 
 
Ok, here is the fun part!  Sprouting Tadpoles gave me this product so that I could review it, but there is also one for you to win!  Just enter below:   
 
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6 comments:

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    1. Sprouting Tadpoles did a great job of putting this together! It is such a fun way to learn history and the boys love playing with the individual cards of Adam and Eve, and David and Goliath.

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  2. I love this-- always looking for fun ways to teach my boys biblical history.

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    1. It's an awesome product! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  3. I would use these amazing timeline cards with our Mystery of the History and Story of the World Bible History Curriculum this summer. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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    1. That sounds like fun, I will have to check out that curriculum. Best of luck to you in the giveaway!

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