Oct 20, 2012

Timeline Flash Cards

I know these look like the regular timeline cards, no big deal, right?
Well... they're actually mini cards!


My fabulous, wonderful, ah-mazing hubs scanned all the cards in (front-side only), shrunk them down, and then I laminated them. Woot! 


First I printed out the file, then I taped a pretty scrapbook page to the back. Next I cut each card out, numbered the back, and then I hit the laminator.


It helped me to use a different scrapbook page/print for each page of cards. This way, when they're all scattered across the floor it's easy to just group by design rather than having to look at each number.


The mini's (that's what I'm calling them; they're just too cute!) fit in standard baseball card sleeves. I've got some in my CC binder, and then the cards for the current week I keep in a little basket I picked up at the dollar store. Now Mary can mix them up and put them in the correct order to review! Easy cheesy!

If you'd like your own Timeline Mini's, you'll have to make them yourself. I know, bummer, right?! But you can do it! Just scan, print, laminate, and there you go! :)


This post is being submitted for the October edition of Brandy's CC Blog Carnival at Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood.


31 comments:

  1. So excited about this! My mind is racing with all the ways I can use these as a tutor and at home . I have been wanting to do this all year but with tutoring and my four kiddos I haven't found the time. Your husband is a real keeper to scan all of these for you. Thanks again . I enjoy your blog.

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment, Jamee! Yes, the hubs is a keeper, for sure! :) Let me know how these work out for you! Thanks for stopping by, friend!

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  2. Oh my! This is great. Even my kiddos got excited. We are headed to C3 right now to download them.

    Thank you!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad someone else thinks these are a good idea! I was way too excited when they were done. Let me know how they work out for your family, Yvana! :)

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  3. Ooo, it might be worth joining C3 just for those! I was thinking it would be great to have little timeline card icons to stick on the timeline part of the Wisdom and Righteousness lapbook. (Have you seen those lapbooks? Uh-mazing). Definitely thank that husband of yours. Hmm, maybe I need a scanner myself. . . :)

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    1. Hi, Danielle! C3 is definitely worth it, in my opinion. I get tons of good stuff there! Yes, we have the W&R lapbook for Cycle 1. It looks so great! I haven't brought it out yet, though, bc I think my big girl (who's 4) is still a bit young for it. But, I've got it all printed out ready to go for the next time Cycle 1 rolls around. :) w&R has a new Orchestra Book coming out, too, that looks fantastic! Thanks for stopping by, Danielle! Have a restful Sunday! :)

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  4. Ah-mazing idea! & so super cute!! I want a set too!! Now to find the time to print, cut, laminate, etc.... Seriously cutest idea ever & so practical too!

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    1. Thanks, Beth! Oh, yes, finding the time to actually make these minis can be a challenge. I only have the first set (Ancient World) completed. But, when it's done, it's really cute! Have a great week, friend! :)

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  5. Fantastic idea Melody!!! Another great way to review our timeline cards. Depending on how I store them, they can catch a ride in my purse for extra review times. :) Thanks!!!

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    1. Thank you, Tammi, for dropping by! I hope these cards will be a blessing to your family! :)

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  6. Fantastic for on the go... Thanks.

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    1. You're welcome, Cody! I hope these will work out for you! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Hi Melody! Your blog is AMAZING for supplemental CC curriculum!! This is our first year and two of four of our children are doing CC- (1) K and (1) PreK. I was very overwhelmed with how to relate the rich material they are memorizing to a K level until I found your blog at the beginning of the school year. Thank you so much for all the time you have spent to encourage and help others- the Lord sees every minute of work you are sharing your gifts with others! Thank you!!! SN: These cards are amazing!

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    1. Brittany, thank you so much for the sweet encouragement! I really do appreciate it more than you know. It is difficult to find ways to introduce the rich material to the younger ones. I still get overwhelmed! Thanks for commenting, Brittany, and I pray that these cards will be a blessing to your family, friend! :)

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  8. These are AMAZING! Such a great idea! I took your inspiration and ran with it... http://growingagodlygirl.blogspot.com/2012/11/mini-presidents-cards.html

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    1. I LOVE your mini president cards! Awesome! Thanks for stopping by, and thank you for sharing the prez. cards on your blog! :)

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  9. Melody! These are amazing! Thank you to your family and your husband for sharing you! What a blessing you have been to me! My husband and I are in ministry as well, and I am tutoring this year with 2 kids in the program. I could never find the time to do all that you are doing. Thanks for making these things accessible to people like myself. Could you list some practical ways to use all of your fun review ideas? Such as these mini cards. Do you just have your daughter work with the current week and put them in order, or does she have to know the names of the cards, or something about the cards. Do you ever see how many she can do over a series of a couple of weeks? ALSO, something else I love is your geography cards! What other fun things do you do with them? Just hang them on the wall and talk about them, or what does your daughter do with them to help her remember the info? Thanks so much for EVERYTHING! :) Amanda

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    1. Hi, Amanda! I'm so glad you like the review goodies! For the mini timeline cards, right now she just puts the weekly cards in order, one week at a time. As she gets older, I'd love for her to be able to tell me a fact from the back or something more detailed that she's learned about each event as she puts them in order. For the geography cards, another reader suggested using them as a review game, which is a GREAT idea! She mixes them all up and has a child draw a card from the deck. Then the child has to locate the place on the card. Easy cheesy! Thanks for stopping by, Amanda, and I hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas! God bless you, friend!

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  11. Hi Melody, Wondering if you had to take these off C3. I've been looking for them all evening and can't find them.

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  12. We are using the geography continents and oceans cards to place where they belong in relation to each other. On the kitchen table or inside a hulu hoop laid on the floor to represent the world.

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    1. That is such a GREAT idea! Thanks so much for sharing; I'll have to give this a try at home! :)

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  13. Are these cards on CC connected? Thanks.

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    1. No, Tracy, they're not. Bummer, I know. :( Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Question- did you use different scrapbook paper colors for each week or something? I'm going to start scanning tonight :D

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    1. Yes, and it makes it SO much easier to group them together! Have fun! Oh, and I put little magnets on the back of them now, so Mary can put them in order on a big white board while I clean dishes or whatever. Just an idea, go wild! :)

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    2. I just got them all scanned in, i might print 7 per page, and i will see if i have scrapbook paper that is blank on one side, then i can just run that through the printer. My kids are LOVING a memory game they got from church, so i will be making two sets, so they can play memory :) Thanks!

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  15. What is the actual size of the minis? How many did you print per 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock?

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    1. They're 2 inches wide by 3 inches high. After laminating, they'll fit nicely into baseball card sleeves. I have a binder just for the mini cards, and it's very handy! I print them wallet size, so I think 12 per page(?). Hope that helps!

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  16. I own the timeline cards and downloaded them from CC connected (before they were taken down, I assume), is there anyway you can email me the file?

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    1. Sorry, Cyndi, I'm not able to send the file. My apologies, friend.

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