I first discovered 3-Part Cards when researching the Montessori method of schooling. The official name for these cards are nomenclature cards, coming from the Latin word nomenclatura, which means “assigning of names”. They are basically an image and a corresponding label. They come in a whole form and in a split form. The whole cards include the word and image together on one card. The split cards separate the word from the image. This provides endless opportunities for matching and word recognition. 3-Part Cards can be used in every subject area, and the main purpose is for vocabulary building and reading.

For each letter of the alphabet, I will be creating Real-Life 3-Part Cards to correlate. Use the links below to download and print your own copies. Then you can laminate and cut them for your own use. Check out this post to learn how I use 3-Part Cards in more depth.

Letter A

Letter B

Letter C

Letter D

Letter E

Letter F

Letter G

Letter H

Letter I

Letter J

Letter K

. . . to be continued


Spring Life Cycle Graphic

These Life Cycle cards have been a helpful way to teach my children the life cycles of flowers, chickens, and butterflies. First, I talked them through each stage and showed them the correct order once or twice. Over time, they were able to place all of the cards into order themselves. Use the links below to download and print your own cards.

Chicken Life Cycle

Butterfly Life Cycle

Flower Life Cycle