When I visited a few Montessori schools for my son last fall, I fell in LOVE with the personalized timelines the children created that spanned the hallways. Teaching sequencing and passage of time to young children is a difficult concept, and Montessori’s use of timelines truly reinforces the abstract concept of time a concrete way for children.
This timeline activity would also be a great culminating project for the months of May and June when we are wrapping up our academic years. This is a project that could truly adapt for all elementary grade levels: preschool through eighth grade. Timelines are one of those projects that families save and cherish forever!
We’ve included, in this FREE activity, both the timeline template and the age labels (spanning from birth-age 15). I did something similar with my 8th grade class years ago-and despite their teenage angst, I know many of them enjoyed this activity.
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Here are your free downloads (personal/classroom use only, please).
Download here: timeline activity printables
Download here: timeline labels (birth-age 15)
Our end of the year award medals are a great way to “wear student achievements in the classroom” stop by and take a look!
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