A history timeline is something I have been wanting to do for a very long time. But I will admit, I was hesitant to start. Why? Well, I had many different ideas how I wanted to do it. My first thought was, to take a roll of butcher paper and carefully make it go all around the classroom. Adding to it every week. But that idea died, with the thought that it would be pretty high up on the wall. Making it less interactive than I would want for my kids. I did look into buying smaller timelines to put on the wall, that would be within reach for my kids. But still I wanted more. So finally, I came up with the scrapbook timeline, that my kids can make themselves. Plus, if I want to go back and expand on a time period and add to it (like I know I will,) I can just add more pages. Then at the end of the school year, we will make a cover out of cereal boxes and cover them with fabric. Until then, we will use a dollar store binder to hold the pages.
Then I grabbed some white construction paper, a drinking glass, a pencil and scissors. I used the glass to make circles for the kids timeline pictures and cut them out. Since we went back to the beginning, we started with creation.
This was so much fun for me, I watched as my kids took turns reading from the Bible. Here my son is reading Peanuts Bible, The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible, because her Bible must be one of the Bibles we read. Hers was actually a great place for my kids to get some inspiration to figure out what to draw in their circles.
These are the types of project my kids LOVE! I love them too, because they are working together and quietly.
Yes, there is peace here.
The timeline is coming together beautifully…
I love how each of them has their own timeline that they can be proud to share with daddy.
Little D is putting his first pages together.
Simple idea, 100% their own creation and the visual comprehension of what happen when and in the right order. I think we will easily love this journey.
If you are following my A Walk Through History, please know that I am playing catchup here with the timeline, and I will continue that hands on journey with this project too.