Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Product Review for Marie's Word Cards ~ Timberdoodle

One of our favorite Timberdoodle products in our curriculum recently has been Marie's Word Cards.  They are a fun way to learn new words and are so creative in their approach to making the meaning of the word STICK! Little Miss Boo is what we like to call "vocabulous" - she has a love for words and these cards help fuel that love.  Timberdoodle is giving away a set of Marie's Word Cards to one lucky reader of my blog (inside the US) - just leave a comment below and a winner will be selected at random.  These cards are great for ANY age! 


Marie's Word Cards are simply printed cards with fun visualizations of a representation of the word.   There are 550 words commonly found on SAT tests.  Sometimes the picture is easily understood, and sometimes you really have to think about what the picture means.  This critical thinking process lends itself to naturally absorbing and retaining the meaning of the words.  

The cards are alphabetized with a hole punched in each corner.  About once a month I choose about 20 cards to put on a ring to add into Boo's curriculum for the month.   I keep them rotating each month so she has a new group of words to study. They are really convenient for "homeschool on the go" type of days - you can throw them in a bag and use them in the car or wherever you might need to fill a few minutes with some FUN schoolwork. 

On the back of each card you will find the pronunciation, definition, the word used in a sentence, a synonym and an antonym. 




In the picture above you can see where I keep this months word cards on Boo's desk, right next to her Latin word cards, history cards and bible cards.  
Sometimes Boo likes to grab some cards out of the deck just to play around with - sometimes they just make us laugh!  Sometimes we try to guess the meaning of the word just by looking at the picture, and then flip the card over to see who was right (or closest to being right). 


The cards come in a very sturdy box with a lid.  I keep an index card in the place where the current cards I have on the key ring are at so that everything stays alphabetical.  The cards are numbered though if some get out of order.  We have used these cards for several years - they are a staple in our homeschool curriculum.  There are so many cards included that it may take several grade levels to get through them all, and then you can certainly repeat them over again.  They will also be great for my high schooler to help review before she takes her SATs next year. 

If you are looking for a fun new way to become more vocabulous yourself - you won't regret using Marie's Word Cards!   Don't forget to leave a comment below to be entered to win your own set of Marie's Word Cards from Timberdoodle! 

Pssssst - you can see all of our fourth grade curriculum for the year by clicking here. 

This give-away is now closed. 

54 comments:

Becky Cavey said...

Looks fun!

Becky Cavey said...

Looks fun!

Lynnee said...

These make my word nerd heart go pitter-patter!

Jennifer Barker said...

I'm a visual person and I would have loved these as a kid!

Alicia Roberts said...

This looks like a fun way to learn new words!! I Would love this for my kids!

Stacy B said...

This looks like fun! I'm sure my kids would LOVE this. Marie's word cards would be great for their writing they do. I'm always trying to find fun ways for them to learn new words to use.

C_Mom said...

Awesome would love to win for my sweetie

Amy said...

We would love these! I am adding these to our wish list.

JL said...

These are neat! Great idea for how to use the too!

Krissy McLean said...

I love this!! What a fun way to practice what could otherwise be a tedious subject!

BlessedWife&Mommy said...

We would love to win these cards. They look like a fun way to learn vocabulary!

Sarah said...

I can't wait until my daughter is old enough for these! I could use a good vocabulary review myself.

Ashley Biron said...

We would love a set of these cards! We had to skim them from our custom Timberdoodle kit for fourth grade, due to budget, but would enjoy them.

Stacy Melton said...

We would love these! Hopeful!

Nicole Fichthorn said...

These look awesome, my son would love them.

Dwight and Elizabeth said...

These look like a great visual tool for learning vocabulary! I would love to win these for my kids to use when they are a bit older! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Anonymous said...

These cards would be great for a visual learner.

Laurie Thornton said...

These cards would be great for a visual learner.

Amy and Corey said...

My son would have so much fun with these!

Suzanne Garber said...

These have been on my "wish list"!

Karen Meacham said...

I have been wanting these! *Fingers crossed!* ��

Amy Fellows said...

I love trying new stuff!

Rebecca Eby said...

These look amazing! I kind of want them for myself, though I am sure I could be persuaded to keep them in our homeschool area. ;)

Nikki said...

These look awesome!!! So helpful

proud2bmykswife said...

Would love to win these for my girls. Putting them on my wishlist.

Lisa said...

I've been looking at these cards for my son. They look so fun!

Lisa said...

I've been looking at these cards for my son. They look so fun!

Unknown said...

Actually I might be able to learn a thing or 2 from these lol! Very cool design, looks fun and playful and a great way to remember words.

Christina Manco said...

Oh, name didn't show up. So here I am lol

Lydia said...

These intrigue me. Looks like a great way to learn new vocabulary words.

Leah Lane said...

We would love these! Thanks for the giveaway.

Natasha Smith said...

OH my word! What a great way to learn new words!

Bobbie Sanders said...

Awesome! Looks like a lot of fun.

Amy Hall said...

What a fun way to increase your vocabulary!

Jeasica said...

These would be great to win!

Jenny Smith said...

Such a great way to learn vocabulary! I would love to win

Jena Siegrist said...

These look like so much fun! These would be great to win!

Kristan Price said...

I saw these months ago and loved the way they looked! My kids would love having a set! They look fun!

Melissa said...

I have looked at these all year this past school calendar and thought they would be a great thing for my dyslexic kiddo ~ would love to win a set to try them out!

Mrs. Martinet said...

I love vocabulary tools. These look awesome!

Angela Kim said...

These cards look like a great, fun way to help my kiddos expand their vocab!

Carrie Parker said...

What a cool idea!

Krista Greiner said...

Ooh! Those look awesome. What are the bible cards you're using. Interested in those too!

Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

Those are from Veritas Press. We do the self paced on line course. Each card represents a weeks worth of study on a certain time period.

Amanda Shrader said...

These are on our wish list, I would love to win them.

Laura said...

These look great! Would love to win!

Laurel said...

Thanks for the review. I'm really intrigued & interested in them now!

Shanie said...

These look so very cool!! My kiddos would love them!! Thanks for the review and opportunity.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you did a review on these! I just purchased them but would love to win so I can give as a gift to my sister who also homeschools! Thanks for the chance to win! Ashley S

Joy Hasseman said...

Another Mother Told Me How Great These Are. They Are On My List To Purchase At Some Point.

Shelley said...

What a great product, and your ideas for using them are so practical!

Christine said...

I would love to win a set of these. I just discovered Timberdoodle and I'm excited to order some of their products.

Shannon Alexander said...

This looks like so much fun! My daughter would love them and I think they would be a great help for our homeschool.

JESSIE HUNSBERGER said...

These look like so much fun! I'm a homeschooling momma of 5, we would love to win these cards. My oldest loves words, I'm sure my crew and I would get a lot of use out of them.