In our home school, flash cards have become a huge staple. The kids love using them and it really does help them to learn, and remember what they are learning. After speaking with other homeschooling parents, I have found that some have a hard time with teaching Idioms. It does not have to be that difficult, if you add a little fun to learning. So below you will find simple, easy to follow instructions on how you can make Idiom flashcards.
8 File Folders
Markers of different colors
1 Index Card
Once you have gathered together all of your supplies, you are ready to get started. Based on your child’s ability you can have them do most of the work for the project. You will still want to keep an eye on them and walk them through the process. Print out your list of Idioms, and cut your index card in half. Using one half of the index card, trace around it on the folder. Continue tracing the card all the way to the bottom of the folder and on both sides. Repeat this on all of the folders.
Next have your child cut along all of the marks you have made. They will be cutting out little cards. As they cut place them into a neat pile so that none of them are lost during the cutting process.
After they are all cut out you can help your child write the Idiom on one side of the card. On the other side of the card you can write down a few words that describe what the words mean. If your child’s handwriting is not good yet, it may be a good idea for you to write the words for them. The important aspect of this project is making sure that they can read the words. The handwriting practice will come later.
When you are all done writing them out, store them in a ziplock bag. Place the bag in an area where it will be easy to find later. If you have your child practice at least 5 Idioms a day they will learn them all very quickly.