Montessori 3-Part Cards?

3-Part Cards, also called Nomenclature Cards, are traditionally used in Montessori classrooms and homeschool education. 

The “3 parts” refer to:

  1. The picture-only card.
  2. The word-only card.
  3. The whole card or “control card” with pictures & words. 

These cards are used to enrich the language, grow vocabulary, perfect spelling, classify material, and build connections.


Activities you can make with 3-Part Cards.

  • 1-3 Years:
    • Matching game
    • Matching images with natural objects
    • Learning vocabulary
  • 3-6:
    • Matching words
    • Matching words and images
    • Scavenger hunt
    • Sort by letter sounds