There is so much to love about Ancient Greece. The art, philosophy, greek mythology, the origins of democracy…if I had to choose a time to go back and visit, Ancient Greece would be a contender. (Of course, I’d prefer to be an elite male, and would rather be someplace like Athens than Sparta.) I made these cards to help my 6 year old learn some of the general terminology related to Ancient Greece. In the future, I plan to get into more specific details regarding the people, places, and events most significant to this period of ancient history.
As with all the cards I make, these ones feature both full informational cards, as well as Montessori-style split cards that are meant to be matched. The “player” can choose from matching the picture to the term plus definition or just the term. Older students can match the term to the definition or try to match all 3 pieces at the same time (picture/word/definition). The child can challenge themselves or play a memory-style matching game with a grown-up or friend.
The full set of cards includes the following Ancient Greece vocabulary:
- beehive tomb
- Trojan horse
- Oracle of Delphi
- Cretan hieroglyphics
- Linear A
- Linear B
- Greek alphabet
Note that this post is part of a 4-part set on Ancient Greece. The other posts in the set include:
- Theseus and the Minotaur Shoebox Craft
- Greek Mythology God and Goddess Cards
- Ancient Greece Historical Figure Cards
See my Ancient History page for a list of posts on other cultures such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Rome. Sign up for my newsletter to stay up-to-date as this list of free resources grows.
Recommended Age Range: Kindergarten, Elementary
Time Required: ~30 minutes
Cost: Free printable, less than $3 to laminate
- Paper for printing Ancient Greece Definition cards and corresponding control cards. (Note that the last 2 pages of each document do not need to be printed as they just contain legal information regarding sharing and image sources.)
- 15 thermal laminating pouches
Supplies & Tools:
- Paper trimmer or scissors
- Print the Ancient Greece Definition cards and corresponding control cards.
- Laminate them using thermal laminating pouches (optional, could also use contact paper or not laminate them at all).
- Cut them out.
If you would like some resources to go with these cards, I recommend looking into the Usborne Encyclopedia of World History and the Kingfisher Atlas of World History. The Usborne book is more of a complete, chronological history, while the Kingfisher Atlas is a beautiful supplement for visual learners. I used both books to find the terms to make these cards. Note that both books have “ancient history” versions, but if you were going to buy them versus checking them out at the library, I recommend finding the world history books as they contain the ancient history pages.
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Thank you for the wonderful resources and congrats on the new little one.
We really enjoy the cards and I find them very useful for my son who is a visual and hands on learner. He is 12 now and we have used these resources since last year. I have looked at many of the expensive card resources and yours are just as nice and free (thank you, thank you). I have homeschooled for 9 years, graduated one from college this year and teaching my last. I will definitely stick with you and enjoy the resources you post. Thank you again.
Thank you so much, Shannon! Both for the congratulations and for using my cards. It makes me really happy whenever I hear that someone has found them useful. I hope that one day I can say I’ve been homeschooling for 9+ years. Congratulations on your college grad and good luck with your 12 year old! :)
Firstly, congratulations to you and your family as you enjoy the many blessings that your newest addition will bring. Children are such a joy. Secondly, thank you so much for the wonderful resources you have created; I cannot wait to use them with my sons, ages 6 and 4. For someone who is not tech savvy, I truly appreciate all the time and effort it takes to produce such awesome resources. Thank you.
Thank you so much, Cathy! I have a 6 year old son as well (and a 4 year old daughter). I think my cards will be more useful when they get older, but I’m trying to be prepared. :) I really appreciate your kind comments and encouragement!
Is there any way you could create cards for Rome, maps, and geography? i would be willing to pay you:)
Hi Amanda! That’s so sweet. I definitely plan on creating cards for Rome (and China, India, Aztecs, etc…). You wouldn’t need to pay me. However, I’ve been pretty busy recently, so it might take me a little while to get around to it. I wish there were more hours in the day! What sort of time frame are you looking for? I can move Rome to the top of my to-do list, but it still might take a month or more.
Hello, I am using your Greek Cards for my classroom and I love them! I would love to get a copy of the control cards for the last page. They are missing from the pdf :) Thank you for all you do <3
Thank you for letting me know! I think I fixed it, but let me know if you notice anything else wrong. :) https://researchparent.com/wp-content/uploads/Ancient_Greece_Definition_Cards.pdf