Tuesday, October 1, 2013

File Folder Games

File folder games are one of Trey's favorite ways to learn. I love them too because they are easy to make and fun to use. Below are pictures of some of our file folder games. I will post the links to where I downloaded the printables.

Sort The Animals
I downloaded this free file folder game from Homeschool Creations. It's such a cute game and Trey loved it. He even challenged his dad to see who was faster at sorting the animals to where they live. (Zoo, ocean, farm.) Please excuse my crappy photos.

The cover. For this file folder game, I put one file folder inside another one and
glued the backs together. That way, I'd have a page in the middle.

The first "page". A pocket for the little animal pieces.

 The second "page". The Zoo.

 The third and fourth pages. Ocean and farm.

Beginning Sounds
This was actually not originally a file folder game. It was a free rhyming words printable from 1+1+1=1. I downloaded it and printed it out. Glued it in a file folder and came up with ways to use it. One way is letter recognition and beginning sounds. Here is how we do that.

The cover, with a pocket for the foam letters.

 The inside. I have Trey place a foam letter on the correct picture. 
(In this case, it's the first letter of each word.) He then has to say the sound that letter makes.

I think that helps with beginning sounds.

I try not to spend too much time making the file games all "fancy." It creates a distraction, IMO. At least for Trey it does. I DO add some colored paper to the background to add some fun contrast:) Sorry this was so short! The next blog will be about or fall crafts! Stay tuned!


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