Easter is a time of celebration and anticipation. For children, this time of year is especially exciting. Why not add to that excitement and encourage educational growth at the same time by making some fun Easter themed file folder games? File folder games are simple enough to make and their affordability makes them an option for any budget. If you think that making Easter file folder games is a good option for you and your family, here are some Easter file folder game ideas that you might want to try.
• Easter alphabet game – Making this Easter alphabet file folder game is easy. Find a group of different Easter related images. Print or paste these images on the file folder. Laminate the file folder to increase its durability or connect the parts by placing magnets under the lamination so little hands and mouths have a harder time ripping theme off. On a separate piece of card stock or heavier paper, print out the letters that correspond to the first word of the image on the file folder. For example, if you have chosen to include a picture of an egg, make a corresponding “E” game piece to serve as its match. Either make the matching letter pieces the same shape as the image they correlate with or simply make the two shapes random to challenge your older kids.
• Easter shapes game – Using shapes to match items together is a great way to foster early developmental skills and to introduce a number of different concepts that are important for your child. For example, matching two simple shapes together in a file folder game is a great way to foster memory skills and to encourage the recognition and identification of new images. Matching one shape to another may seem like a simple concept, and it can be, but it can also be something that challenges older children as well. For example, matching 2 Easter eggs is great for young children; but for older children use the same egg shape and create a more intricate design, making the matching process much more intensive as attention to detail is essential to making all of the correct matches. Another great thing about using Easter shapes as a theme for your file folder game is that you can make the game to suit any mood, feeling or lesson you wish. If you would rather your children learn more about the religious side of Easter, replace the illustrations of eggs and rabbits, with illustrations of Christ and religious images.
• Easter numbers and counting game – If you’ve created basic file folder games, perhaps you are ready to step outside of the box and get a little bit more creative. You can do this by creating file folder games that can be customized so that your child must come up with unique answers to new questions every time they play. You can do this in a number of different ways. Use dry-erase markers on a laminated surface. When you do this there is no need to have a pre-determined answer that must be matched therefore your child is challenged to come up with the appropriate answer by themselves. If markers are not something you want to mess with, you can play counting or math games by using paper coins or money and finding your unique answers in the different combinations of pieces that exist.