If you would like to create some fun activities for your kids that will aid in teaching them necessary skills of reading, math, and science using file folder games is a great option. File folder games allow you to make wonderful activities for your children by using printouts you can find online or purchase in books. You can choose to make the file folder game specifically focused on fun or you can choose to incorporate some learning with the file folder game by adding numbers, shapes, etc.
What also makes file folder games so great is how cheap they are. Just about anyone can create file folder games in just a matter of minutes and your kids will have a lot of fun activities for many years. So what is the file folder game exactly? It starts with a typical folder, manila or any color of your choice, and then finding a cutout with instructions. Inside the file folder you will create a series of different games to go inside it and each game will have it’s own specific set of instructions along with game pieces. Depending upon the type of file folder you choose to create, you may need to purchase additional items like wiggly eyes, a spinner, dice, etc.
You will need a plastic bag or you may want to opt for another thing like creating a little bag out of fabric as it can hold the pieces. Just make sure the bag is tight enough to hold all the various pieces or you may end up losing them. So where can you find some fun printable file folder games for winter? Here are some great sites to consider:
There are many other websites you can turn to that will help you find free printable file folder games and you can also find them in many books at your library. Here are some great file folder games for winter that you can choose from:
For a fun file folder game you should create nice cutouts of snowflakes and have your kids match them in the file folder game. Each snowflake will need to have 2 exact cutouts in order for it to work correctly. Don’t just choose to do all white snowflakes as too many colors can make it really hard for your children to identify. Instead you want to consider using different shades of blue, silver, and other colors. This will make it a lot easier for the kids.
To make the snowflake game work correctly you will glue the first set of the snowflakes to the file folder and then laminate them. Then you will place Velcro on the different snowflakes and then snowflakes on the back of the other snowflakes. This will make it easier for your kids to match them as they can place the snowflakes directly on top of the snowflakes that are laminated to the file folder.
To add additional challenges to the game you may want to add numbers to the snowflakes. This will also help the kids to learn about their numbers and to work harder on learning their counting skills as well.