File folder games are a great way to teach your children about phonetics and a wide variety of other topics. You can find printable file folder games online for reasonable prices or you can find some for free at several web sites.
A great web site to look at is Phonic Games. This web site provides several phonetic file folder games that can be downloaded for free. Some of the printable file folder games you can download from this site include: “All aboard â€“ R controlled vowels”, “Bear Tracks”, “Berry Good â€“ Vowel diagraphs”, “Jellybeans”, “Dinosaur Rhymes”, “Fresh Fish” and many others.
Printable file folder games normally include all the pieces you need to create your file folder game. The shapes game is an easy way to teach children how to learn shapes and match the cutouts. You can download printable file folder games from several web sites. Here are the steps you need to follow to create the shapes game.
Begin with downloading the cutout sheet from a web site like Pratt’s Educational Resources. Print two copies of this page with a color printer and set one copy aside. If possible, print the shapes onto cardstock so they won’t wear out as quickly. Trim around the shapes and laminate the cutouts and trim them again. Make sure that you attach Velcro strips to the cutouts and to the manila folder. Repeat these steps for all the shapes and then attach a zip lock bag to the back of the manila folder to store the shapes in. Now your shapes game is ready to use.
The counting game is another easy file folder game to create. Using a manila folder, you will draw baskets and write numbers on them. Then using different colors of construction paper, create different shapes or fruits. Be sure to attach Velcro strips to the back of the shapes so they can stick in the baskets. Now, have your child attach the appropriate amount of fruit into the basket. For example, basket two should have two fruit cut outs attached, basket five should have five, and so on. You can even make the game more complex by moving the baskets out of order so your child will have to “hunt” for them.
Another fun file folder game is to create a flower garden. Using a manila envelope, you will glue a piece of green construction paper to the bottom half and a piece of blue to the top. Cut out a sun from a yellow piece of construction paper and cut out different flowers from a wide variety of colors like purple, blue, red, etc. Attach Velcro strips to the back of each flower and glue green stems to each flower. Now your child is ready to plant their garden in the file folder. Attach Velcro to several areas on the file folder so they can use their imagination to create different kinds. Be sure to glue a zip top bag to the back of the file folder to store all the flowers in.
You can also create math games with file folders. There are several file folder games you can download that will teach your child needed counting, subtraction, division, multiplication, and other skills. You can easily create a number of different math games like the counting game, the take away game, or several others.
File folder games are a great way to teach your child needed skills while having fun. One of the great benefits to file folder games is that they are easy to create and they don’t take up a lot of space. Many file folder game ideas can be found online or purchased for a small fee.