Without a doubt, my favorite part of elementary school were the times we could go to centers. Those times were few and far between, but they definitely stand out as my favorites.
I even remember finishing my work early in the 4th grade, just so I could go to the centers. Thank you, Mrs. Sexton, for letting me do that!
While we do quite a bit of hands-on activities in our homeschool, I’m always on the look out for incorporating more. For the past few weeks, I’ve searched online for more center-type learning for 2nd grade and up and have come up empty handed.
So I decided to make my 2nd grader a few File Folder Games. She’s a very tactile child as it is, so these Parts of Speech File Folder Games will be a wonderful fit for her!
Sort the Nouns File Folder Game
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We use Rod and Staff English for grammar in the elementary years, so my 2nd grader is in Rod and Staff 2. She is getting a beautiful introduction to writing sentences and the various parts of speech.
There’s a heavy focus on nouns and verbs in the Grade 2 year, so I’ve created several File Folder Games for her to work on recognizing those parts of speech.
Today’s activity is Sort the Nouns.
The Noun Verb Sort has always been one of the most popular posts here at Mama’s, so I thought I’d make it into a file folder version with nouns only.
Do not fear. A Noun-Verb file folder version will be published shortly. 😉
The file folder game was easy to assemble and is quite simple.
Your child reads each word and then determines in which column the word should go: person, place, thing, or idea.
There is a reminder of the noun definition at the top of each page, including the cover page.
To extend this activity, I’ll have my daughter choose a few words from the batch and write sentences. This is a wonderful way to talk about capitalization and end marks, as well.
My favorite paper for this age is Mead Raised Ruled Paper. We use it every day.
Or we’ll choose 3-4 words and orally make up a story using those words a jumping off point.
Included in Sort the Nouns File Folder Game
— Cover Page
— Label for the tab on the file folder
— Columns for person, place, thing, and idea
— Word cards to “play” the game
I used a standard file folder (those are the cheapest I can find!) to create the activity. It helps to use card stock for durability, especially when printing the word cards.
I adhered the pages to the folder using a glue stick. You can use white school glue also, however, the glued pages won’t lie as flat.
Lastly, I keep the word cards in a small snack size baggie and just slide them in the folder when it’s stored away.
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It is free for personal use with your own children, or with the students in your classroom.