I am so excited to share that the next season of file folder games is ready! Spring File Folder Games for Preschool or Kindergarten!
I have worked long and hard on these (trying to get them ready before the baby is born!), and my 6 year old approves every one!
The Garden and the Sequencing Activities are definitely her favorites!
This set of Spring File Folder Games was written for the Preschool and Kindergarten levels, however, they also might be a good fit for First Graders as well. Make sure you take a look at all of the sample images!
And of course, these file folder games are LOW PREP for moms and teachers. We don’t have time to cut out a million little pieces and glue them in!
Spring File Folder Games
Your kiddos will just love all of the hands-on activities in this file folder game set! Each of the 10 games has a fun springy theme.
Here’s the breakdown for what’s included in this packet:
★ Spring Rhyme Time – Match each spring word with its rhyming partner.
★ Flower Families – Practice simple CVC word families, including -en, -at, -ug, -ip, -op, and -et. Match each picture card to its correct word family.
★ Color Word Watering Cans – Each watering can is a different color. Match each color word to the correct watering can.
★ Spring Sequencing – Determine what comes first, next, and last with each 3-part spring sequence.
★ Daisy Shape Match – Each yellow daisy center contains a different shape. Match each shaped leaf with the daisy center of the same shape.
★ Dragonfly Count – Count the number of dragonflies in each jar and place the correct number in the box. Contains numbers 1 through 20.
★ Springy Simple Addition – Solve each equation and place on the mat which represents its sum. Add for sums up to 6.
★ Spring Beginning Sounds – Match each letter card to the picture with the same beginning sound. Includes simple beginning sounds, as well as a few blends.
★ Foods That Grow in a Garden – It’s time to start your garden! Match the foods that are grown in a garden and those that are not by placing them on the correct mats.
★ Missing Numbers – Each row has a missing number in the sequence. Find the missing number and place it on the spring picture to make the number sequence correct.
Ideas for Using Spring File Folder Games
There are many different ways to use this set of activities in your home or classroom. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Ideas for using in your home or homeschool:
— Working with older siblings? Need to feed the baby? Is it time to start dinner? These file folder games are just the thing to keep your young one occupied while you take care of a task for a few minutes.
— Use these file folders for independent learning. It’s never too early to have your child work on an independent task. Start with just 3-5 minutes with young ages and work up from there.
— You’ve finished homeschool for the day, but your child says, “What are we doing next?” These are perfect for that scenario! Let the learning continue!
— These are perfect to take out when Mom is sick, but school still needs to carry on. Pair these spring file folder games with a few other spring printables, and school work is ready to go for the day.
— Place a file folder in your child’s daily Work Box, if you use this system.
Ideas for using in your classroom:
— Use in your centers rotation (file folder games were my favorites during center time!)
— These are perfect for early finishers.
— Have a small, rotating group use these during Morning Work time.
— Send a couple of games home for parents to work on specific skills with their children.
— Use as one-on-one instruction.
How to Assemble File Folder Games
I intentionally created a set of file folder games that are low-prep for mom and/or teacher.
I’ve included detailed instructions in the packet, however, most games only take about 5-8 minutes to assemble once you’ve printed the pages. Tack on another 8 minutes or so if you choose to laminate your games, which I highly recommend if your games will get heavy use.
I timed myself putting these together, and it only took me 40 minutes from start to finish. That’s not bad for the amount of use they’ll receive!
After printing, glue the two main game pieces to the inside of your file folder. These don’t require cutting – just glue.
Cut out the file folder tab and the file folder cover page and glue onto the front of your file folder for easy recognition.
Lastly, cut out any game pieces and store them in a labeled ziploc baggie or 5×9″ envelope to keep inside your file folder game. You’ll find the labels on pages 4-5 of the packet download.
And that’s it! Once the glue dries, it’s time to play!
♥ This set is priced at $5.50, which means each file folder game is only 55 cents each!