I am so excited to finally have the Summer File Folder Games ready! This set of File Folder Games will be perfect for those long, hot summer days when your Preschool or Kindergarten age young one needs something to do!
I always prefer to work on skills through the summer months (we only take about 5 weeks off of school usually), and activities like File Folder Games are a great solution.
I created these Summer File Folder Games and then stashed them away for my 6 year old to pull out on those days of sweltering heat. She’ll be thrilled!
★★ Oh – and they’re on sale for only $3.00 through Sunday, June 18th at midnight Eastern!
This set of Summer 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. Nobody has time to cut and glue nine thousand little pieces.
Summer File Folder Games
Your young ones are going to have a great time with all of the hands-on activities in this summer set.
Here’s a list of the 10 summer file folder games included in this packet:
► Summer Sequencing – Determine what comes first, next, and last with each 3-part summer sequence.
► Rhyme It! – Match each summer flip flop with the picture that rhymes.
► Summer Grids – Place each picture in its correct place on the grid using coordinates. Includes two different 3×3 grids with coordinates.
► Number Sense Buckets – Sort the number pictures in the correct bucket. Includes ten frames, simple addition, dice, fingers, and counting blocks.
► Summer Syllables – Sort the pictures on the correct mat according to their syllables.
► Bubble Shape Match – Match each shaped bubble wand with the bubble of the same shape.
► Ice Cream Blends – Match the beginning blends to the correct matching picture on the ice cream cone.
► Lady Bug Sums – Place the sum beside the correct equation on each leaf.
► Which One Doesn’t Belong? – Place the “no” sign on the picture in each row that doesn’t belong.
► Summer Sight Word Puzzles – Place the puzzle pieces in the correct order to spell each sight word correctly. Picture clues provided for help!
Ideas for Using Summer File Folder Games
There are a multitude of ways to use file folder games in your home or your classroom. Here are some ideas to help you think about how you can use file folder games with your Preschoolers or Kindergartners.
Ideas for using in your home:
— If your kiddos are not in school this summer, save these file folder games for a rainy day. Literally. Or those days when the heat index is 100° or more. No one wants to go outside in the miserable, dangerous heat!
— Going on vacation? These are helpful on that long car ride!
— Turn off the screens and break out the hands-on learning activities. I’d encourage you to keep a bin of ready-to-go activities for 30-45 minutes of learning time each day.
— Save these for that horrible time between 4:00 pm and whenever supper starts. Whew, that’s a hard time of day.
Ideas for using in your classroom:
Yes, I know there are many of you who have a year-round schedule. That includes a few summer weeks, too!
— Use in your centers rotation.
— These are perfect for early finishers! (I was always so excited when my teachers had activities like this for me to do! I was a fast reader and usually finished early.)
— 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.
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 $6.00, which means each file folder game is only 60 cents each!
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