Thursday, August 12, 2010

preschool file folder games

my boy & i start homeschool preschool in a few weeks! the curriculum i am using calls for file folder games & includes directions of 26 games to make on your own. i wasn't too thrilled with the folder game ideas provided so i am substituting with a few of my own creations! dollar tree has a ton of these great preschool workbooks. most are in color & even come with stickers which is my little guy's favorite part!

the first game i made using this book is "color challenge" using the 9 object stickers. don't take them off the backing, just punch them out so they aren't sticky and stay sturdy.  cut the page in half & laminate each half (i used contact paper). use double stick tape to press each half onto either side of a file folder and your game is done!

the other game i made from this book is called "shape sort". cut out the shapes on page 1 and laminate. this game uses two pages from the book that are front/back so you will need 2 books or just scan and color print from your computer printer like i did.

your little person will cover up shapes that look most like the object. easy peasy! 

add a small envelope to the front of each folder to house the game pieces & write game directions.

another great game that i found on my search is an alphabet sequencing game from lakeshore learning available as a free printable on their website. i'd love to hear your great {& free!} file folder game sources!


  1. There are some good ones here:
    I wish their website was a little easier to navigate and had less ads, but good ideas nonetheless.

    I think i have a book of ff games out with my school stuff. I'm pretty sure it is k-3, but you could modify. I will send it with the dress I got for Kate and forgot to give you when you were here :)

  2. if you laminate things, and or cover them in packing tape you can get this "glue" called alenes "tack it over and over" and it turns things into a sticker to use again and again. put a small dot on the back of your object/letter/shape, rub it around a bit then let it dry. You can use it again and again - I use it for doing calendar, weather, daily stuff as well as file folder games! Good Luck!