Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I've Gone File Folder CrAzY!

My blog friend, Shanna, was kind enough to send some free file folder games for our family to try out a few weeks ago from her site. I've finally gotten the chance to put them together today! The kids were excited, waiting over my shoulder for me to complete them, but then my little one was disappointed that not many where for her age. So, this afternoon I searched online to see if I could find anymore free folder games, and I was successful! So, here are the eight I've put together today.

I know, there are only 7 pictured here. I forgot the one when I took the picture. Don't they look great?!

Here are the four that were made by Shanna, a homeschooling mom of seven children ages 8 and under. She has a couple dozen file folder games created so far and is working on more. She will even take requests for special orders. Check out her website! She has a great deal for 17 games for only $15 (+ S&H)!!

Name That State - this was an immediate hit with my geography obsessed 6-year-old. I'll blog more on the kids' experiences with the folders in a few weeks when we've used them more. Younger children can match the shape of the state and older children can quiz themselves on the name of the state based on it's shape and even the capitals.

Buried Treasure - this game focuses on directions like north, south, east and west.

Letter Match - here you match the lower case letter to the uppercase letter.

A.M. or P.M. - this game helps children learn the difference between A.M. and P.M. and distinguish activities that happen at certain times of day.

I found the rest of these at They are great quality for free product!

Chick-N-Place Value - there are eggs that give a hundred-something number and the kids use the chicks to make the number and place them in the correct place value.

Rain Showers: Consonant Blends and Digraphs - here the kids look at the pictures and figure out what blend it starts with.

Hot and Cold - this is a good one for little guys. You just match the item to whether it's cold or hot.

Food Pyramid - this is a game where you take different foods and put them into their correct food group. I was just talking to my kids about food groups yesterday, so I had to print this one! The only thing is, they don't have many examples for oils. So I think I'm going to add my own cards, too.

I had lots of fun making these and all I did was cut and paste! I wish I had time to create my own, but that isn't possible right now. Check these sites out! I really think they will allow me to do more one-on-one stuff with the kids, because right now they all want to do everything together and I can't get them to do different activities while I'm trying to school one child.

Oh, and while I was doing all of this, my husband was working on the yard and these are what he brought in for me and the girls!!

They stood 3 feet tall!! I had to cut them so they wouldn't tip the vase over! They are beautiful....thanks you Mr. Prince!!

1 comment:

Janna said...

Those file folder games are awesome! I remember my mom doing those when we were kids, but it is something that has totally slipped my mind. I will have to check out the link you provided--thanks!