Monday, June 18, 2012

Looking for a fun, resusable way for preschoolers to practice counting, numbers, colors, and alphabet letters? Here are 8 preschool file folder games that will provide lots of learning fun and most of them are FREE!
8 Preschool File Folder Games our family loves

What is a File Folder Game?

As I prepared for our long car trips I discovered File Folder Games! File Folder Games are activities that are contained in one folder. I put mine together using self-stick magnets & Velcro so they are totally self-contained and perfect for some educational fun in the car.  I color coded my folders for ease of use – all our Preschool folders are green.

8 favorite Preschool File Folder Games

Ice Cream File Folder Game

This Ice Cream File Folder Game from Mr. is FREE!  In this folder prescholers will have fun with a color matching game. The ice cream is matched by color and the popsicles are matched by reading the color word.
    Ice Cream Preschool File Folder Game practicing colors

    Berry Patch Alphabet File Folder Game

    This FREE File Folder game from Kindergarten is perfect of helping Preschool and Kindergartners practices matching upper/lower case letters.
      Berry Patch Alphabet File Folder Game

      Under Construction Counting File Folder Game

      If your Preschool or Kindergarten child is looking for a way to practice counting from 0-20 than this FREE construction Game might be just right for your family.
      Under Construction Counting File Folder Game

      Watermelon Picnic  Counting File Folder Game

      This cute spring or summer themed file folder game will have preschool children practice counting from 0-10 by counting watermelon seeds. It is FREE!
        Watermelon Picnic  Counting File Folder Game

        Gumball Letters Alphabet File Folder Game

        If your child is working on matching upper and lower case alphabet letters than you'll love this Gumball Letters File Folder Game. The Preschool or Kindergarten game costs $1.00 and is from My File Folder Games I usually only use free stuff or make my own… but time was of the essence before vacation =-)
          Gumball Letters Alphabet File Folder Game

          Paint Brush Matching Color File Folder Game

          This is a super cute and interactive way for toddlers and preschoolers to practice sorting colors from Confessions of a Homeschooler.  This file folder game is also free. Plus this game uses pockets – so no need for Velcro or magnets.
            Paint Brush Matching Color File Folder Game

            Horse Numbers File Folder Game

            This cute horse themed preschool file folder game is perfect for helping kids practice counting dots 0-10. This is $1.  Again, I usually only use free stuff or make my own… but time was of the essence before vacation =-)
              Horse Numbers File Folder Game

              Cookies Alphabet File Folder Game 

              This is one of my favorite - probably because I like chocolate chip cookies so much! You can buy it from My File Folder Games for $1.00. This alphabet activity helps kids match upper/lower case letters.
                Cookies Alphabet File Folder Game

                Alphabet Ice Cream File Folder Game

                Here is a fun summer ice cream themed way for preschool and kindergarten students to practice matching upper and lower case alphabet letters. This is perfect to use during the summer to keep up on what they've learned during the year. This game is FREE.

                What You Need to Make File Folder Games

                Want to make your own? Click on the links above to go directly to the source to download your favorite file folder game then use these supplies to make your own!

                Here are my favorite K / 1st Grade File Folder Games.

                Do you have a favorite Preschool File Folder Game I missed? I hope this helps others save time searching around for good file folder games! Please tell me about it in the comments section!

                Fun Preschool Activities


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                Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of three who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123Homeschool4Me where she shares 200+ {free} printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.
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                1. What great resources! Thanks for posting them at Homeschooling on the Cheap! :)

                2. Congrats! This post was the #2 visit link in Homeschooling on the Cheap! last week! You are being featured on my blog, I'll pin your post and I tagged you on my facebook page.

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                3. File folders can be used in the most simple ways possible to give kids more fun.It's pretty cool to have your own games with your own simple resources.

                4. I have recently printed out the colour matching one my daughter loves this. I have also started to take some of the brushes out so she has to count how many are in each pot.

                5. I wish all of my first grade students knew these concepts...but they don't so I am glad you have such a wonderful site to give me great catch-up games for them. They can use them independently or with a partner. Saves me hours of making up my own. Thanks!


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