Favorite K/1st File Folder Games

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Favorite K/1st File Folder Games

Looking for a fun, resusable way for Kindergarten and 1st graders to practice skip counting math, money, telling time, addition, rhyming, opposites and language arts word blends? Here are our family favorite file folder games that will provide lots of learning fun and most of them are FREE!
Favorite Kindergarten and 1st Grade File Folder Games - FREE

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 K/1st folders are blue and our Preschool folders are green (8 Favorite Preschool File Folder Games).

8 favorite Kindergarten & 1st Grade File Folder Games

Skipping to Oregon  File Folder Game

(free} from File Folder Fun helps kids practice skip counting by 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, and 10s while reinforcing the concept of the Oregon Trail.
    Skipping to Oregon  File Folder Game

    Monkey Money File Folder Game

    {free} from File Folder Fun helps kids practice using money.
      Monkey Money File Folder Game

      Daniel in the Lion’s Den File Folder Game

      {free} from Bible Story Printables helps kids practice telling time.
        Daniel in the Lion’s Den File Folder Game

        Dino Bones File Folder Game

        {free} from File Folder Fun helps kids practice basic addition & subtraction math facts.
          Dino Bones File Folder Game

          Space Rhymes File Folder Game

          {free} from File Folder Fun helps kids practice rhyming.
            Space Rhymes File Folder Game

            Polar Picnic File Folder Game

            {free} from File Folder Fun helps kids practice opposites.Polar Picnic File Folder Game

            Rain Showers File Folder Game

            {free} from File Folder Fun helps kids work on consonant blends and diagraph recognition.
              Rain Showers File Folder Game

              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!

              My favorite Preschool 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 Kindergarten Activities



              1. Hey great ideas!! What did you use behind the magnets for them to stick?? That's where I always get mixed up!! But I love magnets!!

              2. This is a great idea for educational play in the car. Please link to Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3. I like that the pieces stick inside the folder so that they do not fall and get lost in the car.

                : 0 ) Theresa

              3. Thanks for these great resources. I used file folder games all the time when I was teaching and my kids are at an age where they might enjoy them. Vicky from www.messforless.net

              4. You can now enjoy having fun and learning together with those type of file folders. I think that's a good way to make it appealing to children.

              5. You make our games look beautiful, I love that you color coded your folders that is a great idea!