2010 File Folder Games

Since this blog is called “Confessions…” I have one.  When I first started homeschooling, I didn’t understand what a “File Folder Game” was. I downloaded all these fun games and just kept them in a manilla envelopes. It wasn’t until this year when we started Lapbooking, that I realized what a File Folder Game was! I immediately went and gathered my manilla envelope games, and put them into file folders and voila! Here is a gathering of all the file folder games we did this year, just click on the Titles to download:Paint Brush Color Matching:  Numbers Cards by Homeschool Creations (This goes 1-20):Puppy Match Up by File Folder Fun: (Memory Matching) Fishy Faces by File Folder Fun: (Memory Matching) Apple Matching by Homeschool Share: Shades of Color (to be used with paint chips): This is game I ended up making into a file folder game. You can download my color grid here, and I used a 1 1/4" square punch to punch the colors out. Candy Cane Color Match by File Folder Fun: … [Read more...]


Paint Brush Color Matching

One of our fun file folder games is the Paint Brush Color Match game. Everyone plays with this, even the older kids play with this. Must be the cute little paint brushes :o) (Note: the download contains jars for all the colors, our yellow one ripped and I just haven't reprinted cuz' I'm lazy!) The download includes:File Folder Game Cover Page8 Color Jars (Green, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Purple, Red, Brown)32 Colored Paint Brushes (4 of each color)Click here to download the Paint Brush Color Match! … [Read more...]


Snowman Compound Words

We put a new lapbook together this week! I downloaded it from File Folder Fun! Its a compound words lapbook, check it out! I had to glue 2 folders together since there were 3 full pages of words: Here it is in action! … [Read more...]


Mini-Office Lapbook and file folder fun!

We made some file folder games today and a mini-office for my 2nd grader. Here is the mini-office. If you aren't familiar with this concept, its basically just a helper for the kids to keep at their desk, so they have quick easy access to the most commonly asked questions. This one is a math office:Here are closeups, this one took 2 manila folders glued together:Far Left page: Middle: Far Right:Back Right: Back Middle: Back Left:I made the measurements file because I couldn't find one I liked, you can download that here. It includes Liquid measurements, weight, left/right, calendar, and ruled measurements.The rest of the items I downloaded from these great sites:Homeschool CreationsBusy Teachers CafeSquidoo Mini OfficePumpkin Phonics from File Folder Fun (Scroll down for this one) Its a game to distinguish between words and 'non-words'Space Rhymes from File Folder FunFall Leaves: Addition and Subtraction facts from File Folder Fun … [Read more...]


File Folder Fun

I'd made these file folder games awhile back and forgot about them! Just remembered and put them in boxes. I like this idea because its more like playing a game than working! This one is a beginning sounds game, I don't remember which book I got it from, but this Carson Dellosa File Folder Game is similar.This one is a telling time game, I downloaded it for free from Bible Story Printables! They also have a sister site File Folder Fun that has tons of downloads! … [Read more...]