My son and his family are here for an old timer's hockey tournament. He's only 34, but the tournament is for hockey players 30-60. My town is a hockey town, and this tournament is a big deal and a local fundraiser.
I will take in a few hockey games, (probably just my son's games), but best of all, my grand twins are here. They are four years old, a boy and a girl.
They love ipads and iphones (and know how to use them) but they also love puzzles and matching. I have made file folder and sorting activities for them since they were two years old. With the popularity of home-schooling there is an abundance of materials on the internet. The internet is where I first learned about file folder games and activities.
The dollar stores come in handy for making up file folders too. I purchased this Easter bingo game at Dollar Tree.
I used just one bingo game to make up two matching file folder games.
First I made photo copies of the bingo cards, cut the top and bottom off of the cards and copies and glued the copies onto a file folder. I use either packing tape or clear contact paper to protect the copies. Then I glued the bingo cards to card stock and reinforced them with a little packing tape too.
The idea is to match the bingo cards to the photo copy pasted into the folder.
I also used the bingo calling cards and photo copies of them to make another matching folder.
This bunny matching game from the Dollar Tree became another file folder.
I photocopied the cards and glued them to the folder and use the game cards to make a match.
One last idea, buy two packs of Easter stickers from Dollar Tree and stick one set in a folder and adhere the second set to card stock. You can reinforce with tape or clear contact paper.
The kids seem to like these folders. I store the cards in a baggy inside the folder. They can take a folder out and match, and then put it away.
If you have preschool children or grandchildren, try a file folder activity or two! I love doing them with my grandchildren.
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