The two main sources I turn to for file folder games are Finch Family Games for religious topics and Preschool Printables for preschool topics (they even have some free ones). Do you use file folder games? If so, where do you usually find yours? Not too long ago I posted a free shape file folder game on my blog. Today I am going to share a color game I made especially for Or so she says… Plus I am going to teach you how to make it. So, let’s get started!
First, print off your file folder games. I suggest printing the pages you will be putting in your folder on text-weight paper because it is easier for the magnets to stick through. The ones you will be attaching are better on cardstock for durability.
I designed these. They are copyrighted, but free for personal use. Go here for the plain crayons and here for the labeled ones. I printed the plain ones on text-weight paper and the labeled ones on cardstock.
Some other file folder games are designed to copy and color. If you are planning on taking them to get laminated, I recommend using markers or colored pencils. Crayons may melt and smear in the laminating machine.
Attach a piece of adhesive magnet to the back of each game piece. I used about 1 inch on each of these. For smaller pieces, like my shape game, I usually only use 1/2 inch.
Cut a piece of laminate large enough to laminate your folder. Slowly unroll and peel the backing off your laminate to gradually laminate your file folder. Be patient. This is the part I always mess up on because I get in a hurry.
Yay! I Made It! (and so can you)