File folder games

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  1. lillebe

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    I have been trying to come up with ideas for centers, and I've been reading a lot about file folder games. I know what they are, but would anyone like to share specific games or activities they do?
    Or even redirect me to a site or post that lists them. Thanks for any help.
     
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  3. missred4190

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    I love file folder games. The best site is www.myffgames.com. There are 100s of great games. I have made about 25 2nd grade math so far, and that is nothing. It was money well spent.

    I have been coloring mine with artist-quality pencils to save on colored ink. Everything is printed on cardstock and laminated. I have made special boxes to house them (which are labeled by grade level and content area.)
     
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    that's a great site - did you purchase the 'super' package?
     
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    Yes, I purchased the super package. I was able to immediately download the games to my computer, but they also sent my a disc. And then, with the membership, you can go back and get any past games and have access to any that add after your purchase too. She tries to add a few each month, so you are continually getting more games. Great deal. I just used my paypal account.
     
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    cool! I might just do that myself!
     
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    At this site you will find 38 file folder games.
    www.enchantedlearning.com in search put file folder games

    www.preschoolprintables.com

    http://www.ourschoolfamily.com/Literacy Props.htm

    http://www.littlegiraffes.com/storyprops1.html

    http://www.state.ar.us/childcare/coloring.html
    http://www.childcareland.com/filefoldergames.html
    http://www.education.com/common/res...h/971006km.html
    http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec...ard/Matrix.html
    http://www.nuttinbutkids.com/filefolder.htm
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/filefoldergames/
    http://kootweb.com/games.html
    http://home.att.net/~bandcparker/games.html
    http://www.preschoolprintables.com/...ilefolder.shtml
    http://www.teachingheart.net/primar...rtimesaver.html
    http://daycare.about.com/cs/printablegames/index.htm
    http://www.webeans.net/hutt/ffgames.htm
    http://208.183.128.3/tutorials/gameboard.htm

    www.teachersdesk.org
    It is designed for grades 5/6 but all the activities can be adapted for other grades. There are tons of ideas for file folder games (though they aren't labeled as such) and portable centers. I just browsed through the spelling activities and games and they are great. Lots of things you can copy to Word and print out.

    There are tons of math games to print, put some into protective plastic sleeves, and use for all grade levels and math standards. Yes, you do have to search through files called "Week by Week Essentials", but there is a different game for every week of the school year. The games cover skills that are taught (or reinforced) at each grade level K-6, so you could use some for below level reinforcement or other higher level ones for enrichment if you needed or wanted to. They are easy to prepare, and the kids like them. I used them in conjunction with the Take It To Your Seat centers. I hope you find something you can use here!

    Link for K-2
    http://community.learnnc.org/dpi/mat...s_k2_resou.php

    Link for gr. 3-5
    http://community.learnnc.org/dpi/mat...35_resou_1.php

    centers/math games using playing cards. I have used them all year - little prep and the kids love them!
    http://www.brokenhilld.det.nsw.edu.au/card_games.htm


    I found some good stuff on this one too!
    http://www.teacherresourcesgalore.com/warm_ups.htm
     
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    hardware store

    Here's a site from my state. Look for the Student Center Activity section in the middle of the page:
    http://www.fcrr.org/forTeachers.htm

    Also, teachers in my school use those hardware cabinets that you usually store nuts and bolts in, and put flashcards in them for word sorts, alphabetizing, onsets and rimes, etc. The kids then work their way through their "drawer work."
     
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    I love file folder games. I just had all mine laminated at Office Max. I was given some, bought some, and just acquired some. I colored mine all summer and now I have to cut them all out.
     
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    At one time I was on a yahoo group that had FFGames that people had scanned in, colored them with a paint program and uploaded them on the group site. They had some CUTE ones! I saved them on a disk and printed them at school. I ended up with TONS of FFgames!
     
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    This was a great site!!!! I printed out a lot of the vocab games and I plan on laminating them all and putting them in file folders and making them activities students can do once all their work is finished.

    Free stuff makes me so excited!!!!

     
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    I have been coloring some file folder games from a book I was given, but it is really slow coming. I really like the site www.myffgames.com, but does anyone know if they print off already colored in. I would like to do something like that, because I just don't have time to color them!
     
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    Mailbox makes some ff game books that are already colored (and they make some centers ready to use also). I used to be energetic and color the games myself, but after about ten years of spending the summer coloring, I finally started buying them already colored. They are probably more expensive, but for me, it is definitely worth it!
     
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    I spent so much time making them, but the pieces would get lost and so I gave them away. Now I use listening post (small tape recorders from Walmart) with tapes, Big books with cute pointers homemade or from dollar store wands, teacher store bought bingo games, floor puzzles, magnetic letters on cookie sheets or sides of file cabinets. I have 6 centers around the room and several are very easy to manage. I have to change around 3 of them each week and some the kids just pick (puzzles/games) from what's on a shelf. I throw in a math center quite often too and I think that's okay. :unsure:
     
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    I just bought a book of Evan-Moors take it to your seat centers. I love them. It's even better since Office Max has free laminating until 9/13!
     

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