Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Played a Good Folder Game Lately?

Nothing makes a child happier than when he or she can run up to a parent and say, "Look what I made!"  Folder games are just the thing to encourage a child's creativity, as well as get them to review math facts, science, reading, etc. All you need are plain manila folders (Used ones work well, too. Just black out the tab.)  If you don't have any folders, pieces of folded tag (poster) board work great.

You can use markers, paints, crayons, stickers, and whatever else would be fun to incorporate. You might need to guide them on how to draw simple "trails" (see below). Or they can come up with their own game rules.

If you don't have dice, a penny works. Ex: heads = 1 step forward, tails = stay in place.

For place markers, anything goes: rocks, buttons, little toys, bottle caps, etc.

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