This week’s theme over at Unplug Your Kids was garden. We’ve been enjoying making simple file folder games lately, so we decided to do some with a garden theme. The girls decided they wanted their paths to be like stepping stones, then they decorated them with stickers and crayons.
They also wanted some of the spaces to have special instructions, like roll again, move 2 spaces back, return to start, etc.
Of course, when they were done decorating, it was time to play! Grab some dice or a spinner and a couple of figurines for markers. We used bugs, of course!
We have made other theme games, such as ocean exploration with little fish markers, a drive through the city with little cars, and princess land with dress-up rings as our markers – anything your child can think of! Also, if you laminate the folder after your child decorates it (or cover it with clear contact paper), you can use a vis-a-vis/overhead projector pen to write letters, numbers, shapes, sight words, etc. on the spaces. When you want a new game, just wipe-off with a little water and start over! Plus these are easy to store – just fold them up and tuck them into a magazine file.