I don’t know about you, but sometimes it’s refreshing to just drop all the things you were “supposed to do” from your To Do list and just spend time with family and enjoy a beautiful day.

That is just what I did yesterday, which is why I didn’t get the chance to write my usual Saturday morning blog post. I was busy enjoying a belated Christmas get-together with my in-laws.

Now I’m ready to get to work today and share with you one of my favorite resources: a website called File Folder Fun.

This website has amazing printouts to help you create file folder games for your sessions with preschool and school age children. I am so happy I found this website – it has been an incredible resource and has helped me generate some new ideas for addressing academic concepts in my music therapy sessions.

Here is a picture of the Cupcake Count File Folder Game:

Cupcake Counting

{Click here to watch a video of me using this game in one of my individual music therapy sessions!}

I have a song that goes along with this game that addresses three main math concepts: counting (count the cherries on the cupcake), identifying numerals 1-10, and matching numeral to quantity. These are concepts that many of the children I work with at UCP’s Early Beginnings Academy have on their IEP (Individualized Education Plan).

Here is a picture of the Alpha Animals (Beginning Letter) File Folder Game:

Animal Alphabet

I have a song that goes along with this game where I sing: “I am a horse and I start with letter ___.” The children identify the letter and place the picture on that letter.

Super fun and easy. Go over to the File Folder Fun website and see what visuals you can print out for your file folder games.

What other websites do you use to print out file folder games?

Leave a comment below and let us know!