My daughter is in the first grade, and I have recently (with-in the past two weeks) found the need to add something extra to our math program. She is doing a great job, but I felt like our curriculum was not offering enough practice on certain areas, so I started looking for other options.
I was really happy with what I found on File Folder Fun. This site is packed with file folder games that you can print out and assemble. I was a little skeptical about the whole concept of the file folder game to start with, but I have to say that my daughter loves it, and is doing very well.
So far I have made the Chick-N-Place, and another one for number recognition, but can not find it on there right now. However, there are tons to pick from.
Once I print out my sheets, I grab my scissors and cut everything out. Then I grab my file folder and glue stick and attach the proper pieces to the folder. Next, I grab my contact paper, and do a little DIY lamination. (I do not have my own laminating machine yet). Once I am done with that, I grab a regular envelope, and seal the flap down. Then I cut off the end of the envelope, and use it to hold my other pieces to the game. When I am storing the game, I place the envelope inside of the file folder, and use a binder clip to keep everything together.
This has been working for us so far, and I look forward to making more. My daughter really thinks they are fun.
Do you have any great tips on making school fun for your children?