I absolutely love activities that are super easy to set up and can be used over and over again. Sure, it takes a little bit of cutting and laminating on the front end, but when they are all assembled you’ll have activities that will last for years! Last year I created file folder activities for my second grade teacher friends to address higher level phonics concepts. They were such a hit and the students absolutely loved them. I just couldn’t wait to create a series for kindergarten and first grade. The File Folder Phonics for learning the Alphabet is just one in a series that I have in the works. When you download this file you’ll receive 26 file folder activities for teaching letters and sounds.
Forming the upper- and lowercase letters with Play Doh or homemade dough is always an engaging activity for teaching letter formation. After the students form the letters with the dough, be sure to have them trace the letters with their finger while saying the letter sound.
When teaching beginning sounds, there’s nothing better than sorting activities. When you download this activity you’ll receive 16 colorful pictures per letter (pictures that begin with the target sound and pictures that do not begin with the sound).
Just turn the file folder over and you’ll have a practice template for letter formation. After use, simply wipe the page clean and it’s ready to used over and over again!
I purchased these file folder containers at our local Office Max. It’s an easy way of storing the file folders. I’ve included the stickers for you just in case you’d like to store yours in the same way.
The Make, Take & Teach File Folder Phonics for the Alphabet is available through my online Teachers Pay Teachers store or through the Make, Take & Teach website.
File Folder Activities have also been developed for teaching and practicing sight words. There are 4 interactive activities.