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With just a few days left before the Christmas holiday, a lot of us are in full-on chaos mode trying to make sure that everything gets done before Christmas Eve.
The food, the cleaning, the presents…
There’s a lot that goes into making this holiday as magical as it is and it all usually needs to get done while still keeping your little ones entertained throughout the day.
Well, I may not be much help when it comes to planning your Christmas dinner or wrapping all of those presents, but I sure can help with activities for the little ones!
In fact, today’s Christmas tree pattern matching file folder game is a fantastic last-minute way to keep the kids engaged, entertained, and learning over the holiday break!
This particular set contains enough different patterns for you to create two separate file folder games, so you’re basically getting twice the fun out of a single printable!
Assembling the Christmas Pattern Matching File Folder Games
To make this set, you’ll need:
- 2 manila file folders
- Clear contact paper
- The tree patterns printable (you’ll want to print the full document, including the cover, twice)
By printing the whole thing twice, you’ll have everything you need, including the covers, to make two separate file folder games for your kiddos to practice their matching skills through the Christmas holiday.
You’ll start, as always, by attaching the covers of your games to the front of your folders with some clear contact paper.
If the static cling from the contact paper gives you some trouble, use some double-sided tape to hold the cover in place while you lay the contact paper over top.
Next, cut out your two sets of patterned Christmas trees.
Laminate one set and attach the matching set of trees to the inside of your folders using some more contact paper.
To make two different games, you’ll use ten different patterns within each folder.
Using the Christmas Tree Pattern Matching File Folder Games
When your pieces are all ready to go, have your child match the laminated Christmas trees to the trees that are in each folder based on the pattern found on each tree.
To keep each game separated, use some packing tape to attach a small plastic bag to the back of each folder to hold the pieces that belong to the game.
This will save you from winding up with a frustrated child that is trying to find a match for a pattern that’s in a completely different game.