It’s obviously important for your child to learn the letters of the alphabet, but it’s really just as important for them to know the order in which the letters should be within the alphabet. This essential skill will serve them well later when they are attempting to look up a word in the dictionary or trying to find a telephone number or an item in the index of a book, among other things. This construction site alphabetical order file folder game is a fun and easy way to practice getting the order right.
While there are obviously many different ways to practice putting things in ABC order, we’ve been looking lately to add a little bit of a construction twist to one of our games and this one just seemed like the perfect fit.
Construction Site Alphabetical Order
Now, this game is very simple and is an excellent starting point for those kiddos that have learned the letters of the alphabet and are needing to practice their order.
To start, as always, attach the included cover to the front of your file folder with clear contact paper.
If you’re having trouble getting the cover to stay in place while you cover it with contact paper, try using a few small pieces of double-sided tape between the cover and the folder. It should keep the static from the contact paper from pulling it up and will hold it in place while you lay the sticky side of the contact paper over top.
The pieces for the inside of the game are simple construction signs with an uppercase letter of the alphabet on each.
For these, simply cut them out and laminate them to keep them from ripping once you’ve added the Velcro.
From there, attach various Velcro dots to the inside of your file folder. When you’re finished, you should have 26 Velcro dots, one for each letter of the alphabet, on the inside of your folder.
Attach the opposite side of the Velcro onto the backs of each of the letter signs and you’re ready to play.
If your child is just beginning to learn alphabetical order, try adding a few letters to the folder (in the correct spots) to act as reference points and then give your child the rest of the letters to put into place.
If they are simply needing a little extra practice, have them try to correctly order all 26 letters.