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With Halloween coming up, you’re sure to be on the lookout for fun themed activities that you can add your child’s daily learning and boy, do I have the perfect one to share with you today!
This eyeball counting, monster-themed file folder game is a fantastic way to practice counting with your preschooler while also getting into the spirit for the upcoming Halloween holiday!
This particular game is not only tons of fun but it is also a great way to practice counting from 1 to 10, one to one correspondence, number recognition, and so much more!
Assembling the Eyeball Counting Game
Grab the eyeball counting printable (below) and a few supplies to make this file folder game yourself!
- A manila file folder
- Clear contact paper
- Laminator (optional, but highly recommended for durability)
- Velcro dots (these are our favorite!)
Start by cutting out both the monster numbers and the jars full of eyeballs.
Run the monster numbers through your laminator and finish them off by adding a Velcro dot to the back of each one. Just remember to use the same side of the Velcro (either hook or loop) on all of the monster numbers.
Next, use some clear contact paper to attach the cover of your game to the front of your folder and then continue by using it to attach the spooky eyeball jars to the inside of your folder.
Finally, add the opposite Velcro dots to the inside of your folder, one next to each jar and you’re all done!
Using the Eyeball Counting Game
Store the pieces to your game in a small plastic baggie that is attached to the back of your folder using clear packing tape to make keeping the pieces together easier.
When you’re ready to use the game, simply have your child count the number of eyeballs in each jar and match the appropriate monster.
You’ll be working on counting, colors, numbers, and more all the way up until Halloween night!