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Knowing the days of the week is a skill that your child will use throughout their entire life.
So, it makes sense that it is a skill that taught very early on in their school years.
Now, some children learn the days of the week and their order very quickly while some may struggle. Some learn the names of the days but have trouble remembering their order within the week.
This days of the week sequencing file folder game has made learning and practicing both their names and their order super easy and takes only 10 minutes to put together!
In just a few short minutes, you’ll have a colorful way to work on the days of the week and their order that your little learners are going to love!
Assembling the Days of the Week File Folder Game
To assemble this file folder game, you’ll need:
- The days of the week sequencing printable (below)
- Manila file folder
- Clear contact paper
- Velcro dots
- Laminator (optional, but highly recommended)
To start, print and cut all of the days of the week pieces and the file folder game cover.
Run all of your days of the week pieces through your laminator for durability. This is obviously not a required step, but one that we highly recommend as it will ensure that the pieces to your game last beyond a single use.
Next, use a sheet of clear contact paper to attach the cover of your game to the front of your folder. The easiest way to do this is to use double-sided tape on the back of your cover to hold it in place while you lay the contact paper over top.
Finally, attach Velcro dots to the inside of your folder in a straight line down the middle making sure that each one of your pieces has enough room to fit.
Attach the opposite side of your Velcro dots to the backs of the days of the week pieces.
Using the Days of the Week File Folder Game
When your game is finished and you have gone over the days of the week with your child, show them the pieces of the game and have them practice saying the name of each day of the week while figuring out where in the order it should go.
Don’t worry if they mess up the order the first few times!
They may figure it out in one or two tries or it may take them a bit. That’s okay!
Have fun with it and before you know it, they’ll know the order by heart!