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Okay, okay. I know that I just busted out a Christmas game and rambled for far too long about my love of the holiday season, but since we are still technically approaching Halloween, I figured that I should probably include a game or two for that as well.
Since our last life cycle game was such a big hit, we decided to stick with this pumpkin theme for this pumpkin shadow shape matching file folder game that is absolutely perfect for the spookiest holiday of the year!
With this fall-themed file folder game, your child will work on ten different shapes.
Assembling the Pumpkin Shapes Game
This is another one of those easy games that should only take you a few minutes to put together.
To get started, print out all of the pumpkin pieces, both the shadows and the colored jack o’ lanterns and gather up your supplies.
Run the colored pumpkins through your laminator and attach the shadow shapes to the inside flaps of your folder using clear contact paper.
You’ll also use some of that contact paper to attach the game’s cover to the front of your folder.
At this point, you can add Velcro dots to the shadow shapes and the backs of your colored pumpkins if you’d like, or you can simply match the shapes without Velcro as we have.
Using the Pumpkin Shapes Game
When you’re ready to play, set out the various jack o’ lantern shapes and have your child work on matching each of them to their shadow.
They’ll not only work on shapes and matching but they’ll also work on their visual discrimination skills as well!