Right now, in the depths of winter, it feels like Spring will never come, but eventually, the temperatures will rise and before you know it, we’ll have surpassed Spring all the way into the heat of Summer. Observing these changes as they happen is a great way to introduce your preschooler to the fact that there are four distinct seasons and that we rotate through all of them on a yearly cycle. Once they’ve learned a bit about each of them though, this season sorting file folder game is a great way to help them practice and remember each of the four seasons.
Now, if you live somewhere that sees all four seasons each year, your child will have a little bit of head start versus those of us that really don’t see much of a winter, but either way this file folder game is a fantastic way to get them thinking about where each item belongs.
First, as always, attach the cover to the front of the folder. Whether you store them in a box or you use a hanging system, these covers make it easy to tell what the game is on first glance.
To make the game itself, you’ll use the included four seasons labels to make four distinct sections within the inside of your folder.
Each one should then have four Velcro dots added beneath it (as shown above).
After you have cut out and laminated the various picture pieces, the opposite side of the Velcro should be added to the back of each one of the pieces.
Included in the printable set are four season labels and 16 different picture pieces with each picture fitting into one of the four seasons.
To play, have your child sort through the various pieces and decide where each picture would fit best.
Each season has four picture pieces and three of those are basic images that you would expect to fit such as a snowflake in winter and a butterfly in the Spring. The fourth picture in each group is a tree.
The tree images are based on what the trees should look like during that particular season, giving your child an opportunity to think about what they remember of their own environments during those seasons.