Here's a fun letter-sort file folder game. The kids sort lowercase letters by their features--short, tall, loops and tails. Some letters can be sorted more than one way. For example, a is short and has a loop; p has a loop and a tail. It's fun to find all the letters that can fit into 2 different categories. It's math and literacy all rolled together!
Over the next few weeks, I will be adding my file folder games for you to print and use in your classroom. They are great beginning of the year center activities. They are in full color, so they take a lot of ink. It might be worth it to print them on a laser printer at a copy store if you do not have one at school. Glue the big pages to the inside of a file folder. Glue the label to the front of the folder. Glue an envelope to the back to store your little pieces in. Cut out the little pieces (I like to print them on cardstock for sturdiness). I laminate the pieces and the whole folder once it's done.
First up is the Berry Patch ABC Matching Game. The kids simply match the lowercase berries to the uppercase letters in the field. It's berry-licious!