Pattern Matching Free Printable File Folder Game For Preschoolers

File folder games are fun for kids because they can take them almost anywhere, and they are great for parents because they’re easy to make and require hardly any cleanup. This free printable file folder game is a great way to teach beginning matching skills to Preschoolers.

Matching is important to learning because it is part of the very beginning stages of reading.

Pattern Matching File Folder Game From The Kids Activities Blog

Free Printable File Folder Game

Have some fun with this file folder game that contains the following pages

  • Instructions for you to assemble your game
  • A cute title page and directions for the outside of your folder
  • Printable game pieces and

To Make This File Folder Game:

Glue the title page to the outside of a file folder, and the directions on the back. Cut out all the pencils on the second page and glue the black and white pencils inside the file folder. Have your child match the three colored pencils to the corresponding black and white patterns.

File Folder Matching Game from Kids Activities Blog

Show Us Your Finished File Folder Games

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More File Folder Fun

Check out these other fun file folder games. We will be adding more, because they’re so fun!

(Graphics used with permission from Creative Clips.)


  1. Too cute! Love the springy colors used! Thank you for linking up to the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop.

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  3. These are neat. I actually need to work with my middle child on patterns. I love this!

  4. thanks for the great printable. I like how it teaches them how to match and you can also teach them the colors

  5. This is a fantastic printable! I am pinning this!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  6. I love seeing the posts you put up every week. Thanks for sharing another great one geared towards preschoolers!

  7. I love the look of this matching pencil file folder activity, but I am unable to access it to print it. I click on the “green button” that states “Free Pattern Matching Printable Game”, but nothing happens. Am I doing something wrong? Is there another way to get this? I work in a special ed classroom, and this would be perfect!!

    Thank you!!

  8. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Barb! I am sorry to hear that! I just tried and it worked for me (you click the download button, enter your name and email address, and then it is sent to you). I just emailed it over to you! Enjoy 🙂

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