File Folder Letter Matching Game


Make a homemade file folder game to help children match upper case letters to lower case letters.

To make this game you will need:

  • A file folder
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Clear contact paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Sticky velcro

1. Cut out the shape of fish from colored construction paper.

2. Make a “puzzle cut” in the center of each fish.

3. On one side of the fish draw an upper case letter with a marker. On the other side, place the lower case letter.

4. Glue the tail half of the fish on the file folder as indicated in the photo.

5. Laminate the folder, or cover it in clear “Contact Paper.”

6. Laminate the front halves of the fish, and cut them out.

7. Place sticky velcro on the file folder where the fish tail’s matching part should go, and place the corresponding sticky velcro on the back of the head part of the fish.

When the child matches the upper case to the letter, the front part of the fish will stick to the folder in the place that forms a full fish.


Tip: When you play Alphabet Recognition or Matching  Games with your child, talk about the sound the letter makes to help your child develop phonemic awareness as you play.

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