Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mom Project: Big Movers Matching File Folder

My son is currently obsessed with trucks and we read this truck book several times a day. He loves the names of the trucks and I have been really impressed with the hard words that he's easily picked up... so I thought I'd make a little matching activity for him. If any of you have truck/transportation lovers and want a copy of the pdf file, feel free to comment and include your email address and I'll send it along.


Materials Needed: white cardstock (7 pieces), colored cardstock for the backround (2 pieces), glue, tape, scissors or a paper cutter, and a file folder. I will also be laminating these.

Directions:
I started off by creating some printables about trucks and other transportation vehicles my son likes. These ones all have the names of the vehicles on them.


I also made some headers/tab labels. Once I was done, I cut everything up.


Next I cut the colored cardstock so that it was 8X11 and glued it on to the file folder. I also glued a tab on the edge of the folder.


After that, I glued on the vehicle pictures that didn't have any names on them.


After that was done, I tried out the two activities.

First activity: Match the pictures with the vehicle names to the correct pictures. This one should be semi easy for older kids and harder for younger kids working on visual discrimination... especially since a lot of the vehicles look similar. If this is easy for older kids, you can cover up the pictures on the cards and have them just match the names of the vehicles to the correct pictures (once they know the names).



Second activity: Match the vehicle parts to the correct whole vehicle pictures. This activity is more like a puzzle because the card only has a portion of the image... and the child has to match the part of the truck/vehicle to the whole truck/vehicle. Some are easy and some are harder.


While we do this activity, we spend a lot of time talking about the names of the vehicles (so you might want to keep the other cards handy to remind you of the names... my son knew them before I did!). We also talk about what the vehicles do/carry... so you might have to do some research so you can give your child a simple explanation. For example, a skid steer? I had no clue what it did.




I finished up the file folder by adding a title to the front. When my son saw me printing these pages out earlier he was chomping at the bit to get started... so I'm excited to do this again with him tomorrow now that all the pieces are all cut out and glued (it isn't as much fun until it becomes completely "his"... which means bent and loved :)).


Don't you think I deserve my Mom Project Reward now? I do!

Heart-shaped chocolate cakes with blue peppermint icing. Mmm!

Mom Project Reward Recipe:

- Make Duncan Hines Devils Food box mix (as directed with eggs, oil, etc.)... and then add a small box of instant chocolate pudding mix. Mix up and put in cupcake tins or a cake pan.

- Whip up some peppermint icing:
1 box powdered sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp peppermint flavoring
3 tbsp canned milk (evaporated tastes best)
2 drops food coloring (I used blue today)

Mix the all the ingredients together and add the milk as needed to make creamy consistency. I use a Kitchen Aid or Cuisinart for the mixing. Add the food coloring just until the color desired is achieved. Spread on top of cooled cakes.
Enjoy!!

65 comments:

  1. My 19 month old son is really into trucks and vehicles lately. My daughter has been working on identifying them. This would be a cute addition to our games. I would love a copy if you could send it to tramcdermott at yahoo dot com. I also wanted to let you know I let all of the moms in my two kids groups on cafe mom know about your website. We have been trying some of your projects out and they are enjoying them. Thanks

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  2. Tracy, Thanks for sharing our site with your friends!

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  3. could you send me a copy spot_smile@hotmail.com I just found this site through a friend and I am excited to try some of the activities with my two year old son.

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  4. Hi! I just came across your site (from one pretty thing) and my little guy would LOVE this game. Could you please email me the pdf so i can make the file folder game?
    Thanks so much!
    (I'm going to try your find the # plates too)
    sbw124240@cox.net

    Stacey

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  5. I have one little truck/transportation lover in my house. He will be excited to do that activity. Love it! Great work!
    Please, could you send it to marta@alohabroadband.net? Thanks a lot :)

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  6. I don't have any words to appreciate this post.....I am really impressed ....the person who created this post surely knew the subject well..thanks for sharing this with us.

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  7. Great idea!! we would like to play :-) Could you please email us

    chellestevens123 AT gmail DOT com

    Thank you very much!!

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  8. Just found your site and I love it! I would love to have a copy to make for my son!

    sjkram@hotmail.com

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING!!!

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  9. I would love to have a copy of this
    awhitehead357@gmail.com

    Thank You so much! I just printed shape town, and your other truck patterns.

    Amber

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  10. I just found this and would love to get a copy - traci_joe@tds.net

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  11. I would love to get a copy of this game; both the matching the vehicles and vehicles with names, as well as the matching the whole vehicle to the parts of the vehicles.
    Thanks so much!!
    ljaneen@gmail.com

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  12. would love to get a copy of this truck matching vehicles and vehicles with names and parts. I have seven grandsons and am making file fold games for them for christmas 2011.
    lannyleavitt@hotmail.com

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  13. I know I'm a little late in the game but just saw this and it would be perfect for my little guy. If you happen to still have the pdf file I would love a copy! My e-mail is jenny.sherald@comcast.net Thanks!

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  14. I don't know if this is still being offered but I would be delighted to make this for my 2 you boy,and the 7 yo boy might also get his hands into it.Thanks,Myfawnwy- markmuffy@netzero.net

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  15. I would love this for my 4 year old! mirandanc@hotmail.com

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  16. I would love the PDF. He loves his trucks. The first activities might be great for the 5 days a driving I am about to embark on. Tricia.Branahl@gmail.com THANKS!

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  17. i'm hoping you're still sharing. There's a toddler in my day care who is wild about trucks. this would fill the bill perfectly.

    jenniferschmitt68@hotmail.com

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  18. If you're still sharing, please send the pdf to derrick_cook3@yahoo.com
    thanks

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  19. If you still have a copy of this and are still sharing it, could I get a copy please? amberitz@hotmail.com
    Thanks!

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  20. Are you still sharing this? I have a little guy that LOVES all things construction equipment, trucks, and trains. I would love to set this up.
    rebecca(at)sweetsavenue(dot)com

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  21. an i have a copy too? my son loves trucks... thepolkadotcat@gmail.com

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  22. My son loves trucks. I would love it if you could please send me the information so I could try this out with him. slimlim@comcast.net

    Thank you,
    Slim

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  23. It seems that the request for copies is still going strong. I would love to add myself to the list. mperry2712@yahoo.com

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  24. I have 2 1/2 yr. old triplets so I love your creative blog. Cn you send me the file please. jen.mulkey@gmail.com

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  25. I would ABSOLUTELY love to have this activity for my classroom!! I have had several boys who are obsessed with trucks of all kinds!! kikiblue_661@yahoo.com Thank You!!

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  26. I would love this file for my son. He's 2 yrs old with Autism and we've been working on activities to get him ready for preschool. I would to do this activity with him cause he absolutely loves vehicles and this would be so motivating for him. I tried commenting earlier but for some reason it wouldn’t go through so fingers crossed this works lol.. gwwacw@aol.com

    Thank You, Amber

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  27. Hello and tyhank you! I follow your activities very closely as everything you do is so Much fun! In fact, this weekend we have already done two of the activities on your simple independent play activities for toddlers!

    We copied your giraffe and played at sticking stickers onto its spots and we did a sticky wall with shapes. Next up is your shape town shape game for next weekend :-)

    I'd really love to make the transportation file folder too if you have time to send me the PDF. I'm raising my children bilingually and will present the game to them in both french and english - I will do a post on my blog about it when I do and link back to you.

    Thanks again

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  28. oopsie i guess it would help if i left you my email addess for the PDF hey?

    its non.native.adventure@gmail.com

    thanks again

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  29. Would love the PDF! Meganelizabethwarren@gmail.com - thanks!

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  30. I would love the PDF! Thanks! Meganelizabethwarren@gmail.com

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  31. Could I have the PDF? erinluchenbill(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Thanks!

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  32. I'd love the PDF please!! Thanks!! heavensmyhome@hotmail.com

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  33. Found you on pinterest! Can you please send the PDF to me at mcory06@gmail.com? Thanks!

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  34. qualifast@yahoo.com Thank you!!

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  35. Hi this looks fab! Could you please send the pdf to frostys28@gmail.com
    Thanks

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  36. Can you please send along the pdf? My sons would LOVE this! thanks for sharing so we don't all have to do the work of making it ourselves that's a huge help! kaelyharrod (@) gmail (dot) com

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  37. Hi! I found you through Pinterest. My son (2) absolutely love construction vehicles! I really think he would love this. Could you please send me the pdf? Thank you so much!!!! TheLins1921@yahoo.com

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  38. I am working with a little guy who loves trucks and this will really help him. Thanks for sharing! deidrelee@hotmail.com

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  39. Could you please send me the file? Looks great..thanks!! kldonigan@gmail.com

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  40. Thank you so much for this! Can I please have the pdf for the file? Thank you! tregabshu@yahoo.com

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  41. Hi,
    I teach preschoolers with ASD and I KNOW this activity would be motivating. I came across your site through pinterest and I hope that the PDF file is still available.
    My email address is wisegal_01@yahoo.com
    Thank you,
    Cyndi

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  42. Hi,
    I teach preschoolers with ASD and I KNOW this activity would be very motivating. I came across your site through pinterest. I am hoping that PDF file is still available. I'd really appreciate a copy.
    My email address is wisegal_01@yahoo.com.
    Thank you,
    Cyndi

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  43. Would it be possible to get a copy of this file folder activity?
    lsikora@m.marywood.edu

    Thanks

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  44. I'd love a copy of the file folder activity please!

    m.r.kalan@gmail (dot) com

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  45. I would love this too please! My son is so into trucks right now! His birthday is next week this would be perfect gift for his birthday! missjodyriddlesnrhymes@gmail.com Thank you.

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  46. My son is absolutely loves anything with wheels and a motor right now! Tractors, construction equip, everything. I would love a copy of the cards to make him this file folder game! bootheel.ag@gmail.com Thank you so much!

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  47. This is such a great idea! I would greatly appreciate a copy of your pictures for this game. Thank you so much! irinakozel@hotmail.com

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  48. I would love to have a copy to make for my daycare kids. gosiapatton@aol.com . Thank you

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  49. I would love a PDF copy! Thank you:). This will make my car lover so happy! callieryanbrim@gmail.com

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  50. My twin boys love vehicles the most. Could you please send me pdf file to play with them via my email ntdieuhanh@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!

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  51. This is perfect and so well-done. Do you share the pdf file? My email is danna_banana77@hotmail.com. Thank you!

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  52. Will you please send this file to mamagatzemeyer at gmail dot com

    thank you!

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  53. Would love the PDF. I like the parts matching challenge! melodyrhodes09@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  54. the munchkin would love love love this! leslie@freshlybold.com - thank you so much for sharing!!! so kind! can't wait to print them off!!!

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  55. If you still have this PDF I would love a copy of it sent to me. My email is littlestsweetpea@hotmail.com
    Thank you!

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  56. This is just what I was looking for to use in my montessori classroom. Please send the pdf to arnol005@umn.edu

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  57. Muy little baby loves vehicles! Could you please email PDF us? ragamor@hotmail.com.

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  58. I'd love a copy of the pdf file please! I am started a preschool co-op and one of my week's is service vehicles. Thank you sooo very much! sandyfeet23@hotmail.com

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  59. I'd like a copy also please. I don't want to put my email on the web for scammers. If you tell me how to contact you, I will email you. Thanks.

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  60. My little guy loves trucks! Could I please have a copy? nicolerbright [at] gmail [dot] com

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  61. I love this idea. Could you please send a copy? Thanks so much! Heeviek@gmail.com

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    1. Heeviek I am no longer emailing pdf files as I changed the host and have the new link included in this post. Just click on it and you should be able to download it via google drive. Thanks!

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  62. I saw your reply above, but I can' seem to find the link to download. Am I missing something? Thanks!

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    1. Hello...I like this activity for my toddlers. Can you please send me a copy? My email address is junabarish@gmail.com thank you

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  63. My sons loves trucks and anything with wheels. This will be great as we head to grandparents houses for Thanksgiving-a 2 day 16 hour trip. tjbruns@yahoo.com THANKS!

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