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110 File Folder Activities For Every Student and Subject

January 16, 2023 //  by  Christina Cunningham

File folder activities are perfect for early finishers or extra practice and can be customized to meet any educational need. If you envision a file folder activity, you’re probably thinking of matching or counting tasks; however, there are so many more varieties available for you to explore! Children can keep file folders in their desks as resources, complete morning work, practice visual discrimination, play board games, and learn life skills from these quickly-made activities! Take what works for you and your class’s needs from the list below!

6 Activities & Resources For Morning Work

1. check-in.

Use file folder activities to help your young students start their day off on the right foot by asking them to name their feelings, pick a greeting, and select a center. This simple task can help children check into the school day and feel accomplished early!

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2. Calendar Time

If whole group calendar time is a struggle, create a personal calendar folder for children to complete each day, or for your “Calendar Helper” to do for the class. Children can record the date, day of the week, weather, season, or anything else you typically include! 

3. Mini Office

Assemble this “mini office” for your students at the beginning of the year! This is a printable resource you will be thanking yourself for creating all year long. Students can utilize the calendar, hundreds chart, color chart, and more as a reference or as a stage for practicing skills independently.

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4. Describing Clothing

Make morning work simple while children practice their matching and describing abilities with this file folder activity! Kids will record what they are wearing; including types and colors, using these pieces. This great activity gets children tapping into an independent-work mindset at the beginning of the day.

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5. Personal Sound Wall

As the science of reading is being adopted by districts throughout the country, the prevalence of sound walls is increasing. Provide children with a personal copy that they can keep on their desks or take home to equip them for reading and writing anywhere! 

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6. Speech Practice Folders

File folder resources are great for sending home practice activities with students, as well as providing them with a way to assess their performance! Simply change out the sounds students need to practice (perfect for literacy or speech lessons!), and this resource can be used repeatedly!

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7. one-to-one tasks.

Help establish students’ one-to-one correspondence skills with errorless file folders! Children will match one Velcro piece to each spot on the opposite page, helping them to understand how to make pairs and generally work within file folders. This task also builds a sense of competence for young learners!

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8. Butterfly Symmetry

Build your students’ understanding of symmetry and work on visual discrimination with a beautiful butterfly-themed file folder game. Students will have to select the mirror image of each butterfly’s wing to build the whole insect. This task is perfect to stick in your life cycle file or letter B activities!

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9. Dinosaur Count and Match

Make this simple game for your dinosaur-lover to practice their counting and number recognition skills! Students will match a numeral to a given set of dinosaurs. Use it as a quick assessment, an on-the-go task for the car, or a simple game to tuck away for unexpected wait times!

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10. Counting Flower Petals File Folder Game

Children will love this spring-themed, printable file folder game matching numbers to flower petals. Children will count the petals attached to the inside of the folder, then match the correct number to make the center of the flower. It’s simple, sweet, and goes perfectly with a spring theme! 

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11. Ice Cream Match

What child doesn’t love sprinkles? They will get to count the sprinkles on ice cream cones in this counting file folder game! Then, they will affix the correct number to the cone to complete this task. You can easily adapt the activity to include different arrangements, larger numbers, and more!

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12. Counting Ladybug Spots

Did you know you can tell the age of a ladybug by the number of spots it has? Share this cool fact with your students before starting this file folder task together! Children should count the number of spots on each ladybug and match it to the correct numeral or number word. 

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13. Counting Pepperonis

Counting the toppings on a pizza is a perfect way to get children engaged in their math learning! Children will think it is super silly to count all the pepperonis and match the slices to the corresponding number. Extend this activity by making felt pizzas for your dramatic play center! 

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14. Hungry Bunnies

Incorporating cute animals is one of the best ways to make any file folder fun! Children will enjoy feeding some bunnies their meal of carrots in this counting file folder game! Each bunny is marked with a particular number, and the student has to feed them the correct amount of carrots. 

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15. Hands-On Numeracy

Preschool file folder games should have as many opportunities for hands-on learning as possible. This sweet Valentine’s-themed file folder set incorporates just that! Students order, trace, write, build, count erasers, and more to investigate a particular number. This task is sure to keep them happy, busy, and having fun learning!

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16. Bumblebee Number Representations

Children will be buzz-buzzing with activity as they work on this fun file folder game. Dominoes, dice, tallies, and other representations of numbers adorn little bee bodies, and children must match them to the hive with the corresponding number. Easily adapt to your child’s current level of understanding by limiting the pieces!

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17. Gumball Counting

Grab this great freebie to practice counting skills at a higher level–children will have to count non-linear pieces in this downloadable file folder game. The creator suggests keeping this one with your sub plans or as an option for early finisher work! 

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18. Watermelon Seed Counting

Math file folder games are always more fun when there is a hands-on fine motor element! In this watermelon counting game, children choose a card, then count the button “seeds” on their watermelon. Keep the seeds attached to the file folder with a little zip lock baggie, and you can take this activity anywhere!

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19. Floatie Count

What little one doesn’t love a rubber duckie? Add this engaging element into your file folder work by having children count duck “pool floaties” during this file folder activity. Children will select a card, then add that many ducks to the pool. Leave this out as a center close to summertime!

20. Feed the Monkey

This silly monkey loves to eat bananas. While your students feed him his lunch, they are simultaneously practicing their colors and counting skills! The game also has a simple rhyme that goes along with the play, which makes it adaptable to whole group or small group work as well! 

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21. Balloon Number Match

This matching game will help young learners begin to recognize the strokes that make up different numerals. This is a precursor to number formation for early childhood students. Children will simply match a balloon number piece to the cloud with the corresponding number for almost-errorless fun! 

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22. Pencil Patterns

Matching patterns is one of the initial steps to students being able to create their own! Get them working on this crucial skill with this pattern-matching file folder. Students will match colorful, patterned pencils to a black-and-white counterpart in the folder. Challenge them to design their own pencil pattern when finished!

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23. Heart Patterns

This visual discrimination task is a perfect introduction to patterns while also working on matching skills. Students will look at the patterns on each heart and find its perfect pair! They will look for zig-zags, stripes, polka dots, and more. Extend the activity by having students decorate their own pairs!

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24. 2-Level Patterns

These patterning folder games are the perfect activities for preschoolers who are mastering the easier levels (like AB patterns). Children will build confidence as they create and complete this type, then move on to more difficult patterning with 3 objects or with longer expectations for extending.

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25. Build-a-Pizza

This tricky shape game requires students to match a particular arrangement of shapes with their outlines on the background picture. The shapes become the toppings on a delicious pizza! This is a busy folder that builds visual discrimination skills and can prompt discussions involving shape vocabulary terms. 

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26. Leaf Shapes

Make this beautiful shadow-matching activity to use during your autumn leaves theme! Children will match the shapes of the leaves to their shadows on the folder. It’s simple and sweet and will leave your students feeling confident in their abilities to do hard work!

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27. Ice Cream Shapes

This simple shape-matching file folder comes with two levels of this printable game. Students will work with 6-8 shapes and match the shapes to the corresponding outline on top of the ice cream cone. Use it as a quick assessment before summer or at the beginning of the school year!

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28. Shape Sorting Pockets

This simple sorting game for preschoolers will help develop shape-recognition skills during your math block! Students will sort and tuck shapes into corresponding pockets inside the folder. It will also encourage children to be looking out for shapes in their everyday lives!

29. Shapes All Around

Build math skills in your preschool or kindergarten classroom with this shape-sorting file folder! They will encourage children to extend their understanding of shapes by looking for them in everyday life. Students will sort common objects by shape, then extend the activity by sending them on a shape hunt in your classroom afterward!

30. Fall Sequencing

These fun fall sequencing tasks will help children build their concept of time and order. Students will use the sequencing file folder game to think through the process of carving a pumpkin, raking leaves, getting ready for school, and more! Use them to prepare children for your real-life seasonal activities.

31. 3-Step Sequences

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Challenge students to solve these sequencing mysteries with these simple, 3-step file folder tasks. Students will put short scenarios in the appropriate order to build their sense of patterns happening in the world around them and their understanding of changes occurring over time.

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32. Non-Identical Sorting

Improve students’ sorting abilities with this challenging activity. Students will sort non-identical objects–think cars and airplanes vs. colors of cars–onto their file folder mats. This resource includes 10 different activities to use for independent or small group work!

33. Sorting by Size

Sorting by size is an essential skill to build among early elementary-age children. Themed activities like this zoo animal sort provide the perfect opportunity to practice this! In this fun game, kids will sort zoo animals by size–big or small. This cute activity also helps students learn more about animals in general!

34. Category Sort

In this sorting game, students will have to decide if animals belong in a pond, on a farm, or if they could live in both places! Sing along to “Down by the Bay” and “Old MacDonald” using the pieces once they are sorted!

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35. Car Roll and Cover

Add this to your list of file folder games to prep for your transportation unit! Car Roll and Cover builds number recognition, subitizing skills, and one-to-one correspondence. Children simply roll a die and cover up the corresponding numbered car. Increase the challenge by using two dice and numbers up to 12!

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36. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Game

April file folder games should definitely include activities based on this classic story! Bring spring into full swing by creating and sharing this easy board game with your class. Children will roll a die and help the hungry caterpillar make its way to finally becoming a butterfly!

37. Count and Cover

This unique, space-themed count and the cover game help children to develop concepts of value and one-to-one correspondence. Kids simply draw a card, then use that many pieces to fill in the empty spaces on the rocket picture. Put one copy on each side of a file folder to make the game last longer!

38. Spring Puzzles

Tuck these puzzle pieces away in a file folder for springtime! You can include the background template for an easier task, or leave it out and test your children’s spatial awareness skills! They’ll feel accomplished once they’ve completed these adorable bunny, chick, and lamb pictures!

39. Key Matching

Every parent gives their child a ring of keys to play with at some point–children are mesmerized by the jingling bunch! Put “keys” on a key ring in this file folder game for children to match their silhouettes on the opposite page. 

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40. Tetris Shapes

Tetris is the age-old game that captivates everyone! Children will have to use their spatial awareness skills to solve these introductory puzzles in this matching file folder activity. It is a key skill for eventually building adult logic and spatial reasoning! Best of all, it’s a free download!

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41. Telling Time

Just add a brad and some lamination to create this file folder game where children practice telling time on an analog clock, digital clock, and in words! The moving parts will help keep children engaged, and this is an activity you can revisit throughout the day to practice recording the current time!

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42. hands-on letters.

Children get to use one of their favorite classroom materials–play-dough–in this daily phonics file folder activity. Children will build the letter from the dough, focusing on the types of lines and curves in each upper- and lowercase letter, then use the letter sound to sort Velcro pictures. Complete the alphabet at your students’ pace!

43. The Letter Monster

“The Letter Monster” is a great file folder story that helps children learn their alphabet and letter formation! The poor monster in this story eats some letters to help himself go to sleep, but the different letters wreak all kinds of havoc on his tummy. Your kids will laugh themselves silly as they listen to this story!

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44. Alpha Animals

Incorporate children’s universal love of animals with literacy learning in “Alpha Animals.” In this activity, your students will match letters with the animal in the folder that begins with that sound. Make the activity more engaging by exchanging the pieces for letter manipulatives like foam letters or letter magnets!

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45. Chicka Chicka, Boom Boom

The quintessential first week of school story comes alive in this alphabet file folder game. You can modify the directions to meet different letter-learning needs by asking children to add a letter based on their formation, the sounds they make, vowels vs. consonants, and more!

46. Earth Letters

While this resource is technically geared toward a unit on Earth Day, it would also work nicely with a space unit. The file includes upper and lowercase letter work that you can use as a file folder activity for matching both cases, matching manipulatives to the letters, and more!

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47. Letter by Letter

This file folder pack focuses on each individual letter of the alphabet, integrating math through patterning and sorting tasks. Students will build the letter, sort lowercase, and uppercase versions, and sort objects that do and do not begin with the corresponding sound. Use this set for intervention or review!

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48. Turkey Beginning Sounds

Simply print the template for this turkey file folder game and cut out the feather letter pieces (that you can store in a front pocket), and students are ready to play! Kids will work on identifying beginning sounds in words and matching alphabet letters with these sounds to complete the turkey tail!

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49. Sound Match

This beginning sounds-matching activity includes several extensions to keep your hardworking students busy! Children will match pictures to letters attached to the folder. You can stop there, or have students get in some tracing/writing practice with the additional pages!

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50. Interactive Stories

Fairytales present an endless source of fascination for children. Utilize them as a file folder task using these amazing interactive storyboards. Students will work on skills like story sequencing, identifying characters, vocabulary, and more as they manipulate these pieces and place them in the correct spaces in their folders. 

51. Mittens vs. Hats

Grab this freebie for a perfect file folder activity to complement your Jan Brett winter stories theme. Students complete the simple task of sorting pictures into the category of hats or mittens. While they play, you can also build color vocabulary by asking students to “find the red hat…,” etc. 

52. Labeling

Develop beginning readers’ vocabularies with these labeling activities! Children will use their knowledge of letter sounds and blending to read simple words, like food terms, number words, etc., then match the appropriate picture. This resource covers colors, shapes, numbers, and foods!

53. See-Know-Infer

This file folder resource can be used again and again with photos and videos to help children practice their skills of making observations and inferences from what they notice. Laminate the response page, and provide sentence frames to assist children with responding to different scenarios that you provide. 

54. Sort the Nouns

Reviewing parts of speech won’t be boring with these file folder sorts! Children will sort words into the different types of nouns–people, places, things, and ideas to practice identifying these types of words in their reading and writing. Encourage children to create their own example for each column as an extension activity!

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55. Pumpkin Rhyming

This pumpkin rhyming match-up is a great game for preschoolers or kindergarten students who are working to develop their phonemic awareness. Children will find and match a rhyming pair–with one member on a leaf and the other on a pumpkin. This includes a quick and easy printable for making more fall file folders!

56. Multisensory Name Folders

Check out this amazing name folder idea for your preschoolers and kindergarteners! Children first tap and say the letters in their name, then trace them with their fingers (this version is covered in hot glue for a sensory element). Next, children build their names and write them on a dry-erase portion.

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57. Personal PC

Dr. Jean’s typing center is a file folder activity you can prep in five minutes. Simply print out a picture of a keyboard and give your child their name card to practice typing out their letters. It’s a simple task that builds a useful skill for each child’s future!

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58. Pre-Writing Cards

Laminate and glue these prewriting cards into a file folder for reusable writing practice! Children can take these folders on the go (if you’re homeschooling), or use them in centers (in the classroom). Attach a dry-erase marker with tape and a piece of yarn to make it an all-in-one activity .

59. Umbrella Letters

This umbrella alphabet roll-and-cover game is perfect to recreate again and again as a review activity for each set of letters you introduce. Simply adjust the letters included in the file folder and on the foldable dice to meet your students’ current needs!

60. Alphabet Match

This pre-made alphabet activity is great for children needing to build exposure to the shapes of letters. Children will consider various alphabet letters and find the corresponding space in the file folder that matches. This helps children learn things like which letters have curves, straight lines, diagonal lines, etc.

61. CVC Words

Kindergarten and 1st Grade are the years of mastering blending letter sounds to read CVC words! For some additional practice for early finishers or small group work for students needing some support, check out this simple matching game! Kids will read the word, then match the label to the pictures.

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62. Hands-On Sight Words

Play-dough, letter tiles, and dry-erase markers–the workhorses of literacy manipulatives–make this file folder activity for sight words engaging and fun for all your little learners! Provide students with a list of sight words to work on or challenge them to come up with their own words to try!

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63. Word-Building Folder

Utilize this excellent resource with older elementary students for a do-anytime activity! Children can use the included letters and letter combinations to build words, then practice writing them and drawing a picture to describe them. This is a great activity for a daily word work center or early finisher activity! 

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64. Beginning Sound Puzzles

To create this file folder game targeting beginning sound isolation, cut up flashcards and glue one piece into the folder, and leave the other out for matching. Aided by the pictures, students will have to find the beginning sound for each word to finish each puzzle.

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65. land, air, and sea.

File folders can be a useful tool during your transportation-themed unit to help children develop an understanding of the different modes that exist. In these quick sorting activities, children will have to recall how each mode of transportation travels–by air, land, or sea. This multi-leveled resource is also cost-effective!

66. How Community Helpers Travel

In this fun matching activity, children will decide how each different community member travels–they will match police officers to their cars, firefighters to their trucks, pilots to their planes, etc. These file folder game pieces build useful social studies concepts and logical/practical reasoning skills!

67. Wants vs. Needs

This social studies sorting exercise helps children to consider the things they encounter that are wanted or needed. Children will sort photographs showing things like water, clothing, and toys into wants and needs. After completing the sort, challenge kids to come up with their own cards to add!

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68. Happy/Sad Sort

Children will build social-emotional skills of labeling emotions and noticing facial expressions through this sorting activity. The original creator made this file folder game from an easy Google image search. Keep that in mind if you plan to adapt this game to include more emotions! 

69. Animal Feelings

These errorless folders include a repetitive sequence of matching animal pieces showing different facial expressions to spaces on the opposite page. This reinforces labeling feelings, fine motor skills, and one-to-one correspondence for learners with disabilities or in early childhood classrooms who are just beginning independent work tasks. 

70. Identifying Emotions

Your classroom management will reap the rewards when children are able to notice how others are feeling as a result of their actions. Build your students’ vocabulary with this matching activity. Name an emotion, and help your students identify the correct picture of a facial expression showing that feeling. 

71. Identifying Emotions, Pt. 2

This is an excellent resource for children to use in early childhood grades, special education classes, guidance activities, and more! Children will explore and identify how certain emotions make them feel in their bodies. Matching emotions to physical sensations will help them be better able to label their feelings!

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72. Community Helper Tools

Community helpers have a lot of tools at their disposal to help them do their important work. Children will have to determine which tools belong to whom in this file folder sort. Occupations include doctors, teachers, firefighters, artists, and more important community members for students to match with vehicles and objects.

73. Tomb Dash!

This file folder board game is perfectly geared toward older students learning about ancient Egypt! Students will have to answer trivia questions about that era in time in order to travel through the tomb and win the game! Best of all, this game can have up to six players!

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74. Westward, Ho! 

This amazing board game is the file folder version of the iconic Oregon Trail! As they play, children will have to gather supplies, finalize plans, and set out on a journey westward through the United States. This game teaches older elementary students about the beginnings of American expansion. 

75. Name That State

Are you about to embark on a cross-country excursion, or just want to help your children learn more about American geography? Name That State! is the perfect game to play! It teaches children names of states, important cities, and more, and is adjustable to different levels of difficulty! 

76. Route 66

Another amazing file folder game for teaching history and geography, this board game helps children learn about the origins and landmarks along Route 66. To win the game, students answer a series of questions about different eras in able to move along the highway. Kids will “get a kick” out of it! 

77. Bill of Rights

This social studies matching and sequencing activity helps older elementary children learn about the Bill of Rights and what it includes. Children have the option to match just the description of each statement to a picture, or sequence the picture and the description for a more difficult challenge!

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78. 5 senses game.

Students five senses are one of those exciting themes that can be revisited throughout the year! After introducing the concept, let children work in this file folder sort to help them better identify the things that can be seen, heard, tasted, smelled, and felt.

79. Zoo Animal Matching

This file folder may seem simple, but creative teachers can utilize it in so many ways! Children will complete an identical matching activity using zoo animal pieces, but this simple challenge will build vocabulary, develop their oral language skills, help children identify beginning sounds, and much more!

80. Farm Animal Matching

This matching game can be serious or silly–it depends on your classroom needs! Students will match the front and backsides of animals to make farm creatures. Or, let children mix and match the pieces to make crazy, mixed-up animals! Either way, it’s a fun way to develop farm animal vocabulary!

81. Animal Habitats Sort

Bring your study of animals and their home environments to life with this habitat sort. This is a perfect activity for middle-elementary students who are developing vocabulary terms and an understanding of geography. Children will match animal photographs to biomes like the tundra, rainforests, grasslands, and desert.

82. Insects vs. Spiders

One of the biggest surprises for little ones studying bugs is that spiders are, in fact, not insects! As you delve into what defines an insect versus a spider, children can test their knowledge using this file folder sort! Children will categorize real photographs into these two groups.

83. Living/Nonliving Sort

Challenge students to think outside the box with this sorting game! Kids will have to decide if pictures belong to the living or nonliving categories; some items are a particular challenge, like an apple or fire. Let the work inspire thoughtful discussion in the whole group once everyone has had a chance to play!

84. Mom/Baby Animal Match

Baby animals: they’re totally adorable, and kids love them! They’ll definitely be delighted by all the pictures in this sweet matching game! After studying mom/baby pairs, children will have to put their powers of recall to use and remember who goes with whom. Bonus points if they remember the baby animal terms!

85. Simple Machines

Help your kindergarteners learn the types of simple machines in their physical science unit with this matching file folder game. Students will match a picture of the machine to its correct vocabulary term. Use this game before diving deeper into how each tool functions for deeper, more knowledgeable discussions!

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86. Garbage or Recycling?

Use this printable to create a file folder sort to help children learn which items can be recycled to better our planet! Students will sort through the “trash” to pick out items made from glass, paper, or plastic and “recycle” them. A science lesson and useful life skills, all in one! 

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87. Earth Day Sort

Use this great sorting activity from Totschooling to help your children learn about actions and activities that can help or harm the planet! Students will decide if things like car exhaust, planting new trees, littering, and other activities belong with happy or sad earth.

88. Food Group Sorting

Challenge students to make a healthy plate and sort their foods by type: grains, dairy, protein, vegetables, and fruit. Add the plate to one side of the file folder, and add the foods to a copy of a fridge or pantry for children to choose among and make their meals!

89. Fruit Slice Matching

As you study food groups, entertain your students with this colorful fruit slice matching game! Students will have to remember what the inside and outside of different fruits look like and match the two together. It’s also a perfect game to go along with a summertime picnic theme! 

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90. scat the cat.

Use file folders to tell a silly story that supports children’s color words vocabulary with the tale of Scat the Cat. Dr. Jean’s story also helps children practice rhyming and sequencing, and can be a conversation starter about the things that make us unique! 

91. Paint Chip Color Sorting

Students will love this low-prep activity that you can make for almost free! Utilize your local hardware store and pick up some paint chips to cut up for this activity. Students will match the colorful squares to their appropriate color words inside this color sorting file folder. 

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92. Food Color Matching

Kids will discover that foods come in all of the colors of the rainbow as they work on this file folder activity building beginner matching skills. Given color swatches and pieces showing different foods, children will match the two categories based on their colors. 

93. Paintbrush Color Matching

Work on preschoolers’ visual discrimination and matching skills with this color-matching file folder with paintbrushes! Students will sort each paintbrush into the correct pocket with the matching color. Expand into different hues or more obscure colors as children master the basics!

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94. Clothing Color Sort

File folder games are even more wonderful when they encourage children to develop multiple skills at once, like in this clothing color sort game. Students will develop visual discrimination skills, color words vocabulary, and an essential skill of sorting laundry by color all with one simple game!

95. Cactus Colors

Cacti and succulents are a cute trend burning their way through elementary classrooms (and the adult world!). Capitalize on that interest with this cactus color sort! Kids will enjoy matching these cute cactus plants to the corresponding colorful pot in the file folder, building some math skills along the way!

96. Roll-a-Leaf

This sweet file folder game board helps children develop turn-taking skills, matching abilities, and social-emotional concepts like being a gracious winner or loser during gameplay. It is best used for kindergartener practice during free choice time or during math centers. And, you can get the download for free!

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97. Bumble Bee Colors

Color words are one of the first sight words children latch onto. Build their reading abilities with this bumblebee file folder. Kids will match wing colors, then add a color word piece to make the body. The words come in color for additional support, or black and white for a more demanding challenge.

98. Paint Splash

Oh no! The paint spilled! Task your students with finding the correct paint can color to “scoop” the paint splatter back into! This color-matching file folder is simple to build children’s confidence, and is best used in preschool or early kindergarten rooms!

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99. Pete’s Shoes

Pete the Cat  stories are a hit with little learners, particularly the one about his white shoes! In this matching activity based on the book, children will find the colorful pairs and put them together in the file folder. For children building verbal skills, ask them to name each color pair they find!

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100. Repurposed Border

If you ever have a leftover piece of bulletin board border with color words, cut it up to turn it into a file folder activity! In this example, the creator uses color words from a Sesame Street border as the picture, then children use letter pieces to spell the color word.

101. Mr. Monster’s Color Sort

This printable file folder game encourages children to sort by more than one attribute. While children sort by color, they are also having to decide what body part they are sorting by. Is it green shoes? A green body? Grab this resource to work on those “next-level” math skills!

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102. laundry helper.

Previewing the basic steps for life skills like doing laundry is a great way to use file folders! In this activity, children sort laundry by color or season to prepare for washing, then practice where clean and dirty clothes go (in the drawers versus in the hamper). 

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103. Bathroom Sequence

Help make visiting the restroom an independent task for your young learners by first reviewing the steps they will need to take when they arrive. Students will use this sequencing file folder game to put the routine in order. This folder game also builds skills in logic!

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104. Shopping List

Students will love getting to “visit” the store as they complete this file folder learning activity! Children will have to use the provided grocery list to “shop” for items. They will then sort the groceries into items that are and are not on the list. 

105. More Grocery Games

Help prepare children for a visit to the store by letting them play these file folder games in the car! Children will get thinking about where to find certain groceries by sorting them by food groups: vegetables, fruits, meats, dairy, bread, and condiments. These are perfect for your food theme in the classroom as well! 

106. Managing Money

Students will use this activity to practice their skills in selecting the right bills to pay at a store. Students will see the amount on the cash register, then choose the correct $1, $5, $10, or $20 bill to use to pay! It is perfect for teaching another basic skill to your elementary students. 

107. Sorting by Room

Students will prepare for the skill of cleaning up at home using this file folder sorting activity. Given certain rooms of a house, children will have to correctly place items in their proper room. This helps children build their logic and sorting skills (and will hopefully lead to some happy parents at home!). 

108. Phone Numbers

This classroom center is perfect for building an important safety skill for young learners–memorizing important phone numbers. Give students cards for building their phone numbers so children can learn them for emergencies. This is one of those basic skills that can be overlooked in the age of smartphones, but it’s important nonetheless!

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109. Interactive Winter Weather Work

Children will practice the skill of selecting appropriate clothing for winter weather while engaging in this simple file folder fun! Attach the story pages using binder rings, and let children select the correct Velcro piece to match each picture and complete the story. It’s satisfying and almost errorless!

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110. Identifying Body Parts

Helping children be able to name the different parts of their bodies is a crucial skill in early childhood. It promotes safety, helps children establish body autonomy, and is a typical science unit in preschool. In this game, name a body part and have the children match its picture to the word. 

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10 Creative Ways to Organize Your Classroom Turn-In Bin

Don’t let papers take over your classroom.

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Classroom organization can quickly take a turn for the worse when you start adding student papers to the mix. But you can keep it under control with a little preparation and the right turn-in bin. Here are some of our favorite turn-in bin ideas, courtesy of K–12 teachers.

1. Use washi tape to organize any set of bins.

Aliceson from Sew Crafty Teacher explains to us how she quickly makes a turn-in bin using washi tape. You can easily customize this to make it work for you.

2. Make a spot for every subject.

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SOURCE: Mrs. Heeren’s Happenings

Jessica writes on her blog that she’s had these bins for more than 10 years. She instructs all of her students to turn the papers in nicely and neatly, all in the same row and direction. It’s simple and effective.


3. Here’s a built-in way to check for understanding.

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SOURCE: Tales from a Very Busy Teacher

These self-assessment bins collect work, keep it organized, and help this teacher know what her students need.

4. A crate is simple and genius.

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SOURCE: Lone Star Classroom

This isn’t exactly a turn-in bin, but it could be! Plus, it’s no doubt a genius organization system for holding extra worksheets, games, and activity sheets for those early finishers. All it takes is a simple crate and some folders. You can learn more about how this teacher labels her crate (and where she gets her labels) by heading to Instagram .

5. Your morning routine just got easier.

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SOURCE: Glitter in Third

Kelly from Glitter on Third is a big believer in the morning cart. She writes on her blog that it really has changed her morning for the better, helping her class stay organized and start the day out right.

6. When you have multiple class periods, give yourself extra room.

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SOURCE: Unknown

These bins on wheels have lots of room and are clearly marked for students coming and going in different classes. This could be a smart solution for middle school and high school.

7. Be sure to make a teacher turn-in bin, too!

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SOURCE: Surfin’ Through Second

This is a turn-in bin for you! Stay organized and keep your desk tidy with a simple bin that helps you easily keep track of what you need to get done.

8. Add baskets to your walls.

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SOURCE: The Kindergarten Smorgasboard

We love these wall baskets from The Kindergarten Smorgasboard . They’re held onto the wall with little hooks, and you can put them anywhere you have the space.

9. Create a turn-in bin for library books.

10 Creative Ways to Organize Your Classroom Turn-In Bin

If book organization is a challenge in your classroom, then consider this approach. With this idea, all students have a number and corresponding bin, where they store their books.

10. Keep it nice and simple with a single bin.

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SOURCE: The First Grade Parade

Maybe you don’t need lots of shelves, bins, or slots. Instead, you just want to keep it simple and have a nice big turn-in bin. We like this one, especially its handles, from The First Grade Parade. There’s no mistaking what goes where because there’s only one spot.

Come and share your classroom turn-in bins and other classroom organization tips in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group  on Facebook.

Plus, more classroom organization hacks to inspire you . 

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5 ways to organize your college assignments.


Weekly assignments, midterms, final papers… all piling up each day, making every year of your college life seem more difficult than the previous one. But it doesn’t have to be this hard.

There are several different ways to help you sort out your assignments and actually get started with completing them. Whether you prefer putting all your notes and ideas on paper or would rather reduce your carbon footprint and go all in for tech, here are 5 ways to organize your student assignments:

  • Assignment binders and planners

Perhaps the most accessible method for organizing your student assignments is creating a binder to hold all your papers, reminders, and auxiliary materials. You can either create one for each class or a separate binder for your assignments only. Alternatively, you can put together an up-to-date semester agenda with assignments and their due dates so you can check it out each week to see what’s next for you to prepare and if you’re on track with college work.

These two options are strong organization tools you can reach out to at any time. Try color-coding or sorting them in a specific order of your choice to find the files you need more easily. For instance, you can divide your assignments binder into 3 parts: a red folder for assignments you have to complete, a yellow one for the ones you’re working on, and a green folder for any papers you’ve already delivered. Be careful here not to put an assignment you’re done with into the green folder until you’ve delivered it to your teacher.

  • Digital Kanban boards

If you’d rather have a tool remind you when your assignments are due, try digital Kanban boards. A Kanban visual board is a practical method that lets you track all assignments and college work through 3 simple stages: To Do, In Progress, and Finished/Delivered.

You’ll receive email notifications or alerts whenever an assignment’s deadline is approaching. The best part is that these tools can also be used together with your classmates in case you’ve got group projects to work on.

Free project management software options like Paymo often offer a Kanban feature in addition to simple to-do lists that will also allow you to keep track of any other duties you have be they personal or college related.

  • Consider a cloud-based file storage solution

If you’re always on the run going from one class to another, you probably won’t want to keep all your files, binders, and notes with you. Online file storage options like Dropbox or Google Drive help you store all of these in a single place.

This way, you’ll be able to access your assignments and class notes from anywhere whether you’re on your laptop, smartphone, or classroom computer. You can also become a power user of these digital solutions by learning how to organize your files into folders so you’ve got every structured according to your year of study, semester, and class.

  • The classical desktop folders

For those of you who like taking their laptop to class and writing down all notes digitally, you might want to stick to organizing all files in your computer. This is an accessible and free method that will also allow you to get started with an assignment without having to download any external files.

An example for this filing system could be: Assignments -> Molecular Foundations -> Midterm Assignments -> To Do -> DNA recombination paper (file).

To make sure you don’t miss a deadline, just pair this method with a project management tool or your calendar app to send you regular reminders in time.

  • The Big6 Organizer 

Now that you’ve got your files sorted, you need a strategy to get started with working on your assignments. The Big6 method is a 6-step process that helps you conduct your research through a series of clear stages. This way you’ll never be stuck again wondering what you’re supposed to do next.

The 6 stages are:

  • Task definition – Define your information-related problem and find the facts and figures you need. 2. Information seeking strategies – Identify all potential information sources and establish the best ones. 3. Location and access – Locate these sources and find the info you need within them. 4. Use of information – Engage with the information you found by reading any written content, watching a video, or experimenting and extract only the information that is relevant to your research. 5. Synthesis – Organize the info you found in your multiple sources and present it in a structured manner. 6. Evaluation – Judge the effectiveness of your results and analyze if the research process was efficient and you’ve covered all of the assignment’s aspects.

Test a few of these methods for organizing your student assignments before you decide to rigorously follow one. Pay particular attention to how stress-free you feel when using one or another of these techniques. For example, if you’re feeling anxious at all times thinking you’ll forget to hand in an assignment, then perhaps it’s better for you to go for one of the digital methods that will notify you whenever a due date is approaching.

Jane Hurst has been working in education for over 5 years as a teacher. She loves sharing her knowledge with students, is fascinated about edtech and loves reading, a lot. Follow Jane on Twitter.

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11 ideas for how to organize digital files

Sorting through unorganized work folders, files, and documents to find exactly what you need, when you need it, can be challenging and frustrating. In fact, 57 percent of U.S. office workers say one of their top three problems is quickly finding files and documents, according to a  survey on search and findability issues in the workplace.

Good news: you can save time and learn how to organize digital folders and files with a few best practices. The key is to decide on a system, communicate it clearly to everyone in your organization, and be consistent.

Here’s your guide to organizing files.

#1. Set goals for digital file organization.

Organizing file folders can take over your life if you let it, so start by getting specific about what you want to accomplish. That way, you’ll prevent the project from consuming more time and resources than you have available.

Start by asking a few preliminary questions.:

  • Who  needs to understand your digital file organization system? The obvious answer is “everyone,” but consider the needs of people who aren’t very tech-savvy and those who will only be accessing your files occasionally.
  • When  will you begin the project, and how much time can you spend?
  • How  will you know you’ve succeeded?

Here’s an example: “While all 22 employees need to understand our new digital file organization system, we will prioritize the writers and graphic designers, since they create the files. The office manager will allocate one hour per week on the project. We’ll know it worked if it’s faster and easier for project managers to find the latest files for client projects.”

#2. Get input on the current file organization method.

Together with work productivity tools , revamping your digital folder and file organization gives your team access to the resources they need to do their best work. 

Talk to the leadership team at your organization so you understand their priorities and pain points. If you have time, get input from  all your team members . Here are a few questions to start with:

  • What do you like and dislike about the current computer file organization system?
  • What’s confusing or difficult to find?
  • How would you improve how files are organized? What’s worked well for you in the past?

Along with their input, you’ll need the following resources:

  • Business tools:  Your computer and  online file-sharing software . Make accessing files easy for everyone by keeping everything a cloud-based server, rather than on-premises.
  • Notetaking supplies:  Set calendar reminders and consider using visual collaboration tools or digital notebooks to get organized. Paper and pen for jotting down notes or reminders are always useful.
  • Time:  At least two hours unless you have very few files. Break the task into manageable chunks and work on it in multiple sessions if it feels overwhelming.

#3. Delete and archive old computer files and folders.

If you have duplicate files or documents you’ll never reference again, delete them. Remove files before you begin so you don’t waste time organizing them, just to scrap them later. If you’re not sure whether to keep them, put them in a folder titled  Archive . Consider using Storage Sense , an assistant that works with OneDrive to automatically free up space, to maintain access to your files while freeing up valuable storage space on your computer.

#4. Create a folder structure.

Now you’re ready to  start organizing folders , but where do you start? The ideal folder organization strategy will vary based on your organization and its needs. For organizations with remote or hybrid workforces, well-organized files are crucial for communication , collaboration, and productivity. Remember that your colleagues are likely accessing files from a range of devices, including tablets and smartphones, so consider how your organizational structure will appear across these endpoints.  

Decide whether it makes sense to organize files by name, date, project, or department. Start on your shared drive with your broadest categories for your main folders, and then get more specific with subfolders. Here’s what that could look like.

Organizing file folders by name

Best for:  Organizations that mainly identify projects by the client’s or organization’s name, such as a marketing or advertising agency.

Pros:  Names are less ambiguous than other categories, such as industry or product type. It’s easy to find the right folder when the client contacts you.

Cons:  It can be confusing if the client or company changes their name. It’s also difficult to remember when a certain project took place or was completed.

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Organizing file folders by date

Best for:  Organizations with large amounts of files tied to time periods, like a financial services business.

Pros:  It’s easy to focus on a specific time period, such as the quarter or fiscal year.

Cons:  It’s harder to find projects based on other categories, such as the type of project.

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Organizing file folders by project

Best for:  Organizations with lots of cross-departmental collaboration—for example, projects that require a project manager, writer, and graphic designer to work together.

Pros:  It’s easy to find everything related to a project, including a variety of file types, because it’s all in one place.

Cons:  It can be hard to find related projects unless you include that in the file naming structure. An organization like an ad agency could mitigate this by including the client’s industry in file names, along with the project name, so searching is easier.

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Organizing file folders by department

Best for:  Organizations where departments are siloed—for example, a company where there’s little interaction across finance, sales, and customer service.

Pros:  Each team knows where to find their files, so searching is faster.

Cons:  When departments do collaborate, it can be confusing deciding where to save files.

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Remember that hybrid folder organization strategies are also possible and might make the most sense for your team. Combining several of these approaches could offer the most flexibility, depending on your needs.

#5. Choose a file naming convention.

After selecting an organizational strategy for your digital files, decide how to name them. Avoid vague file names like “draft1.doc”—the more specific you are, the easier searching will be. Ideally, your file names should be detailed enough that you know exactly what they are at a glance. Start with the broadest category at the beginning of the file name, like the year or department, and then get more specific.

  • If you’re organizing by  date , your file name structure might be YYYY-MM-DD (year month day), followed by any other details you might search for (for example,  2021-06-26_Contoso-Suites_social-media-ads ).
  • If you’re organizing by  name, project,  or  department , start with that, again followed by other relevant search terms (for example,  Contoso-Suites_social-media-ads_2021 ).

These file name examples use underscores (_) and hyphens (-), but you don’t have to. While you can use spaces in file names, remember that URLs don’t allow them—if you’re planning to upload files to your organization’s website, it’s worth keeping this in mind.

Modern filing and document management systems allow you to add metadata, which can make searching and organizing more efficient. Create naming protocols for metadata and tags as well. The most important principle for all naming conventions is consistency but take note that cloud storage and document management systems increasingly offer AI-powered search features to help find files even when you can’t remember the exact name.

#6. Establish a system for version control.

We’ve all been there: “Do I use final_reallyfinal_2.doc or THISONE.doc?”

The easiest way is to only use one file, saved on a shared server (instead of someone’s local computer), so everyone can  collaborate in real time  and there’s no confusion about which file is the latest one. Use  word processing software  with tracked changes so you have a record of everyone’s edits.

Another option is to establish a clear order of file name endings and ask the whole organization to stick to it. This is useful if you want a separate file to mark each stage of a process, but it does lead to more files. Here’s an example:

  • First draft:  client_project_draft.doc
  • Revisions from client:  client_project_clientedits.doc
  • After incorporating revisions:  client_project_revision1.doc, revision2, revision3
  • After client signs off on edits:  client_project_final.doc

The trick is to not label a file “final” until it really is. Give the client a time limit on revisions, if possible, to avoid a never-ending revision cycle.

#7. Organize image files effectively.

There are several ways to organize images, such as by year, event, project, or department. It might help to use the same digital file organization system for your photos that you use for other files and documents, but you don’t have to. If your business attends a lot of events, consider creating folders for each event type, such as individual conferences or tradeshows. That way, if an event is annual, it’s easy to see what images you used in previous years all in one place.

Here’s an example:

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with your other files, decide on an image naming convention and stick to it. Be specific and descriptive, so searching for images is easier. Include the year, month, and day in the file name (for example,  2021-06-26_spring-tradeshow-booth-backdrop.png ). And it’s worth repeating: save images to cloud services or make a backup copy on a flash drive.

#8. Manage leadership-only or confidential files.

Build  data protection  into your digital file organization strategy. Set sharing settings on files and folders so that people outside your organization (like clients and contractors) can only access what they need.

Make use of cloud storage services that offer the most robust data security and compliance. The following features offer granular control and can help you better manage confidential or sensitive files:

  • Set passwords for files and folders.
  • Give read-only access.
  • Prevent people from downloading files.
  • Set permissions on a per-user, per-file, or per-group basis.
  • Encrypt sensitive files.
  • Take advantage of compliance features.

Establish a system to determine which sharing settings to use on which files. Share those guidelines with your team and post them somewhere convenient for future reference. For folders with employee-only access, remember to revoke access as soon as an employee leaves.

#9. Organize large amounts of files by years or quarters.

Organize thousands of files efficiently with the right tools. To sort files, open the folder containing all the files you’d like to organize, right-click within the folder, select  Sort by , and then select how you want to sort the files: by name, date, type, size, or tags.

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From there, easily organize computer files from a certain time range. Move all of them from one year into their own folder. If you like, create subfolders for each month or quarter.

If you need to rename a lot of files, there are  apps for bulk file renaming , some of which are free, that allow you to add details to file names, such as the year.

If you have too many year folders, you can always create a folder titled  Archive  for folders from more than a few years ago.

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#10. Tell your organization how to organize digital files.

Make it easy for your coworkers to name files correctly and save them in the right place.

  • Have a quick meeting about the new computer file and folder organization guidelines, with time for questions at the end, or send an email with instructions.
  • Post the guidelines to your organization’s group chat app.
  • Create a template folder and subfolders that people can refer to as an example.

Make sure everyone knows to back up their files regularly.  Save files to cloud services  so they’re accessible anywhere. If people must save files on their computers, make sure they save a backup copy.

#11. Maintain your file organization system.

Save time by taking advantage of automated tasks within your folder organization system. Modern file management systems often allow you to automate file sorting and archiving and can even trigger actions based on specific events.

You  might excel at organizing digital files, but others might not, so try not to stress about it. Schedule recurring file maintenance time to move misplaced files—and gently explain to people what the correct location is. Or designate someone on your team as the go-to person for all file-organizing questions. Encourage people to ask first, rather than possibly saving something in the wrong place.

Check in with your team to see whether your organization system is working and adjust as necessary. Finally, congratulate yourself on finishing a daunting project that will save your organization a lot of time!

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How To Build Writing Folders That Support Independent Writing

  • December 28, 2015

If you want your students to work more independently during writing time, using writing folders is a great step in that direction! In this post, I’ll describe (in detail) what I put in my students’ writing folders and how I teach them to use those tools. And the best part? You can get all of the materials pictured in this post for free by visiting this link .

This post explains everything I put in my students' writing folders - and you can download EVERYTHING for free! The materials are best for Kindergarten, first grade, or second grade.

Why Folders?

I know that some teachers have their students write in notebooks. There’s nothing wrong with writing in a notebook, of course, but I feel that young students (K-2) better understand the purpose of writing when they use loose paper and folders.

When children come to school, most of them know what a book is. Presenting the concept of writing workshop as a time to “make books” connects with children’s prior experiences. It also helps them understand why we are asking them to write .

A journal  does resemble a book, but if we ask students to fill it up with multiple stories and pieces, it doesn’t have the same “book feeling” where there is a clear, physical beginning and ending.

I’ve also found that using single sheets of paper, and/or stapling loose paper into books is just more practical . Kindergarten and first grade students can easily become confused about which story they were working on, accidentally skip pages, and so on.

Also, if you use stapled books, it’s much easier for students to add in an extra page in the middle of a story . Or, if a child wants to abandon a story and come back to it later, she can quickly grab a new book without having to worry about leaving space to finish the original story.

When a student wants to bring a book home to share with family members, he can do so without having to take (and risk losing) an entire writing journal. Finished pieces of writing can be placed in the classroom library or displayed in the hallway, rather than being forever trapped inside a journal.

Journals can definitely be useful in other situations, but when I’m having students engage in the volume writing characteristic of writing workshop , I think that loose paper and folders are the best options .

Purchasing Folders

Click through to the post to read why this teacher always uses writing folders instead of writing journals - and download a ton of writing folder printable for free!

If you can, add folders to your yearly supply list and specify a particular color (so that you and the kids can easily locate the folder). Because I have students add learning tools  to their writing folders, I use the folders with prongs in the middle.

I also strongly recommend using folders that are plastic or have a “cardboard” feel – the flimsy ones don’t last very long. My plastic folders, however, typically last all year! If you’re worried about families being able to find the exact kind of folder you want, you may want to purchase them yourself – keep an eye on office supply stores all summer to figure out when the best deals are. 🙂

Folder Logistics

When I’m using writing folders with my students, storage is the first thing I figure out. Kids need to be able to easily, independently, and QUICKLY get out their writing folders so as not to waste precious writing time.

In my Kindergarten classroom, I had tables. My students had behind-the-seat chair pockets, so they kept their writing folders there. When I taught 1st and 2nd, we had desks, so the children kept their folders inside their desks. One of my teammates had her students keep their writing folders in crates, and she positioned one crate near each table group.

No matter how you store your folders, make sure that you do not have to individually pass them out to students. Students should not have to spend time waiting in line to get their folders , because this eats up independent writing time and leaves room for misbehavior.

Battling the Overflowing Folder Monster

I wish I could say that my kids always keep their folders as organized as I teach them to, but…that’s just not the case. 🙂 However, there are a few, simple things you can do to battle the Overflowing Folder Monster:

I put red and green stickers inside my students' writing folders to show them where they put finished and "in progress" pieces. Click through to the post to read about how I implemented writing folders in my classroom, and grab a HUGE free download!

  • Have students clean out folders every 2 or so weeks.  At first, I had students clear out their folders at the end of a unit. However, since my writing units  are somewhat lengthy, this was not always often enough. Instead, you can have students take home some of their writing every couple of weeks (have them save pieces that they may want to return to later or “clean up” for future publication).
  • Do a “folder check” at the end of writing time.  Every couple of days, display a photo of what a “neat” writing folder looks like. Train them that when you say “Folder check!”, they need to look at the photo (project it on an interactive whiteboard or screen), check their own folder, and fix it up. You can also give out a “clean folder award” periodically as a little motivation. This only takes a minute or two but will save you a headache – plus, students will take more pride in their work when it isn’t crumpled up and folded.

What To Put in the Folder

Now for the fun (and free ) stuff! Throughout the year, I introduce various “tools” to my students and add them to their writing folders (using the prongs in the middle of the folders). These tools serve as reference materials that help students write more independently.

Before I add a tool to students’ folders, I model how to use it several times. I really hype it up and talk about how helpful it will be for them. After they’ve seen me use it for a few days in a row, then I give it to them to add to their folders (or I add it myself when working with Kindergarten or first grade kiddos).

Here are some examples of tools students can keep in their writing folders, as well as ideas for how to introduce them:

Alphabet and Spelling Charts:   For the first few months of school, I never tell a single child how to spell a word during writing time. Yes, really! Although correct spelling certainly has it place (especially when publishing work and sharing it with others), it’s so important to teach kids that they are responsible for using different strategies to spell words independently. Just a couple of weeks into Kindergarten, I begin modeling how to use an alphabet chart to spell words I don’t know. It sounds something like this:

“Boys and girls, today I’m going to show you how I use an alphabet chart to spell a word I don’t know. Let’s imagine I’m writing a story about going to the park. I want to write, ‘We ran to the swings.’ ‘We’ is a word that I already know, so I’ll write it quickly. We…ran. I don’t know how to spell ‘ran,’ but I can stretch out the word and use the alphabet chart to figure out which letters to write. Rrrrraaaaannnn.  Say it with me:  rrrraaaaan.  First, I hear the /r/ sound. What word on the chart starts like /r/? Aaaaple…no. Ssssun…no.  Rrrrobot…yes!  I’ll write the letter ‘r.’  Rrrraaaaannn. Now I hear the /a/ sound. That’s /a/ like ‘apple,’ so I’ll write the ‘a.’  Rrrraaaaannn. The last sound I hear is /n/. Hmm…does anyone see a picture that starts like /n/? ….That’s right, I need the letter ‘n.’  Rrraaann. I just wrote ‘ran’ by using the alphabet chart!”

I model using the alphabet chart more than a couple of times, however. I keep a writing folder at my “minilesson station” and model how to use it throughout the year. I’ve found that while some of my Kinders “get it” immediately, others need more time and repeated exposure to the process in order to use the chart independently.

In the free download , you’ll find a simple alphabet chart (color or black and white), as well as a blends and digraphs chart, and a vowel chart.

Download this FREE alphabet chart, a blends and digraphs chart, and a vowel chart! I have my students keep these in their independent writing folders!

Editing Checklists:   It’s tough to get students to edit their work before calling it “finished.” However, it helps when you get students in the habit of reviewing a checklist when they finish a piece of writing. Keep an editing checklist in your own model writing folder and show students how you look through every piece of work that you finish. Think aloud and model how you consider each skill on the checklist. And if you haven’t yet taught all of the skills that are listed, simply have students highlight the ones they  are responsible for. As the year goes on and you teach more editing skills, they can highlight more skills on their checklists.

Download FREE editing checklists for Kindergarten, first, and second grade - I have my students keep these in their writing folders!

Genre Mini Anchor Charts:   We teach students a bunch of different strategies to try out in their own writing, but do they remember them all? Probably not! Giving students mini-anchor charts to keep in their folders is a great way to help them keep track of what they should be working on as they write. My writing folder freebie  contains different levels of narrative, information, and opinion/persuasive writing that are appropriate for Kindergarten, first, and second grade students. Just as with the editing checklists, you can have students highlight the strategies that they are responsible for using.

Every time we work on a new genre of writing, I have my students add these mini anchor charts to their writing folders. Then, as I teach them each point on the chart, they highlight it in their folders. So helpful!!

In addition to the tools featured above, the free download also includes transition word lists, visual writing scaffolds, and a chart of the writing process. The materials work great with my Kindergarten, first, or second grade writing units:


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Hi, I downloaded the writing folders and went to print them at work today. They were too large and every page was cut off at the bottom. I tried to print by reducing the size to fit the page, and they still do not print correctly. Is anyone else having this problem?

Thanks, Lsa

Hi Lisa! So sorry it’s giving you trouble. What I’d recommend is to update your Adobe Reader, restart your computer, and then use the “print to image” option. You can find directions on how to do that here: https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/What-if-my-file-isnt-printing-correctly-c15-a97.html Let me know if you’re still having trouble! Alison

Thanks for sharing your ideas! I will try to adapt them to my class. As you said, K students have a hard time sometimes using their journals, so maybe introducing this new concept of writing might work better. (:

Yes, it’s hard for the little ones! I hope it works well with your kiddos! 🙂 Alison

I already use a folder for my second graders, but this is all so organized. Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait to incorporate it into my writing workshop!

Hi Karla, so glad it’s helpful! I do love organization. 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting! Alison

Do you have the writing tool kit in Spanish?

Hi Esmeralda! I have certain materials in Spanish, but not all of them. I’ll email you. 🙂 Alison

Could I get them in Spanish also?

I love what you’ve done here. Everything is so organized and succinct. It’s just what I needed!

Hi Tammy! I just have them in English – so sorry!

I am having trouble downloading this writing folder file. Is it available on TPT? I could not find it. I am excited to use these materials with my first graders. Thank you!

Hi Michelle! Did you use this link? LearningAtThePrimaryPond.com/free

If you’re still having trouble, email me at [email protected] and I’ll send it to you another way. 🙂

Fantastic guidance and resources. I am a graduate teacher, and believe these folders will be of great benefit to build independence and writing stamina with the students.

Just wondering where you got the folders from? Not having much luck locating a folder that includes both prongs AND inside pockets.

Thanks, Meg

Hi Meg! I have gotten them in different places over the years (Staples, Office Max, maybe even Walmart). Office Max always seems to have them where I live!

Hello, do you have this folder tools in Spanish?

Just English, sorry! You can get a different Spanish freebie here: learningattheprimarypond.com/gratis

Do you laminate the writing folder materials? How do you keep them intact all year?

I usually do laminate them, or print them on cardstock! (Especially if it’s something I know we will want in there all year long.)

I teach in a bilingual classroom. Do you share what you have in Spanish? Thank you.

Hi! I do have some Spanish freebies (not this particular one). Here is a guided reading freebie: LearningAtThePrimaryPond.com/gratis

And then here are some Spanish teaching resources: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Learning-At-The-Primary-Pond-Alison/Category/Bilingual-Materials-13260

Let me know if you have any questions! Alison

Thanks you so much Allison for helping me with my writing block. I have struggled with teaching writing in the past and can not wait to try your approach. I have your file in my TPT wishlist and pray to have the funds to purchase it before school starts. Your file looks laid out in a manager that’s easy to follow. Thank you and I look forward to learning more from you!!

You’re welcome, Dianna! I’m so glad the resources have been helpful!!

Hi Alison, Do you have writing folder resources in Spanish? Where can I get them? By the way, great webinar on Thursday. I can’t wait to get started!

Hi Mary! I don’t have them in Spanish, unfortunately. I used a few things I pulled from the Estrellita program in my Spanish writing folders. I do have a different Spanish freebie! Learningattheprimarypond.com/gratis

I’m so glad you enjoyed the workshop!

Alison, I am moving to 1st grade this year and these resources are exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much! Rebecca

So glad this was helpful, Rebecca!! Thanks for reading!

I love your website. I get great ideas from you. Thank you for your wealth of knowledge that you so kindly share. Hoping my district buys your writing bundle package. I submitted a request. crossing my fingers 🙂

Thank you so much!! I appreciate your support!

I have a 4 yr old and he will be in kindergarten in the fall. Right no he staying home because of this covid. How you suggest I introduce these to him.

Hi! Thank you for your question! At 4 years old, we probably wouldn’t expect most students to write yet. Though some certainly might be ready!☺️ A writing activity you can do at home before Kindergarten might be him drawing a picture and then telling you a story about it. If you’d like to read more about what kind of instruction happens in Kindergarten, check out this blog post: https://learningattheprimarypond.com/blog/how-to-launch-your-kindergarten-writing-workshop/

What a wonderful video! i got so much out of it!!

Glad it was helpful!

Thanks so much for the writing resources. I will try them out with my special need students next term after the two weeks holiday.The resources are so nice and i believe my students will enjoy doing it.

Great, Alison! Let me know how it goes!

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Fun Folders: a meaningful, student-centered way to assign homework practice

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By Angela Watson

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Looking for an easy homework system that gives kids enjoyable and meaningful assignments? Try Fun Folders! This page will tell you how to create, implement, manage, and assess a homework program.

What are fun folders?


Fun Folders are a homework system I created several years ago by writing open-ended activities on file folders.  Students pick out a different folder to take home each night.  They complete the folder’s activity on a sheet of notebook paper and fill out the tracking form reflection on the front of the chart so they know which folders they’ve completed.

What kinds of homework activities are in fun folders?

Anything you want! Though my Fun Folders were always based on state standards, I used stickers, kids’ magazines, photos, and all sorts of other things as inspiration for creating interesting activities. I’d save up new materials as I found them, and then about once a month, I’d make new Fun Folders while relaxing in front of the T.V. in the evening. They were actually very enjoyable to create–much better than grading homework worksheets! The slideshow below shows some photographs of Fun Folders so you can get an idea of how they work:

9 reasons to convince parents and principals that the fun folder system works!

  •  The system allows families to see the wide variety of skills in the curriculum and become more familiar with state standards.
  • It ensures that each child practices one or more state standards nightly (objectives are always written on the back of the folders).
  • There is no busywork assigned just for the sake of having homework.
  • It allows for differentiated homework practice. Folders are leveled, with a thirty-minute timeframe for completion so that students who work at a slower pace do not have to spend an unreasonable amount of time on homework, and all charts have challenge activities to make the activity more rigorous as needed.
  • There is an easy-to-remember routine: homework is in the same general format each week and takes about the same amount of time to complete each night, providing the child has no incomplete class work to take home.
  • It eliminates photocopies, saving teachers time, saving schools money, and saving the planet’s resources!
  • It doesn’t penalize students for not understanding concepts or not having someone at home to help, because Fun Folder work is not given letter grades (charts are shared with the class, credit is awarded for completed tracking forms and attempts to complete the activities, and actual Fun Folder work is collected for portfolios.)
  • It allows for distributed practice, meaning that students must retain their knowledge of skills and concepts all year to complete the Fun Folders (rather than completing homework only the current chapter, testing, and forgetting!)
  • It’s fun for kids!!

How fun folders fit into a class homework program

Fun Folders can be the entire homework program or just part of it. In the 2002-2003 school year, I used them as the main homework assignments all year; the only other homework students had was to read self-selected materials nightly. In 2005-2006, I gave more traditional homework at the beginning of the year and used Fun Folders after our state standardized testing was done in early March.

I continued using Fun Folders even after I started making homework due on a weekly basis instead of nightly, with assignments always given and collected on Fridays so students had a full 7 days to complete them. I had each child pick 1 folder of each type (math, reading, and writing) and complete the folders by the end of the week (in addition to self-selected reading and spelling practice as needed).  They loved it and I could tell they were really benefiting from the skills practice.

In later years, I sometimes used the Fun Folders as extra practice and reinforcement, optional homework, and even centers because the kids enjoyed them so much.

Collecting and assessing fun folders

Typically I had children share their work each morning with a partner, then turn in the work for my review and trade folders. This system gave students accountability for their work and allowed them to talk about what they learned. I often heard students say things like, “Yeah, I did that folder! This part was tricky–let me see what you did,” and “I want to do that folder tonight! How did you figure out the first part?” It was great to hear the kids exchanging strategies and generating more enthusiasm for homework practice!

When I collected homework weekly, I would often have little mini-conference with each child as I looked through their work on Fridays. Fun Folders were graded on completeness and were not checked for accuracy (though I could easily skim over them and notice if there were any glaring errors–since I made the folders, I had a good idea of what was on them!) I have always marked homework as either complete or incomplete, and Fun Folders were no exception. Completed Fun Folder work was saved in student portfolios, which students filed and organized themselves.

Keeping folders organized/using tracking forms

My folders were kept in a file box, which was almost empty most of the time because the children have the folders in their binders to be taken home.  I used a  tracking form  that was simply glued to the front and back of the folder (or stapled just to the front so state standards were visible on the back.) There was a space for each child’s assigned student number. After completing the folder, they would write a short reflection sentence next to their number (I liked…, I learned…I thought this chart was…, etc.) This would not only give me and the other kids feedback about how the chart worked, but gave students a record of which charts they had completed so they wouldn’t take the same chart twice.

Leveling the fun folders

The first year that I used Fun Folders, I had the Talented and Gifted (TAG) inclusion students, so differentiation was very important. I leveled my folders with a little check mark next to the title on the side of the file folder.

Green check mark folders were easy folders with very basic fact practice or below-grade-level work. Blue check mark folders were appropriate for everybody and comprised 90% of the folders I made. Red check mark folders required more time and higher-level thinking questions than were typically required of third graders.  Students were allowed to choose any folders they wanted and picked appropriately the vast majority of the time.

Students were taught that they could stop working on a folder if it took longer than 30 minutes to complete, as folders were designed to take between 10-20 minutes.  Parents were to indicate next to their signature on the homework assignment sheet/student agenda book that thirty minutes had passed and the student had been working diligently but was unable to finish.  There was no penalty for this.

A note about the origin of fun folders

The inspiration for this program was the Choose-A-Chart program designed by a fabulous third grade teacher in Canada, Michael Moore. Michael has since removed his website and all teaching resources from the web, so I can’t link to his original idea anymore, but there is some information saved at  Real Classroom Ideas  if you’re interested. There are a few differences between his charts and my Fun Folders:

  • Mr. Moore used chart paper and mine are done on file folders, which I chose because it takes me too long to write in large print on charts (as you can see, my  small  print is messy enough!) and I thought they might be a bit cumbersome compared to the folders.
  • Mr. Moore starts fresh each school year, making brand new charts customized for his particular group of students, and uses their names often in the charts.  While this was my original intention, I had put so much work into my charts that I thought it would be a shame to re-make them all  each year. Almost every chart was re-used from year to year to save time.
  • Because I wanted to re-use my charts, and the fact that I used a lot of stickers and papers glued onto them, I laminated my charts.  Mr. Moore rightfully points out that this is expensive and a bit wasteful, but I have been able to be more creative with the materials I use to enhance the charts because I know the laminate will protect them. Most charts lasted 3-5 years.
  • All of my charts include state standards listed on the back and optional challenge activities for those families who want extension ideas for homework assignments.

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Pinning this for TBA…Love it!

Thank you, Laral! 🙂 I’m not sure I follow the TBA pins…what is the link?

Love this idea! How many file folders have you made? How many do you a typical class would need to send one a week home for the whole school year?

Hi, Anj! You need 1 per student to start, plus a few extra so that everyone has a choice and no one has to re-do a chart they’ve already taken. For a class of 25, 30 is a good starting point. I used to spend a Sunday afternoon creating 5 or 6 new once a month–the kids would get so excited when I cam in on Monday with new folders! Eventually I would start taking the older, easier ones out of the rotation and adding in new things the kids had learned. The second year I used them, I only created about 15 new folders the whole year.

I love this idea! I’m implementing centers in my classroom this year and these would be perfect! I couldn’t find the power point you mentioned to see some folder examples. I’m a second year teacher and could use some help with folder activity ideas. Thanks!!!!!!

Hello Angela, I was so happy when I stumbled on this old post of yours! I remember seeing something very similar to this years and years ago on the now defunct website of a Mr. Moore, a Canadian teacher, and have been trying to find his new site. I think he did his on chart and butcher paper but the same concept. I’m hitting my head and asking myself why I didn’t think of using file folders! THank you! –

Yes, Mr. Moore! His site has been gone for at least a decade. I have searched for him everywhere online, and found nothing. He called them Choose-A-Charts.

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How to organize files and folders

Find important files faster with these file management tips..

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Once upon a time, my system of clothes organization was simply to throw everything into the closet. Then, when I needed to get dressed, I'd dig around aimlessly and cross my fingers that the top I needed would magically appear. (I never said it was a great system.)

This was the same approach I used to organize files on my computer. And as a surprise to no one, it resulted in me wasting a lot of time trying to find specific files that I'd arbitrarily named and tucked away. 

I've come a long way since those haphazard years. My clothes are now arranged by color and style, and I use a simple folder structure to organize my digital files—both of which make it easy to find what I need, when I need it.

What is a folder structure?

A folder structure is a hierarchical system you use to organize your files. The goal is to have every file (document, photos, etc.) neatly stored in a designated folder—steering clear of standalone files floating around—for faster access. 

Let's say you're a lawyer, and you need a systematic way to organize your clients' files. A basic folder hierarchy might look like this: 

Portion of a Mac Finder window which shows a top-level folder named, "Active clients," and its two subfolders.

If the contents of each of the nested subfolders ( Client documents and OC documents ) warrant further grouping, you could take it one step further.

Portion of a Mac Finder window which shows a top-level folder named, "Active clients," along with expanded views of the two layers of nested subfolders.

Nested folders generally make it easier to find specific files later, because you don't have to sift through all your files at once.

Tip: Folders are great for organization, but having too many nested folders can make finding files cumbersome. If you regularly find yourself clicking through four or five layers of folders to access what you need, that's a sign you may need to simplify your structure.

How to organize files and folders on your computer 

Browsing through folders should be an intuitive process. Continuing with our lawyer example, let's say you need to find out when your client paid their retainer. The obvious folder to look in would be Client invoices —not Client comms .

If you find yourself doing mental gymnastics to figure out where you stored something, update your organization system with these file management tips. 

1. Establish a clear hierarchical folder structure

Start organizing your files by creating a logical, hierarchical folder structure. The best folder structure will mimic the way you work.

For example, if you're a freelance writer, your top-level folder may be Freelance projects , and within that folder, you have subfolders for the clients you write for, like Zapier , WIRED , and so on. 

2. Use a consistent naming convention 

Give your folders and files specific, logical names—and be consistent. The goal is to use names that clearly indicate what's inside without having to open it. While there's no one-size-fits-all approach to naming conventions, here are some tips to keep in mind. 

Use Pascal case. If using compound words, capitalize the first letter of each word to make it easier to read. For example, Lau_AmendedContract (vs. Lau_Amendedcontract ). 

Add a date. By putting a date (e.g., yymmdd ) at the beginning of your file name, it'll automatically be listed in chronological order. 

Include the version. If you're working with multiple versions of a file, include the version number (e.g., V3 ). This will make it easier to identify the most recent version and avoid any costly mixups if there are multiple iterations of the same file.

Sequential numbers. To arrange your files in a specific order, add leading zeros (e.g., 01 , 02 , and 03 ) instead of 1 , 2 , and 3 . 

Add "AA." By adding "AA" at the beginning of your file name, it'll automatically stack it at the top of your list, making it easily accessible. 

Keep it concise. Some software programs have character limits on file names, or don't allow certain special characters (e.g., # ,  @ , and & ). To keep your file and folder names consistent—regardless of the program you're using—include only necessary information and cut anything superfluous (e.g., words like "a," "and," and "the").

Tip: To keep naming conventions consistent across your organization, create a naming convention cheat sheet that everyone can reference, as needed. 

3. Add tags

Depending on the number of files you need to organize, you can use a tagging system instead of, or in addition to, folder structures. For example, if you're a food photographer, you might tag your photos based on type (e.g., soups, desserts, and salads). Then, whether you've grouped all your photos into one main folder or multiple subfolders, you can quickly pull up every dessert photo simply by searching for the Desserts tag. 

Portion of a Mac Finder window which all files tagged with a "Desserts" label.

Tip: If you store files directly on your desktop, here's how to tag and search for files on Mac and Windows . 

4. Delete and archive unnecessary files

By the end of any given month, my computer's Downloads folder is filled with screenshots I use for Zapier articles. This is intentional because I prefer to organize my folders in batches instead of filing as I go (more on that later). At the start of every month, I reserve 30 minutes to organize my folders—deleting files I don't need anymore and re-homing the ones I do need. And for the files I don't need right away, I archive those in the cloud .

Tip: If you have a lot of files and folders that need to be sorted, it will take time to get everything organized. To make the process more manageable, consider moving all the files you won't need in the immediate future into an Archives or To be sorted folder. Then set aside 15 minutes once a week to sort through these files—again, ruthlessly deleting the files you won't need again and rehoming the ones you do need.  

5. File as you go 

If you work with a lot of files, organizing your folders once a month may result in an insurmountable pile of chaos. To prevent this, give every file an accurate name and home as soon as you create it.

Experiment with these folder structure examples

Ready to get organized, but not sure how to start? Let's take it from the top: Establish a clear hierarchical folder structure. 

First, determine your top-level folder. Here are a few ideas to get you started: 

By project: If you work on a lot of different projects, use the project name as your top-level folder name. 

By project type: If you work on different types of projects, organize your folders based on project type. For example, writers might work on blog posts, emails, and landing pages.

By time: If it's easier for you to reference your work by date, use the month or year for the name of your parent folder. 

Once you've established your top-level folders, it's time to organize your subfolders. Here are the two most effective folder structures I've used in the past. 

1. "Working," "final," and "archive" subfolders

Here's how to organize your files using the working/final/archive subfolder system: 

Working: Any projects you're currently working on. This is also a good place to keep native or source files for easy access. 

Final: Any files that have been approved by relevant stakeholders, and are ready for launch. 

Archive: Anything that doesn’t fit into your Working or Final folder. Put your notes, brainstorms, research, and other miscellaneous files here. 

This system is particularly useful if you're working on a project with multiple pieces. It's also great for teams working on a project where several people are working on the same deliverable. 

Let's use an email campaign as an example. The copywriter will store the draft copy doc for the emails in the Working folder until they're ready for approval. Once the copy's been approved, the file will move to the Final folder, which will indicate to the Email Ops team that the emails are ready to be built. 

2. "Year" or "client" folders

If your desktop houses hundreds of files that are related to work for specific clients, creating folders for each client might be your best bet. Or, if you have an overwhelming number of receipts of business expenses, sorting them into folders by year or month may be the simple folder structure you need. Remember: more folders aren't necessarily better. 

However simple, find a system that works for you, and then stick with it. Consistency is what will help you stay organized in the long run. 

How to quickly find files 

If your folders contain lots of important files, it can take a few minutes of scrolling through to find what you need—even with a clear folder hierarchy and naming convention in place. 

For cases like this, it's much faster to use your computer's built-in search tool to retrieve your file.

How to quickly find files on a Mac desktop

On a Mac, Spotlight helps you quickly find documents, images, and other files. 

To use it, click the Spotlight icon in the menu bar, which looks like a magnifying glass. Alternatively, you can use a keyboard shortcut: command + space . Then, type in the file or folder name you're looking for. 

How to quickly find files on a PC running Windows 

On a PC, there are two main ways to find your files: search from the taskbar or search File Explorer . Depending on which program you're running (Windows 10 or 11), how you use each method varies slightly . 

Automate your file management

With Zapier, you can connect your go-to file storage app (e.g., GoogleDrive, OneDrive, and Dropbox) with thousands of other apps, so you can take the manual work out of file management. Learn more about automating your files and document control , or check out these workflows that you can automate right away. 

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To get started with a Zap template—what we call our pre-made workflows—just click on the button. It only takes a few minutes to set up. You can read more about setting up Zaps here .

Related reading: 

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How to free up space in your Google account

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The best document management software

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20 gorgeous presentation folder designs

These beautifully designed presentation folders will give you a shot of inspiration if you're looking to strike the perfect balance between form and function.

Every business has its share of paperwork, but a stack of plain, loose papers just isn't very enticing when the goal is to attract customers. Pocket folders are excellent for presenting and distributing a business's marketing materials, invoices, or other vital documents. They work best, however, when the folder has a unique, eye-catching design.

We've assembled 20 of the best folder designs we could find to help excite your creativity, and then organized them by the four most popular imprint methods: embossed/debossed; foil-stamped; four-colour process; PMS (spot) colour.

Embossed/debossed folder designs

01. gnomon school of visual design folder.

This presentation folder was designed to hold tri-fold brochures as well as other important promotional materials for the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood. Designer Bob Ward ran student artwork through an emboss/deboss treatment to sculpt the graphics, highlighting the many subtle textures in the lava creature illustration. Both the text and illustration were hit with a spot varnish to give the 'dark on dark' package a sleek yet elegant look.

02. Clay Street Project press kit folder

The Clay Street Project needed a press kit folder to contain various promotional materials. Studio Lin created this solution, which features an elegant cloth exterior and deep purple interior. A die-cut circle allows the purple to show through. The folder has long clasps which allow it to assemble without the need for glue.

03. Healing Center logo folder

The Healing Center is a place where people are helped and supported in all different facets of life: emotional, financial, physical, spiritual. Providing these services that "help the whole person", Ladd created an identity that is bright yet natural. The imagery and color schemes are hopeful and real, while keeping a modern appearance.

04. Island Conservation embossed presentation folder

This presentation folder by Company Folders for nonprofit group Island Conservation, features the company's logo twice on the cover: once in earthy green and blue PMS ink, and again with the embossed imprint method. Inside, the folder features curved pockets with both business card slits and a brochure slit so that users can insert additional information and media.

05. Nike Free media kit

Working with Fibre and PR Agency The Fish Can Sing, APE created a media kit for a new Nike product 'Nike Free'. This footware was all about simulating the sensation and benefits of running in bare feet. Using a bespoke fold and die cut technique, a booklet containing all the product information and photography opened out to an A0 poster. All packaged in a blind embossed folder containing the materials including a product DVD.

Foil-stamped folder designs

06. luxury corporate promo folder.

This luxury corporate promo folder was designed by James West to be part of a corporate promotional package for a high-end business function.

07. Quilogy pocket folder

Using rich, uncoated, super heavy paper stock, custom die cut pockets, and seven positions of foil stamping, this piece from Brady Miller is the ultimate in luxury.

08. Lexmark Ryder Cup folder

This is a completely custom folder created for Lexmark by Nick Basham . It was used to send information to customers they invited to The 37th Ryder Cup, of which Lexmark was a sponsor. The wrap was printed in metallic silver ink and used to seal the folder. Using a wrap allowed the folder to be used for other events or as a standalone. The inside includes an expanding pocket sealed with a magnetic clasp.

09. MR Systems die-cut pocket folder

This double pocket, custom die-cut folder from Mighty 8th Media offers a streamlined, high-class design that carries the MR brand throughout. Utilizing various finishing touches including metallic foils, a custom die-cut pocket, and embossing/debossing techniques, the MR pocket folder really stands out as a showcase piece for the company.

10. House of Blues sales kit

This sales kit for House of Blues regional managers was created by Option-G . The two-color foil stamped folders feature a four-page insert.

Four-colour process folder designs

11. purite corporate presentation folder.

SWATT Design opted for a traditional gate-fold presentation folder for Purite, a water purification company, as this would allow the most space for company information as well as providing a pocket for additional literature. The overall design of the brochure was adapted from the swirl motif that was common on their individual product leaflets, and the HD background was colour coded to match the theme with Purite's preferred colour choice.

12. Sunny Home Real Estate Folder Template

The coloring and style of this folder design from Company Folders makes it appear aged for a rustic, nostalgic appeal, while the delicate, whorled pattern on the back cover gives it a touch of elegance and class. The overall effect makes it perfect for real estate agents who specialize in more quaint, rural properties removed from the hustle and bustle of the city.

13. Flair Magazine presentation folder

This rich, luxurious presentation folder and envelope was created for Flair Magazine's B2B mailing by Belgian studio AVSD01.

14. Lake Geneva Summer Camp presentation folder

This presentation folder promotes Holiday Home Camp, a summer camp for kids located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Since the cover design consists of a montage of various images, the gatefold die cut along the border of the photos is quite fitting. Full-colour photographs really make it stand out from the crowd.

15. Hawkesbury Regional Museum A4 presentation folder

If You Build It designed this folder referencing imagery from Hawkesbury Regional Museum's archives, remaining dedicated to their cultural and creative roots, whilst also evolving and keeping things contemporary. The folder is a tasteful representation of Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and a cool multipurpose promotional and presentation tool that will leave a lasting impression for potential colleagues and investors.

PMS color folder designs

16. careq catering equipment folder.

Pad created the logo design and a folder for catering equipment company Careq's offers and paperwork.

17. Noble Gas Solutions presentation folder

When Awesco decided to undertake a ground-up rebrand, it turned to Shannon-Rose who initiated a name-change and root-and-branch redesign. One element of this was this presentation folder which features a design that highlights each area of Noble's gas business, medical, specialty, and industrial.

18. Karin Sprague Sculpted Art presentation folder

Karin Sprague is a stone mason in Rhode Island who crafts stunning headstones and other memorials using only hand-crafted techniques. This art folder design features photography of one of her masterpieces, with details so rich you feel as if you can actually reach out and touch the carving. The company's mission statement is given emphasis on the front cover, as well as a quote from the artist herself.

19. Wenaas Sport og Fritid folder

Wenaas Sport og Fritid AS is a Norwegian importer and distributor of a series of brands within the fields of sports and leisure. The main theme and recognitional item for the company profile is the orange colour, which represents strength and energy, and is central to this folder.

20. Willow Creek Community folder

Willow Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care Community wanted a quality folder highlighting their services with keeping printing cost low. Debra Hartley designed a two-colour folder, inserts and invite to be printed on linen paper to provide a look and feel of comfort and quality.

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Teachers work hard. That’s no secret. Whether you’re sick or need an unexpected day off, you may need a substitute teacher to step in and follow through on your plans for the day. Every substitute teacher can only be as good as the lesson plan you leave, so make sure you have a sub folder prepared for when the time comes.

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  • Cut out and laminate the sub folder cover.
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Give your sub plenty of lesson ideas, but make sure your sub knows that it’s okay to not finish everything on the list. It’s better for a sub to have too much to do than to run out of material halfway through the day. Here are some lesson ideas that could work throughout the year for your sub folder and to keep your students on-task and learning:

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Provide quick review activities to help your substitute teacher begin the day. The one-page daily activities in Daily Fundamentals help students practice reading, language, and math skills that are ideal for morning work. Add these worksheets to your substitute lesson plans to get the ball rolling in the morning!

Purchase the entire book or a bundled set of six weekly units! Click on your grade level to find your bundle on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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Add one of the informative short stories about U.S. history to your sub folder using the U.S. Facts & Fun workbooks. You can pair short stories with holidays, celebrations, or even just history curriculum. These nonfiction short stories span a number of topics, like the creation of the U.S. flag, figures like Dr. Seuss, and famous sites like Yosemite. These short stories are a quality time-filler when you need more material for your substitute lesson plan!

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Other Tips for Preparing for a Substitute:

  • Prepare several sub packets for emergencies – sometimes you won’t have time to throw together an organized sub plan, so have a few on hold just in case the time comes. It may be easiest to do three of these, one for fall, winter, and spring. This way, your sub plan will loosely follow the progress in your classroom.
  • Create a detailed description of how you manage your classroom and what the rewards/consequences are for students. Providing this information will allow the substitute to follow your classroom procedures to the best of his or her ability.
  • Leave detailed notes if you have students who need special accommodations for behavior or learning. This helps the substitute understand any issues that arise during the day and also supports your students. (It is often a good idea to arrange for a teaching buddy who will take a challenging student if a substitute is having a difficult time.)

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Embossing folders can be used in a variety of creative ways to add dimension and interest to your paper crafting projects. In this post, we will show you how to use 2D and 3D embossing folders to create unique card designs, scrapbook pages, journals, and more! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced paper crafter, we guarantee that you will find some helpful tips and fun ideas in this post!

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What is embossing ? How does it work? If you have been crafting for a while, you’ll already know that embossing is an essential technique for adding texture and dimension to any handmade project - from cards and scrapbook pages to art journals and DIY home decor. For beginners, a good way to understand the art of embossing is to categorize it into two:

  • Heat embossing - Also known as wet embossing, this technique involves using embossing ink, embossing powder, and a heating tool. It adds a shiny, raised dimension to any stamped image - just like magic!
  • Dry embossing - This technique will also add a raised design or pattern on your surface, but minus the shine from the embossing powder. You can use embossing folders for card making , stencils, or dies for this. Additionally, a die-cut machine is needed to achieve that perfectly embossed result. You will also need an embossing mat if you choose to emboss with stencils and dies.

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Before we dive into inspiring cards made with embossing folders , let’s discuss the basic supplies and tools you’ll need for this technique. 

1.  Embossing Folder - This is an essential tool you’ll need! It is a translucent white plastic folder with embedded patterns, shapes, or designs. It comes in different sizes, which makes it perfect for various paper crafting projects. The standard sizes are:

  • 5.5” x 4.5”

Nowadays, 3D embossing folders have become increasingly popular among paper crafters.

2. Cardstock Paper - Although you can emboss on different surfaces, it is best to emboss on high-quality, smooth cardstock paper when making cards or scrapbook layouts.

3. Die-cutting Machine - A die-cutting machine provides the pressure needed to emboss the design or pattern from the folder to the cardstock. By creating a sandwich (with the die-cut plates), you’ll get a gorgeous embossed effect. Not all die-cutting machines can be used to emboss, though. Make sure you check your machine’s manual to see if it is compatible with your embossing folders .

4. Embossing Mat - This embossing tool is usually made of silicone rubber. Without an embossing mat, your die-cutting machine would cut through the cardstock when you try using a die with it.

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Now that you have an idea of what embossing is and what supplies you need, let us inspire you and teach you how to make embossed cards!

1. Make a background on a card or scrapbook layout. This is the easiest way to use embossing folders for card making . Create a quick and instantly stunning background on any handmade creation using your favorite embossing folders.

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2. Add a border around an image. Make a simple die-cut image pop by creating an embossed border around it. You can create an entire border, partial border, or create a whole background - the creative possibilities are endless!

3. Create a textured focal point on your project. If you are familiar with the eclipse technique, you can give it a try using your favorite 3D embossing folders ! Keep your background a neutral or plain color and make your focal point pop by adding colors to it! Take a look at how our design team member Michelle did this amazing trick!

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4.  Let the embossed design shine. Emboss the image on colored cardstock, and then lightly brush some white pigment ink (or any ink of your choice) over the raised areas of the embossed cardstock using a small sponge dauber. Easy peasy! The gorgeous card below (by design team member Emily) will give you a better idea of this fun technique.

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5.  Faux letterpress effect. This is a must-try for anyone looking to use embossing folders for card making and other paper crafting projects. Basically, this will do the opposite - instead of adding a raised effect, it will create a debossed design. It’s a terrific way to change things up a bit.

Pro Tip! To soften up the fibers of your cardstock and prevent them from cracking, try spritzing it with water before embossing. Through this, the embossing folder's layers will be pushed into the paper easily, creating a crisp embossed image.

6.  Ink it up! Simply adding some ink to an embossing folder does a couple of things. Depending on which side of the embossing folder is inked, it accentuates the 3D texture or creates a faux letterpress effect.

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7.  Embossing on white cardstock. If you want to keep it simple and let your die-cuts and embellishments shine, try embossing on white cardstock. It will add texture without taking the focus away from the main elements.

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8.  Watercolor your embossed pattern. Yes, you can watercolor your embossed image! You can take your 3D embossing folders to the next level by using watercolor paper to emboss your design and coloring away! Check out the project inspiration by Michelle below.

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9. Use part of the embossed design. If you want to stretch the use of your 3D embossing folders , try using just a part of it instead of using the whole design. This will give your projects a fresh, new look. You can even mix and match two different patterns from two different folders.

10. Emboss on colored cardstock or other types of paper. This is pretty much self-explanatory. Embossing on white cardstock gives off classy vibes, but there’s nothing quite like seeing a gorgeous embossed effect on colored cardstock, vellum, parchment, or woodgrain cardstock!

We’ve got more project ideas for you! The video below showcases more fun ways to use embossing folders for card making .  

Can you use any ink for embossing?

For embossing (with embossing folders) there are many techniques (a few were mentioned above) where you can use dye inks, pigment inks, and even watercolors.

If you are trying to do heat embossing, use embossing ink. It is essentially a type of clear ink with sticky properties and results in a watermark effect. It’s like glue but in ink form. This ensures that the embossing powder sticks to the stamped design. Pigment inks can also be used for heat embossing since they take a while to dry.

What surfaces can you emboss on?

You can dry emboss on surfaces that are thin, smooth, and flat. Some examples are cardstock, paper, vellum, textile fabric, parchment, and leather.

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A new wildlife scheme for the Manx capital aims to harness a passion to combat "global challenges" such as climate change, a local councillor has said.

The Dragonflies’ Den, a joint venture between Douglas City Council and Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT), will see residents pitch ideas to create or boost initiatives that protect biodiversity or support pollinators.

Councillor Andrew Bentley said the project was a "celebration of the power that communities hold to create change in our own backyard".

Developed in association with Unesco Biosphere Isle of Man, the authority will support successful ideas, such as wildlife ponds.

A spokesman for the council said the local authority would offer "tools, expertise, and materials" to help create "wildlife friendly areas for the whole community to enjoy".

A team from MWT would also be available to help develop ideas, such as community gardens, orchards and wildflower areas, before proposals were submitted for consideration, he said.

Environment minister and vice-chairman of Unesco Biosphere Isle of Man Clare Barber said she hoped the project "captured the imagination of people in Douglas".

She said she looked forward to seeing communities "come together to submit projects, and to seeing them spring up, further improving our city for nature".

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Mr Bentley, who is chairman of the council's regeneration and community committee, said the partnership could help to "make a real difference for the future of our planet".

He said: "The creativity and passion in Douglas to combat global challenges like biodiversity loss and climate change is truly inspiring."

The scheme would make it possible to "harness that energy and transform it into tangible action", he said.

"We are proud to be a part of this movement for change," he added.

Applications by schools, community groups, businesses and neighbourhoods should be submitted to the MWT by 8 March.

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