Valentine File Folder Sight Word Match Up

I made this simple file folder matching activity for the Muffin Tin Girl today. She is learning sight words right now and I thought this would be a simple way to practice and reinforce what she is learning in school.
To make this you will need a few items you may or may not have on hand:
  • 8 1/2 by 11" Manilla Folder
  • Black Marker
  • Glue Stick/Adhesive
  • Heart Die Cuts or Heart hand cut from construction paper
  • Con-tact paper for laminating (optional)

    Divide hearts in half ( I used two sets of fourteen). Adhere one set of hearts to the inside of the folder. Write desired sight words on each heart. Copy the same sight words onto the second set of hearts. Now your child can match one set of hearts to the other. Laminate if desired.


  1. Anonymous6:19 PM

    great idea! I will have to try it too:)

  2. My daughter is learning sight words right now as well. I bet she'll love this!

  3. Oh wow, what a GREAT idea!! My 4yo knows a whole slew of words, but doesn't know how to put them together yet... this might be PERFECT! And so cute!

  4. what a great idea! I love the herat theme! :)

  5. I've been enjoying popping by your blog & checking out idea's - love the baked eggs in a muffin tin!!!
    Anyways, I've given you a little blog love at my page: http://www.sweetmamajones.com/2010/02/its-sunshiney-day.html

  6. Anonymous7:48 PM

    Thanks for sharing. I might do this but do numbers or abc's.

  7. Hi Michelle! Just wanted to let you know we added this activity to a post and Valentine's ideas linky next week on our blog. Hope that's still okay!

  8. We love file folder games!

    There's a surprise for you on my blog!


  9. I have a four year old daughter and she know all her sounds could you help me out with what the next step is to teach her how to combine sounds to make words? Thanks for a great blog!