Parking Lot file folder game is great for preschool through grade one students one-on-one or in small groups. It works on location concepts (beside, in front, and behind) both receptively and expressively.
You can use the cars provided in this package, or you can use mini vehicles (I picked mine up at a dollar store). Either use the cards provided or make your own, tell the child(ren) where to park the different cards. If the child requires visuals, you can either use the corresponding visual provided or show the child the bottom of the card, which also contains visuals to help. Once you have a few cars parked, you can also incorporate those into the directions given (these are not provided). If you have autos of different colours, you can use the car’s colour to add to the instructions (e.g. “Park the green car beside the red car).
You can use the file folder activity to work on following one and two-step directions again by telling the student where to park a car. Alternatively, you can have the student tell you or other students where to park the cars.
1. Two pages that make up the parking lot.
2. Two labels for the front of the file folder (one large one for the front and a small one for the tab)
3. A pocket for the front of the file folder (this is to hold the car cards, following direction cards, and for the sentence strips).
4. Twenty-one following directions cards that work on beside, behind, and in front of the different buildings. There is one card for every parking spot around the various structures. This means that some directions are repeated.
5. Ten different car cards.
6. Visuals for in front, behind, beside, and between.
7. Fourteen sentence strips to help support expressive language skills.
1. Print off the pages.
2. Glue the parking lot pages to the inside of the folder.
3. Cut out both labels, one large one for the front of the file folder and the other small one for the file folder tab. Glue them on to the file folder.
4. Cut out the sentence strip cards and the pocket for the cards. For the pocket, fold along the dotted lines and glue it onto the front pocket.
5. Laminate everything. With an exacto knife, cut along the top of the pouch to reveal a pocket.
6. Cut out the directions cards and the vehicles.
7. Store the directions cards and the location visuals in the pocket.
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