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Reading Comprehension Activities and Printables

Reading comprehension activities encourage your child to recall and analyze what he's read and have fun in the process. Practicing reading comprehension allows children to read with better fluency and learn more from what they read. These reading comprehension games are a fun way to exercise comprehension abilities. Kids will enjoy having reading tea parties, playing story games, and making 3-D cartoon characters. Try these reading comprehension activities with your child to practice comprehension through play!

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Fish for headlines! This fun and exciting social studies activity is a great way to get your fifth grader reading and understanding newspaper articles.
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
Make a 'feeling meter' that helps your first grader read key feeling words and communicate his emotions accurately to you.
Comprehension
First Grade
Test your middle schooler's knowledge of Barack Obama by challenging him to complete a crossword puzzle about the President after reading a short biography.
Comprehension
Middle School
Bring the fun carnival game of ring toss to your home pool with this watery twist on the classic game.
Comprehension
Fourth Grade
Give your kindergartener an outlet to articulate his thoughts about going to school for the first time by setting aside time to help him write in his journal.
Comprehension
Kindergarten
Here's an easy project: create a homework helper bookmark so your fourth grader can write down assignments and mark the pages he needs to read.
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
Help your child to create a familiar favorite from a book or series he adores out of papier-mache. Exercise your child's imagination and language arts skills.
Comprehension
Second Grade
Representing the story in a visual way makes it easier for your child to compare the traits of various characters.
Comprehension
Third Grade
This treasure hunt gets kids comfortable using the dictionary, and makes looking up words a lot of fun!
Comprehension
First Grade
Help build help your first grader's reading vocabulary while also boosting their nutritional knowledge with this easy and fun home science activity.
Comprehension
First Grade
Challenge your child to a word count war, and practice good note-taking skills at the same time!
Comprehension
Fourth Grade
Build your kindergartener's reading comprehension by making a classic box of objects that invite them into the books you're reading together.
Comprehension
Kindergarten

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