First Grade Activities

These first grade activities are an easy way to help your child further develop her skills in reading, writing, math, and science. In addition to being educational, these printable first grade games are also fun! Activities for first grade include games like nursery rhyme mad libs, bowling for addition, and sandwich bag explosion. Activities like these allow first graders to be engaged while having a good time.

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Here's a classic celery science experiment that uses celery and food coloring to demonstrate how plants absorb water.
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Help your first grader practice sight words with this fun activity. Learn how to put together a puzzle while practicing common sight words.
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Is it solid or liquid? Create oobleck and witness the amazingly weird oscillation between the two!
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Help your child measure breezy weather in her environment by making a wind vane for kids, a simple version of the classic scientific measurement tool.
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In this hands-on craft project, kids will make an analog clock of their own, and then use it to learn how to tell time.
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Help your first grade reader understand verbs by doing them in this boisterous playground relay race.
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Think you can blow up a balloon without using your mouth? This isn't just a cool trick, it's also a great way to introduce chemistry and biology concepts.
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Help your first grade reader master those letter blends like "ch" and "sh" with this memorable and hilarious beanbag toss game.
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Combine kids' love of scavenger hunts with consonant blends to create a fun game that's perfect for everything from birthday parties to rainy days at home.
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Here's a science experiment that gives your kids a chance to see how fire needs oxygen to burn, with a little math and writing practice thrown in.
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Here's a first grade ladybug game that explores how air can move solid objects, and adds some measurement practice, too. Play, learn, and enjoy!
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Did you ever think you could make colors disappear right before your eyes? This science experiment is just like a magic trick: now you see it, now you don't!
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Your kid will be captivated as she watches liquids change color before her very eyes during this fun science project that introduces some chemistry basics.
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Compound words get easier if kids can spot two smaller words that they already know inside. Add some fun to the process with this card game!
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With nothing more than a flat open space and some lively kids, you can reinforce key concepts of punctuation while having lots of healthy laughs.
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Chemistry is a blast with this backyard bomb made from a sandwich bag. All you need are ingredients from the pantry to create a satisfying, and safe, explosion.
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Run, jump, and skip your way to physical fitness as your exercise with dice! It's a perfect party or family game.
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Inspiring kids to read can be tough because it's so hard for them to see their progress. Help keep track how much your kid reads with a train reading chart.
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How do we know that air exists when we can't see it, taste it, or touch it? Here's a classic experiment that will teach your kid some basics of aerodynamics!
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This activity is based on the popular card game, Slapjack. It's rip-roaring fun, and it reinforces the concepts of odd and even.

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