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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This hands-on activity uses just a few ordinary supplies to create an extra-fun 4th of July craft.
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Work on simple addition and finding even numbers in this first grade math card game.
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Here's an activity that puts a new twist on a classic game. Help your first-grader create his own wooden word blocks and play sight word Jenga.
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What's the first letter? Play this game with your first grader the next time you read together, and watch her reading skills grow as she climbs the levels.
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All you need is chalk and pavement to set up this silly, fun, and practical game that reinforces important first grade vocabulary.
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Try this fun outdoor game to improve your first grader's reading skills. This activity is perfect for summer!
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Put an oatmeal box, a flashlight, and some construction paper together and you have the makings of an incredibly cool bedroom planetarium!
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Use this fun math board game to improve your first grader's confidence with addition facts.
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Imagine you're an aborigine from Australia by creating a painted boomerang made out of cardboard!
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Here's an activity to encourage your young artist to read. Invite your child to visualize directions on colors, numbers, and shapes to create cool pictures!
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First graders will love practicing addition with this fun math game.
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Whether you're teaching your kid about this important cultural art form or simply looking for a fun project, sandpainting is a fun activity you'll both enjoy.
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Want to make math a little more exciting? This single-player game is designed to help your child practice combining cards to create sums of 14.
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For your budding first grade scientist, all you need is some simple, natural materials to create an amazing ant farm. Here's how to get started.
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Play hopscotch with numbers, but also with letters, to get kids ready for first grade reading.
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Get a leg up on counting concepts with this project where art and math collide.
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Challenge your first or second grade reader to make 100 words in this reading and spelling activity for the 100th Day of School.
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Use empty soda bottles to create a fun bowling set that helps your first grader practice addition skills!
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Bring barnyard fun to a rainy day by making this simple pig nose, or make several noses and round up two of your child's friends to act out Three Little Pigs.
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This fun shape game is like Twister...with a twist!

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