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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Thanksgiving placemats are a great craft for your kid, and a beautiful addition to the dinner table. Make Thanksgiving placemats with your kid for the holiday.
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Learn how to make a paper snowflake with these simple instructions. Help your child learn how to make a paper snowflake with only paper and scissors.
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A hands-on guessing game that teaches kids to recognize different coins. First graders will learn their money and their math at the same time!
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Take a beach ball, a marker, and a first grader. What do you get? An outdoor activity that works on reading comprehension, in the midst of a game of catch!
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Better than any store bought Father's Day card, this touching keepsake lets your child give Dad a peek into their relationship from her point of view.
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Here's a science activity that lets a first grader use an empty dish detergent bottle to create his own fountain as he explores air pressure.
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Learn how to grow an avocado plant indoors with your 1st grader in this hands-on gardening activity.
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This easy craft project boosts counting and fine motor skills, and will help kids learn about Jewish culture.
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This hunt for leprechaun gold is so much fun, kids won't even realize they're working their reading muscles at the same time.
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Here's a silly game that uses nursery rhymes to introduce a big concept in first grade reading and writing: learning about nouns and verbs.
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Your first grader will love this addition challenge! Roll dice and keep a running total as you try to achieve the highest score.
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The perfect activity for a rainy day, or any time your little one moans, "Moooo-oom, there's nothing to do!"
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Make Mom a Queen For A Day crown for Mother's Day.
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Every day can be Chinese New Year with a dancing dragon that your child can make at home.
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Most kids love to play spy. Here's a way to have fun with mysterious codes while mastering an ordinary, necessary skill: first grade spelling.
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This experiment works due to a simple principle: plants need light. Build a shoebox maze and watch the plant work though the obstacle course, searching for sun.
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Celebrate the blooming season with your kid by showing him how to make a magical spring mosaic out of all natural materials!
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Is your princess missing a crown? Look no further: grab a few sparkly pipe cleaners and twist for a crown that's half jewelry, half sculpture, and 100% shine.
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Help your first grader design and create his very own bird feeder out of an empty milk carton.
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This caterpillar math game gets your child to work on addition and subtraction. Challenge your child's math prowess with this fast-paced caterpillar math game.

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