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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Kids make a cute pipe cleaner bumble bee craft and learn a few interesting bee facts along the way in this spring-themed arts and crafts activity.
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Teach your first grade scientist the difference between liquids and solids using maple syrup.
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Sure, you can go out and buy a box of Valentine cards--but for a special message try this simple craft activity to make someone's day.
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Ordinary drinking straws are fun for drinking juice and even for spitballs when you're not looking, but also fabulous for learning first grade math.
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Shed some "light" on the Chinese culture while brightening up your home. Teach your child the Chinese character for good luck with this lantern craft.
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Here's an easy experiment that lets your first grader practice the scientific method, while watching a caterpillar eat.
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Celebrate all your wonderful tongue taste buds with a giant paper tongue project -- you'll even get to decorate it with actual pieces of candy!
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Help your first grader make these patriotic hanging streamer decorations this 4th of July!
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Compare and order numbers and introduce mathematical inequalities in this fun math card game.
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It's easy to be a master Italian chef with this target practice game played with a pizza board constructed out of felt and Velcro bean bag "toppings."
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Invite your first grader to follow a African tradition by coming up with an explanatory African folktale and assembling a book to go along with it.
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Engineers in training can get started with this simple wheel-and-axle construction activity.
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The Olympic torch must burn brightly as a symbol of the enduring tradition of the Olympics. Here's how to make your own!
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Here's an arts and crafts activity that has your first-grader or second-grader using crayons and black paint to create a beautiful wax-resist nightscape.
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This countdown to Christmas craft is fun for kids who are excited for the holiday. Countdown to Christmas with this fun holiday activity.
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First grade math includes lots of work with two-digit numbers. Here's an activity to help kids practice recognizing and sequencing numbers from 1-30.
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Your first grader will love showcasing his favorite pieces of art with his very own personalized magnets created from old bottle caps!
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Make meringues with your first grader and see how states of matter can transform before your very eyes. Here's how:
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First graders are learning basic addition and subtraction math facts. Practice in the sandbox with this fun outdoor math activity!
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There are a lot of ways to make decorative wreaths. This wreath uses cloth and egg carton flowers!

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