First Grade Life Science Activities

First Grade Life Science activities to help show your child the fun side of learning! From easy first grade life science activities to more advanced, we've got you covered!

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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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Create a habitat for a butterfly right in your own backyard, and build your first grader's science knowledge while you're at it.
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Children are imaginative story-builders. Create a shoebox habitat with your child to put those budding creative instincts to good use.
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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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Learn how to grow an avocado plant indoors with your 1st grader in this hands-on gardening activity.
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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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Help your first grader design and create his very own bird feeder out of an empty milk carton.
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Feed your birds from kitchen leftovers and give your first grader some excellent scientific practice in identifying our feathered friends.
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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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Here's a fun math and science activity: help your first-grader explore four different kinds of measurement, using his hand and a few simple household tools.
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First graders are learning to think like scientists. What better place to start, then by raising tadpoles? This hands-on activity explores science in action!
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Combine science with reading and art to help your first grader create an attractive holiday gift for a beloved friend or relative.
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Forget store-bought dyes this Easter: color your Easter eggs with natural dyes made with ingredients from your own kitchen in this 1st grade activity.
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The fish most kids see is usually filleted, and it's hard to see how it came from a lake or sea. This cool gyotaku activity blends life science with art!
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Want to boost math and science learning? Take a bug expedition and give your first grader practice observing and charting what he sees.
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Here's a simple and fun kindergarten or first grade gardening activity: grow a miniature container garden in a paper egg carton. Great for kinesthetic learners.
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Study science with your first grader in this arts and crafts activity that models the reason why fall leaves change color with some paint and crayons.
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Help your first grade scientist learn about metamorphosis by observing the life cycle of some interesting creepy crawlies.
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This first grade science activity brings the green grass of early spring inside while teaching your child about the cycles of growth.
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Here's a science activity to help your first-grader investigate how seeds are designed to travel.

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