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First Grade Reading Activities

These creative and fun 1st grade reading activities will be a big hit with your first grader! Review important first grade reading concepts such as syllables, sight words, contractions, and vocabulary in playful and innovative ways sure to get your little learner excited about reading.

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Here are two fun, rhythmic jump rope chants to help your first grader learn the days of the week, practice reading skills, and stay fit!
First Grade
Phonics
This hunt for leprechaun gold is so much fun, kids won't even realize they're working their reading muscles at the same time.
First Grade
Comprehension
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!
First Grade
Comprehension
All you need is chalk and pavement to set up this silly, fun, and practical game that reinforces important first grade vocabulary.
First Grade
Sight Words
For Read Across America Day, challenge your first grader to come up with her very own story using magnetic words inspired by 'Green Eggs and Ham' by Dr. Seuss.
First Grade
Comprehension
New readers need to develop a 'bank' of words they can read by sight. Hate flashcards? Consider this fresh way to practice sight words to perfection...Bingo!
First Grade
Sight Words
Help your first grade reader understand verbs by doing them in this boisterous playground relay race.
First Grade
Sight Words
Practice reading with this fun game, where your first grader will 'hunt' for hidden words around the house.
First Grade
Sight Words
Build good first grade reading and writing skills, as well as family peace and quiet, with this hand made story book about mornings in your home.
First Grade
Comprehension
It's easy to turn old magazines into a fast-and-furious finding game that's both fun and educational for kids.
First Grade
Vocabulary
Play hopscotch with numbers, but also with letters, to get kids ready for first grade reading.
First Grade
Phonics
A new twist on the game of charades will inspire your first grader to look at her favorite books in a whole new light.
First Grade
Comprehension

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