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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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Try this fun outdoor game to improve your first grader's reading skills. This activity is perfect for summer!
First Grade
Sight Words
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
Play hopscotch with numbers, but also with letters, to get kids ready for first grade reading.
First Grade
Phonics
Help your first grade reader master those letter blends like 'ch' and 'sh' with this memorable and hilarious beanbag toss game.
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
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
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.
First Grade
Sight Words
Combine kids' love of scavenger hunts with consonant blends to create a fun game that's perfect for everything from birthday parties to rainy days at home.
First Grade
Phonics
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
Help your first grade reader become an expert in 'sh,' 'ch,' and 'th' words with this fun, homemade game.
First Grade
Phonics
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
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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