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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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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 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
You've probably played the game 'I Spy.' It's perfect for long car rides. But with a little tweaking, the game can also help kids practice syllables.
First Grade
Phonics
Here's a fun activity to reinforce simple short and long vowel words for your first grader.
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
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.
First Grade
Comprehension
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
Try this fun outdoor game to improve your first grader's reading skills. This activity is perfect for summer!
First Grade
Sight Words
Play the Vocabulary Game to help your child develop a superb, admirable, excellent, magnificent, splendid vocabulary!
First Grade
Vocabulary
Challenge your first or second grade reader to make 100 words in this reading and spelling activity for the 100th Day of School.
First Grade
Phonics
Inspiring kids to read can be tough because it's so hard for them to see their progress. Help keep track how much your kid reads with a train reading chart.
First Grade
Reading
Give your first grader reading and writing practice with this fun, practical postcard that will also help with spelling strategies.
First Grade
Phonics
This simple fall-themed syllable game is a great way to introduce the concept of a syllable to your young learner.
First Grade
Phonics
Help your first grader practice sight words with this fun activity. Learn how to put together a puzzle while practicing common sight words.
First Grade
Sight Words

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