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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'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
Combine kids' love of scavenger hunts with their budding reading skills to create a fun game that's perfect for birthday parties to rainy days at home.
First Grade
Phonics
Practice reading with this fun game, where your first grader will 'hunt' for hidden words around the house.
First Grade
Sight Words
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
Help your first grade reader understand verbs by doing them in this boisterous playground relay race.
First Grade
Sight Words
Help your first grade reader become an expert in 'sh,' 'ch,' and 'th' words with this fun, homemade game.
First Grade
Phonics
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 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
Give your first grader reading and writing practice with this fun, practical postcard that will also help with spelling strategies.
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
Help your first grade child figure out contractions and their original two words by playing this simple game, Contraction Concentration!
First Grade
Phonics
Guide your first grader through a map drawing project inspired by her favorite fairy tale. Its masked as a fun art activity, but it also packs learning punch!
First Grade
Comprehension

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