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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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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
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
Help your first grade reader understand verbs by doing them in this boisterous playground relay race.
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
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
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
Play the Vocabulary Game to help your child develop a superb, admirable, excellent, magnificent, splendid vocabulary!
First Grade
Vocabulary
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
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
This simple fall-themed syllable game is a great way to introduce the concept of a syllable to your young learner.
First Grade
Phonics

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