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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It's easy to turn old magazines into a fast-and-furious finding game that's both fun and educational for kids.
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With a newspaper, highlighter, and some fun extra prizes, you can help your first grader start lifetime reading habits with print all around us.
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Here's a household scavenger hunt that shows kids the natural sources behind everyday objects...and builds reading skills, too!
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If your child enjoys drawing, here's a fun way to learn about compound words that uses art as a visual aid.
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This goofy scramble book activity will bring laughs...but also some good, solid comprehension skills too!
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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.
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Take a beach ball, a marker, and a first grader. What do you get? An outdoor activity that works on reading comprehension, in the midst of a game of catch!
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This hunt for leprechaun gold is so much fun, kids won't even realize they're working their reading muscles at the same time.
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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.
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Help your first grader gain new reading skills in this fun, homemade phonics game that the whole family can enjoy!
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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!
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Give your first grader reading and writing practice with this fun, practical postcard that will also help with spelling strategies.
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Help your child get the hang of reading with this fun activity. Here's how to make a spinning phonics wheel out of two paper plates.
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Help your first grade child figure out contractions and their original two words by playing this simple game, Contraction Concentration!
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This treasure hunt gets kids comfortable using the dictionary, and makes looking up words a lot of fun!
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Try this simple activity to stimulate some very complex thinking with your first grader to develop those all-important reading and comprehension skills.
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A new twist on the game of charades will inspire your first grader to look at her favorite books in a whole new light.
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Silent "e" words are a big part of first grade phonics. Help them turn words like "hop" to "hope" in this action-packed, practical game.
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Play the Vocabulary Game to help your child develop a superb, admirable, excellent, magnificent, splendid vocabulary!
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Help your child gain reading comprehension skills, as well as listening and memory skills with this fun activity that uses his favorite book!

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