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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 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
Try this brand name phonics activity to help your child build up his language arts skills.
First Grade
Phonics
Help your first grader build up his sight words by creating a reading pointer and having him take the family on a house-wide reading tour!
First Grade
Vocabulary
This string a necklace arts activity teaches first grade readers to look for a story's beginning, middle, and end.
First Grade
Comprehension
Your child can create his very own pine forest covered in snow and learn some forest vocabulary too!
First Grade
Vocabulary
Help your first grader understand what a noun is with this fun photo book that catalogs her favorite people, places, and things!
First Grade
Sight Words
If your child enjoys drawing, here's a fun way to learn about compound words that uses art as a visual aid.
First Grade
Phonics
Play this homonym game with your child the next time you sit down with her to read a story and help her build some valuable reading skills.
First Grade
Comprehension
Try this simple activity to stimulate some very complex thinking with your first grader to develop those all-important reading and comprehension skills.
First Grade
Comprehension
This goofy scramble book activity will bring laughs...but also some good, solid comprehension skills too!
First Grade
Comprehension
Help your child with his decoding and early reading skills in this fun game where you follow a spider web to find your treasure!
First Grade
Comprehension
Helping your child learn to read doesn't only have to mean using books from the library or from the store. You can make a book of your own - a nonsense book!
First Grade
Phonics
Make this creative 'story cartoon' tray to help your first grader build reading comprehension skills while having a hilarious time!
First Grade
Comprehension

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