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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Counting syllables can be tough. Help your kid get some practice on Valentine's Day with this simple game.
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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!
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Here's a rainy day phonics craft project for you and your first grader. Reel in those double "ee" words on this do-it-yourself eel!
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This string a necklace arts activity teaches first grade readers to look for a story's beginning, middle, and end.
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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.
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This simple art project will help your child think of nice words to say that come from the heart and use them when she's communicating with friends and family.
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Help your child with his decoding and early reading skills in this fun game where you follow a spider web to find your treasure!
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Try this brand name phonics activity to help your child build up his language arts skills.
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If your first grader has a hard time practicing his vocabulary skills, introduce him to this fun word building game.
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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!
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Who are the people young readers meet in their books? This reading activity will help your first grader build important comprehension skills.
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Try your hand at some Seuss-like tongue twisters! Boost those vocabulary skills with this fun game for the whole family.
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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!
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Help build help your first grader's reading vocabulary while also boosting their nutritional knowledge with this easy and fun home science activity.
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Help your preschooler learn the Four Questions prior to the big night with a homemade book, complete with words and illustrations!
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This time-based word builder is the perfect way to boost your child's vocabulary. Mix and match letters to see how many words she can come up with!
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Make a "feeling meter" that helps your first grader read key feeling words and communicate his emotions accurately to you.
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Here is a way to help your first grader keep track of the books she has read, and also help her develop some critical thinking skills.
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Make this creative "story cartoon" tray to help your first grader build reading comprehension skills while having a hilarious time!
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Delight your first grader by combining a reading activity with a fun "tea party" as she unscrambles cut-up words in a tea bag to form sentences and stories.

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