First Grade Writing Activities

First grade is an important time for students to get excited about learning to write. These first grade writing activities make even the most disengaged students excited about writing skills like letter formation, spelling, and even grammar. Writing in first grade sets an educational foundation for elementary school - why not make it easier and fun too?

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Compound words get easier if kids can spot two smaller words that they already know inside. Add some fun to the process with this card game!
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With nothing more than a flat open space and some lively kids, you can reinforce key concepts of punctuation while having lots of healthy laughs.
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Boost those first grade reading and writing skills with this sweet Mother's Day poem idea.
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Spark your kids' interest in writing by helping them write a mini-book about their favorite subject: themselves!
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Try this fun outdoor game to improve your first grader's reading skills. This activity is perfect for summer!
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Challenge your first or second grade reader to make 100 words in this reading and spelling activity for the 100th Day of School.
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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.
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Help your child make an imaginative scene come to life by making a diorama. Your child will be practicing three dimensional thinking and language arts skills.
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Better than any store bought Father's Day card, this touching keepsake lets your child give Dad a peek into their relationship from her point of view.
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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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Most kids love to play spy. Here's a way to have fun with mysterious codes while mastering an ordinary, necessary skill: first grade spelling.
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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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Dads, this activity's for you. Brighten mom's day with a set of kid-designed "mom coupons" that are sure to keep mom happily pampered for weeks.
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Here's a writing activity that helps first graders explore an ant's perspective...and practice writing, too!
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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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Here's an wholesome arts and crafts activity for your kid: create awesome handmade apple note cards with just some paint and blank paper!
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Want to help your child recognize the recipe for a successful sentence? Here's a fun activity to get your child thinking about how sentences work.
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Sure, you can go out and buy a box of Valentine cards--but for a special message try this simple craft activity to make someone's day.
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Invite your first grader to follow a African tradition by coming up with an explanatory African folktale and assembling a book to go along with it.

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