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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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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Use a beloved toy as a jumping-off point for a fantastic storytelling exercise in this activity that will get the littlest ones thinking about creative writing.
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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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If you're looking for something to keep your kid busy on a warm day, and give him some writing practice in the process, bring on the mud!
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This pair of ice skates won't get you very far on ice, but they'll still dazzle during the coldest season of the year.
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This fun and easy project is the perfect way to help your first grader remember who's who, practice her handwriting, and help decorate for Thanksgiving.
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The alphabet is a big learning milestone for most kids. Help your child learn alphabetical order by making a food list in this fun Thanksgiving activity.
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These Thanksgiving place cards are a fun turkey-twist on traditional place markers. Make a set of these Thanksgiving place cards with your child this November.
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Invite your first grader to create this "layers of love" keepsake for that special someone! It holds a sweet, personal message for the recipient.
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This winter world craft will introduce your kid to pointillism, a technique in which dots are used to create a recognizable image.
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Save some money on the decorations with this simple birthday banner that your child can make himself!
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This snowman's not abominable, he's adorable! Your child can bring her very own snowman to life while practicing how to create texture.
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Here's a hilarious alternative to those sugary conversation hearts...and a way to keep building first grade literacy skills while you're at it!
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Make these simple homemade New Year's gifts with your child this holiday season to give to friends and family, each with a special message inside.
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Challenge your first grader to wordsmith her way to victory with this puzzle! Who can find the most words in the letters of "Saint Patrick's Day"?

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