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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Celebrate Labor Day with this fun activity. Show your child how to make a "career book" and explore the many jobs that people have, while practicing writing.
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This turkey hand activity will help your child practice patterns and number recognition, key concepts that she'll encounter throughout her academic career.
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Build your first grader's social studies skills by making a map together.
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Let your imagination take flight as you explore the beautiful continent of Africa! Do this fun writing activity with your child to honor Black History Month.
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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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Make a Santa-shaped "wish card" holder for your child...and sneak in some solid practice in reading and writing, too!
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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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Make corn kernel necklaces this fall and help build your child's hand-eye coordination along with her fine motor skills.
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This hands-on activity gets first grade kids brainstorming about what needs change in the world, and how they can help.
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Spice up your first grader's spelling practice this President's Day by playing the Abraham Lincoln Penny Spelling game!
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Salute your "#1 Dad" with this creative pop-up card!
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Try this brand name phonics activity to help your child build up his language arts skills.
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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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This project combines arts and crafts with writing, as your child writes a story and publishes it into a book made out of a paper bag!
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Have your kid create a chart of job titles. It's a great way to get him to recognize the people whose efforts benefit the community.
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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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In this activity, your first grader will practice calendar skills, observe the weather and learns to read calendar words. Here's how to get started:

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