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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Here's an activity to help your first grader read and write, while staying in touch with a faraway friend or relative. Here's how:
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This Father's Day, give dad something he'll really appreciate: a book about him, written by his favorite author...his son or daughter!
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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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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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Childhood summers are magical, full of splashy fun and relaxing afternoons. Preserving those memories should be special as well.
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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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Practice reading and writing by helping your first grader create a family recipe book!
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By using watercolor paints to practice writing letters, sentences, and math problems, your child will practice first grade skills in his "Sidewalk School."
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Encourage your first grader to uncover her imagination and storytelling skills by authoring her very own book.
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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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Creating a book is one thing, but creating a codex is a whole different ball game.
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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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Teach your kindergartener or first grader about the art of correspondence by guiding him in creating his very own postcards out of favorite family photographs.
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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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