Kindergarten Reading Activities

You and your kindergartener will love these fun and creative kindergarten reading activities and kindergarten reading games! Kids can practice the alphabet by playing alphabet tag, learn about phonics by making a letter-sound book, and expand their vocabulary with a word quilt collage. Use the side bar to filter your results by Phonics, The Alphabet, Sight Words, and more, or browse through all of our kindergarten reading activities to find that perfect activity or game for you or your kindergartener!

If you're looking for something more academic, check out our Kindergarten Reading Worksheets.

For interactive fun for kindergarteners, try our Free Online Kindergarten Reading Games.

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This cute game that lets your child practice making words, while acting like a Mexican jumping bean! Great for emerging readers.
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Does your child love pretend and need practice with letters and the sounds they make? Get cooking! This activity is fun and builds key reading skills, too.
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Ask a child if he wants to practice his alphabet and you'll likely get snubbed. But ask if he'd like to play letter detective? You might hook yourself a fish.
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Here's a challenging treasure hunt for kindergarteners learning about letter sounds. String letters together to make words and find the path to the treasure.
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Collect 26 rocks and paint each one with a letter of the alphabet for your very own alphabet rock collection.
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This silly game is a fun way to introduce and reinforce sight words--by fishing for them!
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This version of the carnival game where you try to toss chips into a cup, to win a fabulous prize, gives kids a boost in early writing and reading.
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Use fun and fuzzy pipe cleaners to help your child learn how to form important letters that make up the words that are the building blocks of phonics.
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Try this goofy, first grade phonics craft that focuses on the letter "F" as in "Frog" and helps build crucial reading and spelling skills in your first grader.
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Once your child has mastered the letters of the alphabet it's time to start building words! Try out this activity that encourages simple word recognition.
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These bean bag games are a fun and inexpensive way to keep your first grader learning! Work on social skills, coordination, math, or even spelling!
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Does your child need help reading common words? Make this family board game. It's so fun, she won't even realize she's learning!
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Celebrate Read Across America Day with your kindergartener by playing an alphabet balloon volley game inspired by "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" by Dr. Seuss.
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Check out this silly game that will put your kid's animal habitat knowledge (and acting skills) to the test.
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Kids get in lots of letter learning as they play this fun twist on regular tag, which engages their minds as well as their bodies.
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This homemade alphabet game will keep your kindergartener on his toes and help him practice letter, numbers, and taking turns. The whole family can participate!
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Put numbers and letters together -- key kindergarten math and reading skills -- while creating a marvelous game piece for outdoor play!
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Build up those kindergarten letter-sound reading skills...and create a whimsical, practical craft at the same time.
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Create Fairy Tale Dice and inspire your kindergartener to weave fantastic fairy tales and improve his reading and writing skills while he's at it.
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This book-making activity is quick and easy, and it gives emerging readers insight into how a story's illustrations provide context clues.

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