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Vocabulary activities help your child learn new words through games and crafts! Your child will enjoy being a word detective in these games, as he finds new vocabulary in books, in word scrambles, and in muffin tins. These games and crafts are designed to encourage kids not only to learn vocabulary words for school, but to seek meaning in words that they encounter in everyday interactions with books, TV, and other people. These vocabulary activities are a great way for you and your child to spend time together while building lifelong skills.

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Homonyms are those tricky little words that tend to confound early learners.  Help your second grader ace the challenge with this outdoor game.
Vocabulary
Second Grade
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.
Vocabulary
First Grade
Once your child can recognize the letters of the alphabet, try out this activity that encourages simple word recognition.
Vocabulary
Kindergarten
This activity uses the signs and words kids see around them every day, to create a book they can read on their own.
Vocabulary
Preschool
Help your kindergartener make and play a 'Hop On Pop'-inspired card game--a fun way to learn word families!
Vocabulary
Kindergarten
Help your child create a rebus message for a unique Father's Day card or poster; it's like a collage and encoded message all in one!
Vocabulary
Fourth Grade
It's an easy twist on the classic game and it will prepare your student for the vocabulary challenges that lie ahead!
Vocabulary
Fourth Grade
Try this delicious and nutritious recipe for Green Eggs and Ham, inspired by Dr. Seuss's classic story of Sam I Am.
Vocabulary
Third Grade
Here's a fun holiday activity that will have you and your child singing, laughing, and using a thesaurus!
Vocabulary
Third Grade
Remember the classic card game, Go Fish? Here's a fun twist on it that will help your third grader learn her grammar terms in a fun way!
Vocabulary
Third Grade
Here's an adverb acting game that will have your child hungrily, unceasingly, enthusiastically learning!
Vocabulary
Fifth Grade
Practice reading with this fun game, where your first grader will 'hunt' for hidden words around the house.
Vocabulary
First Grade
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.
Vocabulary
Kindergarten
New readers need to develop a 'bank' of words they can read by sight. Hate flashcards? Consider this fresh way to practice sight words to perfection...Bingo!
Vocabulary
First Grade
Challenge your child to create a lipogram, or a piece of writing that omits one specific letter. This activity strengthens writing and language skills.
Vocabulary
Fourth Grade

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