Vocabulary Activities

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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Encourage your child to practice skip counting by turning number patterns into this fun and interactive game of catch.
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Whatever the season, celebrate greenery and growth by helping your child study some delightful spring words.
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Create your very own Sleep Book filled with a menagerie of made-up nonsense creatures and discover how different animals catch some zzz's.
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It's easy to turn old magazines into a fast-and-furious finding game that's both fun and educational for kids.
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It doesn√Ęt take long for flashcard drills about prefixes and suffixes to get old. Turn the learning process into a treasure hunt with this fun activity!
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With a newspaper, highlighter, and some fun extra prizes, you can help your first grader start lifetime reading habits with print all around us.
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Here's a household scavenger hunt that shows kids the natural sources behind everyday objects...and builds reading skills, too!
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If your child enjoys drawing, here's a fun way to learn about compound words that uses art as a visual aid.
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This goofy scramble book activity will bring laughs...but also some good, solid comprehension skills too!
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Want to build your child's literary repertoire with tools like foreshadowing and description? Try a spooky Halloween story!
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Here's a cheat sheet to help break down words in order to find their meaning.
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Take a nature walk in your backyard or local park to find one object for every letter of the alphabet. Then put them together in this handy nature book.
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Meant to be fun and inspiring, Oulipo N+7 challenges writers to create new writing, use language and enriches vocabulary, spelling and critical thinking.
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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.
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Work on homophones, words that sound the same, and spelling with this imaginative activity!
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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.
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Looking for an on-the-go game that can be played anywhere, anytime? Put down the hangman and tic-tac-toe. Here's a new one for the whole family!
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Representing the story in a visual way makes it easier for your child to compare the traits of various characters.
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Help your child be a word detective as he builds excellent reading and comprehension skills on his search for clues to decipher meanings of unfamiliar words.
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Create a prefix-suffix flip-book and help improve your fourth grader's decoding skills and vocabulary.

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