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Painting Snow

In first grade, children are introduced to fractions. Here's a recipe that combines fraction practice with winter fun and lets kids actually paint the snow!

Christmas Countdown on Santa's Beard!

In this fun Christmas craft, your child can countdown to Christmas by making a Santa beard and adding a cotton ball representing each day until the 25th!

How to Make a Paper Snowflake

Snowflakes offer endless delight for curious little kids. If you live in Maine or Wyoming, your first grader can step outside in December to collect the real thing; but if you live in warmer climes, no worries! You can make your own.

Play Snakes and Dots

Practice problem solving skills with your kindergarten or first grade student in this simple two-player game.

Sum It Up

Use your number sense to complete this activity. Draw from a deck of cards to determine your number and then create an addition problem with that sum.

Cut This Calendar!

First grade math includes lots of work with two-digit numbers. Here is a great activity for early in the year, to practice recognizing and sequencing numbers from 1-30.

Bowling for Addition

When you don't want to wear rented shoes at the bowling alley, try whipping up this homemade water bottle bowling set! Help your first grader improve his math skills while having hours of fun at the same time.

Play Pennies, Dimes, Dollar!

This 100th Day of School, have some fun with your first or second grader, looking for creative ways that 100 cents can make $1.00!

Slap It!: An Odds and Evens Card Game

This activity is based on the popular card game, Slapjack. It's rip-roaring fun, and it reinforces the concepts of odd and even, which in turn will help your child succeed in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Seventeen: A Math-Builder Card Game

Your kid probably knows that two plus two equals four. But what does it take to get to seventeen? Try this card game to explore all the possibilities, build math fact skills, and, more importantly from a kid-perspective, have a great time while you're at it!

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