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Host a Magazine Scavenger Hunt!

It's easy to turn old magazines into a fast-and-furious finding game that's both fun and educational for kids. Let the games begin!

Practice Reading with a Word Hunt

Let your child play detective and search for word cards you've hidden around the house. With this fun game, she'll have a great time as she practices her reading skills!

Sight Word Jenga

Help your first-grader improve his reading skills with this new twist on a classic game. Let your first-grader create his own wooden word blocks and play sight word Jenga!

Learn Sight Words with a Water Game!

Try this goofy, outdoor game to build your child's reading and spelling abilities. Not only will you both have fun splashing around outside, but she'll be improving her reading skills at the same time!

Play Post-It Bingo!

New readers need to develop a "bank" of words that they can read by sight. If flashcards start to seem a little tedious, consider this fresh way to practice sight words to perfection...Bingo!

Directions First: Reading to Draw

Here's an activity that'll encourage your young artist to read. Invite your child to decode directions on colors, numbers, and shapes in order to create cool pictures he can add to his art collection!

Digraph Bingo

Digraphs are letter pairs like "sh" and "ch" that together make a single sound. Learning them can be tricky for new readers, but this bingo game makes it easy...and fun!

The Build-a-Word Card Game: Better than Go Fish!

Compound words may look hard at first, but things get easier if kids can spot two smaller words that they already know. Want to add a little "holy moly!" to something that can feel ho hum? This card game will help you practice making compound words-- and have some fun while you're at it!

Practice Reading with Newspaper "Highlights"

Help your first grader start lifetime reading habits with print that's all around us.

Play Syllable I Spy

At some point in your life, you've probably played the game "I Spy." It's perfect for boring waits at the grocery store, or long car rides. But with a little tweaking, the game can also help kids practice a key first grade concept...syllables. Here's how to play:

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