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Play Flip Over Vowels

Help your kindergartener tackle the "silent e rule" with this simple activity that's sure to leave her flipping over vowel practice!

It's All Natural! A Materials Scavenger Hunt

For many kids, it's a stretch to understand how manufactured things could come from nature. Help your kids make that connection by showing them what everyday things are made of.

Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss

Now that first grade's here, students need to be adept at recognizing lots of letter blends, such as "ch" or "sh." Want a memorable and hilarious way to practice letter blends? Try our fun beanbag toss game.

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!

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!

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!

Make a Morning Routine Book

Build good first grade reading and writing skills, as well as family peace and quiet, with this hand made story book about mornings in your home.

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 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: