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Play Picture Book Charades!

A new twist on the old fashioned game of charades will inspire your first grader to look at her favorite books in a whole new light.

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!

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.

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 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:

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!

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!

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!

Play Nursery Rhyme Madlibs!

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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