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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!

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

Jump Rope The Days of the Week!

Jump rope isn't just good exercise. It's also a fun way to build your child's ability to focus and learn. Use these rhythmic chants to help your first grade athlete learn the days of the week and improve early reading skills!