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100 Words: Word Building
100 Words: Word Building
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100 Words: Word Building
Challenge your first or second grade reader to make 100 words in this reading and spelling activity for the 100th Day of School.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Building Sand Castles
Building Sand Castles
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Building Sand Castles
If your child aspires to be the next Frank Lloyd Wright, we've got some tips on building sand castles that last.
1st grade
Science
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Construct Newspaper Building Blocks
Construct Newspaper Building Blocks
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Construct Newspaper Building Blocks
Here's an arts and crafts activity to help your preschooler or kindergartener create his own set of building blocks to create her dream house and buildings.
Preschool
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Boat
Building Brick Challenge: Build a Boat
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Boat
Develop your child's mathematical and engineering skills with this fun building brick challenge. In this activity, your learner will be challenged to create a boat out of building bricks.
1st grade
Science
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Building Brick Challenge: Find the Perfect Fit
Building Brick Challenge: Find the Perfect Fit
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Building Brick Challenge: Find the Perfect Fit
This tricky building block challenge asks your learner to think creatively. They will work on their divergent thinking skills as they try to fill up an index card perfectly with building bricks.
4th grade
Science
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Make Your Own Building Blocks
Make Your Own Building Blocks
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Make Your Own Building Blocks
Invite your kindergartener or first grader to make giant, soft building blocks. He'll have a blast constructing, throwing, stacking, and even falling on them!
Kindergarten
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Building Brick Challenge: Build the Eiffel Tower
Building Brick Challenge: Build the Eiffel Tower
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Building Brick Challenge: Build the Eiffel Tower
In this activity, children will work on their mathematics and engineering skills as they attempt to recreate the Eiffel Tower out of building blocks!
4th grade
Science
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Play Vocab-Building Improv!
Play Vocab-Building Improv!
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Play Vocab-Building Improv!
Improve your kindergartener's vocabulary with this fun, quick, and simple improvisation activity! He'll love acting while practicing directionality words.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
In this activity, your child will be challenged to build a tall tower out of building bricks! The instructions include questions prompts to guide students through the design challenge.
1st grade
Science
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Building Brick Challenge: Make a Face
Building Brick Challenge: Make a Face
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Building Brick Challenge: Make a Face
In this design challenge, your child will use building bricks to create a funny face. The activity instructions include question prompts thta can help guide your child through the creative process, and promote their problem-solving skills.
Preschool
Science
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Building Brick Challenge: Make a Tic-Tac-Toe Grid
Building Brick Challenge: Make a Tic-Tac-Toe Grid
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Building Brick Challenge: Make a Tic-Tac-Toe Grid
In this activity, your learner will be challenged to create their own tic-tac-toe grid out of building blocks.
3rd grade
Science
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Scrambled Words
Scrambled Words
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Scrambled Words
A strong vocabulary helps your little one with all school subjects. With this scrambled words game, they won't mind brushing up on vocab and learning new words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Spring Words
Spring Words
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Spring Words
Whatever the season, celebrate greenery and growth by helping your child study some delightful spring words.
2nd grade
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Winter Words
Winter Words
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Winter Words
Prepare your child for winter with a fake igloo and a list of cozy and chilly vocabulary words.
2nd grade
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Ancient Building Techniques
Ancient Building Techniques
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Ancient Building Techniques
Help your child get a grasp on what it was like to build gigantic ancient structures with this easy engineering activity about science and physics.
4th grade
Science
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Kind Words
Kind Words
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Kind Words
This simple art project will help your child think of nice words to say that come from the heart and use them when she's communicating with friends and family.
1st grade
Social studies
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Halloween STEM Building Challenge
Halloween STEM Building Challenge
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Halloween STEM Building Challenge
The possibilities are endless with this fun Halloween-themed STEM activity! With simple supplies, your child will experiment, adapt, and use their creativity while they build structures using different specifications.
2nd grade
Science
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Compare and Contrast Words
Compare and Contrast Words
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Compare and Contrast Words
This flash card game will help your child memorize words while visually learning the differences between objects.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Recognition
Word Recognition
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Word Recognition
Once your child has mastered the letters of the alphabet it's time to start building words! Try out this activity that encourages simple word recognition.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Sight Words Memory Game
Sight Words Memory Game
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Sight Words Memory Game
Does your child need help reading common words? Make this family board game. It's so fun, she won't even realize she's learning!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Make a Story with Magnetic Words
Make a Story with Magnetic Words
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Make a Story with Magnetic Words
For Read Across America Day, challenge your first grader to come up with a story using magnetic words inspired by "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Design Challenge: Building a Bridge
Design Challenge: Building a Bridge
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Design Challenge: Building a Bridge
In this exciting and empowering challenge, your child will construct a bridge using marshmallows and toothpicks!
Preschool
Science
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Root Out the Meaning of Words
Root Out the Meaning of Words
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Root Out the Meaning of Words
Here's a fun activity to show your child how to use prefixes and root words to "root out" the meaning of a word!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Make a photo essay! This fun middle school photography activity makes creative writing come to life by turning words into pictures.
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Color Words
Color Words
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Color Words
Help your child make sense of our colorful world with this easy-to-make color challenge!
Kindergarten
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Word building activities help your child build vocabulary, improve spelling, and synthesize words! These literacy-based word building activities allow your child to formulate words on the standard paper as well as on unusual surfaces and aloud in games. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten students, these word building activities help lay a solid literacy foundation for kids who are kinesthetic, or movement-based, learners. Try these word building activities with your young reader and writer, and have fun!