Early Literacy Hands-on Activities

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Jane Goodall and Nature Journaling
Jane Goodall and Nature Journaling
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Jane Goodall and Nature Journaling
By incorporating natural materials and the powers of observation, your child will become a backyard naturalist while building early writing and drawing skills!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
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Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Children have a naturally inquisitive mind. Foster their curiosity with a walk through an autumn field or park to answer age-old “why” questions. As you walk with your child, you can encourage them to ask questions.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
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Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Thanksgiving dinner can be filled with fun and memorable interactions between family members. This holiday, why not memorialize some of those details and events with a family poem? You can create a lasting memory in the form of a poem with contributions f
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Illustrate a Famous Book!
Illustrate a Famous Book!
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Illustrate a Famous Book!
What if your child couldn't see the pictures of a picture book? In this activity, she'll listen to a story without looking at the images, and create her own.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Content Clues: Writing with Pictures
Content Clues: Writing with Pictures
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Content Clues: Writing with Pictures
This book-making activity is quick and easy, and it gives emerging readers insight into how a story's illustrations provide context clues.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Make a Preschool Yearbook
Make a Preschool Yearbook
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Make a Preschool Yearbook
Kids love to hear about themselves. And reading about themselves is even better! This personal yearbook will let them record all their important facts.
Preschool
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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Explore the Senses with a Sensory Table!
Explore the Senses with a Sensory Table!
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Explore the Senses with a Sensory Table!
In almost every preschool classroom is a sensory table. Learn how to make one at home!
Preschool
Science
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Nonsense Book
Nonsense Book
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Nonsense Book
Helping your child learn to read doesn't only have to mean using books from the library or from the store. You can make a book of your own - a nonsense book!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Magnets in the Snow
Magnets in the Snow
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Magnets in the Snow
While you are waiting for the real stuff, this activity lets your child play in pretend "snow" while practicing reading skills and learning about magnets.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Holiday Thank You Cards
Holiday Thank You Cards
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Holiday Thank You Cards
Holiday thank you cards show friends and family that you appreciate them. Make a batch of holiday thank you cards with your child this winter.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fall Symbol Connection
Fall Symbol Connection
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Fall Symbol Connection
Introduce your child to the symbols of fall with this easy-to-make matching game that will hone observational skills and increase your kid's attention span.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Photo Frame Craft
Photo Frame Craft
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Photo Frame Craft
Reuse the tops of tissue boxes as photo frames for treasured family photos in this fun craft activity.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Customized Stationery
Customized Stationery
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Customized Stationery
Help your child make his very own stationery, then take the opportunity to teach him how to write a letter!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Days of the Week Flip Flaps
Make Days of the Week Flip Flaps
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Make Days of the Week Flip Flaps
With these days of the week flip flaps, your child has the chance to explore days of the week, track special and routine activities, and practice writing time.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Polar Bear Craft
Polar Bear Craft
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Polar Bear Craft
Winter is a great time to create a textured polar bear. Not only will your child gain practice identifying shapes, he'll also work out fine motor skills.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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How to Set a Table Diagram
How to Set a Table Diagram
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How to Set a Table Diagram
It's always good to have a little help during the holiday. Show your child how to set a table setting and then help him create a placemat map.
1st grade
Social studies
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Here Comes Santa Claus
Here Comes Santa Claus
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Here Comes Santa Claus
In this activity, your kid will cut rectangles, circles and triangles to create a portrait of the jolliest man of them all: Santa Claus!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Candy Cane Decorations
Candy Cane Decorations
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Candy Cane Decorations
This season, your child will make his very own candy cane decoration. He can make a bunch and put them all around your home!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Santa's Reindeer
Santa's Reindeer
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Santa's Reindeer
Your little one can welcome the reindeer with an adorable reindeer portrait all while learning the difference between small, medium and large.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Santa Beard
Santa Beard
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Santa Beard
Your child can count down the days until Christmas while giving Santa's beard a trim. This adorable project bolsters counting and number recognition skills.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Tip Toes
Tip Toes
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Tip Toes
Your child will create an adorable Christmas tree from their footprint and practice counting while decorating their tree with objects of a variety of textures.
Preschool
Science
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Monster Dance
Monster Dance
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Monster Dance
Catch the dance mash fever with this catchy and foot-tapping activity that's all about movement and Halloween fun!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Hissing Cat
Hissing Cat
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Hissing Cat
Any decent Halloween celebration isn't complete without a cat. Even though this cat has an arched back to look as if it's hissing, it's still cute!
Kindergarten
Math
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Write a Letter to Santa Claus
Write a Letter to Santa Claus
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Write a Letter to Santa Claus
Write a letter to Santa and bring back the lost art of letter writing. Learn how to write a carefully crafted wishlist using proper letter form.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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