Early Literacy Hands-on Activities

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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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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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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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Make a Name Puzzle
Make a Name Puzzle
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Make a Name Puzzle
Help your child understand that letters, put in a certain order, make words. In this fun activity they'll get to make their own puzzle, and practice letters, too!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Take a Picture Walk
Take a Picture Walk
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Take a Picture Walk
Everyone's heard of taking a dog for a walk. But how about an illustration? This activity teaches emerging readers to use pictures as context clues.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Alphabet Hunt
Alphabet Hunt
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Alphabet Hunt
Ask a child if they want to practice the alphabet and you'll likely get snubbed. But ask if they'd like to play letter detective? You might hook yourself a fish.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Make an ALL ABOUT ME! Book
Make an ALL ABOUT ME! Book
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Make an ALL ABOUT ME! Book
Spark your kids' interest in writing by helping them write a mini-book about their favorite subject: themselves!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Fine Motor Practice
Fine Motor Practice
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Fine Motor Practice
Take some of the spirit of musical chairs and incorporate it into an indoor obstacle course that will fine tune your child's motor skills!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Make a Paper Chain
Make a Paper Chain
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Make a Paper Chain
Here's a fun activity that will help your child learn to cut on a line, practice fine motor control, and create a beautiful garland, too.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Make an Alphabet Book
Make an Alphabet Book
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Make an Alphabet Book
Let your child play with scissors! Put them to work, creating a book that will keep them busy, and help them practice their letters, too.
Preschool
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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Sequence Those Sentences, A Story Game
Sequence Those Sentences, A Story Game
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Sequence Those Sentences, A Story Game
Help your kindergartener develop his sequencing skills in this activity that teaches him about a story's beginning, middle, and end.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Scratch Art
Scratch Art
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Scratch Art
Encourage your preschooler's creativity with this exciting art project! Every "scratch art" drawing is unique and colorful!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Time Book About the Day
Time Book About the Day
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Time Book About the Day
Get your child thinking about time with this art project, where you'll create a fun book on his daily routine.
Kindergarten
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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Make a "First Day of School" Photo Book
Make a "First Day of School" Photo Book
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Make a "First Day of School" Photo Book
Make a photo book to provide a reassuring guide for your child's first days and weeks of school.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Etching Art
Etching Art
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Etching Art
Introduce your preschooler to patterns in this arts and craft activity that uses household materials to create and paint scratch prints.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Branch Out: Create an Alphabet Tree
Branch Out: Create an Alphabet Tree
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Branch Out: Create an Alphabet Tree
In this creative arts and crafts activity, children will design and create their very own alphabet tree!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Underwater I Spy Alphabet Bottle
Underwater I Spy Alphabet Bottle
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Underwater I Spy Alphabet Bottle
This alphabet bottle is fun to make and a great activity to keep your child busy, while helping them recognize letters in a creative way.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Foil Painting
Foil Painting
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Foil Painting
Your preschooler will have a great time painting on a foil background to create a stunning, shiny work of art!
Preschool
Science
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Wax Paper Art
Wax Paper Art
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Wax Paper Art
If your kid likes to color, you probably know all too well that crayons go quickly. Put those crayon stubs to use by creating colorful ironed wax paper art!
Preschool
Science
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Create an Easy-Store Puppet Stage
Create an Easy-Store Puppet Stage
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Create an Easy-Store Puppet Stage
Create a glamorous yet easy-to-store puppet stage for your preschooler or pre-kindergartener!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Diploma Frame
Diploma Frame
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Diploma Frame
Help your preschooler celebrate his big day by crafting a special, sparkly diploma frame to celebrate his achievement!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Make Scented Pumpkins
Make Scented Pumpkins
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Make Scented Pumpkins
Your preschooler will engage their senses by making a scented pumpkin to decorate your house.
Preschool
Science
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