Reading & Writing Hands-on Activities

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Write a Cliffhanger
Write a Cliffhanger
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Write a Cliffhanger
Even the most reluctant beginning writers love to experiment with the "cliffhanger."
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a "Word Slider"
Make a "Word Slider"
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Make a "Word Slider"
Make learning word families more hands-on and interactive with this simple craft that has your child making "word sliders" out of paper plates.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Practice Writing with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Practice Writing with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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Practice Writing with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Here's a fun activity that takes "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" to a new level--and builds strong kindergarten reading and writing skills
Kindergarten
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
Help your preschooler begin reading and writing the printed word by connecting simple letter recognition exercises with this easy art project: alphabet trees!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Sight Word Jenga
Sight Word Jenga
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Sight Word Jenga
Here's an activity that puts a new twist on a classic game. Help your first-grader create his own wooden word blocks and play sight word Jenga.
1st grade
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Write a Collaborative Story
Write a Collaborative Story
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Write a Collaborative Story
This fun writing activity takes a regular task - writing a story - and transforms it into a collaborative writing experience for hilarious results!
3rd grade
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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
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Build Vocabulary by Breaking it Down!
Build Vocabulary by Breaking it Down!
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Build Vocabulary by Breaking it Down!
Here's a cheat sheet to help break down words in order to find their meaning.
5th grade
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Make an Apostrophe Collage
Make an Apostrophe Collage
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Make an Apostrophe Collage
Here's a creative and engaging activity to get your child on track with that pesky little line.
5th grade
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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Essay Editing 101
Essay Editing 101
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Essay Editing 101
"CUPS" is a useful tool when helping your student edit a writing piece. Plus, it's an activity you can do together!
5th grade
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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
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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
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Guess My Rock!
Guess My Rock!
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Guess My Rock!
There are hundreds of properties in rocks which you can describe, so get your geology goggles on and get ready to rock your child's science skills.
5th grade
Science
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Create a Comic Strip
Create a Comic Strip
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Create a Comic Strip
Communicating using the written word doesn't have to be tough! It can be as simple and fun as composing a comic strip.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Safety Rules Manual
Write a Safety Rules Manual
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Write a Safety Rules Manual
Give your child a chance to review his knowledge of safety and show off his writing skills at the same time by writing a safety manual to share at home.
2nd grade
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Write a Going Green Plan
Write a Going Green Plan
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Write a Going Green Plan
Here's an authentic writing task that is perfect for Earth Day, or any day! In this activity, your child's pen becomes an instrument of planetary importance.
2nd grade
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Cloud Writing
Cloud Writing
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Cloud Writing
Create this quick and easy craft with your kindergarten child, and then let his imagination float free as he writes about it!
Kindergarten
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Make an Acrostic Birthday Poem
Make an Acrostic Birthday Poem
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Make an Acrostic Birthday Poem
This writing activity to get your third grader to combine the fun of poetry with the excitement of celebrating a birthday.
3rd grade
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Father's Day Pop-Up Card
Father's Day Pop-Up Card
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Father's Day Pop-Up Card
Salute your "#1 Dad" with this creative pop-up card!
1st grade
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Write an "I Used To, Now I" Poem
Write an "I Used To, Now I" Poem
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Write an "I Used To, Now I" Poem
In this writing activity, let your child reflect on the past and practice his writing skills and word usage as he creates an "I Used to, Now I" poem.
2nd grade
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Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
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Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
Help your child compose an alphabet poem about the season, and have her practice letters while awakening her creative writing skills, too!
2nd grade
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Superhero Dad
Superhero Dad
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Superhero Dad
Making Dad a comic book is a great gift for Father's Day, and one that helps them work on fine motor skills, storytelling and handwriting.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Step Inside the Story!
Step Inside the Story!
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Step Inside the Story!
Let your child step into the main character's shoes as he keeps track of the setting, events, and names of characters in the story by keeping a journal.
3rd grade
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"I'm Not Bored!" Book
"I'm Not Bored!" Book
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"I'm Not Bored!" Book
Make an "I'm NOT Bored" book filled with your child's favorite activities, to reference the next time she has the urge to declare, "I'm bored."
2nd grade
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