Reading & Writing Hands-on Activities

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Draw a Fairy Tale Map
Draw a Fairy Tale Map
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Draw a Fairy Tale Map
Guide your first grader through a map drawing project inspired by her favorite fairy tale. Its masked as a fun art activity, but it also packs learning punch!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Funny Limerick
Write a Funny Limerick
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Write a Funny Limerick
Your fifth grade aspiring poet will be delighted to learn how to write limericks, funny poems that correspond to a simple rhyming structure.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Mom Coupons
Mom Coupons
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Mom Coupons
Dads, this activity's for you. Brighten mom's day with a set of kid-designed "mom coupons" that are sure to keep mom happily pampered for weeks.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Mother's Day Cookbook
Mother's Day Cookbook
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Mother's Day Cookbook
Design a special recipe book just for mom. Kid-made and packed with recipes for some of mom's favorite dishes, it's sure to be a hit on Mother's Day.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Mah Nishtanah
Mah Nishtanah
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Mah Nishtanah
Help your preschooler learn the Four Questions prior to the big night with a homemade book, complete with words and illustrations!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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DIY Birthday Banner
DIY Birthday Banner
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DIY Birthday Banner
Save some money on the decorations with this simple birthday banner that your child can make himself!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Before and After Halloween Acrostic
Before and After Halloween Acrostic
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Before and After Halloween Acrostic
Start by writing an acrostic poem, but then get ready for a writing challenge that makes an acrostic trickier to write.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Autumn Cinquain
Autumn Cinquain
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Autumn Cinquain
Help your child create an autumn poem full of colorful sensory details.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Autumn Tree Paintings
Autumn Tree Paintings
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Autumn Tree Paintings
Give your child some hands-on experience mixing autumn colors. All you need is a large piece of white paper and tempera paint.
Preschool
Science
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Ice Cream Treat: Correct Punctuation
Ice Cream Treat: Correct Punctuation
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Ice Cream Treat: Correct Punctuation
Talk about ice cream while helping your 4th grader work on crucial punctuation skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Portrait of a Soldier
Portrait of a Soldier
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Portrait of a Soldier
Help your child learn more about the military by having him create a portrait of a soldier and write a short summary about why that soldier is important.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Silly Star Fireworks
Silly Star Fireworks
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Silly Star Fireworks
No matter if it's election day, an important leader's birthday, or any U.S. holiday, this red, white, and blue craft is a great way to show your patriotism.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Pressed Flower Bookmarks
Pressed Flower Bookmarks
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Pressed Flower Bookmarks
Show your fourth grader how to make a delicate, dried flower bookmark with flowers native to their neighborhood.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Shape Poem Greeting Cards
Make Shape Poem Greeting Cards
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Make Shape Poem Greeting Cards
Help your fourth or fifth grader design and write their own innovative greeting card by formulating a poem in the shape of their favorite object of choice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Paper Bag Book
Make a Paper Bag Book
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Make a Paper Bag Book
This project combines arts and crafts with writing, as your child writes a story and publishes it into a book made out of a paper bag!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Codex Book
Codex Book
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Codex Book
Creating a book is one thing, but creating a codex is a whole different ball game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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My Bookmark
My Bookmark
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My Bookmark
Help your child navigate their own passion for reading with a bookmark that celebrates their favorite moments, allowing them to relive them again and again.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Hopped Up Hide and Seek
Hopped Up Hide and Seek
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Hopped Up Hide and Seek
This slightly tweaked version of "Hide and Go Seek" hones listening: a key skill for kindergarten.
Preschool
Social studies
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Nature Poetry
Nature Poetry
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Nature Poetry
Inspire a love for the written word by creating an illustrated nature poetry book with your kids.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Family Encyclopedia!
Make a Family Encyclopedia!
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Make a Family Encyclopedia!
Help your fourth grader affirm her place in the family and in the march of recent history with this family album project.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Travel Journal
Make a Travel Journal
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Make a Travel Journal
Help your kids put together a travel journal for your family's next vacation to get them reading, writing, and thinking about what's happening on the trip.
4th grade
Social studies
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Make a "Today Is" Poster
Make a "Today Is" Poster
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Make a "Today Is" Poster
In this activity, your first grader will practice calendar skills, observe the weather and learns to read calendar words. Here's how to get started:
1st grade
Social studies
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Inspirational Quote Board
Inspirational Quote Board
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Inspirational Quote Board
Help you child create an inspirational quote board out of foam that will motivate her to produce her best work and maintain a positive attitude.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write Mythological Mad Libs
Write Mythological Mad Libs
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Write Mythological Mad Libs
Help your child put a new spin on her favorite myth by turning it into a mad lib! Guaranteed to bring the giggles, this fun activity also packs in the learning.
5th grade
Social studies
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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 preschool child busy, while helping her recognize letters in a creative way.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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