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Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
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Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
In this fun design challenge, your child will get creative with making structures out of toothpicks and gumdrop candies.
1st grade
Science
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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Teach children how to upcycle dried-out markers with this homemade paint-making activity!
1st grade
Fine arts
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Design Your Own Planet
Design Your Own Planet
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Design Your Own Planet
In this activity, children will let their imagination run wild as they design and build a new planet in the solar system.
1st grade
Science
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Make Art Like Mary Blair
Make Art Like Mary Blair
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Make Art Like Mary Blair
Reinforce your child’s understanding of geometry and 2D shapes while learning about the artist Mary Blair and her amazing contributions to many loved movies, books, and characters throughout her career.
1st grade
Math
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
1st grade
Social studies
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Design Challenge: Making a Boat
Design Challenge: Making a Boat
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Design Challenge: Making a Boat
In this activity, your child will be asked to create a boat that can successfully float while holding 25 pennies.
1st grade
Science
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Growing Jack-o'-Lantern
Growing Jack-o'-Lantern
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Growing Jack-o'-Lantern
In this Halloween-themed activity, young learners will find out what happens when they mix two household items together to create a surprising chemical reaction.
1st grade
Science
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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!
1st grade
Science
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Design Challenge: Glowing Bouncy Egg
Design Challenge: Glowing Bouncy Egg
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Design Challenge: Glowing Bouncy Egg
In this activity, your child will transform an egg into a glowing, bouncy "ball" that they can play with.
1st grade
Science
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Things I Like About Me
Things I Like About Me
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Things I Like About Me
In this activity, your child will have an opportunity to discuss what they like about themselves, and they will design a digital or physical poster that displays their talents, what they like, and images that describe themselves.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Create an Egg Carton Penguin
Create an Egg Carton Penguin
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Create an Egg Carton Penguin
Egg cartons are known to have abundant uses. As you get into the cold winter months, discuss penguins with your child by creating these adorable egg carton penguins!
1st grade
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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
In this design thinking activity, your child will choose an animal to research, learn about the animal’s habitat, and then replicate the animal's habitat using household items.
1st grade
Science
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Movement Card Game
Movement Card Game
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Movement Card Game
Using simple materials, children will create a movement card game that the whole family can play together.
1st grade
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Build a Tunnel
Build a Tunnel
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Build a Tunnel
In this science and engineering activity, children will explore types of tunnels and their purposes and then design and build a tunnel of their own.
1st grade
Science
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Make Peace Rocks
Make Peace Rocks
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Make Peace Rocks
With school, home, and activities in between, life can sometimes feel chaotic to kids. Help your child learn how to stop and relax with handmade peace rocks.
1st grade
Social emotional
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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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Corn Maze STEM Challenge
Corn Maze STEM Challenge
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Corn Maze STEM Challenge
Learn all about balance and motion as your child designs a corn maze!
1st grade
Science
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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
El dia de los muertos (the day of the dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd every year. Other Latin American countries celebrate a variation of the holiday, but it originates in Mexico and is unique to this country. These two days
1st grade
Social studies
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Design Challenge: Creating a Cup Tower
Design Challenge: Creating a Cup Tower
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Design Challenge: Creating a Cup Tower
In this activity, your child will be challenged to make a tower using paper cups.
1st grade
Science
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Make a Calm Down Bottle
Make a Calm Down Bottle
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Make a Calm Down Bottle
Do you need to help your students chill out? This activity will help your students learn how to breathe deeply, self-soothe, and calm themselves down.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Design Challenge: Letters of the Alphabet
Design Challenge: Letters of the Alphabet
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Design Challenge: Letters of the Alphabet
Reinforce your child’s understanding of the alphabet by helping them construct all of the letters using pipe cleaners.
1st grade
Science
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Patterns in Nature
Patterns in Nature
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Patterns in Nature
In this social emotional learning activity, your child will go on a nature scavenger hunt to look for patterns in nature and appreciate how amazing nature is.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Gratitude Tree
Gratitude Tree
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Gratitude Tree
Research shows that when we focus on things we are grateful for, we literally rewire our brains to focus on the positive. Help kids experience the joy of gratitude by creating trees that give thanks.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Understanding Others
Understanding Others
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Understanding Others
In this activity, your child will be given images that portray different perspectives or emotions. Your child will practice empathy by coloring and drawing what each person may have been thinking or feeling.
1st grade
Social emotional
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A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
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A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Search 1st Grade Hands-on Activities

These first grade activities are an easy way to help your child further develop her skills in reading, writing, math, and science. In addition to being educational, these printable first grade games are also fun! Activities for first grade include games like nursery rhyme mad libs, bowling for addition, and sandwich bag explosion. Activities like these allow first graders to be engaged while having a good time.