First Grade Activities

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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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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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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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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: 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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Spooky Slime
Spooky Slime
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Spooky Slime
In this fun science project your child will get practice following directions and getting messy as they learn all about slime!
1st grade
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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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Make a Family Gratitude Jar
Make a Family Gratitude Jar
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Make a Family Gratitude Jar
The power of gratitude is endless! Research shows that cultivating a gratitude practice can gratitude strengthen relationships, improve physical and emotional well-being, deepen empathy skills, and improve self-esteem. With such wide-spread benefits, how
1st grade
Social emotional
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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: 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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Spider Web Shapes
Spider Web Shapes
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Spider Web Shapes
Take the spookiness out of spiders with this web-making activity! Your child will practice talking about and creating shapes in this Halloween craft, and learn about spiders along the way.
1st grade
Math
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Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
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Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
In this activity, your child will be challenged to use three simple materials to create a launcher for an action figure or small toy.
1st grade
Science
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Colored Emotions
Colored Emotions
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Colored Emotions
Understanding emotions can be a helpful tool for self-regulation. In this social emotional learning activity, your child will practice identifying different emotions and explore how they connect with various gestures and facial expressions.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Make an Exploding Pumpkin
Make an Exploding Pumpkin
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Make an Exploding Pumpkin
Learn all about cause and effect as your child experiments with an exploding pumpkin in this engaging fall activity! Get the whole family involved with this simple science experiment that is a fun and exciting way to combine Halloween and science.
1st grade
Science
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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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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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Halloween Rock Painting
Halloween Rock Painting
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Halloween Rock Painting
Reinforce your child’s foundational math skills while creating small works of seasonal art with this creative Halloween rock painting activity!
1st grade
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Fact or Opinion?
Fact or Opinion?
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Fact or Opinion?
In this fun activity, your child will learn the difference between facts and opinions. They will design cards for a matching game that they create and play!
1st grade
Social emotional
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Practice Mindful Eating
Practice Mindful Eating
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Practice Mindful Eating
How often do we eat with awareness and really taste our food and think about where the food came from? Mindful eating is a great way to practice mindfulness infused with gratitude and appreciation for our food.
1st grade
Social emotional
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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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Learn Self-Awareness Through Deep Relaxation
Learn Self-Awareness Through Deep Relaxation
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Learn Self-Awareness Through Deep Relaxation
Deep relaxation is a great way to create the conditions for learning by helping students let go of tension and worry.
1st grade
Social emotional
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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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Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
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Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
In this parts of speech fall scavenger hunt, kids will search for all the hidden leaves, sort them into parts of speech categories, and then practice creating their own sentences using the words they find. 
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Toys on the Grid
Toys on the Grid
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Toys on the Grid
In this activity, students will be challenged to describe and count the ways a toy moves from one position on a grid to another.
1st grade
Science
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Tournament of Books
Tournament of Books
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Tournament of Books
Merge the excitement of basketball tournaments with students’ excitement about books! This activity gives kids a chance to read and form opinions about the books.
1st grade
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First Grade 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.