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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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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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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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Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
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Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Children will read a book, then retell the story with pictures they have painted on stones.
1st grade
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!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
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Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Thanksgiving dinner can be filled with fun and memorable interactions between family members. This holiday, why not memorialize some of those details and events with a family poem? You can create a lasting memory in the form of a poem with contributions f
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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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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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.
1st grade
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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Nonsense Book
Nonsense Book
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Nonsense Book
Helping your child learn to read doesn't only have to mean using books from the library or from the store. You can make a book of your own - a nonsense book!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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String Story Necklaces
String Story Necklaces
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String Story Necklaces
This string a necklace arts activity teaches first grade readers to look for a story's beginning, middle, and end.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
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Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
Play hopscotch with numbers, but also with letters, to get kids ready for reading.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Nursery Rhyme Madlibs!
Play Nursery Rhyme Madlibs!
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Play Nursery Rhyme Madlibs!
Here's a silly game that uses nursery rhymes to introduce a big concept in first grade reading and writing: learning about nouns and verbs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The Build-a-Word Card Game: Better than Go Fish!
The Build-a-Word Card Game: Better than Go Fish!
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The Build-a-Word Card Game: Better than Go Fish!
Compound words get easier if kids can spot two smaller words that they already know inside. Add some fun to the process with this card game!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
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Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
Take a beach ball, a marker, and a first grader. What do you get? An outdoor activity that works on reading comprehension, in the midst of a game of catch!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What is a Character Trait?
What is a Character Trait?
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What is a Character Trait?
Who are the people young readers meet in their books? This reading activity will help your first grader build important comprehension skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Post-It Bingo!
Play Post-It Bingo!
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Play Post-It Bingo!
New readers need to develop a "bank" of words they can read by sight. Hate flashcards? Consider this fresh way to practice sight words to perfection...Bingo!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Father's Day "How To" Book
Father's Day "How To" Book
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Father's Day "How To" Book
This Father's Day, give dad something he'll really appreciate: a book about him, written by his favorite author...his son or daughter!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Syllable I Spy
Play Syllable I Spy
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Play Syllable I Spy
You've probably played the game "I Spy." It's perfect for long car rides. But with a little tweaking, the game can also help kids practice syllables.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Wish Box
Make a Wish Box
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Make a Wish Box
Ask your kids to write these one-sentence "Holiday Wishes." Without realizing it, they'll be building third grade Language Arts skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Sight Word Puzzle
Sight Word Puzzle
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Sight Word Puzzle
Help your first grader practice sight words with this fun activity. Learn how to put together a puzzle while practicing common sight words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Story From an Ant's Perspective
Write a Story From an Ant's Perspective
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Write a Story From an Ant's Perspective
Here's a writing activity that helps young learners explore an ant's perspective...and practice writing, too!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Write Pen Pal Postcards
Write Pen Pal Postcards
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Write Pen Pal Postcards
Here's an activity to help your first grader read and write, while staying in touch with a faraway friend or relative. Here's how:
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Career Book!
Make a Career Book!
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Make a Career Book!
Celebrate Labor Day with this fun activity. Show your child how to make a "career book" and explore the many jobs that people have, while practicing writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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