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Solve Toothpick Puzzles!
Solve Toothpick Puzzles!
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Solve Toothpick Puzzles!
Check out these fun toothpick puzzles that are easy to set up and will give your kid an opportunity to practice all-important spatial reasoning skills.
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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
Reading & Writing
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Puzzle Piece Tree
Puzzle Piece Tree
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Puzzle Piece Tree
Recycle all those old puzzles with missing pieces into a cute and easy puzzle piece tree.
Kindergarten
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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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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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Make Your Own Puzzle
Make Your Own Puzzle
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Make Your Own Puzzle
It's easy and fun to make puzzles, and your child can pick any design.
Preschool
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Word Recognition
Word Recognition
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Word Recognition
Once your child has mastered the letters of the alphabet it's time to start building words! Try out this activity that encourages simple word recognition.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Word of the Day Game
Word of the Day Game
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Word of the Day Game
This game will help build your child's word bank as she competes with family members for the "Word of the Day" champion title.
3rd grade
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Word Wall Art
Word Wall Art
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Word Wall Art
Help your child score points with a personalized message of her own. All it takes is a set of handmade letter tiles to create some word wall art.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Create a Holiday Word Find
Create a Holiday Word Find
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Create a Holiday Word Find
Your child can make a homemade find-a-word game personalized for the Christmas holidays and family.
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Become a Word Detective!
Become a Word Detective!
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Become a Word Detective!
Help your child be a word detective as he builds excellent reading and comprehension skills on his search for clues to decipher meanings of unfamiliar words.
2nd grade
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Crazy Eights With Word Families!
Crazy Eights With Word Families!
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Crazy Eights With Word Families!
Help your kindergartener make and play a "Hop On Pop"-inspired card game--a fun way to learn word families!
Kindergarten
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Make a Word Quilt Collage
Make a Word Quilt Collage
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Make a Word Quilt Collage
In this arts and crafts activity, boost your kindergartener's letter recognition and reading skills by helping her create a paper word quilt.
Kindergarten
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Count Up to a One Dollar Word
Count Up to a One Dollar Word
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Count Up to a One Dollar Word
Celebrate the 100th day of school by counting and spelling your way to a "$1.00" word in this 3rd grade math and reading game.
3rd grade
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Problem Solved
Problem Solved
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Problem Solved
Problem-solving skills can be practiced and strengthened over time with puzzles such as Tangrams! In this activity, your child will discuss problem-solving strategies and practice using these strategies with Tangram puzzles.
Kindergarten
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Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
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Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
In this real-world exercise about the Teal Pumpkin Project, your child will create a persuasive poster to spread the word about the project in the hopes of convincing people to offer non-food trinkets this Halloween season.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Compound Word Art
Compound Word Art
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Compound Word Art
If your child enjoys drawing, here's a fun way to learn about compound words that uses art as a visual aid.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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St. Patrick's Day Word Game
St. Patrick's Day Word Game
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St. Patrick's Day Word Game
Challenge your first grader to wordsmith her way to victory with this puzzle! Who can find the most words in the letters of "Saint Patrick's Day"?
1st grade
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Valentine's Word Game
Valentine's Word Game
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Valentine's Word Game
Foster a love of words in your little cupid this Valentine's Day by creating a memory game that doubles as an early reading activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Action Word Charades
Play Action Word Charades
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Play Action Word Charades
Make grammar interesting for kinders, with this fun take on charades. They'll practice verbs and get in some giggles, too!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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100 Words: Word Building
100 Words: Word Building
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100 Words: Word Building
Challenge your first or second grade reader to make 100 words in this reading and spelling activity for the 100th Day of School.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Sight Word Island Hopping!
Sight Word Island Hopping!
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Sight Word Island Hopping!
All you need is chalk and pavement to set up this silly, fun, and practical game that reinforces important vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Sight Word Book
Make a Sight Word Book
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Make a Sight Word Book
Help your child learn to read! By making their own book, your child can get creative, and practice ten key sight words at the same time.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Puzzle Piece Necklace
Puzzle Piece Necklace
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Puzzle Piece Necklace
Turn leftover puzzle pieces into a one-of-a-kind necklace that's sure to brighten any outfit.
1st grade
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Practice Reading with a Word Hunt
Practice Reading with a Word Hunt
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Practice Reading with a Word Hunt
Practice reading with this fun game, where your first grader will "hunt" for hidden words around the house.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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