Word Building Activities

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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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Discover the Colors of Fall
Discover the Colors of Fall
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Discover the Colors of Fall
This activity will inspire adults and kids alike to take time to explore the beauty in their community and discover the colors of fall while developing their descriptive and creative writing skills! 
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Name Puzzle
Make a Name Puzzle
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Make a Name Puzzle
Help your child understand that letters, put in a certain order, make words. In this fun activity they'll get to make their own puzzle, and practice letters, too!
Preschool
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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Make an Apostrophe Collage
Make an Apostrophe Collage
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Make an Apostrophe Collage
Here's a creative and engaging activity to get your child on track with that pesky little line.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fill in the Blanks Fun
Fill in the Blanks Fun
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Fill in the Blanks Fun
This fill-in-the-blanks game is a little like Mad Libs, but for emerging writers. Get ready for some silly sentences!
Kindergarten
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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Guess What? A Writing Game
Guess What? A Writing Game
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Guess What? A Writing Game
This game will help your child write with more attention to detail.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Build Vocabulary with Prefixes and Suffixes
Build Vocabulary with Prefixes and Suffixes
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Build Vocabulary with Prefixes and Suffixes
Here's a fun game that you can play at home to get your child thinking about prefixes and suffixes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Play the Bag Game: Learn Parts of Speech
Play the Bag Game: Learn Parts of Speech
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Play the Bag Game: Learn Parts of Speech
Parts of speech can be a difficult and dreary concept for many kids, but you can quickly turn that feeling around with this fun game.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Sentence Scramble
Play Sentence Scramble
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Play Sentence Scramble
This hands-on family activity gives your child practice creating compound sentences, while teaching him skills that will help him become a better writer!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Practice Capitalization with a Homemade Calendar
Practice Capitalization with a Homemade Calendar
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Practice Capitalization with a Homemade Calendar
Making a calendar is a great way for third graders to identify those words that are always capitalized. Here's how to get started.
2nd 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.
3rd 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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Write a New Ending
Write a New Ending
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Write a New Ending
Knowing how to use quotation marks to write character dialog is an important skill for developing writers. Here's a fun way to get your child writing speech.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Kindergartener's Communication Game
Kindergartener's Communication Game
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Kindergartener's Communication Game
This fun game helps to strengthen your kindergartener's speaking skills, by teaching him to answer questions with complete sentences.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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How to Write a Scary Story
How to Write a Scary Story
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How to Write a Scary Story
Want to build your child's literary repertoire with tools like foreshadowing and description? Try a spooky Halloween story!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Punctuate with Pasta!
Punctuate with Pasta!
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Punctuate with Pasta!
Here's a fun activity that will help your child become familiar with both punctuation marks...by using pasta shapes!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Punctuation Red Light, Green Light
Play Punctuation Red Light, Green Light
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Play Punctuation Red Light, Green Light
With nothing more than a flat open space and some lively kids, you can reinforce key concepts of punctuation while having lots of healthy laughs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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'Handy' Thanksgiving Wreath
'Handy' Thanksgiving Wreath
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'Handy' Thanksgiving Wreath
This 'handy' Thanksgiving wreath gets your child to focus on things he's grateful for all year. Create a Thanksgiving wreath with your child this November.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards
Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards
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Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards
These Thanksgiving place cards are a fun turkey-twist on traditional place markers. Make a set of these Thanksgiving place cards with your child this November.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Gotcha! A Punctuation Readaloud Game
Gotcha! A Punctuation Readaloud Game
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Gotcha! A Punctuation Readaloud Game
Let your child catch you making deliberate errors in this silly game that promotes serious learning about punctuation.
2nd 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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Make a Mother's Day Book
Make a Mother's Day Book
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Make a Mother's Day Book
As Mother's Day approaches, everyone's grateful! Let your third grader assemble this special book with words from the whole family.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write Silly Sentences to Master Verb Tenses
Write Silly Sentences to Master Verb Tenses
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Write Silly Sentences to Master Verb Tenses
Help your second grader grasp the concept of verb tenses with this silly card game!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Building Activities

For young learners who’ve just learned letter sounds and sight words, word building activities like comparing and contrasting words, and contraction concentration, can be both educational and entertaining. The word building activities from Education.com below, from a prefix-suffix flip book to listing out jobs that begin with the letters A to Z, give students plenty of opportunity to play, while working on their ability to construct words.