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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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Gourd Painting
Gourd Painting
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Gourd Painting
Gourd painting is a fun fall activity that makes for perfect Thanksgiving decorations. Try gourd painting with your child for some seasonal fun this autumn.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Prefixes and Suffixes
Prefixes and Suffixes
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Prefixes and Suffixes
It doesnât take long for flashcard drills about prefixes and suffixes to get old. Turn the learning process into a treasure hunt with this fun activity!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Thanksgiving Food List
Thanksgiving Food List
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Thanksgiving Food List
The alphabet is a big learning milestone for most kids. Help your child learn alphabetical order by making a food list in this fun Thanksgiving activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Frosty the Snowman Oulipo
Frosty the Snowman Oulipo
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Frosty the Snowman Oulipo
Have a bookworm on your hands? She'll boost her spelling and problem solving skills with this Oulipo activity re-writing lyrics to beloved Christmas songs!
4th 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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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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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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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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Make Days of the Week Flip Flaps
Make Days of the Week Flip Flaps
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Make Days of the Week Flip Flaps
With these days of the week flip flaps, your child has the chance to explore days of the week, track special and routine activities, and practice writing time.
Preschool
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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Mother's Day Cookbook
Mother's Day Cookbook
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Mother's Day Cookbook
Design a special recipe book just for mom. Kid-made and packed with recipes for some of mom's favorite dishes, it's sure to be a hit on Mother's Day.
3rd 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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Write Santa Claus-Themed Alliteration
Write Santa Claus-Themed Alliteration
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Write Santa Claus-Themed Alliteration
Give your third grader a head start in language arts by teaching her an alliteration lesson with this Santa Claus-themed writing project.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Who is Santa Claus? An Adjective Activity
Who is Santa Claus? An Adjective Activity
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Who is Santa Claus? An Adjective Activity
Help your child learn the parts of speech! Start with adjectives and have your child describe Santa Claus to someone who has never heard of him.
3rd 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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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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Valentine Party Blower Messages
Valentine Party Blower Messages
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Valentine Party Blower Messages
Here's a hilarious alternative to those sugary conversation hearts...and a way to keep building first grade literacy skills while you're at it!
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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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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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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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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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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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.