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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.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
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A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
Children take inspiration from Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai to write their own blog listicle on a topic of their choosing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Learning Why and How to Compost
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Children will learn why and how to compost as they help with the process of filling their compost, turning it, and observing the changes that occur.
2nd grade
Science
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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
Kindergarten
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
Kindergarten
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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Create Your Own Pumpkin Person!
Create Your Own Pumpkin Person!
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Create Your Own Pumpkin Person!
Get creative with this engaging activity where kids are asked to create their own pumpkin person and tap into their creative writing skills! Include all family members by having them create their very own pumpkin people.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Dr. Seuss Story Box!
Make a Dr. Seuss Story Box!
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Make a Dr. Seuss Story Box!
In the spirit of Seuss and all things creative and silly, celebrate reading and all that it has to offer with this fun and interactive story box.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
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Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
In this fun fall-themed activity, your child will design and decorate a pumpkin based on a picture book. After completing their pumpkin, they’ll write a short story about a new adventure related to their picture book.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Take Action Like Greta
Take Action Like Greta
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Take Action Like Greta
This activity is a great way to engage learners in Earth Day celebrations while cultivating skills around nonfiction comprehension and research writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tanka Poem
Tanka Poem
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Tanka Poem
Most of us are familiar with haiku, but the tanka is an even older form of Japanese poetry. Learn to write a tanka poem with this activity.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact Versus Fiction
Fact Versus Fiction
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Fact Versus Fiction
Let your future scribe's imagination run wild! Children have a hard time understanding fact versus fiction, and writing a tall tale can help.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Personal Tall Tales
Personal Tall Tales
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Personal Tall Tales
Turn a real-life hero into a folklore hero. Your child can write a tall tale that makes a Davy Crockett or John Henry out of someone they personally know.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write Your Own Tall Tale
Write Your Own Tall Tale
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Write Your Own Tall Tale
Unleash your child's imagination by inviting her to create a tall tale set in her own hometown.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Pencil Toppers
Pencil Toppers
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Pencil Toppers
Make going back to school a fun time! Let your child create her own pencil topper creatures using everyday materials and a Styrofoam ball.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Secret Sentence Poem
Write a Secret Sentence Poem
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Write a Secret Sentence Poem
Write a poem with a twist! Your child can write a poem that also has a secret sentence hidden within the words of the poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Stuffed Animal Birth Certificate
Stuffed Animal Birth Certificate
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Stuffed Animal Birth Certificate
Use a beloved toy as a jumping-off point for a fantastic storytelling exercise in this activity that will get the littlest ones thinking about creative writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Apostrophe Poem
Apostrophe Poem
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Apostrophe Poem
Not every poem needs to be about leaves and love. If your fifth grader is more attached to his phone or computer, introduce him to the apostrophe poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Terse Verse
Terse Verse
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Terse Verse
Combine rhymes, riddles and poetry with a terse verse! What do you call floral electricity? Flower Power!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Rhymes With Orange
Rhymes With Orange
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Rhymes With Orange
There's only one word that rhymes with orange. This is bad news for poets who want to write about oranges. But what if they use word play instead?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing About Mount Rushmore
Writing About Mount Rushmore
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Writing About Mount Rushmore
This Presidents Day, meet four of our country's most important heroes with this Mount Rushmore writing activity.
4th grade
Social studies
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Pantoum Poem
Pantoum Poem
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Pantoum Poem
Practice rhythm and rhyme with these step-by-step instructions for a pantoum poem!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Your Own Passport
Make Your Own Passport
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Make Your Own Passport
Get your little traveler ready for a âround-the-world adventure! Kids will get a geography lesson, writing practice and a great appreciation for traveling.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Skeltonic Verse
Skeltonic Verse
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Skeltonic Verse
Beginning poets can be overwhelmed keeping track of rhyme and rhythm. Have your little writer try a skeltonic poem, which focuses on end rhyme.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing Activities

Mastering writing skills is simple when your child can Fish Me a Word or Go Fishing for Grammar, depending on their grade-level. If your child is learning to write, let them have some fun with reading activities like Vocabulary Bingo. If it’s time to get a little more mobile, enhance your child’s understanding of consonants and vowels by sending them outside on a Consonant Blend Scavenger Hunt.