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Kindergarten and Gr One Ideas

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Ball-Handling Workout

Improve your child's hand-eye coordination with these fun dribbling drills! Before you know it he'll be a ball-handling master.

Clean It Up

Celebrate Read Across America Day with your first grader by playing a pink crepe paper racing game inspired by Dr. Seuss's book "The Cat in the Hat Come Back."

Fox in Socks-Inspired Tongue Twister Contest

Try your hand at some Seuss-like tongue twisters! Boost those vocabulary skills with this fun game for the whole family.

Bounce that Ball: Learn Math While Doing Sports

Head out to the driveway, ball in hand, for a bouncing challenge. Then use those results to make a colorful graph that lets your child compare results.

Concentration Game for Kids

Your first or second grader will love improve her memory with this take on the classic game of Concentration, with pictures of her instead of a deck of cards.

Play Rainbow Bingo

This unique twist on bingo is a great outside game that gives kids spelling and color practice, and it's lots of fun, too!

Word Family Game

In this word 'shipwreck' game, kids explore word families and put letters together to sound out words.

Shipshape: An Indoor Game

This is a great activity for when the kids get a little stir crazy. It works indoors or out.

Make Your Own Bowling Game

Do you want to turn basic addition into a fun game for your first grader? Simply save up some old paper towels for a do-it-yourself bowling game.

Play Four Square!

Improve your child's hand-eye coordination with this outdoor group ball game that's similar to Four Square.

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.

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!

Guessing Game: Good and Bad

This zany guessing game asks your first grader to tap into her deductive reasoning skills to guess an activity or object.

Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!

Play hopscotch with numbers, but also with letters, to get kids ready for first grade reading.

Sight Word Island Hopping!

All you need is chalk and pavement to set up this silly, fun, and practical game that reinforces important first grade vocabulary.

Learn Sight Words with a Water Game!

Try this fun outdoor game to improve your first grader's reading skills. This activity is perfect for summer!

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