First Grade Resources

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Play Syllable I Spy
Play Syllable I Spy
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Play Syllable I Spy
You've probably played the game "I Spy." It's perfect for long car rides. But with a little tweaking, the game can also help kids practice syllables.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The Build-a-Word Card Game: Better than Go Fish!
The Build-a-Word Card Game: Better than Go Fish!
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The Build-a-Word Card Game: Better than Go Fish!
Compound words get easier if kids can spot two smaller words that they already know inside. Add some fun to the process with this card game!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Dictionary Treasure Hunt
Dictionary Treasure Hunt
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Dictionary Treasure Hunt
This treasure hunt gets kids comfortable using the dictionary, and makes looking up words a lot of fun!
1st grade
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Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
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Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
Take a beach ball, a marker, and a first grader. What do you get? An outdoor activity that works on reading comprehension, in the midst of a game of catch!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Career Book!
Make a Career Book!
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Make a Career Book!
Celebrate Labor Day with this fun activity. Show your child how to make a "career book" and explore the many jobs that people have, while practicing writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Design a Diorama!
Design a Diorama!
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Design a Diorama!
Help your child make an imaginative scene come to life by making a diorama. Your child will be practicing three dimensional thinking and language arts skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Paint and Learn
Paint and Learn
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Paint and Learn
By using watercolor paints to practice writing letters, sentences, and math problems, your child will practice first grade skills in his "Sidewalk School."
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Decorative Paperweight!
Make a Decorative Paperweight!
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Make a Decorative Paperweight!
Using water, corn syrup, and sequins, your child can create a unique art project while exploring what happens when different liquids are mixed together!
1st grade
Science
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Make Your Own Piñata!
Make Your Own Piñata!
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Make Your Own Piñata!
Help your child create his own pinata in this fun and easy activity. Use paper mache and fingerpaint for a party pinata everyone will love.
1st grade
Social studies
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Practice Reading with Newspaper "Highlights"
Practice Reading with Newspaper "Highlights"
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Practice Reading with Newspaper "Highlights"
With a newspaper, highlighter, and some fun extra prizes, you can help your first grader start lifetime reading habits with print all around us.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Rewards
Reading Rewards
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Reading Rewards
Here's a motivational kit that lets your emerging reader know you're with him for the whole wild ride.
1st grade
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Enjoy a Plant-Part Dinner and Learn Some First Grade Science
Enjoy a Plant-Part Dinner and Learn Some First Grade Science
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Enjoy a Plant-Part Dinner and Learn Some First Grade Science
Children learn the six parts of a plant...but do they really understand? Try this plant-themed meal plan to bring school science into the home.
1st grade
Science
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Digraph Bingo
Digraph Bingo
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Digraph Bingo
Help your first grade reader become an expert in "sh," "ch," and "th" words with this fun, homemade game.
1st 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.
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.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Verbs Relay Race!
Verbs Relay Race!
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Verbs Relay Race!
Help your first grade reader understand verbs by doing them in this boisterous playground relay race.
1st grade
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Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss
Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss
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Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss
Help your first grade reader master those letter blends like "ch" and "sh" with this memorable and hilarious beanbag toss game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Earth: More Land or More Water?
Earth: More Land or More Water?
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Earth: More Land or More Water?
Blend science and math to explore a very important first grade social studies question: does our planet contain more land or more water?
1st grade
Science
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Message Magnets
Message Magnets
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Message Magnets
Help to build your child's reading skills and get your point across with these homemade message magnets!
1st grade
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Make Leaf Rubbing Gift Cards
Make Leaf Rubbing Gift Cards
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Make Leaf Rubbing Gift Cards
Combine science with reading and art to help your first grader create an attractive holiday gift for a beloved friend or relative.
1st grade
Science
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Make a Double "ee" Eel to Practice Phonics!
Make a Double "ee" Eel to Practice Phonics!
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Make a Double "ee" Eel to Practice Phonics!
Here's a rainy day phonics craft project for you and your first grader. Reel in those double "ee" words on this do-it-yourself eel!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Ladybug Tightrope Racers
Make Ladybug Tightrope Racers
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Make Ladybug Tightrope Racers
Here's a first grade ladybug game that explores how air can move solid objects, and adds some measurement practice, too. Play, learn, and enjoy!
1st grade
Science
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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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Directions First: Reading to Draw
Directions First: Reading to Draw
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Directions First: Reading to Draw
Here's an activity to encourage your young artist to read. Invite your child to visualize directions on colors, numbers, and shapes to create cool pictures!
1st grade
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Water Pollution: Can You See It?
Water Pollution: Can You See It?
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Water Pollution: Can You See It?
Is our water polluted? Help your young scientist understand the importance of taking care of the environment with this simple experiment.
1st grade
Science
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First Grade Resources

First grade represents the first year of growth and improvement in schooling. Counting becomes addition and subtraction. Words become sentences. First-grade kids are introduced to more complicated social topics such as culture and scientific subjects like potential versus kinetic energy. The Learning Library’s first-grader resources are engaging and skills-based to help young students seamlessly transition into the next phase of their education.

Resources to Build on First Grade Foundations

As small scholars continue to grow in height, their brains grow as well. The Learning Library is an easy-to-navigate source for teachers and parents. The library of resources provides academic yet stimulating guided lessons, lesson plans, hands-on challenges and more that are created by ace educators.

First-grade students continue to build a strong educational foundation while being introduced to a wider variety of topics such as map reading and the anatomy of plants. In addition to old-school pen-and-paper school work, first-grade is a time students become more comfortable with computers. While many adults may have never had computer or typing courses in school, today students are introduced to computers and keyboards right off the bat. Games with captivating and colorful illustrations help first-graders learn how to use the spacebar, get familiar with key locations and begin to type words. Learning typing skills at a young age supports accuracy and speed as they grow.

Beyond the keyboard and traditional subjects, the resource library offers tools on mindfulness, mindful eating, self-awareness, and other self-improvement methods so kids can absorb more of the world around them and gain resilience and compassion.