Reading Quest

Ready for a reading quest? It's letters and words that will lead the way! This week's ideas are all about sparking a love of reading through letter and word play. From alphabet BINGO, to nonsense sentences, to word fishing, these activities will help build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and a quest for the next great book!

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Rock the Alphabet

Collect 26 rocks and paint each one with a letter of the alphabet for your very own alphabet rock collection.
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Nonsense Sentences!

Let's make some nonsense! Using "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll, a poem famous for its otherworldly wacky words, your child makes his own nonsense.
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Make ABC Sponge Stamps!

Stamp out the sameness of learning the ABC's for your kindergartener. Make 26 letter sponge stamps and create projects with him to practice.
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Play the SUPER WHY! Name Game

It all starts with letters. In this activity from PBS KIDS' Super Why! your child will work on recognizing the letters in his or her name.
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Underwater I Spy Alphabet Bottle

This alphabet bottle is fun to make and a great activity to keep your preschool child busy, while helping her recognize letters in a creative way.
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Fish Me a Word

This silly game is a fun way to introduce and reinforce sight words--by fishing for them!
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Fill in the Missing Letters

Make your child flex her word skills in this game show-themed challenge of language and problem solving.
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Color Martha's Letter Soup

Martha learned to speak after eating some alphabet soup. Can you color the soup and find the secret word?
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Alphabet Bingo

Alphabet Bingo is a fun on-the-go game! This printable is a great way to practice sorting, letter recognition, and even get some fine motor practice.
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Play Alphabet and Number Derby

Learning letters and numbers can be a chore, but throw them in a game and kids won't mind the learning at all!
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ABC Memory Game

This memory game is mind-bending! Test your memory skills and see how many letters of the alphabet you can match up.
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Crazy Summer Story Starter

Got a kid crazy for Mad Libs? This summertime edition of the classic kid's game works on writing "hardware" that kids encounter in later elementary years.
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Martha's Super Secrer Message

Can you crack the code? Put the letters in order and find a secret message from PBS KIDS' Martha Speaks.
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Summer Reading Essentials

Looking for more summer reading ideas? We've picked the best of the best of our most popular workbooks for every grade to help you make the most of your kid's summer. Avoid the summer slide and spark your child's imagination with our picks. Check them out here!

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Keep the learning going with literacy games from PBS KIDS.


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