Sports & Games

Hut, hut, hike! Go long and catch some sports action this week with activities and games that are all about building your child's most important athletic muscle - her brain! We've got ideas for sports fans, and non-athletes, and everyone in between with beanbag tosses, baseball ice cream, gold medals, and more.

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Verb Relay Race

Verb Relay Race

Help your first grade reader understand verbs by doing them in this boisterous playground relay race.
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Shoebox Croquet

Shoebox Croquet

While building his own croquet set, your kindergartener will use both his math an fine motor skills and as he plays he'll improve his hand-eye coordination.
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MARTHA SPEAKS: Make Your Own Obstacle Course

MARTHA SPEAKS: Make Your Own Obstacle Course

Practice words and get some exercise with this obstacle course activity from PBS KIDS' Martha Speaks. Click here to get started.

Play Dart Balls

Play Dart Balls

Your child will boost her gross motor skills as she has fun playing with your easy-to-make and totally safe dart board and dart balls.
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Jumping Bean Phonics

Jumping Bean Phonics

This cute game that lets your child practice making words, while acting like a Mexican jumping bean! Great for emerging readers.
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Color By Letter: Playing Baseball

Color By Letter: Playing Baseball

A twist on the classic color-by-number, this fun coloring activity gets in some letter recognition practice.
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Sports Round-Up Sight Words

Sports Round-Up Sight Words

Get to know the different sports with this triple-play sports worksheet! Trace the letters, learn sights words and complete a match-up activity.
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Cut and Color Sports Bookmarks

Cut and Color Sports Bookmarks

Inspire your little sports star to exercise his reading skills a bit more, and print these sports-themed bookmarks that he can color himself!
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Pizza Toss Game

Pizza Toss Game

It's easy to be a master Italian chef with this target practice game played with a pizza board constructed out of felt and Velcro bean bag "toppings."
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Bowling for Phonics

Bowling for Phonics

Help your first grader gain new reading skills in this fun, homemade phonics game that the whole family can enjoy!
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Make Your Own Gold Medal

Make Your Own Gold Medal

Help your kindergartener create his own shiny medal that celebrates his amazing and award-worthy accomplishments.
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ARTHUR'S Play Ball

ARTHUR'S Play Ball

Incorporate words and music into your next game with this activity from PBS KIDS' Arthur. Click here to get started!

Books About Sports!

Books About Sports!

Does your child love sports? Encourage their love of reading by helping them explore topics they love. Here's a list of some of PBS KIDS' favorite books about sports to get you started.

Summer Reading Essentials

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!

More to Explore!

More to Explore!

PBS KIDS’ Arthur is the ultimate good sport. Check out more do-it-yourself activities with everyone’s best friend. Find out more!

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