World of Words

Explore the wonderful world of words this week with a activities, printables, and recipes that inspire a love of words and the magic they make. Play sight word Jenga, bake up a batch of words, and roll some word dice to discover the creative powers of words, and give your young reader the confidence to master word wizardry!

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Crazy Eights with Word Families!

Help your kindergartener make and play a "Hop On Pop"-inspired card game--a fun way to learn word families!
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Sight Word Jenga

Here's an activity that puts a new twist on a classic game. Help your first-grader create his own wooden word blocks and play sight word Jenga.
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Sight Word Memory Game

Does your child need help reading common words? Make this family board game. It's so fun, she won't even realize she's learning!
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WordGirl's Library Word Scramble

WordGirl knows one place where she's sure to find lots of words - the library! This word scamble from PBS KIDS' WordGirl has lots of library words to find.
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Kindergarten Sight Word Bingo

What better way to help your kindergartener learn sight words that with a fun round of Sight Words Bingo? Download our printable game boards and pieces to play!
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Get Silly: A Word Game with MARTHA SPEAKS

The next time you're in the car, you and your kids can play this fun, add-a-word game from Martha Speaks. What's the silliest thing you can think of?
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First Grade Sigh Words Bingo

Looking for a colorful way to get her ready for reading? This printable bingo game contains some built-in sight words that are important for first graders.
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Make Word Dice

Turn early phonics practice into a fun game with these cutout word dice. Print, cut and glue, and you're ready to roll your way to reading fun!
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Antonyms Game

Complete a cool puzzle game by finding antonyms (opposites) of words.
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Practice Reading with a Word Hunt

Practice reading with this fun game, where your first grader will "hunt" for hidden words around the house.
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Three Legged Compound Word Race

Help your second grader understand compound words by doing this fast, goofy three legged race.
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Nonsense Words!

Kids love nonsense, in case you haven't already noticed, and this wacky worksheet will work your wonderful wordsmith into a nonsense whirlwind.
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Synonym Salad

A synonyms/anytonyms salad? Sounds silly! In this activity from PBS KIDS' WordGirl you will make a "salad" of words built on synonyms or antonyms. Click here to get started.

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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Words are power! Help your kids keep developing word power with PBS KIDS’ WordGirl.

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