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Write Pen Pal Postcards
Here's an activity to help your first grader read and write, while staying in touch with a faraway friend or relative. Here's how:View Full Activity
Dictionary Treasure Hunt
This treasure hunt gets kids comfortable using the dictionary, and makes looking up words a lot of fun!View Full Activity
Write a Story From an Ant's Perspective
Here's a writing activity that helps young learners explore an ant's perspective...and practice writing, too!View Full Activity
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.View Full Activity
Write a Mixed Up Story!
Want to help your child recognize the recipe for a successful sentence? Here's a fun activity to get your child thinking about how sentences work.View Full Activity
Make a Nonsense Book!
Helping your child learn to read doesn't only have to mean using books from the library or from the store. You can make a book of your own - a nonsense book!View Full Activity
Pin the Tail on the Silent E Word!
Silent "e" words are a big part of first grade phonics. Help them turn words like "hop" to "hope" in this action-packed, practical game.View Full Activity
Play Contraction Concentration!
Help your first grade child figure out contractions and their original two words by playing this simple game, Contraction Concentration!View Full Activity
Play Action Word Charades
Make grammar interesting for kinders, with this fun take on charades. They'll practice verbs and get in some giggles, too!View Full Activity
Make a "My Favorite Nouns" Book
Help your first grader understand what a noun is with this fun photo book that catalogs her favorite people, places, and things!View Full Activity
Make a Story with Magnetic Words
For Read Across America Day, challenge your first grader to come up with a story using magnetic words inspired by "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss.View Full Activity