Get it Write!

Exercise your first grader's writing muscles! These activities put a fun spin on writing and grammar practice.

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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:
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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!
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Write a Story From an Ant's Perspective

Here's a writing activity that helps first graders explore an ant's perspective...and practice writing, too!
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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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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.
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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!
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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.
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Play Contraction Concentration!

Help your first grade child figure out contractions and their original two words by playing this simple game, Contraction Concentration!
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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!
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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!
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Make a Story with Magnetic Words

For Read Across America Day, challenge your first grader to come up with her very own story using magnetic words inspired by "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss.
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