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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
1st grade
Social studies
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Gratitude Tree
Gratitude Tree
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Gratitude Tree
Research shows that when we focus on things we are grateful for, we literally rewire our brains to focus on the positive. Help kids experience the joy of gratitude by creating trees that give thanks.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
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Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
In this parts of speech fall scavenger hunt, kids will search for all the hidden leaves, sort them into parts of speech categories, and then practice creating their own sentences using the words they find. 
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
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Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Children will read a book, then retell the story with pictures they have painted on stones.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Jane Goodall and Nature Journaling
Jane Goodall and Nature Journaling
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Jane Goodall and Nature Journaling
By incorporating natural materials and the powers of observation, your child will become a backyard naturalist while building early writing and drawing skills!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
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Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Children have a naturally inquisitive mind. Foster their curiosity with a walk through an autumn field or park to answer age-old “why” questions. As you walk with your child, you can encourage them to ask questions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
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Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Thanksgiving dinner can be filled with fun and memorable interactions between family members. This holiday, why not memorialize some of those details and events with a family poem? You can create a lasting memory in the form of a poem with contributions f
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
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A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
In this design thinking activity, your child will choose an animal to research, learn about the animal’s habitat, and then replicate the animal's habitat using household items.
1st grade
Science
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Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
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Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
Play hopscotch with numbers, but also with letters, to get kids ready for first grade reading.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Nursery Rhyme Madlibs!
Play Nursery Rhyme Madlibs!
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Play Nursery Rhyme Madlibs!
Here's a silly game that uses nursery rhymes to introduce a big concept in first grade reading and writing: learning about nouns and verbs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Post-It Bingo!
Play Post-It Bingo!
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Play Post-It Bingo!
New readers need to develop a "bank" of words they can read by sight. Hate flashcards? Consider this fresh way to practice sight words to perfection...Bingo!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Father's Day "How To" Book
Father's Day "How To" Book
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Father's Day "How To" Book
This Father's Day, give dad something he'll really appreciate: a book about him, written by his favorite author...his son or daughter!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
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Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
Take a beach ball, a marker, and a first grader. What do you get? An outdoor activity that works on reading comprehension, in the midst of a game of catch!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The Build-a-Word Card Game: Better than Go Fish!
The Build-a-Word Card Game: Better than Go Fish!
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The Build-a-Word Card Game: Better than Go Fish!
Compound words get easier if kids can spot two smaller words that they already know inside. Add some fun to the process with this card game!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Wish Box
Make a Wish Box
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Make a Wish Box
Ask your kids to write these one-sentence "Holiday Wishes." Without realizing it, they'll be building third grade Language Arts skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What is a Character Trait?
What is a Character Trait?
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What is a Character Trait?
Who are the people young readers meet in their books? This reading activity will help your first grader build important comprehension skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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How to Make a Homemade Book
How to Make a Homemade Book
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How to Make a Homemade Book
Encourage your first grader to uncover her imagination and storytelling skills by authoring her very own book.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Your Own Postcard
Make Your Own Postcard
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Make Your Own Postcard
Teach your kindergartener or first grader about the art of correspondence by guiding him in creating his very own postcards out of favorite family photographs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Nonsense Book
Nonsense Book
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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!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Practice Reading with a Word Hunt
Practice Reading with a Word Hunt
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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.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Consonant Blend Scavenger Hunt
Consonant Blend Scavenger Hunt
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Consonant Blend Scavenger Hunt
Combine kids' love of scavenger hunts with consonant blends to create a fun game that's perfect for everything from birthday parties to rainy days at home.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Compound Word Art
Compound Word Art
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Compound Word Art
If your child enjoys drawing, here's a fun way to learn about compound words that uses art as a visual aid.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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DIY Decorating: Family Tree Nametags
DIY Decorating: Family Tree Nametags
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DIY Decorating: Family Tree Nametags
This fun and easy project is the perfect way to help your first grader remember who's who, practice her handwriting, and help decorate for Thanksgiving.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Sequencing Activity
Story Sequencing Activity
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Story Sequencing Activity
This goofy scramble book activity will bring laughs...but also some good, solid comprehension skills too!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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