First Grade Resources

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Bowling for Phonics
Bowling for Phonics
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Bowling for Phonics
Help your first grader gain new reading skills in this fun, homemade phonics game that the whole family can enjoy!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Valentine Lollypop Greeting
Make a Valentine Lollypop Greeting
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Make a Valentine Lollypop Greeting
Sure, you can go out and buy a box of Valentine cards--but for a special message try this simple craft activity to make someone's day.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Halloween Shadow Pumpkin Symmetry
Halloween Shadow Pumpkin Symmetry
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Halloween Shadow Pumpkin Symmetry
Teach a lesson in the math and art with the concept of symmetry, while making a delightful cut-paper shadow pumpkin for Halloween!
1st grade
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"Oil Painting" for First Grade Scientists
"Oil Painting" for First Grade Scientists
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"Oil Painting" for First Grade Scientists
Put a twist on traditional oil painting with this fun science activity that you and your first grader can do together.
1st grade
Science
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Make Your Own Stationery
Make Your Own Stationery
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Make Your Own Stationery
Use the textures found in nature to create your own stationery! This fun, outdoor activity will no doubt inspire your child's creative side.
1st grade
Science
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It's All Natural! A Materials Scavenger Hunt
It's All Natural! A Materials Scavenger Hunt
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It's All Natural! A Materials Scavenger Hunt
Here's a household scavenger hunt that shows kids the natural sources behind everyday objects...and builds reading skills, too!
1st grade
Science
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Air Pressure Experiment
Air Pressure Experiment
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Air Pressure Experiment
Here's a science activity that lets a first grader use an empty dish detergent bottle to create his own fountain as he explores air pressure.
1st grade
Science
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Water Pollution: Can You See It?
Water Pollution: Can You See It?
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Water Pollution: Can You See It?
Is our water polluted? Help your young scientist understand the importance of taking care of the environment with this simple experiment.
1st grade
Science
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Craft a Japanese Fan!
Craft a Japanese Fan!
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Craft a Japanese Fan!
Encourage your child to learn about the Japanese culture as you make a traditional Japanese fan out of paper.
1st grade
Social studies
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Craft a Swan Plant Container
Craft a Swan Plant Container
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Craft a Swan Plant Container
Teach your child about recycling and gardening as she re-uses an empty plastic milk gallon jug to craft a swan-shaped plant container!
1st grade
Science
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Make a School Notes Clip Magnet
Make a School Notes Clip Magnet
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Make a School Notes Clip Magnet
Get into the back-to-school spirit with this clip magnet that'll make sure your first grader never loses his important school papers again!
1st grade
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Effective Hand Washing
Effective Hand Washing
Science Project
Effective Hand Washing
This science fair project idea determines which method of hand cleansing is the most effective.
1st grade
Science
Science Project
Play Punctuation Red Light, Green Light
Play Punctuation Red Light, Green Light
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Play Punctuation Red Light, Green Light
With nothing more than a flat open space and some lively kids, you can reinforce key concepts of punctuation while having lots of healthy laughs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Tour
Reading Tour
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Reading Tour
Help your first grader build sight word knowledge by creating a reading pointer and taking the family on a house-wide reading tour!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Concrete Poem For Mom
Write a Concrete Poem For Mom
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Write a Concrete Poem For Mom
Boost those first grade reading and writing skills with this sweet Mother's Day poem idea.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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'Handy' Thanksgiving Wreath
'Handy' Thanksgiving Wreath
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'Handy' Thanksgiving Wreath
This 'handy' Thanksgiving wreath gets your child to focus on things he's grateful for all year. Create a Thanksgiving wreath with your child this November.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Verbs Relay Race!
Verbs Relay Race!
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Verbs Relay Race!
Help your first grade reader understand verbs by doing them in this boisterous playground relay race.
1st grade
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Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss
Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss
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Play Beanbag Letter Blend Toss
Help your first grade reader master those letter blends like "ch" and "sh" with this memorable and hilarious beanbag toss game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Earth: More Land or More Water?
Earth: More Land or More Water?
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Earth: More Land or More Water?
Blend science and math to explore a very important first grade social studies question: does our planet contain more land or more water?
1st grade
Science
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Find Out What Makes Popcorn Pop
Find Out What Makes Popcorn Pop
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Find Out What Makes Popcorn Pop
Water can go from solid to liquid to gas...but how does popcorn go from kernel to snack? Invite your first grade scientist to find out.
1st grade
Science
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Write Pen Pal Postcards
Write Pen Pal Postcards
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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:
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Sight Word Island Hopping!
Sight Word Island Hopping!
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Sight Word Island Hopping!
All you need is chalk and pavement to set up this silly, fun, and practical game that reinforces important first grade vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Wolfie Wolf! An Outdoor Math Game
Wolfie Wolf! An Outdoor Math Game
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Wolfie Wolf! An Outdoor Math Game
Support your first grader's counting and reading skills while laughing and running in this fun playground game.
1st grade
Math
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Measuring Water
Measuring Water
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Measuring Water
Help your first grader explore the world of scientific measurement by "weighing" fruit with a "water scale"!
1st grade
Science
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Where's the Air?
Where's the Air?
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Where's the Air?
How do we know that air exists when we can't see it, taste it, or touch it? Here's a classic experiment that will teach your kid some basics of aerodynamics!
1st grade
Science
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First Grade Resources

First grade represents the first year of growth and improvement in schooling. Counting becomes addition and subtraction. Words become sentences. First-grade kids are introduced to more complicated social topics such as culture and scientific subjects like potential versus kinetic energy. The Learning Library’s first-grader resources are engaging and skills-based to help young students seamlessly transition into the next phase of their education.

Resources to Build on First Grade Foundations

As small scholars continue to grow in height, their brains grow as well. The Learning Library is an easy-to-navigate source for teachers and parents. The library of resources provides academic yet stimulating guided lessons, lesson plans, hands-on challenges and more that are created by ace educators.

First-grade students continue to build a strong educational foundation while being introduced to a wider variety of topics such as map reading and the anatomy of plants. In addition to old-school pen-and-paper school work, first-grade is a time students become more comfortable with computers. While many adults may have never had computer or typing courses in school, today students are introduced to computers and keyboards right off the bat. Games with captivating and colorful illustrations help first-graders learn how to use the spacebar, get familiar with key locations and begin to type words. Learning typing skills at a young age supports accuracy and speed as they grow.

Beyond the keyboard and traditional subjects, the resource library offers tools on mindfulness, mindful eating, self-awareness, and other self-improvement methods so kids can absorb more of the world around them and gain resilience and compassion.