Ready for a reading quest? It's letters and words that will lead the way! This week's ideas are all about sparking a love of reading through letter and word play. From alphabet BINGO, to nonsense sentences, to word fishing, these activities will help build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and a quest for the next great book!Download all (15)
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Rock the Alphabet
Collect 26 rocks and paint each one with a letter of the alphabet for your very own alphabet rock collection.View Full Activity
Let's make some nonsense! Using "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll, a poem famous for its otherworldly wacky words, your child makes his own nonsense.More infoDownload Worksheet
Make ABC Sponge Stamps!
Stamp out the sameness of learning the ABC's for your kindergartener. Make 26 letter sponge stamps and create projects with him to practise.View Full Activity
Play the SUPER WHY! Name Game
It all starts with letters. In this activity from PBS KIDS' Super Why! your child will work on recognizing the letters in his or her name.More infoDownload Worksheet
Underwater I Spy Alphabet Bottle
This alphabet bottle is fun to make and a great activity to keep your kindergarten child busy, while helping her recognise letters in a creative way.View Full Activity
Fish Me a Word
This silly game is a fun way to introduce and reinforce sight words--by fishing for them! View Full Activity
Fill in the Missing Letters
Make your child flex her word skills in this game show-themed challenge of language and problem solving.More infoDownload Worksheet
Colour Martha's Letter Soup
Martha learned to speak after eating some alphabet soup. Can you colour the soup and find the secret word?More infoDownload Worksheet
Alphabet Bingo is a fun on-the-go game! This printable is a great way to practise sorting, letter recognition, and even get some fine motor practise.More infoDownload Worksheet
Play Alphabet and Number Derby
Learning letters and numbers can be a chore, but throw them in a game and kids won't mind the learning at all!More infoDownload Worksheet
ABC Memory Game
This memory game is mind-bending! Test your memory skills and see how many letters of the alphabet you can match up.More infoDownload Worksheet
Crazy Summer Story Starter
Got a kid crazy for Mad Libs? This summertime edition of the classic kid's game works on writing "hardware" that kids encounter in later elementary years.More infoDownload Worksheet
Martha's Super Secrer Message
Can you crack the code? Put the letters in order and find a secret message from PBS KIDS' Martha Speaks.
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Summer Reading Essentials
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