First Grade Activities

If you’re looking for first grade activities your kids will love, you’ve come to the right spot. Just click on one of the skills below and you’ll be taken to a huge collection of effective, creative ways to make learning fun for kids.

100+ first grade activities. Math games, cool science projects, free printables, sight word games... tons of ideas!

Whether you’re a teacher in need of awesome ways to supplement your curriculum, or you’re a parent who wants to take the guess work out of teaching your child at home, these first grade activities are sure to do the trick.

Free Printables

Free Printables on Playdough to Plato. Loads of awesome freebies!

You can check out all of our free printables in one spot!

Math Games

Help first graders build a solid foundation of math skills by playing motivating games.

First Grade Math

Addition

Comparing and classifying

Counting to 120

Measuring

Naming shapes

Patterns

Place value

Skip counting

Subtraction

FOR MORE ADVANCED FIRST GRADERS:
Multiplication

Division

Reading Activities

Solidify pre-reading skills like rhyming and syllable segmenting, then move on to letter names and sounds, word families and sight words.

First Grade Reading

Fluency

Phonics

Phonological awareness

Print concepts

  • Capitalize at the start of a sentence
  • End a sentence with a punctuation mark

Reading comprehension

Vocabulary

Science Experiments

Get little Einsteins excited about science with some simple, insanely cool activities.

Preschool Science

Chemistry

Earth science

Life science

Physics

Teaching Tips

Add a few brilliant classroom management tips and teaching hacks to your can’t wait to try list.

Teaching TipsFree Clip Art

Teaching Tips

Themes

Writing Projects

Teach kids how to sound out words, stretch out stories and more with these engaging writing projects.

Kindergarten Writing

ABC letter writing

Parts of speech

Writing conventions (periods, space between words, etc.)

Write stories

Vocabulary