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First grade learning games and activities

How you can help at home: These games and activities will help your first grader master important academic skills while having fun.

Hot board and card games for the holidays

Check out this crop of games that help with critical thinking, strategy, and, of course, a heavy dose of fun to go along with all that learning.

Games to help your first grader learn math

Four fun ways to improve your child's math skills.

Create a noisemaker

How you can help at home: This easy-to-make noisemaker reinforces the science skills of observation.

Think 3-D: Make a pop-up book

How you can help at home: In this activity your child makes a creative book to write a story in.

Telling Tales

How you can help at home: This activity will prepare your young child for learning social studies by building an understanding of family and generations.

Create a mummy

How you can help at home: Make shawabtis, small mummy-like statues, to introduce your child to the art of ancient Egypt.

Create an Obelisk

How you can help at home: To learn about Egyptian art, try making your own obelisk out of paper.

Clay play

This squishy art project allows kids to get crafty with their ABCs.

Strike up the (kitchen) band!

Banging pots and pans drives home the basics of musical beat for youngsters.

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