These activities from PBS KIDS help first graders learn new words and practice letter-sound relationships, reading easy text, and writing for everyday purposes. Many first graders are able to use and print online activities independently, while some will need help from their parents. Most children at this age will enjoy showing you the games they can play as well as playing printable games with you.
PBS KIDS: Dot’s Story Factory
Write your own stories or read stories submitted by other kids like you.
Between the Lions: Hopposites
Help Opposite Bunny get a snack by choosing the opposite words.
Between the Lions: The Problem with Chickens
Click letters at the bottom to complete the words above.
Between the Lions: Sky Riding
Move your mouse to collect different variations of the same letter.
The Electric Company: Combotronic
Choose different letter groups to combine in order to make a brand new word.
Electric Company: Great Escapes
Place the missing words in their correct spots to finish the sentence.
The Electric Company: Sort It Out
Sort different words based on their hard or soft letter sounds.
FETCH!: Dog Ears
Use the letters on your keyboard to unlock the password with Ruff.
Martha Speaks: Dog Tags
Decorate a picture of a pet with props, a frame, and different words to describe them.
Martha Speaks: Martha’s Scrapbook
Help Martha complete her scrapbook by adding captions to her pictures.
WordGirl: Huggy Dance
Match the faces that Huggy Face makes to different words to make him dance.
Use the PBS Parents Activity Search to find more reading and writing projects, games and stories.