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Reading Activities

Using hands-on, interactive Reading Activities are a fun way for kids to learn and practice the different reading skills as they learn how to read and develop into emergent readers. 

Reading Activities for Kids

Reading Activities for Beginning Readers:

After your kids know the 5 pre-reading skills, they will begin to learn more advanced reading skills.

From beginning sounds to sight words, your children will continue to build on what they have learned and will develop the skills they need to become readers.

Beginning Sounds:

If your kids have can identify the letters of the alphabet, it’s time for them to begin learning the letter sounds.

These interactive resources will help your kids practice the sounds at the beginning of a word. 

Animal Beginning Sounds Clip Cards

Hammering Beginning Sounds Activity

Magnetic Letter Beginning Sounds

Beginning Sounds Bingo Game

Mitten Beginning Sounds Activity

Rocket Beginning Sounds Activity

Ice Cream Beginning Sounds Activity

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Beginning Sound Activity


Phonics Activities:

After they know all of the letter sounds, your kids will learn more complex phonics skills like blends, digraphs, and r controlled vowels.

These fun resources will help your children learn these skills as they develop into emergent readers. 

Beginning Digraphs Write The Room

Syllable Clip Cards


CVC Words:

CVC words are the simplest words for beginning readers because each letter makes its sound so they can decode and sound it out.

These hands-on activities will make learning how to read words fun for your kids! 

CVC Word Puzzles

Penguin CVC Words Activity

Magnetic Letter CVC Words Activity

Leprechaun CVC Words Activity


Reading Activities for Emergent Readers


Sight Word Activities:

To become fluent readers, your kids need to learn sight words and high frequency words. Using engaging activities is a fun way for your children to learn these challenging and common words. 

Kindergarten Sight Word Bingo Game

Magnetic Letter Sight Word Stick

Fish & Seaweed Sight Word Activity

Play Dough Sight Word Cards

Dinosaur Mud Sight Word Writing Tray

Sight Word Secret Code Puzzles

Sight Word Stamps

Building Blocks Sight Word Box


Printable Books:

Printable books are simple, little paper books that you can print for your kids.

Your pre-readers and beginning readers can use these books to work on a variety of concepts concepts of print, sight words, and much more!

My 5 Senses Printable Book

Zoo Animals Cut & Paste Book

Easter Bunny Cut & Paste Book

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Book

Turkey Cut & Paste Book

Gingerbread Man Cut & Paste Book

Arctic Animals Cut & Paste Book

Snow Cream Printable Book


Sequencing Activities:

Sequencing activities help your beginning readers practice sequential order, comprehension skills, and much more! 

These hands-on resources will help your kids practice these reading skills as they become emergent readers. 

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books Sequence Stick

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat Sequencing Activity

The Mitten Sequencing Activity

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell Sequencing Activity

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey Sequencing Activity 

Sundae Sequencing Worksheets

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Snow Sequencing Activity

Months of the Year Sequencing Activity


More Reading Activities:

Reading Number Words Activity

Wocket Pocket Real & Nonsense Word Sort


These Reading Activities will help your beginning readers learn and practice the skills that they need to learn how to read and become emergent readers!

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Reading Activities for Beginning Readers

More Literacy Resources:

Learning the ABC’s

Pre-Reading Skills

Book Lists for Kids