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According to Research Outreach, “Play provides more than entertainment for young children, with 80% of brain development completed at three years old, to 90% at five.” So, why not boost your kids’ early literacy skills with some fun reading activities and games?
From action-packed outdoor reading games to printable reading comprehension activities, you’re sure to find a fun reading activity for any age child or reading skill level.
Boost Early Literacy with Fun Reading Activities!
35 Fun Kids Reading Activities and Games for Kids
All you need is some paper and a pen or pencil to write the clues for a fun scavenger hunt reading game for kids.
Raid the hardware store for paint chips to make colorful reading puzzles for your Kindergarten child.
Download and print this reading game for a fun and quick way to practice short vowel words.
A free printable makes this ending digraph reading fluency game simple to set up and fun to play.
The free printable game cards make this fun word family reading game easy to set up and play.
Preschool kids love revealing and reading the secret messages while doing this easy reading activity.
This hands-on reading activity gets kids forming and reading blends by lifting paper flaps.
Turn typical tic tac toe into a fun way for your preschooler to practice word families.
Seeing the excitement on your child’s face during this sensory-packed reading activity is worth all the prep.
For this simple printable reading game, preschoolers use dice to roll and read sight words.
Fold up a piece of paper into a classic fortune teller, then turn it into an interactive reading game for kids.
Turn your child’s wooden toy train set into a play-based reading game they’ll play for hours.
This clever, hands-on word-building activity has little learners using pool noodle pieces as building blocks.
Your preschool child will love reading their “mail” during this simple yet fun reading activity.
Ping pong balls are used for pretend snowballs in this clever winter-themed reading game for kids.
Make this simple yet fun reading game by writing various sight words on some craft sticks.
Use plain old paper cups to set up this simple interactive sentence building activity for kids.
A pirate theme and secret message makes practicing sight words and reading fun for any kid.
Set up this cute sight word game for a fun Thanksgiving-themed reading lesson.
These printable race tracks give young readers the opportunity to practice letter sounds and phonics with matchbox cars.
Pair this printable reading comprehension skills activity and jumbo play dice with your child’s favorite book.
How do you help your kids learn and practice literacy skills? Share your favorite reading activities and games in the comments below!
Fun Reading Games and Toys on Amazon:
If you don’t want to set up the fun reading activities for kids above, check out these fun reading games and toys you can purchase right on Amazon…
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