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Grades 1–2 Summer Reading Activities: Fun and Games

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Welcome to Fun and Games! We’ll provide five days of reading and learning activities designed to engage your child in an exploration of sports, games, and having fun.

Reading Monday

It’s Monday, so let’s read about different sports!

Play Ball!

Let’s play ball! Can you play softball, football, soccer, or tennis?

Discuss the book: What do you need to play football? What does Zack do when he plays volleyball? What do you need to play tennis?

Media Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, so let’s watch a video!

Roberto Clemente

Watch the video Roberto Clemente to learn more about a baseball player who helped others.

Discuss the video: Where was Roberto Clemente born? What kinds of things did he do for children who didn’t have much money?

Writing Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, so let’s write!

Write About Sports

Although many sports are played with balls, many are not. Make a list of sports that do not use any kind of ball (e.g., swimming, running, etc.). Write or dictate to finish this sentence:

I think it would be fun to be good at _____.

More to Read!

For more reading about fun at a talent show, download Finding Talent.

Research Thursday

It’s Thursday, so let’s explore ball sports!

Learn about a Ball Sport

  • Look through Play Ball! and pick the sport you know the least about. Go online or read nonfiction books to find five words about this sport.
  • Find out the meaning of these new words and write or dictate their meanings.

Project Friday

It’s Friday, so let’s create!

Make a Poster

Make a poster for a game or show!

  • Think about what you read this week. Make a poster to invite people to come watch a sport or a talent show.
  • Use poster board and crayons or markers to draw and write details about the event. Include a time and place.
  • Display your poster.

Talk with your friends and family about what you learned about Fun and Games this week!

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