Here are some fun reading worksheets and activities that you can use to teach your children how to read. These free resources include printable worksheets, lesson plans, reading diaries for students, reading certificates for encouragement, fun activities, audio-visual aids, and tons of other resources that you can use in your homeschool.
The activities below are from a FREE website, but you do need to register. Registration took me 10 seconds, and you can opt out of newsletters. I downloaded one of the short stories and it is a black and white PDF. I know my tot will LOVE to color the pages in these decodable books. This is really a great resource!
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Reading Worksheets for Kindergarten
Reading Worksheets for 2nd Grade
Fun Short Stories for Kids – these are black and white & printable. Your kids will love coloring and decoding these books!
Eleanor Has a Map
Where is Hopsalot?
Good Day for Music
Pierre and the Big Peach
Kisha’s Big Job
Frankie and CJ Take a Hike
Kisha Likes to Paint
CJ and the Chest of Gold
Eleanor and the Bluebird
Baby Blue’s Day at the Zoo
Time for a Treehosue
Three Strong Women
Tweed’s Treasure Hunt
Baby Blue’s Magic Broom
Miggles and the Hungry Dragon
Camping in the Country
Miggles the Happy Camper
Anansi and the Visitor
Baby Blue’s Wish
Country Mouse, City Mouse
No ‘K’ Corral
The Magic Tortilla
Count to Ten
Two of Everything
Things Could Always Be Worse
Free Reading Resources
Clifford Interactive Story Books -These interactive online books and games from Scholastic make reading exciting and fun. Who can resist a big red dog? There are English and Spanish options, making these books great for kids being raise in a bilingual home or who are learning English as a second language.
Colorin Colorado – This resource is great for children whose first language is Spanish and are just learning to read and write in English. There are guides for parents and teachers as well as an ELL starter kit which will give you an idea of what level to start teaching your child.
Starfall – This is a great place to find animated books about silly characters that your child will love to read along with. There are also coordinating games that test the skills being learned by reading each book. Their “word machine” has been a favorite among all of my girls. Note: They have a paid membership part of the site, but it is not necessary with all of the great free content they offer.
Reading Bear – This site is a great resource for teaching your child to read using phonetic patterns found in English. The digital books are designed to help your child learn to how to sound out each word. Once I get my little one started on one of the Reading Bear word games she has so much fun she doesn’t even realize she is learning. My 5 year old can work the site on her own and it shows me her progress when she is done.
Owl & Mouse – From ABC’s to learning the 100 most commonly used English words, this site is filled with printables, craft ideas, games and videos.
Between the Lions & Super Why!- This site allows your child to interact with characters from the popular PBS television shows Between the Lions and Super Why!. There are videos, games and stories that will keep them entertained and learning all at the same time!
Reading Is Fun – This is a great place for your big kids to do some reading! Once you open up one of the books they can easily click through and read at their own pace. There is also a game station and an activity lab where you can illustrate a story.
Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She has been homeschooling for over a decade and has successfully graduated her first homeschooler. She has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.
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