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By Taylor Martin • June 6, 2022

10 Free Online Reading Games for 1st Grade

The reading skills taught in first grade are crucial in developing a level of understanding students can build upon throughout the rest of their educational journey.

Our team of former educators created these effective and engaging no-prep resources you can use to help your students master key standards, all while fostering a love of reading! All of the games listed below are tailored to Common Core standards and can be found within eSpark’s personalized reading curriculum. Try out these free online reading games for 1st grade with your students!

 

A fox and a raccoon sitting next to a fire with a large play button in the foreground

1. Campfire Shape Sort

Found in the Quest “Sh” and “Ch”

Click here to assign the Small Group Skill

Help Fox and Raccoon build a campfire! Select the correct items that start with “ch” or “sh” to help Fox collect sticks. 

 

A scene from inside a pet store with a large play button in the foreground

2. Dakota’s Dog Rescue 

Found in the Quest “Context Clues” 

Expand your vocabulary at Dakota’s Dog Rescue! Select which dog you would like to care for, then learn new words as you complete each task.

 

A llama standing in a field with a large play button in the foreground

3. Rama Llama is Causing Drama

Found in the Quest “Questions about Stories”

Click here to assign the Small Group Skill

Uh oh, Rama Llama broke the one rule of their friend group—they caused drama! Find out what happened in this colorful, llama-filled story.

 

A girl in knight's armor standing next to a dragon with a large play button in the foreground

4. Olive vs. The Dragon 

Found in the Quest “Long and Short Vowels”

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Olive the Knight needs your help. Help her find the long and short vowel sounds to scare the dragons away from the castle.

 

A boy standing by the road in front of a house with a large play button in the foreground

5. Moving Words 

Found in the Quest “Blend Sounds to Make Words”

Help Chris move out of his house in this free online reading game for 1st grade. Read each word, sounding it out out loud, then select the picture that matches each word until Chris’s moving truck is full.

 

A boy leading a small parade of floats with a large play button in the foreground

6. Jacob’s Ch Parade

Found in the Quest “Sh” and “Ch”

Click here to assign the Small Group Skill

Jacob is putting on the Ch Parade, and he needs your help getting it ready. Choose the items that start with “ch” to build the floats.

 

A jungle scene with a large play button in the foreground

7. Jungle Racers

Found in the QuestPrefixes and Suffixes”

Select your character to race against other animals through the jungle. Answer questions about prefixes and suffixes to speed past the other cars and win the race!

 

A rabbit and a cat standing near a forest with a large play button in the foreground

8. Adventures with Rabbit and Cat

Found in the Quest “Questions about Stories”

Click here to assign the Small Group Skill

Best friends, Rabbit and Cat, are neighbors. Find out what adventures they get up to and answer questions along the way.

 

An image of a book titled "The Floor is Lava" with "Read to Me" and "Read Myself" tags

9. The Floor is Lava

Found in the Quest “Find the Main Idea”

Click here to assign the Small Group Skill

Have you ever played The Floor is Lava? Read this story to learn how to play!

 

An image of a book titled "Squidge's Day at the Doctor"

10. Squidge’s Day at the Doctor

Found in the Quest “Retell Stories”

Click here to assign the Small Group Skill

Squidge doesn’t like going to the doctor. One morning, as he headed out to school, his mom told him he needed to visit the doctor today. He tried hiding and crying and running away. Read the story to learn how his visit went!

 

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