Literacy Activities / Games for Students (K-3)

Literacy Games / Activities for Students

  1. ABCya – There are a variety of vocabulary, grammar and reading games in addition to featured stories.
  2. Crabtree Plus – Student Discovery Lab with a collection of games and activities for students from Kindergarten to Grade 4.
  3. Dreamscape – Dreamscape combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game for grades 2 – 8. Each report on the teacher’s dashboard was thoughtfully designed to support guided instruction and appropriate intervention to meet each student’s literacy need.
  4. (Grammar Online Games) – A nice variety of games that help students learn how to use nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and more.
  5. ESL Games World – Loaded with vocabulary learning games for ESL students, it includes listening memory, board-style, game-show style games and more. Choose games that target areas where students are struggling – it is a fun, interactive way to help them out.
  6. Inkless Tales – Stories, poems, games, and more.
  7. Language Arts Games – Whether your child is just beginning to learn their letters and phonics or they’re ready to build sentences and strengthen their reading comprehension, this collection of reading games has just the right learning adventure for your child to explore. In order to access the games, a regiastration is necessary.
  8. Mighty Book – There is a nice mix of books, comics, songs, and games. Some of the content is original but it is also based on classics (e.g. Beatrix Potter stories). Everything is illustrated, animated or read aloud for students.
  9. PBS Kids: Games – Although this is a multicurricular website, it is worth nothing that there are games aimed at reading, vocabulary, letters and spelling using the characters from popular PBS Kids programming.
  10. Room Recess.com and – To help make reading more engaging, there are options in their reading games that allow teachers and parents to focus on specific educational standards. Skills covered include: main idea, drawing conclusions, context clues, cause and effect, fact and opinion, synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary and many more.
  11. Scratch Jr. – An introductory programming/coding language that enables students from K-3 to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. ScratchJr is available as a free app for both iPad and Android tablets.
  12. Sesame Street Games – Using the familiar Sesame Street characters that children love on PBS, there are many games aimed at Language Arts on this website. However, there is no specific category. The ELA games that can easily be found are Rhyme Time, Reading Adventures, Letter Dance Party, Super Elmo’s ABC Jump, Story Book Builder, Alphabet Soup, Nursery Rhyme Puzzles, Word Play and Letter Bubbles.
  13. Wordville – Word games for language learning that include literacy areas such as sentences, syllables, letters, grammar, cloze puzzles, cryptograms and more.
  14. WPSU Language Arts Games (PBS) – Five quality language arts games that concentrate on word skills, questioning, making connections and forming sentences.