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Weekend Website #72: 62 Favorite 1st Grade Websites

Posted by on October 7, 2011

Every Friday I’ll send you a wonderful website that my classes and my parents love. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of your students as they are of mine.


1st Grade


General academic


These are my 62 favorite first grade websites. I sprinkle them in throughout the year, adding several each week to the class internet start page, deleting others. I make sure I have 3-4 each week that integrate with classroom lesson plans, 3-4 that deal with technology skills and a few that simply excite students about tech in education.

Here’s the list:

  1. Aesop Fables—no ads
  2. Audio stories—read by actors
  3. Audio stories—speakaboos
  4. Alphabet—Kerpoof Letters
  5. Alphabetic order
  6. American Symbols
  7. Build a Neighborhood
  8. Breathing earth– the environment
  9. Brown Bear Typing
  10. Childhood Stories
  11. Classic fairy tales
  12. Clifford
  13. Clocks
  14. Clocks II
  15. Comic Builder
  16. Create a story
  17. Dino Fossils then and now
  18. Drag and drop skills
  19. Edugames at PBS
  20. Edugames from BBC
  21. Egyptian Madlibs
  22. Fairy Tales and Fables
  23. Games that make you think
  24. Geography—find msg around the world
  25. Greece-Rome—Winged Sandals
  26. Groundhog Day
  27. Hangman
  28. Healthy food game
  29. Internet safety
  30. Kerpoof
  31. Keyboarding—Hyper Spider Typing
  32. Kid’s videos
  33. Make a Face
  34. Make Believe Comix
  35. Make your own Story
  36. Make another story
  37. Map game
  38. Math Games
  39. Math/LA Videos by grade level
  40. Mighty Book
  41. Money flashcards
  42. Money—counting
  43. Mouse skillsMr. Picasso Head
  44. Museum of Modern Art
  45. Music with Hands
  46. My Online Neighborhood
  47. Number concepts
  48. Number Order
  49. Online typing practice
  50. Pharaoh’s Tomb Game
  51. Plants—life cycle
  52. Puzzle
  53. Science websites
  54. Shapes, colors, letters, numbers
  55. Starfall
  56. Stories for children
  57. Stories from PBS
  58. Talking Pets
  59. The Magic Schoolbus
  60. Where is Santa?
  61. Wild on Math—simple to use
  62. Word games—k-2

Do you have any to add?

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and author of two technology training books for middle school. She wrote Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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