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This set of 70 engaging, open-ended reading and language arts enrichment challenges for gifted students and fast finishers will boost creative writing, grammar, vocabulary, critical thinking, and more!

All activities are low (or no!) prep, saving you tons of time and money. No more looking for generic word searches…. or printing extra worksheets you already used.

The challenges can be reused and customized to fit your classroom needs for gifted students and early finishers. Activities come with multiple variations and TEMPLATES so you can customize the challenges to your classroom!

These activities are designed with kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders in mind who are already reading, who are ADVANCED and need more of a challenge in language arts.


The activities focus on 4 language arts domains:



  • Cryptograms
  • Acrostics
  • Word Creation from Letter Banks
  • Story Creation from Word Banks
  • Word Sorts
  • Grammar Rule Discovery


  • Noun Drawings
  • Verb Drawings
  • Adjective Drawings
  • Prefix Puzzles
  • Suffix Puzzles


  • Compare/Contrast Story Elements
  • Compare/Contrast Words
  • Design Challenges
  • Invention Challenges
  • Imagining New Landmarks


  • Create or Change Stories
  • Rhyming Poems
  • Historical Figure Challenges
  • Futuristic Challenges


Working with distance learning needs? You get a PDF version of all activities, PLUS Google Slides™ for all activities!

Looking for a year-long resource? This is it! With 70 different challenges PLUS templates, you’ve got enough to last all year long!


This pack is perfect for:

  • Resource teachers
  • Gifted / GATE teachers
  • Classroom teachers with early finishers / students who need a challenge
  • Homeschoolers

Please Note:

This pack is meant primarily for kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students who are advanced and in need of a challenge. Please view the thumbnails before purchase to ensure that this product will be appropriate for your students


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