Fun Spelling Practice

Are you tired of those endless spelling lists week after week? Do you need a fun way for your child to practice their spelling words?

Just like at Within Reach Learning Center, we believe practicing spelling lists in a fun will make it more enjoyable for everyone! Try one of these great ideas! It will be a great way to reinforce your normal practice.

Here are some great ideas:

FUN Spelling Practice

 Rainbow Words – Write your words in three colors

Backwards Words– Write your words forwards, then backwards.

Silly sentences -Use all your words in ten sentences

ABC order– Write your words in alphabetical order.

Picture words – Draw a picture and write your words in the picture.

Story words – Write a short story using all your words.

Scrambled words -Write your words, then write them again with the letters mixed up.

Wordsearch -Make a wordsearch with a friend, then trade and solve.

Wordsearch – Complete a word pre-made search.

Crossword – Complete a pre-made crossword puzzle.

Surround words – Write your words on graph paper and outline in colors.

Ransom words – Write your words by cutting out letters in a newspaper or magazine and glue them on a paper.

Pyramid Words – Write your words adding or subtracting one letter at a time. The result will be a pyramid shape of words.

Words-in-words – Write your word and then write at least 2 words made from each.

Delicious words – Write your words in whipped cream, peanut butter,or anything you can eat! Bring in a note from a parent!

Good Clean Words -Write your words in shaving cream on a counter or some other surface that can be cleaned safely.

Dirty Words – Write your words in mud or sand.

Pasta Words – Write your words by arranging alphabet pasta or Alphabits. Glue on paper or bring me a note from a parent and do on a table or counter at home.

3D words – Use modeling clay rolled thinly to make your words. Bring a note if done at home.
Create an activity – Can you think of a fun way to do your spelling activities? Try it out!

Puzzle words – Use a blank puzzle form. Write your words on the form, making sure that the words cross over the pieces. Then cut them out (color if you wish) and put them in a baggie with your name on it. When you and a friend have completed your puzzles, trade and put them back together.

Magazine words – Use an old magazine or newspaper and find your word. Cut it out and glue it on paper.

Cheer your words– Pretend you are a cheerleader and call out your words! (We will do this as a group activity.) Sometimes you’ll yell, sometimes you’ll whisper! If you want to do this at home with a parent, get them to send me a note that you’ve done it.

Sound Words – Use a tape recorder and record your words and their spelling. Then listen to your tape, checking to see that you spelled all the words correctly.

X Words – Write two words having one common letter so they criss-cross.

Other Handed – If you are right-handed, write with your left, or vice versa.

Choo-Choo Words – Write the entire list end-to-end as one long word, using different colors of crayon or ink for different words.

Silly String – With a long length of string, “write” words in cursive, using the string to shape the letters.

Backwriting – Using your finger, draw each letter on a partners’ back, having the partner say the word when completed.

Flashwriting – In a darkened room, use a flashlight to draw letters in the air.

Newspaper Words – Search a newspaper page from top to bottom, circling each letter of a word as you find it.

What ways do you practice spelling words? How do you have fun with your words? Comment below, and let us know!

Feb 21, 2012 | Category: Daily Learning, Reading Tips | Comments: none | Tags: ,


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