Practicing spelling words can be fun! Here are a list of activities to complete. Choose one activity to complete with your child each night.
1. Write small/medium/large words. (Write each word using the smallest letters you can possibly write. Then write with normal-sized letters, and finally jumbo sized.)
2. Put words in ABC order.
3. Draw a picture to go with each word.
4. Write a story using as many of the words as you can.
5. Make a word search using all of the words.
6. Type and say each word three times.
7. Make a mini-book using all of the words.
8. Make a flash card for each word.
9. Use your fingers to write the words on a tray covered with salt or a bag filled with pudding or shaving cream. Say each word.
10. Take a practice test.
11. Write each word on two index cards and play Concentration.
12. Rainbow write words (Write and say the word with one color. Then trace and say the word with another color. Repeat with a third color.)
13. Use Scrabble tiles to spell the words.
14. Use items at home (yarn, string, pipe cleaner, play dough, magnetic letters) to spell each word.
15. Write each word and circle the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)
16. Write each word and circle the consonants.
17. Create a Cheerleader Chant for each word. (Give me an S, give me a P, give me an E, give me an L, give me a L - what's that spell? SPELL!)
18. Use each word in a sentence. Underline the word in the sentence.
19. Draw a picture and “hide” the words in the picture for your child to find.
20. Find the words in a magazine or newspaper. Cut them out and glue them onto another piece of paper to make a collage.
21. Say and spell the words into a recorder. Then, listen to yourself saying and spelling the words aloud.
22. Write a letter to someone using as many of the words as possible.
23. Sky-write the words (Write words in the air with index finger and arm stretched out straight.)
24. Visit http://www.spellingcity.com. Enter your child’s word list, and let them select a free game to play, which is customized to match their spelling words. Spelling Activity List
Be creative! Think of other ways to practice with your child other than pencil-and paper!