Looking for some fun ways to help your kids with spelling words? Here are more than 20 hands-on ways to help them practice spelling words.
Beach words – Use a stick to write your words in the sand.
Ransom words – Write words by cutting out letters in a newspaper or magazine and gluing them onto paper.
Silly sentences -Use each word in a wacky sentence, the sillier the better.
Bracelet words – Use alphabet beads to make bracelets spelling the words, and then wear them all week. At the end of the week, take them apart and make new ones.
Bubble words – Write each word in big bubble letters.
Picture words – Draw a picture that illustrates each word, or with the word somehow worked into the picture.
Colorful vowels – Write your words with all the consonants in black, and the vowels in bright colors.
Story words – Write a short story using all the words on your spelling list.
Wordsearch – Each child makes a word search, then siblings trade them and solve them.
Graph words – Write your spelling list words on graph paper, crossword puzzle style.
Words-in-words – Write your word and then see how many words you can make from the letters in each one.
Art words – Write each word as a piece of art.
Shaving words -Write your words in shaving cream on a counter, tray or table. If you like, use an old razor (with the safety cap on) to “shave” the words.
Pasta words – Spell your words by arranging alphabet pasta. For even more fun, glue them onto index cards and paint the letters.
Toothpick words – Spell out words using toothpicks.
Play dough words – Roll play dough into “snakes” and spell out the words.
Cheer words – Pretend to be a cheerleader and spell out your words like a cheer.
X words – Write two words having one common letter so they criss-cross.
Other Handed words – If you are right-handed, write with your left, or vice versa.
Etch-A-Word – Use an Etch-A-Sketch to write your words.
Game words – Use letter tiles from a game like Scrabble, Boggle or Bananagrams to spell out your words.
Glow in the dark words – Write the words in glow-in-the-dark paint and then turn off the lights!
Check out 12 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Spelling for more ways to help your kids practice spelling.