20+ Fun Ways to Practice Spelling Words

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.

20+ Fun Ways to Practice Spelling Words


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.

20+ Fun Ways to Practice Spelling Words


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.

20+ Fun Ways to Practice Spelling Words


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.

20+ Fun Ways to Practice Spelling Words


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.


20+ Fun Ways to Practice Spelling Words

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.

20+ Fun Ways to Practice Spelling 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.

Have fun!


Post Author: A Magical Homeschool

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