We’ve been getting creative at our house working on spelling words each week and developing new ways to practice. Here are a few of our favorites:
Type out the spelling words on the computer using fun fonts and different sizing.
Write out spelling words on sticky notes and hide them around the room. Have your child find the sticky notes, read the word, then spell the word.
Use the sticky note method above, but this time create different sentences with the spelling words. The sillier the better!
Play freeze dance, and when it’s time to freeze, choose a word to spell out loud. We love The Kiboomers Party Freeze Dance song, you can find it on most music streaming services.
Write the spelling words on personal whiteboards (or a big whiteboard if you have one accessible!) Changing the medium that the words are being written can be helpful.
Another change of medium is writing the spelling words on a mirror or window with a dry-erase marker. After the words are written, spell out loud a word for your child and have them erase the word you spelled out loud.
Sit down together with the spelling word list and find repeating patterns within the words. Give words in different categories and organize them. Pulling apart and analyzing the words can help with spelling them later on.
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