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As a kid, I HATED spelling words, and spelling tests and practicing them. My kids don’t seem to mind the spelling words, but I want them to have fun with them and be a better speller than I am. So I am always on the hunt for fun ways to practice their spelling words.
8 Fun Ways to Practice Spelling Words
Use Puzzlemaker – You can create different games for your child using their spelling words. This one is a word search you can pick all sorts of options to make it easy or harder.
Use Spelling City – Type in your kids spelling words on Spelling City and there are over 37 games they can play to help them master their spelling words. Kids can have fun and forget they are supposed to be learning with this site!
Ball Toss – This game is pretty fun but requires a few players. Everyone stands in a circle with a ball (a soft one!) The teacher or parents calls out a spelling word and tosses the ball to one person. That person spells the word. If the word is spelled correctly, they throw the ball to someone else, and they get a new word. Set a timer and see how many words you can get in and how fast you can go. You can also go letter by letter toss the ball to a person, and each person does a letter of the word you are trying to spell.
With Play Dough – Kids love to get hands on. Most kids love play dough, so this is a great way to help with spelling words not only do they see them they get hands on which will help them memorize them by seeing it in 3D.
With Legos – Get the Lego baseplates and have your kids use Legos to build the spelling words. You can take it a step further and have them do them in certain colors, say do the word in white but the vowels in red.
Side Walk Chalk – Take the fun outside and use some sidewalk chalk to draw the words on the driveway. The rain will wash the slate clean for the next round!
Use Wikki Sticks – Kids love playing with these, they are easy to build with and make for hours of fun. Use them to create your spelling words and then allow them some time to play on their own.
Make Mad Libs – I remember how much fun mad libs were when I was in school and know my kids love them too. Use this site to add in your spelling words and make mad libs from them.
What fun ways do you help your kids practice spelling?