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My son used to absolutely hate spelling until I coordinated spelling with a project. Yes, I’m one of those moms, but you know what, it worked for my son, and I wanted to share.
This week, I will focus on Writing and Fine Motor Practice, if you like this post, remember to sign up for the newsletter, for next week’s edition.
1. Play Dough Words-use play dough to form letters to spell out each word. ( I restock on little containers of play dough for days of Rainbow Letters)
2. Pipe Cleaner Words-use pipe cleaners to bend and form letters to write out the words. (You can also use the pipe cleaners, for rainbow day)
3. Trace-Have the speller trace their words on a paper, without writing the word. Or you could have them trace, the word on their own hand, so they can feel the way the letters form.
4. Type It–My Kids Favorite Activity (although, you do have to turn off spell check) Have them type the words on the computer
5. Rainbow Words-Another Favorite, my kids use different colored markers, to write their spelling words. My kids favorite–cool markers.
8. Puffy Paint Words-Great Fun Activity for Kids
10. Stamp It-use alphabet stamps and ink pads to stamp out the spelling list.
11. Salt Tray-spell words using finger or paintbrush (another great sensory idea). A great idea is to cut up construction paper underneath and lay it on the tray, which will make for a colorful spelling list.
12. Sand Tray-Another great sensory activity, use your finger to tray, lots of colorful sands available.
13. Flour Tray-Another Great Sensory Idea, tracing letters with flour (You can put cut up construction paper underneath the tray-to create a colorful Spelling Lesson.
14. Sidewalk Chalk-Let’s take it outside. Great Fun for Kids
15. Shaving Cream-Another great sensory activity. Use a School tray, and give your child a cup of shaving cream and a paintbrush, so your little spellers can paint it on!
16. Sidewalk Chalk-Especially during the summer is a great way to continue spelling practice.
17. Shaving Cream-It’s a great fun way (and a sensory project)
18. Q-Tip Writing-Use a q-tip to paint dot letters to spell the words.
19. Build A Word With Legos-Buy a Set of Duplo blocks, or find them at a Thrift Store (I got mine for $9 on Amazon, a month ago). Write the letters with tape
(washbi works great) and let them sit on the floor and spell.
20. Magnet Letters-take a baking sheet or just use the refrigerator, add some magnet and practice spelling.